Wayne Miyata

(1942–2005) Surfer and surfboard artist.

Sneaking around family to go surfing Vagabond part of surfing How he began surfing

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Wayne Miyata (1942–2005) was a pioneering professional surfer in both Hawai`i and Southern Calfornia and was known as a leading big wave rider. Originally from Hawaii, Miyata appeared in the classic surfing film The Endless Summer in which he was one of the first surfers to be filmed successfully surfing a tube ride through the hollow of a large curling wave. He also became one of the leading surfboard shapers in Southern California. He died in Hermosa Beach, CA at the age of 63. (August 10, 2005)


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