Anticipation by Clark Takashima

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This original acrylic painting on canvas was created to depict a surfer intimately caressing the wave face as he is about to get tubed. By touching the face of the wave he feels his way through, controlling his speed and checking his position on the face. The anticipation part is untrue as he only has to wait a second to reap his reward. Somehow, in the tube time seems to be slower than “normal chronological order”. Thus the title to this work. For an experience of tube riding, check out Redbull or My eyes won’t dry on Youtube.

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surf, surfer, surfing, tahiti, teahupoo, tube, waves


  • Jay08
    Jay08about 7 years ago

    ur very talented

  • JohnScott
    JohnScottabout 7 years ago

    now that is a line up. and yes I have experienced “no time” or time standing still in a good barrel. Very true. I’ve wondered at the metaphysics of time distortion in the surf and there is nothing like it, except accident victims when they are in imminent danger…curious.

  • Phil Threlfall
    Phil Threlfallabout 7 years ago

    Thats the left I was always trying to find. Nice work

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayabout 7 years ago

    Wow Clark…I thought these were photos at first but they are so much more…brilliant style you have;)

  • Julie Thomas
    Julie Thomasalmost 7 years ago

    Awesome work!

  • mrbpaints
    mrbpaintsalmost 7 years ago

    love the clarity of the wave and sky behind!

  • Irish
    Irishalmost 7 years ago


  • mayuphoto
    mayuphotoalmost 7 years ago

    Your painting is amazing. I could almost hear the sound of water and all emotions the surfer left behind the water…fantastic!

  • Matt Ryan
    Matt Ryanalmost 7 years ago

    Amazing, one of the best paintings ive ever seen, no doubt.

  • Cate Townsend
    Cate Townsendalmost 7 years ago

    Great work once again

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