surfing archetypes – the highly attractive young lady surfing in a bikini
Men don’t do it.
Men would rather not surf than be seen out there in a pair of skimpy underpants, skimpy coloured underpants. Men, you see, are basically modest and all too conscious of what effect the sight of their partially unclad body may have on the ladies. Men understand their nature, these women; their flaming desires, their insatiable grasping lusting want when confronted by the magnificence of the male body. Partially unclad.
We are decent that way, trustworthy, character-driven. Good chaps.
Women, on the other hand, and in particular those who like to surf have no qualms whatsoever in parading themselves partially unclad out there in the waves. Like young Megan here. Megan is seen here ripping off a big bottom turn at what looks like good sized Pipe and being female all she’s probably thinking about right now is how her hair looks and is the outfit going to survive being smacked out by the lip. You have to admit that there isn’t a lot holding it together, and that’s the problem.
What you cannot see in this pic is the large mob of male surfers hanging off the shoulder watching young Megs and waiting to see if they could possibly lend a hand if indeed she or it does come off. Men are helpful like that. Gallant even.
Hawaiians in particular have great skills in assisting the ladies in times of need, they practice their underwater breath-holding techniques for years – carrying large boulders along the sea-bed – just so they can do all that is possible in retrieving any lost female items of apparel.
You think that it’s easy diving around in that mayhem looking for a couple of coloured hankies tied together with string do you, bro?
Many years ago when the Australians first came to the Rock they upset the order of things when they challenged the Hawaiian’s supremacy and technique in the surf. Little matter that the locals had been doing things the same way for centuries, the Australians had their own method.
You see, when the locals found the lady’s missing item they immediately handed it back to the owner – the Australians on the other hand, made sure she never saw it again. John Witzig wrote an entirely inflammable article for Surfer Magazine in 1967 that was famously mis-quoted as We’re Tops Now.
Witzig meant ‘We Have the Tops Now ‘ and the article was alluding to the great skills of Rabbit Bartholomew when he disposed of the upper-garments of five young ladies in one torrid session at Sunset Beach. Bugs will only be too happy to confirm this story if you can get him away from the microphones.
What is astounding though is how on earth can a woman manage to keep things … eeerh .. manageable in the rough-house that passes for an idyllic couple of hours in the surf. There is a lot that the body is asked to do with the duck-diving, paddling, pulling back, pulling in – and all of it a great strain on keeping private things private – if you know what I mean.
Why do they risk it?
header pic of megan abudo