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"The Rise and Fall of Riding the Wave" 18" X 24" Oil on Canvas 2020 Takao 

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"When We Were Young" is a time period when many were beginning to surf in the mid-1960s. The surfer in the painting is Rick of Rick Surfboards, whom I had the pleasure of knowing by way of his surfboards. And got to understand more by way of the story told by Bing Copeland of their South Sea Adventures.

 

Where their influences and guidance showed Peter Byer and others the way for surfing to grow in New Zealand. Bing and Rick would do the same for their local markets on the West Coast and on the fast growing East Coast market of the US.

 " When We Were Young" Takao

oil on canvas 10" x 20"   

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"Double Barrel to Magic Island"  24" X 36" oil on canvas 2009 Takao 

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"Shooting the Pier"  24" X 30" oil on canvas 2015 Takao 

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"Hawaii"  24" X 30" oil on canvas 2010 Takao 

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"Rounding the Bend"  24" X 30" oil on canvas 2010 Takao 

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"The Creek Flowing"  12" X 24" oil on canvas 2010 Takao 

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"The Leap"  24" X 36" oil on canvas 2010 Takao 

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"Surfing Recession Reef"  18" X 36" oil on canvas 2010 Takao 

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"Footprints in the Sand"  12" X 18" oil on canvas 2009 Takao