International Surfboard Builders Hall Of Fame Inductee Details
For: Barry Kanaiaupuni
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Barry Kanaiaupuni
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He learned to shape under Donald Takayama at a early age and later worked for Gordan & Smith and Phil Edwards Surfboards.
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Revered power surfer from Haleiwa, Hawaii; world-ranked #9 in 1976, but best known for his innovative and never-duplicated approach at Sunset Beach. Kanaiaupuni was born (1945) and raised in Honolulu, the son of a supervisor for the Honolulu Rapid Transit bus system, and began surfing at age eight in Waikiki.

As a teenager he was briefly featured in Bud Browne's 1963 surf movie Gun Ho!; three years later Rick Surfboards introduced the Barry Kanaiaupuni Model, and in the 1967 Malibu Invitational, according to Surfing magazine, the handsome dark-haired Hawaiian "brought a quiet crowd to cheers with his power surfing unlimited."

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Interview: Barry Kanaiaupuni

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