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Banzai Bertlemann | by M.Ramalho
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Banzai Bertlemann

Canon AE-1

Kodak Ektar

 

MV with a Bertlemann up on the extension.

 

**Also known as "Rubberman," Larry Bertlemann started surfing in Hawaii in the late 1960s, when he was 11 years old. Today, he is known as the guy who forever changed surf & skate style with his radical moves. He was on the covers of more than 19 surfing magazines, & the first surfer known to put his hand down in the water while surfing a wave.

 

"We were just having fun," Bertlemann said to me. "I didn't think I was doing anything that would change history. I was doing on land what I did in water."

 

Bertlemann went down in skating history for his namesake trick, the "Bert." It's a move that is done by putting one hand down on a bank, pushing your feet outward on the board & turning in a circle, before returning to standing position. It was the kind of move that skaters were all trying to imitate in the '70s.

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Taken on October 25, 2011