Posted: November 9, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Kavan Okamura was one of the sports pioneers and one of early Sandy Beach crew. Mike Stewart credits Kavan with inventing the invert air and the no hand spin. He was also one of the first rider shapers as well as pushing new design concepts. While surfing D Bah in Australia in ’87 he badly dislocated his shoulder in a wipeout and the injury which refused to heal fully eventually slowed down his career. Mike names  Kavan one of his earliest influences who was ahead of his time. After a rocky personal life today Kavan now lives with his family on the Westside and still bodyboarders.

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