Surfboards by Donald Takayama Scorpion II Review

What the Surfboards by Donald Takayama site says about the Scorpion II:

‘The Scorpion 2 model is a modified version of the hot selling Scorpion. Donald wanted to make a wider tail and narrower nose version for his friends on the south shore of Oahu with a more rounded out template. The wider tail volume allows the surfer to go a little shorted in board length if they prefer and allow for endless fins combinations like single, 2+1 or quad setups. This board excels in small California style surf to well overhead island style barrels. Very fast paddler with easy tail control, this board is a must have in every surfer quiver!’

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Image Source: surfboardsbydonaldtakayama.com

Image Source: surfboardsbydonaldtakayama.com

What people are saying about it:

A shrunken down, old school longboard style surfboard, this Opihi (Scorpion 2) isn’t for everyone but it is a beautiful, cruisy option for a nice, mellow point break.” – Compare Surfboards

I find the scorpion a fun mellow board to ride however it doesn’t generate speed like I thought it would being so flat. I find unless you’re riding the board in the pocket of a nice point break it tends to get a little sluggish with the rails wanting to bury into the water. Great board for the like of Noosa and other point breaks however its use is limited.” – user Richard on Compare Surfboards

This board will perform the tightest of turns when pushed to it’s limits. An excellent alternative for someone looking for a shorter ‘longboard’.” – Surf Ride

An amazing mini nose rider can also tear it up top to bottom from shoulder high to almost double overhead. This uniquely versatile board is nonspecific in size.” – Icons of Surf

Sweet looking board!” – Jorge Barba on Facebook

Size Chart:

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Here is a video we found of the Takayama Scorpion II:

Here are Instagram pictures we found:

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