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cheater five


Noseriding move invented and popularized by Hawaii's Paul Strauch in the early 1960s, where the surfer moves to the front third of the board, crouches, and extends the leading foot to the board's tip. "Cheater" refers to the fact the surfer's weight is almost all on the rear foot, a yard or more away from the nose of the board; "five" means that five toes are lined up on the front end.

The cheater five is the only type of noseride that can be performed in bigger surf. In 1965, 17-year-old Je...