Larry Bertlemann, South Shore ?, Oahu, mid 1970’s

Larry Bertlemann, South Shore ?, Oahu, mid 1970’s. A shot from either American Surfing or Surfer magazine. He’s riding a “Sting” shaped by Ben Aipa. This is one of my favourite photos of Larry, the manoeuvre, body positioning, hair & style are all epic. I bet there was NO “double pump” bottom turn either, just square off the bottom !!!!. I especially love the colors on the board. It’s hard to tell exactly but I think the bottom is purple & the deck is magenta. Buttons & Mark Liddell also rode Aipa Sting’s. All 3 surfers were pushing the envelope when it came to high performance small wave surfing. The Sting’s that Ben shaped for me are now on display in The Australian National Surfing Museum in Torquay. Sorry, I don’t know who took the photo, maybe Steve Wilkings ??@surfingmagazine @surfer_magazine @aipasurf @dukeaipa #benaipa @akila_aipa @andrewkidman @bernie_baker1 @gremmie41 @waikikibeachboys @lbertlemann #larrybertlemann #larrybertlemannsurfboards

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