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sunny garcia cutting back

This is the Hawaiian way. Mr Garcia obviously had something else on his mind when he grabbed the big board this day, however that has not stopped him from a wholesome attack on this baby wave.

In fact it is relatively rare to see an Hawaiian bothering with such an inconsequential wave, unless of course he has spotted a couple of the paler new breed out in the water and is giving them a demo of how to use born-to-it skills on any wave and on any board. We note no singlet, this means he’s just out there having some fun.

As you do.

On a more technical note; we don’t like the head tuck – it appears to have no co-ordination with the trailing arm which of course is a heraldic for the necessary change of direction – There is also water trapped about both his feet and leading arm and the board appears to have clanked against the face, but who are we to disturb Mr Garcia in his work.

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  1. satch #

    this is a fine example of the difference between a roundhouse cutback and or a brutal change of direction and a feel good spray rendering hack. indicative of the room (particularly governed by length of board and size of wave) needed to maintain flow. all these elements are critical to the crucial checkpoint where the backhand reentry of the forehand cutback is realised as opposed to a mere foam bounce or a blugeoned return to the inside rail. an analysis of this aspect of the flawless cutback (or even poor attempts) would be welcome kind sir. in reference to the ‘head tuck’ one thinks this indicates an early exit out of the move and the first signs of heel to toe transition begging off the figure out for an s turn.

    January 10, 2011
    • The head tuck is inappropraite in this situation satch as it negates the whole of vision that is required by Mr Garcia to release his position – His vision is limited, thererfore his options are fewer.

      We also feel that the head, with it’s mid-placed centre of gravity and less than desired weight does not have much influence on the weight shift required to release the position.

      He would be better off loosening the right shoulder and arm a little earlier –

      January 10, 2011
  2. Stu #

    In my world wankers can’t surf.

    So no matter how much commitment or spray is being thrown that’s a shite turn.


    January 11, 2011
    • That’s exactly what i told him when he came up onto the beach – almost word for word.

      You know typing with the left hand is ok while the right hand heals, and the old vision isn’t too bad as the swelling is starting to go down – but I don’t like all this standing up, the doc reckons the bruising on the back end will start to heal in a month or two.

      yes eddie, sure thing sunny … bags full lads, bags

      January 11, 2011
  3. Mike #

    Good one PB….

    I think the turn is beautiful and notice the weight is still over the front leg, his transition off the inside rail will lift and he’ll release onto his back leg and bring his nose up and around the foam. Not the finish of perfect execution, but you have to admire the dedication to the first gash.

    Not a fan of his act, but he does make an argument for proper foam thickness’.

    January 11, 2011
  4. brent #

    hey pete, sounds like youre a ‘surf coach’, give me some tips on my cutty?

    January 13, 2011
    • Stu #

      Heh heh…take it away PB.

      January 13, 2011
      • relax stu,I have control here …. Hey Brent – chuck us a pic matey – we have an examination committee here at your service at no charge whatsoever –

        We do cutbacks, cut forwards, forehand turns and backhand slashback gouge re-entry pig-dog 360’s.

        over to you sportsman – our couple of dozen readers could be the start of something big.

        pete (coach)

        January 13, 2011
      • brent #

        haha right on pete, heres a pic of like the best turn ive ever done…at chuns…on a left. im just a recreational surfboarder on the weekends….been surfing for about 8 years since i moved from sacramento california. you shoulda seen the next turn i did, it was a full on 360 triple grab rail, inverted duck dive rodeo clown! damn photographer (my friends ex) missed it! linky:
        facebook me! keep up the good work sir

        January 14, 2011
  5. satch #

    and augury – throw some foam up and while it hangs on the precipice of celluloid ether a team of shamans will offer prevarications for future periginations. its gruelling work but effortless fun. almost like an F1 pitstop but ribald and wet. in the final assessment it all boils down to style and wit, what is left after that isn’t worth a tinkers cuss but we will throw that in gratis.

    January 14, 2011
  6. I read in Swellnet that Garcia is not good. Hanging in.

    April 30, 2019

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