Don Piburn
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  • Kaaawa, HI
  • United States
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Don Piburn posted a blog post

River Surfing: Setting the record straight

Aloha,My name is Don Piburn and I live on the island of Oahu. You may have noticed that my profile picture is of me on a river, not an ocean wave.  I am considered a bit of a pioneer in the latest re-emergence of the sport of board surfing on stationary river waves (http://riverbreak.com/news/stories/the-lunch-counter-trilogy/). I am researching for an article I am writing about river surfing history.Per…See More
May 4
Don Piburn is now a member of Surf Community
May 3

Profile Information

Do you own a waterproof camera?
No
What camera do you use?
cell phone
What is your local surf break?
Sunset Beach
What's your favorite surf break?
Sunset Beach
What far from home surf destinations have you been to?
New Zealand
Where is your next surf travel to?
Wyoming
What type of surfboard do you ride?
Andrus quad
Share with us a little about you.
My life has revolved around the outdoors, but I have always been a surfer first and foremost. I was a 1970s outlaw pool skateboarder, a 1980s 1st generation snowboarder when boards were made of wood, and in the late 1980s and early 1990s, a river surfer on the Lunch Counter rapid on the Snake River in Wyoming. I retired from a 30 plus years as an early childhood special education teacher mostly on the Windward side of the island of Oahu. I surf, ocean kayak, hike with my Oahu native wife Janice and the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club.

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At 10:52am on May 3, 2019, Scott Bishop said…

Hey Don, Welcome to the Surf Community :)

I looks like we came up in the same generation. 70's pool skateboarding and shaping snowboards in the late 70's to early 80's for Burton (when in junior high school!). 

Enjoy the site!  

 
 
 

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