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A matter of style…

August 20, 2012

Here we have Australian surfer ‘Mark Cherry’* pushing hard off the bottom at Dreamland Beach – Bali Indonesia.

Mark is displaying a pose commonly refered to as the ‘Waiter’… a technique typically applied in the course of a bottom hand turn.

To achieve the ‘Waiter’…  extend the outer arm at a right angles from your body… turning your forearm inward at approx 75-90 degrees.

This manoeuver enhances flow and defuses aggression – due to the inferred sense of ‘servitude’.

Long live the ‘Waiter’.

*Mark Cherry passed away due to complications with lung cancer 2 years ago to the day. 

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. Watermannz permalink
    August 20, 2012 11:07 am

    That is an awesome photo …waiter or not there sure is some serious cranking going on

  2. karena1 permalink
    August 20, 2012 12:22 pm

    Nice one Sof. A lot to like – and miss – about this photo. Hope you are all well.

  3. August 20, 2012 5:11 pm


  4. August 20, 2012 5:12 pm

    Geez, if that’s the waiter, who’s copping the left hook? Onya mc …….

  5. August 20, 2012 6:15 pm

    Great shot do you still have that beautiful blue Tolhurst longboard in Bali. I was with Mark when he picked it up in Bondi what a machine.

    • August 20, 2012 6:25 pm

      It was a nice board… Mark’s brothers have it now… along with the others…

  6. Adam permalink
    August 23, 2012 5:16 pm

    if a king upon his throne were to look and see – unparallelled majesty

  7. August 25, 2012 12:38 pm

    Did the guy in the white shirt give him a good tip? Or was he Brazilian?

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