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Joe Green, owner of Surf N Sea in Haleiwa, has fought back against storms, termite damage and now a pandemic

  • COURTESY JOE GREEN
                                Joe Green, now the owner of Surf N Sea shop in ­Haleiwa, got his start by ­selling used surfboards in the 1970s, bringing them to swap meets.

    COURTESY JOE GREEN

    Joe Green, now the owner of Surf N Sea shop in ­Haleiwa, got his start by ­selling used surfboards in the 1970s, bringing them to swap meets.

  • COURTESY JOE GREEN
                                Haleiwa’s Surf N Sea is pictured in the mid 1980s.

    COURTESY JOE GREEN

    Haleiwa’s Surf N Sea is pictured in the mid 1980s.

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                                Standing in the front of their store are family members Joey, Joe, Naoko and Momi Green.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Standing in the front of their store are family members Joey, Joe, Naoko and Momi Green.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Surf N Sea opened in Haleiwa in 1965. A board owned by Duke Kahanamoku is displayed in the Surf N Sea store.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Surf N Sea opened in Haleiwa in 1965. A board owned by Duke Kahanamoku is displayed in the Surf N Sea store.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Joe Green sang a song he wrote, as he played a six-string koa ukulele he made himself. Behind him are other ­ukulele he handcrafted.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Joe Green sang a song he wrote, as he played a six-string koa ukulele he made himself. Behind him are other ­ukulele he handcrafted.

Owner Joe Green has replaced almost every stick in the landmark Surf N Sea building in Haleiwa, or you could say, board by board. Read more

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