Talk Story Series ftg. Darrick Doerner | Hosted by Jodi Wilmott
Doors open at 6p – Show starts at 8p
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Renowned big wave charger who pioneered the sport of tow-surfing that launched the careers of other greats like Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama. An all around waterman, Darrick has contributed to the progression of not only tow-surfing, but also paddle-in big wave riding, stand up paddling and windsurfing. From 1975-1996 he worked as a North Shore lifeguard with legendary guards like Eddie Aikau, Mark Cunningham, Terry Ahue and Brian Keaulana. His pursuits have graced surfing magazine covers around the world, and more recently were documented in Susan Casey’s book The Wave.
Also known as Double D, Darrick Doerner's initials 'D.D.' not only stand for his name, but think 'Designated Driver'. He is probably the best in the business when it comes to towing a surfer into waves. In many cases, it is a matter of life or death. A great surfer and all around waterman, Darrick's resumé reads like an encyclopedia of surfing. Growing up surfing Malibu in the late 60's and early 70's, he then moved to the Big Island of Hawaii for his senior year of high school. The moment he finished school, the move was obvious, the North Shore of Oahu. Cutting his teeth and honing his skills in the center of the surfing world, his next step was to become a lifeguard. From 1975-1996 he worked with Hawaii's greatest watermen, including Eddie Aikau, Mark Cunningham, Terry Ahue and Brian Keaulana, and learned from other legends such as Peter Cole, Greg Noll, Dick Brewer, Reno Abellira, James Jones, Owl Chapman, Sam Hawk, Tiger Espere and Michael Ho. His 20+ years working the North Shore has taught him water safety and given him some of the most important skills to negotiate big water safely. He has set the basic protocol for dealing with a wipeout and the inevitable rescue in waves this large. This is why Double D is the preferred driver/partner of Dave Kalama and Laird Hamilton. (from DD Sea.com)