Is A Back Knee On The Deck A Sign Of Surf Superiority?

by stab May 29, 2020 1 min read

It’s long been ingrained in our psyche that a dropped back knee is a sign of surfing superiority. 

Parko has it, Andy had it, even the Anti-Sheep went through phases where his patella kissed the fiberglass. While the functionality of this technique remains largely contested, we can agree that most surfing “stylists” sport a collapsed hinge. And at the end of the day, most of us just wanna look good on a wave. Or at least not look bad. 

By definition, Luke Gordon’s surfing does not look bad. It doesn’t look like Parko’s or Andy’s or Kelly’s, but the boy drops his knee quicker than a Mormon who wants his first root. Not bad in the tube, either. 

 

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