Gotta give the BertMann the greatest respect. Larry Bertlemann is the roots…Rootamental!
Legendary Hawaiian surfer and innovator of aerial surfing Larry Bertlemann, “the Rubberman”. 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.
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Here is a video of us imitating Berts after cleaning an old dike. Thanks to our skate elders, Jack Smith and Paul Dunn, for showing us the way.