Surfing Terminology

Blown out â?? wind is usually blowing hard on-shore making the surf choppy and un-ride able.
Shralping â??to surf well, also called â??rippingâ? or â??shreddingâ?.
Thruster â?? a three-fin surfboard [...] Read More...

Surfing Terminology

Blown out â?? wind is usually blowing hard on-shore making the surf choppy and un-ride able. Shralping â??to surf well, also called â??rippingâ? or â??shreddingâ?. Thruster â?? a three-fin surfboard (designed by shaper Simon Anderson). Tombstoning â?? it is when you get held under water so deep that your leash pulls the tail of your board down, leaving the nose sticking up like a tombstone. Aggro â?? angry or pissed off person in the line up, also can be some one who is overly aggressive or yells offensive things. Amped â?? when some one is overly excited or stoked. Firing â?? surf is going off or very good. Backdoor â?? the act of taking off deep behind the peak or section of the wave that is breaking. (usually used when getting barreled) Acid Drop â?? when you take off on a wave and the bottom suddenly falls out, making you free fall down the face. Barney â?? someone who is less skilled at surfing or gets in the way in the lineup. Dawn Patrol â?? early morning surf session. Epic â?? usually refers to great conditions or waves. Man in Grey Suit â?? what surfers refer to as the Great White Shark. (from Australia) Party Wave â?? usually an open faced wave that multiple surfers are riding at once. Waterman â?? a person who basically lives in the ocean and knows everything about it. (master of all ocean related sports activities)

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