Takayama Prince Kuhiō

Donald's favourite glider! This Hawaiian Cross Country glider was inspired by the outer reefs on Oahu's South Shore. Although this board is long in length it is still capable of noseriding and turning like a board shorter in size. It has DT-1 rocker which makes paddling very smooth, easy and user friendly. Donald's patented 60/40 rails with tucked under edge make this board very forgiving on the turns. Available in a 2+1 setup that is capable of riding as a single fin or 2+1 depending on the surfer's style. A must have board in everyone's quiver for small days or long paddles. Read more →

The Prince Kuhiō is made from Tuflite V-Tech technology and is Donald’s favorite glider! The Prince Kuhiō is available in one size: 11’1″.


11’1″- Width 24.25″, Thickness 3.6″, Volume 115.2L

Fin system

2+1 Fin Setup/ Squash Tail


Tuflite V-Tech

  1. Fused Cell EPS Core// Closed-cell EPS core provides more response + flotation
  2. GreenPoxy Resin// The latest innovation in bio-based epoxy chemistry
  3. 2x Layers Fiberglass// E-glass has the highest strength-to-weight ratio available
  4. Micro-Sandwich Veneer// Wood veneer creates natural flex + adds break strength
  5. Composite T-Stringer(s)// T-Stringers add power distribution + adds break strength
  6. Carbon Stringer// Distributes power + protects from dings + adds break strength
  7. Carbon Tail Patches (on a few models)// Distributes power + protects from dings + adds break strength
  8. Reinforced Rails// Fiberglass reinforced rails enhances performance + durability
  9. Exclusive Sandwich Technology// Surftech Tuflite boards are molded with exclusive methods


Donald Takayama’s legacy is a combination of the worlds best boards, best surfers and best waves, making his boards some of the most sought after in the surfing world. Takayama was famous for his progressive designs that combined both traditional and high-performance aspects into every board made. As a result, the best surfers chose his boards to bring their surfing to the next level. Donald Takayama and Surftech worked together for over 20 years before his passing, with a relationship built on trust and a commitment to produce quality products that compliment the deigns he so passionately created.


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