David Nuuhiwa personal longboard by City Fog

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David Nuuhiwa’s personal 10’0 longboard shaped under the City Fog label. Featuring an incredible resin foam stain by artist Harry Holiday depicting a medieval knight standing with sword. Signed by David Nuuhiwa and “for David Nuuhiwa”. Also includes photos of David surfing the board, standing next to it on the beach, and an iconic vintage signed photo of David nose riding in the 60’s. A one of a kind opportunity to own the best surfer of the 1960’s personal surfboard! 

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History of David Nuuhiwa

David Nuuhiwa: “The best surfer of the 60‘s”

David Kealohalani Nuuhiwa III,‭ ‬better commonly known as David Nuuhiwa,‭ ‬was born July‭ ‬23,‭ ‬1948,‭ in‬ Oahu,‭ ‬Hawaii.‭ ‬He is best known for his nose riding abilities and is often referred to as the best surfer of the‭ ‬1960s.‭ ‬David Nuuhiwa won the‭ ‬United States Surfing Championships in both‭ ‬1968‭ ‬and‭ ‬1971.‭ ‬He was also a runner-up in the World Surfing Championships in‭ ‬1972.‭ ‬Growing up in Hawaii wasn‭’‬t easy for him.‭ ‬Nuuhiwa began surfing when he was five years old,‭ ‬one year after his mother died.‭ ‬Although surfing wasn‭’‬t a very popular sport amongst his peers,‭ ‬he remembers looking up to the Waikiki Beach Boys.‭ ‬When he began his surfing adventure,‭ ‬he used to ride a skimboard.‭ “‬I would go down there and catch waves along the wall and ride in on my belly.‭ ‬Then‭ ‬we started to stand up on those things until we moved on to surfboards.‭”

After‭ ‬12‭ ‬years,‭ ‬his family moved to Northern California.‭ ‬The cultural differences shocked him,‭ ‬as well as the difference in the water temperature.‭ ‬David lived in Hermosa Beach,‭ ‬where he spent time with his friends,‭ ‬one of them being Donald Takayama.‭ ‬Together with Bing Copeland,‭ ‬they tested many boards to fit a unique style of David‭’‬s riding.‭ ‬That‭’‬s how the original David Nuuhiwa‭’‬s Noserider board‭ ‬was created.‭ ‬When asked about his fantastic noseriding abilities,‭ ‬he says:‭ “‬Noseriding was simply the way to win.‭ (‬…) But there was really no secret to it at all.‭ (‬…) I just lucked out and happened to be the guy.‭” ‬His tremendous noseriding abilities were what brought David into the surfing spotlight.‭ ‬In the‭ ‬1970s, Nuuhiwa easily transitioned to surfing on shortboards.‭ ‬It wasn‭’‬t a problem for him,‭ ‬as he grew up riding little balsa boards.‭ ‬In‭ ‬1972‭ ‬he was shaping and riding his fish designs,‭ ‬which upset some of the people in San Diego during a contest.‭ ‬They wanted to claim that design and stole a board from David.‭ ‬Fortunately,‭ ‬he had spare boards‭ ‬in his hotel room and remembers that he rode the little fish boards with Jimmy Blears on small waves,‭ ‬like they were skating. David Nuuhiwa also ended up in a movie with Jimi Hendrix called‭ “‬Rainbow Bridge‭”‬.‭ ‬Hendrix would play music to clips of David surfing.‭ ‬They were good friends back in‭ ‬1972.‭

David Nuuhiwa‭’‬s surfing style is‭ “‬flow‭”‬-‭ ‬where the rhythm is very important.‭ ‬He is currently working on a new line of clothing,‭ ‬making nose riders and fish shape boards with his original art.‭ ‬David‭’‬s also known for his work on Liquid Space‭ (‬1973‭)‬,‭ ‬Breakwater‭ (‬2004‭) ‬and The Living Curl‭ (‬1965‭)‬.‭ ‬His son,‭ ‬Kai Nuuhiwa,‭ ‬is an‭ ‬action director and stunt coordinator.‭

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