Posted: February 5, 2016 at 1:58 am

One of the very best standup bodyboarders in the 80′s and 90′s back when it was still popular. Photo Danny Kim at Beach Park ’93.




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Posted: October 30, 2014 at 9:13 am

Danny Kim from the Westside of Oahu blew minds in the 80′s and 90′s with his total standup Booger ripping photo Bosko ’93

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Posted: May 14, 2014 at 6:10 pm

From Westside Oahu Danny Kim learnt to ride standup at breaks like Makaha better than most surfboard riders could dream about.Photo early 90′s.


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Posted: March 20, 2013 at 11:12 am

In the 80′s Hawaiian standup bodyboarder Danny Kim ruled the mags and comp scene with his unique approach to riding a boogie.


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Posted: January 13, 2013 at 8:50 am

Danny Kim pioneered standup surfing on a bodyboard throughout the 80′s and took it to new levels of extreme performance. Photo Cavataio

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Posted: October 20, 2012 at 9:21 am

Danny Kim rode his standup bodyboard better than most surfers rode their fiberglass boards. He could pull all the same moves and more and without the luxury of a fin. Danny was well ahead of his time and was the best at what has since become a forgotten art.Photo late 80′s.

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Posted: December 18, 2011 at 5:50 pm

When bodyboarding first began to explode worldwide some of the first competitors rode standup. Throughout the 80′s standup bodyboarding flourished and Danny Kim from the Westside of Oahu was the man. By the 90′s the stand-up crew were disappearing and nobody stood-up in heats anymore. Still guys like Danny, Chris Won and Cavin Yap  kept the tradition alive by free-surfing and pulling moves like the surfboard crew were pulling. This pic of Danny Kim was taken in Jan ’93 at Beach Park by Stroh

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Posted: April 26, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Standup pioneer Danny Kim getting vertical on his finless boogie early 90′s.

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Posted: March 16, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Standup legend Danny Kim scored the cover of Bodyboarding Magazine in Dec 89. It was at a time when standup bodyboarding was still popular and used in competition in small waves.

Posted: November 9, 2010 at 4:26 pm

            Danny Kim was not the first to standup bodyboard but he was definitely one of the best. With specially made  BZ custom bodyboards he pulled amazing carving , floating and 360 moves and during the 80′s competed successfully on the Pro Tour. Danny from the Westside was a regular at Sandy Beach in the early days and his image graced many pages of  Bodyboarding magazine. His high performance riding inspired the next generation of standups including Chris Won and Kavan Yap. Today standup is a dying art but riders like Danny can still surf better than most fiberglas surfers.  pic Manly Beach late 80′s Danny was there competing and signing autographs  photo Stroh

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