Miki Dora


We need your help to turn MikiDora.Com into a permanent online history of surfing legend Miki Dora!

There was only one Miki Dora and there is only one MikiDora.Com.

Help us to transform MikiDora.Com into a permanent online record Miki Dora's life, times and contribution to surfing's rich history. Please donate today to ensure the success of this worthwhile project.

EVERY DONATION COUNTS. And the name of every donor will be featured on the website, permanently. Just click on the Gofundme link to go directly to our campaign page: www.gofundme.com/10thlifeofdacat. Thank you.



A couple of years before Miki learned of the illness that would end his life his friend, Steven Taussig, happened to mention that it might be a good idea to acquire the MikiDora.Com web address to protect it from being exploited for commercial gain. Miki thought about it for a moment and asked Steven to make the arrangements ASAP.

Since then, Steven set up "10th Life Of Da Cat" - a State of Hawaii Non Profit in order to transform MikiDora.Com into a permanent online record of his friend's life, times and contribution to surfing's rich heritage.

There have already been many articles and three excellent biographies documenting Miki's life. But there is still a rich treasure trove of film, video, photos, letters, emails, faxes, personal reminiscences and mementos in public and private collections. Only something as flexible and accessible as a website can bring it all together in one place.

That's what the 10th Life Of Da Cat is all about.

On January 3rd, 2015 10th Life Of Da Cat launched a crowd funding campaign on GoFundMe.Com to raise the funds we'll need to digitalize all of the materials we already have, plus all those promised to the project by Miki's friends and allies around the world. The sum we're hoping to raise is $30,000.

This is an immense task and only the beginning. Next we'll be working with a web designer to put all of this information and historical material in a website that is easy to navigate and enjoy (for you) and easy to keep updated (for us).

With your help and support we can do it.


The 10th Life of Da Cat is a legal entity. But it has a very human face. Everyone involved knew Miki and were trusted by him. The board of directors are Steven, surfing historian and journalist, Bob Feigel, four times World Surfing Champion, author and businessman, Nat Young, Miki's former lawyer and doubles tennis partner, Bob Simpson and respected surfing journalist, author and former Surfer Magazine editor, Drew Kampion.

We all have just one motive for being part of this project. And that's to see it succeed. Please help us by giving us your support now.




Please note: This is the only website authorized by Miki Dora.


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