Surfboards by Donald Takayama DT-3 Review

What the Surfboards by Donald Takayama site says about the DT-3:

‘With this diamond tail, tri fin longboard you will be able to punch through any section, without losing speed and set up for either those tight whippy turns in the pocket, or those high speed nose rides. This board is all about flowing from one turn to the next, and as with all of Donald’s designs, the DT-3 is also an excellent noserider. The nose is also slightly broader than the DT-1, but not as broad as the DT-2.’

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Image Source: surfboardsbydonaldtakayama.com

Image Source: surfboardsbydonaldtakayama.com

What people are saying about it:

This is a performance longboard that you can still noseride on. Relatively low nose rocker, easy to paddle and catch waves, very stable.” – jlaforums.com

I ride this board in big surf and also on small days and it works equally well. The solid construction and the fact that it’s fast down the line really gives a lot of confidence on solid 6ft+ hawaiian days, and it does noseride real well. You got to have the center fin right up close behind the side fins or it will feel stiff, but once you got the fin just right, the board rocks!” – user Kava on reviewsurfboards.com

DT3 is a diamond tail model. It’s a sick board, beautiful curves. Perfect for like 2-5ft running walls.” – user Longygrom on realsurf.com

The DT-3 is more of a performance board, while still maintaining Donald’s traditional longboard feel. The outline of the DT-3 is something else. Could be one of the best boards he makes I reckon.” – user lamesville on realsurf.com

Size Chart:

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What’s your feedback on the Takayama DT-3? We’d like to hear it!

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