Hundreds turned out on Saturday at Kuhio Beach in Waikiki to remember legendary surfer and shaper Donald Takayama, who passed away on Oct. 22, 2012 in California.
Hawaii News Now’s Guy Hagi emceed the memorial service, which was followed by a paddle-out ceremony in the ocean. (Only flowers were scattered; no ashes.) It was simultaneous with a paddle-out in Oceanside, Calif., where Takayama resided.
Here’s a little video I did — warning, it’s six minutes long! — of the event: