Steel Pier Classic at Virginia Beach this Memorial Day Weekend

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The Steel Pier Classic at First Street in Virginia Beach is this weekend! In its 13th year running, the Steel Pier Classic features longboard, shortboard, and SUP competition with art shows and more for an action packed Memorial Day Weekend. We’ll be there with boards on display and for demo, come out for a great […]

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PHOTOS: Cinco de Mayo Longboard Pro 2016

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As always, good times were had in Corpus Christi, Texas for the Cinco de Mayo Longboard Pro. Here are some photos, a hui hou! Hanging with David Nuuhiwa at Wind & Wave Surf Shop Corpus Christi, Texas Hanging with David Nuuhiwa and Cinco de Mayo Pro Contest Director Kevin Greer at Wind & Wave Surf […]

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East Coast Tour Calendar

  The East Coast Tour has officially kicked off – Check the dates to see when we’ll be in your area!

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Demo + Meet & Greet with Guy Takayama at Longboard House April 16th

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Guy Takayama is headed to Longboard House Saturday April 16th to kick off an East Coast Tour. Join Guy, Team Rider Austin Hollingshead and the Longboard House crew for a surfboard demo at Paradise Beach Park in Melbourne, Florida, running alongside the SouthEast Regional Championships Presented by Long Doggers. Look for the Paddleboard House tent […]

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Austin Hollingshead on Top at WBLA Jerry Allen Pro

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Team Rider Austin Hollingshead had a big weekend at Wrightsville Beach with two first place finishes at the 2016 Wrightsville Beach Longboard Association Jerry Allen Pro-Am. Austin rode the 9’4″ Guy Takayama Kanaloa Performance Single Fin in the Open Longboard Pro and Open Noserider Pro. The 17 year old started competing at the Pro level last year when […]

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Camp Shred Feb 27 + 28 at San Elijo Campgrounds

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Join us for Camp Shred Feb 27th and 28th at San Elijo Campgrounds in Cardiff, Encinitas, CA. We’re bringing our entire line-up down to the beach for surfers to demo, including the Ali’i GT7 Performance Noserider, Hoku GT2 Performance Longboard new Hapa Performance Hybrid models. This is a great opportunity to ride it before you […]

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2016 Cinco de Mayo and Guy Takayama Noseriding Pro May 5-8

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Now in its third year running, the 2016 Cinco de Mayo Pro will bring surfers and other competitors to Corpus Christi, Texas for four days of events. This year will be extra sweet for longboarders, with the introduction of the Guy Takayama Noseriding Contest. After a strong showing of Texan surfers at the Guy Takayama […]

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El Nino 2016 – California + Hawai’i

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As 2016 kicked off El Nino proved to be in full swing, sending consistent swell to California and Hawai’i that surfers won’t forget for years to come. Guy Takayama Surfboards Team Riders didn’t miss a beat, and pulled out the winter weapon- the Koa GT20 Hyper Performance Longboard. Joe Rickabaugh has been frothing at home, […]

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Demo Fest 2015 Presented by Surf Ride this Saturday Nov 21st

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Join us for another killer day of surfboard demos at Demo Fest 2015 presented by Surf Ride. We’ll be posted up at Seaside Reef in Cardiff-by-the-Sea from 8am – 4pm with a quiver of Guy Takayama high performance surfboards for everyone who fills out a waiver to try. Surf Ride makes this free event easy […]

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Four Days of Demos with Guy Takayama

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Next month Guy Takayama will be heading to Indialantic, Florida to partner with Longboard House for four days of high performance surfboard demos. Stop by Longboard House on any day between December 11th through the 14th, to talk with Guy and take out the high performance surfboard model (or two, or three) that best suits […]

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Kevin Skvarna Qualifies for World Longboard Championships in China

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Kevin Skvarna competed against the top longboarders on the continent in the World Surf League North America Longboard Championships and made it through to the semifinals which is a huge feat. His semifinal finish in Huntington Beach, CA also qualifies him for the WSL Jeep World Longboard Championships in Wanning, China next month. At 17 years […]

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Joe Rickabaugh Air Sequence

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A whale breached in the background at the Return to the Reef Contest as Joe Rickabaugh set-up for an air, launched above the lip, and stuck the landing on a 9’0” longboard. Surfing Clubs gathered at Cardiff Reef for the annual Swami’s Surfing Association Contest, held this year in solid 3-5 foot surf. “That was […]

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Surfboard Durability Test

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Just how durable are these boards? With a minimum of 12 oz of fiberglass / carbon fiber, both deck and bottom, Guy Takayama High Performance Surfboards offer superior strength. We put a Hoku GT2 Performance Longboard, Carbon Fiber + XEON Fiberglass to the test with a hammer. Watch what happens next. Click here to learn […]

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New Carbon Blend Material

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Always searching for advanced materials to take performance to the next level, Guy Takayama Surfboards has now added Carbon Blend to the versatile list of construction options for our high performance surfboard models. Carbon Blend combines carbon fiber and innegra material, combining the strength and durability qualities of carbon fiber, with the flex of innegra for […]

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Guy Takayama Surf Team Post Solid Results at MSA Classic 2015

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Solid swell from Hurricane Linda with good conditions made for proper Malibu surf for the 2015 MSA Classic Invitational and Club Coalition Contest Sept 11-13th at First Point. Guy Takayama Surf Team Riders competed in the Invitational, Noseriding and Club Coalition Contests. Joe Rickabaugh, a local of Ventura County / Malibu area placed third in […]

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Austin Hollingshead Claims First Longboard Pro Career Win at NKF

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Guy Takayama Surfboards Team Rider Austin Hollingshead took the win at the 2015 National Kidney Foundation Longboard Pro in Cocoa Beach, Florida, marking a career milestone for his first longboard pro win. “I’m so stoked on winning the NKF Men’s Longboard Pro this weekend! It’s the first time I’ve won it and the first time […]

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Maui Zack Meyers Secures Spot in World Longboard Championships

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Hana hou! Team Rider Maui Zack Meyers has once again qualified to compete in the World Longboard Championships in Wanning, China after making the finals in the 14th Annual Duke Ocean Fest at Waikiki. This is the second consecutive year that the Waikiki local competed at the Duke Ocean Fest with a top result, seeding him for the world […]

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Ventura County Demo Days Aug 29 & 30

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Guy Takayama Surfboards is teaming up with our dealers in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties for two days of surfboard demos. Beach House Santa Barbara, Revolution Surf Co. and Wave Front Surf Shop will be down at the beach with Guy Takayama and crew to offer demos of the latest hyper performance surfboard models. Saturday […]

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Sequence: Guy Takayama Backwards Cover Up

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Beyond the high level of performance and ability Guy Takayama has in the water, his signature surfing maneuvers set him apart in the line-up. Looking down the line and eyeing sections, Guy sees something other surfers don’t. While you or I might look at a ramp forming and think, bottom turn, hit the lip, continue down […]

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Vote for Sophia Tiare Bartlow – SUP Woman of the Year

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With her eyes set on the 2015 SUP World Title, Guy Takayama Surfboards Team Rider Sophia Tiare Bartlow has been nominated for SUP Woman of the Year. A third generation water woman, Sophia took to the water at an early age, and hasn’t left the ocean’s side since. It’s common to see Sophia paddle out […]

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Guy Takayama Noseriding & Open Pro Aug 7-9

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Don’t miss the 15th Annual Guy Takayama Noseriding and Open Pro powered by Tri-City Medical Center, running alongside the 31st Annual Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club Contest, Friday-Sunday August 7-9 at South side Oceanside Pier. Guy’s contest attracts surfers from up and down the California coast, as well around the country, with an impressive $10,000 purse […]

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Maui Zack Meyers Ripping in Waikiki

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Team Rider Maui Zack Meyers was the first surfer (ever) to surf the Guy Takayama Pahoa [Dagger] Performance Round Pin. We sent a full carbon fiber model to Zack for R&D at the end of last year. The board was so fresh out of the shop, it didn’t have any polish or gloss, leaving the […]

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Austin Hollingshead Nicaragua Surf Trip

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Team Rider Austin Hollingshead is taking full advantage of summer. Between surfing contests at home the Melbourne, Florida local has spent time in Southern California, Puerto Rico, and Nicaragua, gaining wave knowledge and having a whole lot of fun. We caught up with Austin this week after a trip to Nicaragua riding the Koa GT20 Hyper […]

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New Guy Takayama Stand-Up Paddleboards

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A limited release of Guy Takayama Stand-Up Paddleboards are now available at Paddleboard House in Indialantic, Florida and Surf Ride in Solana Beach, CA. Guy Takayama stand-up paddleboards are designed to be stable, easily maneuverable, and beautiful. All models are designed for cross-over, for both flat water and catching waves, with surfing in mind. Get your […]

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Register Now for 2015 Guy Takayama Noseriding & Open Pro

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Registration is open for the 15th Annual Guy Takayama Noseriding Pro, and Open Pro, running alongside the 31st Annual Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club Contest. The contest will be held at Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, CA August 7-9, 2015. Guy has sponsored his contest for the past 14 years, offering some of the highest purses in longboard […]

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Austin Hollingshead & Maui Zack Meyers Ready for Nationals

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Guy Takayama Surfboards Team Riders Austin Hollingshead and Maui Zack Meyers have both earned a spot in the 2015 Surfing USA Nationals at Cardiff Reef in Encinitas, CA June 12-14th. We’re making sure wetsuits are on the packing list for these tropical water surfers, both of which will be competing in California for the first […]

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Guy Takayama Hand Crafted Surfboards

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There are many epoxy surfboards being produced today by many of the best shapers and manufacturers in the world. There are also a broad spectrum of production methods for producing epoxy boards, beginning with traditional custom hand shaping / laminating at one end, and cheap molded single shot “pop-out” boards at the other end, with […]

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Superior Strength, Durability, and Resistance to Heel Dents

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Guy Takayama Hyper Performance Surfboards are designed with a minimum of 12 oz of fiberglass and carbon fiber, both deck and bottom. The layers of advanced materials hand laid on these boards offer superior strength, durability, and resistance to heel dents. This increases the longevity of each board, while preventing dings and reducing the need for repairs. This […]

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Boardroom Show May 16-17 at Del Mar Fairgrounds

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The first Boardroom Show took place back in 1997, established with their motto ” It is all about the surfboard; has always been about the surfboard.” Join us this year at the Del Mar Fairgrounds May 16th and 17th as the surfing community gathers to celebrate another year of surfboard craftsmanship. This event is open to […]

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Join Guy Takayama at the Cinco de Mayo Longboard Pro May 1-3 2015

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Three days of action on the beach at North Packery Channel, Corpus Christi, Texas kicks off Friday May 1st through Sunday May 3rd. In its second year running, the Cinco de Mayo Longboard Pro boasts a 5,000 purse to Pro and Am surfers. There’s still time to register! Guy Takayama will be at the event, […]

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Austin Hollingshead Wins NSSA East Coast Championships

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Guy Takayama Surfboards Team Rider Austin Hollingshead had a big weekend at Smyrna Beach, Florida, winning the Open Longboard Division at the NSSA East Coast Championships riding the Guy Takayama Kanaloa Performance Single Fin, Carbon Fiber + XEON Fiberglass. Hailing form Melbourne Beach, Florida, Austin surfs for Satellite High School Surf Team in NSSA. He […]

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Surfer Finds Carbon Fiber Surfboard Tricks Toll Roads

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Need another reason to get a Guy Takayama Carbon Fiber Surfboard? How about not having to pay Toll Roads anymore? Surfer Taylor Byrnes was driving home through Irvine after a fun session at San Onofre when he realized he left his FasTrak transponder at home. Already in the Toll Road lane, Byrnes had no chance to get […]

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Team Rider Sophia Tiare Bartlow Competes at Pipeline

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Team Rider Sophia Tiare Bartlow rips on longboards, and has the talent to consistently crack the lip, sending over three feet of board straight vertical out of the water. She’s also a top contender on the Waterman’s Stand-Up Paddle Tour. But this past week it’s been her ability to charge challenging waves that has put Sophia […]

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Joe Rickabaugh Wins Noosa Festival of Surfing Open Men’s Division

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A big congrats to Team Rider Joe Rickabaugh on his first place finish at the 2015 Noosa Festival of Surfing. Joe won the Open Men’s division riding a classic Guy Takayama longboard. In its 24th year running, The Noosa Festival of Surfing is the leading international surf culture event of the year. Wave size picked […]

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Team Rider Joe Rickabaugh Competes in Noosa Festival of Surfing

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Guy Takayama Surfboards Team Rider Joe Rickabaugh has been in Australia since last fall, surfing and living up the bus life (he bought a bus with travel buddy Skylar Sausser). This week he competes in the Noosa Festival of Surfing in Queensland, Australia, riding in the Open Men’s, Logger Pro, and Noseriding Pro divisions that has […]

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Guy Takayama Surfboard Model Names : Translated

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Guy Takayama’s Ohana is rooted on O’ahu, where his father surfed and shaped boards, and Guy followed in his footsteps. Each Guy Takayama Hyper Performance Surfboard Model has a given Hawaiian name that reflects the performance and personality of the board. The GT5 is named “Kolohe” or “Rascal” for its playful shape, while the “Pahoa” […]

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Kevin Skvarna Swami’s Session

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Christmas came early – Guy Takayama Surfboards Team Rider Kevin Skvarna drove down from San Juan Capistrano to pick up his new 9’6″ Classic Longboard from Guy and hit the surf. Our office and warehouse are located in Carlsbad, close by to some of the top surfing breaks in Southern California, including internationally admired Swami’s in […]

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Free Shipping on GT Fins

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Free shipping* on all Guy Takayama Center Fins and Side Bites when you order online at TakayamaSurf.com. We’ve restocked translucent fiberglass center fins and side bites, and added new GT Center Fins with vector cloth, made by Larry Allison of Fibre Glas Fin Co. Guy’s fin designs enhance the performance of your board, and are recommended for all Guy Takayama high […]

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Guy Takayama Team Spotlight: Sophia Tiare Bartlow

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A natural in the water, Sophia Tiare Bartlow is a third generation water woman. Her grandmother was a surfer herself, as well as a  junior Olympic diver. Then came Sophia’s mother,  legendary surfer Jericho Poppler who claimed a U.S. Surfing Championship Title, a World Surfing Championship Title, and was inducted into the Surfer’s Hall of […]

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Billy Harris Sunset Sessions

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Lately we’ve had some pretty amazing sunsets here in the Carlsbad area. For the most part, we don’t get a lot of clouds here in Southern California. So when storm systems passing through in the winter months bring clouds, and the sky lights up with color, Southern Californians stop, and look up. Guy Takayama Surfboards Team […]

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Guy Takayama Surfboards Welcomes Austin Hollingshead

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Welcome to the Team Austin Hollingshead! Hailing from Melbourne, Florida, Austin surfs for the Satellite High School Surf Team and has stood on the podium the past three years in the ESA Regionals and ESA Championships. At 16 years old, Austin joins the Guy Takayama Surfboards Team as the youngest rider (Style Master Kevin Skvarna […]

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New GT Center Fins Are In

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New Guy Takayama Center Fins have arrived and are available for sale on TakayamaSurf.com. New GT Center Fins feature vector cloth glassed into the design. Larry Allison of Fibre Fins took Guy’s popular fin designs and glassed them with red, blue, and black smoke gloss. Vector cloth woven through the fin provides added strength and […]

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Board Riders Review: Hoku GT2 Performance Longboard

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Board Riders Review’s Lorenzo took the Hoku GT2 Performance Longboard out for a few sessions and shared his experience on the Board Riders Review YouTube channel. The Hoku [Star] GT2 is designed to be the star of your quiver; this performance longboard glides into waves with ease, with nose rocker and tail kick. Concave shape […]

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Maui Zack Takes on the 2014 GoPro World Longboard Championships

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Guy Takayama Surfboards Team Rider Maui Zack Meyers packed up his board and bags in Honolulu and jumped on a long flight to China for the 2014 GoPro World Longboard Championships. Maui Zack was invited to compete with the best longboard surfers in the world after placing third at the 2014 Duke OceanFest Kane Longboard Pro in Waikiki Summer […]

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See Us at Surf Expo Booth #235

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Come see us at Booth #235 during Surf Expo January 8-10, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. We’re excited to exhibit at one of the biggest trade shows in the surfing world, and look forward to meeting new buyers. We’ll have new hyper performance surfboard models on display in all available constructions. Buyers and press will also […]

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