Geezers who surf.

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I suffered a back injury and am pretty limited on type of waves. I can surf a shortboard but nothing where I can injured.

Some days I have to take the SUP cause my back.

Mostly just happy to be on the water most days regardless what I’m on.
 

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Damn. Pretty inspiring.

71 years old and still sending it and staying active
Mike Takahashi is the sh*t. Seriously. Quiet underground charger and paddles between the islands. Was one of the first ever to the do the Molokai-to-Oahu Ka'iwi channel crossing & race, and now organizes the race every year. Mike is an absolute stud and definitely doesn't meet the definition of a geezer. Love that guy.
 

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Mike Takahashi is the sh*t. Seriously. Quiet underground charger and paddles between the islands. Was one of the first ever to the do the Molokai-to-Oahu Ka'iwi channel crossing & race, and now organizes the race every year. Mike is an absolute stud and definitely doesn't meet the definition of a geezer. Love that guy.
I think I saw a video of the first ever.

It was Clark Abbey talking about it and they just left in the dark and went for it. Said in the video it was him and a few others- maybe Mike?

Pretty wild how far it’s come and now people do crossings with foils
 
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I think I saw a video of the first ever.

It was Clark Abbey talking about it and they just left in the dark and went for it. Said in the video it was him and a few others- maybe Mike?

Pretty wild how far it’s come and now people do crossings with foils
Clark, Mike, Blair Thorndike, Chris Owens, and just a few others. It was a small group.
 

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Clark, Mike, Blair Thorndike, Chris Owens, and just a few others. It was a small group.
That’s crazy to think about. Just heading out and going for it.

Same with those dudes charging Waimea and north shore back then. Weren’t doing it for the gram or to get sponsor clips for immediate upload to the meta verse.

Just doing it cause they liked charging big waves.
 
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great thread at 55 you appreciate everything more , my last trip Oahu Sept -October i so enjoyed talking with the seniors mid day at Makaha , had two boards with me , gave one to lifeguard to give to any grom out there , yes it was a 6-4 greedy Beaver basically new , Lifeguard local goes i got tons of kids that can use this , made my Holiday .