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
What far from home surf destinations have you been to?
Where is your next surf travel to?
What type of surfboard do you ride?
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.