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SURFING HERITAGE CIRCA 1978 HAWAIIAN PRO Larry Bertlemann


Maker: Hawaiian Pro • Shaper: Larry Bertlemann Length: 6’ 2” • Weight: 9.5 pounds description: foam, twin fin model


History: This is one of the handful of shapes (#208) that Larry Bertlemann personally shaped. hawaiian Pro design logo’s, with yellow and green foam stain, black rapido pin lines, yellow tint top and bottom; glass-on magenta fins.


Additional Information: Voted one of the Top Ten surfers in the history of surfing, larry Bertle- mann, aka “rubberman” opened the door. ar- riving amid a period of flux, he demonstrated that no limits exist beyond our imagination. he didn’t invent the shortboard; he just showed us how to ride it. no one had a greater influence on the way people surf—from the best in the world on down—than Larry Bertlemann. An avid skateboarder, he envisioned translating his land- based repertoire of tricks to the water.


“Visualization,” he insists, was what separated him from the pack. “a friend of our used to take super 8 movies of us, and i would watch them thinking, ‘Wow! i could cut that line shorter. any- thing is possible.’ i knew what i wanted to do; i just had to get the boards to do it.” (excerpt from surfline’s surfing a-Z)


On loan to SHF from Spencer Croul RAIL PROFILE


SURFBOARD PHOTOGRAPHS & COPY COURTESY surfing heritage foundation • san clemente, ca


DECK www.surfingheritage.org BOTTOM


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