360

     

A   surfing move where the surfer and board spin 360 degrees on the face of the   wave.

            


       

ACCELERATE

     

To   achieve max speed from a hard bottom turn so that you can climb the face of   the wave in order to set up a meneuver.

     

ACCESSORY MAN

     

Person   who gets every piece of surf gear imaginable - rash guard, booties, helmet,   gloves ect.

     

ACE

     

To   be alone or in a solitary state of mind.

     

ACETONE

     

A   cleaning solvent and/or cutting agent used in surfboard manufacturing. Nasty   stuff...highly flammable and toxic.

     

ACHE; ACHING

     

Description   for how you feel after being rag dolled, worked by a bomb or after a   physically intense session.

     

ACID DROP

     

When   you take off on a wave and suddenly have the bottom fall out as you free fall   down the face.

     

ACTION

     

Something   that is either dumb or a mean act. If you pull an action, you do something   dumb or just plain mean. Also a term used to modify another term, as in   :"check out the action of that rip."

     

AERIAL

     

When   the wave your riding sends your board above it into the air. An advanced   maneuver that involves taking off from the lip of the wave, travelling some   distance in the air, then (in theory) landing back on the face of the wave   and continuing the ride.

     

A FAT SHACK

     

To   get so pitted and spit out and punch threw the back brah.

     

A - FRAME

     

Large   wave that forms with distinct shoulders on either side (left and right) of   the peak. Can result in two surfers surfin the same wave . . . one going   frontside and the other going backside.

     

AGG

     

To   go crazy.

     

AGGRO

     

Always   aggressive.

     

AHHHHHH YAH

     

Said   only by the man himself John Wyatt visit jacksonville Florida and u`ll hear   all about this ahhh yah!!

     

AIR

     

Anytime   a surfer and their board leave the face of the wave to become air borne.

     

AIRDROP

     

A   very late takeoff when the surfer drops through the air to the bottom of the   wave.

     

AKAW!!

     

Something   surfers shout when they spot a huge perfect wave, or when they are shocked or   surprised.

     

ALIHAM

     

Totally   hot surfer chicks.

     

ALLRIGHT DUDE

     

Radical   wave man....lingo for doped up water head logged surfer.

     

ALL SKATE

     

When   more than one person shares a wave on a slow day. The only rideable bump   comes through in the past hour and someone shouts, "All Skate".

     

ALOHA

     

(uh-LOW-hah)A   Hawaiian word used in place of hello and goodbye.

     

ALOHA SPIRIT

     

1.   The spirit of a true hawaiin surfer. 2. Traditionally from the Hawaiian way   of life preaching peace and fellowship to all..currently used by surf weasels   to mask their kookdom.

     

AMPED

     

1.   Stoked - charged up - fired. 2. Excited; stoked; cant wait.(see STOKED)

     

AN EMMA

     

Term   for an ultimate hot surfer chick.

     

ANKLE SNAPPER

     

Tiny   waves...not worth riding. Also known as Ankle Breaker(East Coast).

     

AS IF!

     

Yeah   right! - Whatever.

     

ASP

     

Association   of Surfing Professionals, resposible for organising the annual world   professional surfing circuit leading to the crowning of the world champion.

     

ATE IT

     

Biffed   it - Bit the dust- Crashed.

     

AWESOME

     

Great   - Gnarly - Cool.

     

AXED

     

Hit   by the lip of the wave leading to a wipeout.

            

           

BABE

     

A   girl who surfs.

     

BABANEES

     

Sexy

     

BABELINI

     

Girl.

     

BACKSIDE

     

Turns   or rotations in the direction your toes point towards, so that your back is   facing the outside of the waves arc.

     

BACKSIDE AIR

     

Getting   up in the air with your back to the wave.

     

BACKWASH

     

The   rush of water coming off the shore against incoming waves.

     

BACKDOOR

     

Pulling   into a tube from behind the peak.

     

BACKHAND

     

Surfing   with your back to the wave.

     

BAD ASS

     

Really   good.

     

BAIL

     

To   escape immediately- to abandon your board with out regards to its future.

     

BAKE

     

A   closeout wave.

     

BALLER

     

Someone   who cries on the beach when they break their board.

     

BALSA

     

A   light, porous wood used throught the 1940's and 50's as a standard material   for surfboard manufacture. Balsa grows only in Ecuador and must be imported   to the USA; it became popular when laminating techniques allowed surfboard   cores to be sealed from contact with water. By the early 1960's it was   replaced with polyurethane foam.

     

BAMBOO

     

A   natural substance that can be used as a replacement for fibreglass in the   surfboard manufacturing process; eg., Bamboo Surfboards Oz.

     

BAMMERWEE

     

When   something is just okay, not all that good.

     

BANANA HAMMOCK

     

Another   name for sausage sling, nannobenders and nannohammies. Mostly worn by muscle   beach kooks, non-surfers, and is taboo in the surfing world to be worn while   surfing.

     

BANGIN

     

Hot

     

BANGBROEK

     

South   African term for being wigged-out or generally scared over surf conditions.

     

BANK

     

Sandbank   on which waves break.

     

BARBIE

     

Airheaded   female, well endowed,usually blond, prissy.

     

BARNIE

     

To   engage a fight with someone.

     

BARNEY

     

A  person who doesn't know what their doing or a beginner. (see KOOK)

     

BARN-SCHWAG

     

Another   name for a Barney but one that is even a bigger kook

     

BARNWALLER

     

Another   name for a kook or Barney with a poor style - "that guy is barnwalling   down the line."

     

BA ROOS

     

Another   term for awesome or sick. "That move was ba roos!"

     

BARREL

     

When   the waves comes over your head and covers you, inside the wave and surfing.   The inside of a hollow wave (same as tube).

     

BAZZA

     

Another   term for a barrell or tube.

     

BEACH BREAK

     

1.   Surf breaking on a sandy beach. 2. A type of wave or a place where the wave   breaks over a sandbar close to the beach.

     

BEAT

     

Messed   up, wore out or tired.

     

BEAT DOWN

     

Term   used to describe someone who has been worked or rag dolled by a wave or had   their butt kicked on the beach for snaking someone once too often.

     

BEATER

     

Cheap   trans found at beaches usualy passed or sold from surfer to surfer sometimes   found at surf shops like on Hawaii

     

BEACH BUM

     

Someone who basically lives at the beach.

     

BEACH BUNNY

     

1.   A chick who watches surfers and pretends they can surf. 2. Hot, tan girl on   the beach.

     

BEACHOUSE

     

House   where an endless number of surfboards are found,the backyard is the beach   (where the real boarders hang).

     

BEEF

     

A   problem with someone or something.

     

BEEN HAD

     

When   someone breaks into your car while you're surfing and steals you wallet. (see   BUMMER)

     

BENNY

     

1.   Someone who comes to your beach that isnt from around there. 2. Any one not   from the Jersey Shore B.E.N.N.Y Bayonne Elizabeth Newark New York.

     

BETTY

     

A   girl that surfs.

     

BIFFED IT

     

To   fall

     

BIG KAHUNA

     

The   best dude on the beach.

     

BIG MAMMA

     

A   big wave or object.

     

BITCHEN

     

1.   Cool awsome; that wave's bitchen(that wave's awsome). 2. totally sick and   awsome

     

BITER

     

Someone   who copies (bites) off everything you do -aka- annoying ass people.

     

BLACK BALL

     

A sign that says no surfing, which sucks because that means it's dangerous meaning awesome.

     

BLAH-MALAH

     

Girl who has taken a board to the face and can't talk right.

     

BLANK

     

Block   of foam from which a custom surfboard is made.

     

BLASTED

     

Wiping out.

     

BLISS

     

When   you're about to get cranked by a big wave but don't really care 'cause you're   watching that blonde girl who just caught the wave instead.

     

BLOWN OUT

     

Term   for when good surf becomes choppy resulting from strong winds.

     

BOARD-DORKING

     

Ventnor,   NJ - The act of placing a dollar bill between the boardwalk and pulling it   away when a shoobie reaches down to grab it.

     

BODACIOUS

     

Very awesome.

     

BOGGED

     

To   have your board stuck on an object.

     

BOGLIUS

     

(BO-GLEE-US)   Another term like cool and awsome.

     

BOGUS

     

Wrong   - Lame.

     

BOMB

     

Larger   than normal set wave.

     

BOMBORA

     

A   deep water, offshore reef break.

     

BONER STYLE

     

A   surfer who has a totally stiff style and doesent move around alot.

     

BONSNAGLE

     

Ugly   dude with a yuckbabe walking with him.

     

BONUS!

     

Said   when someone does something awsome in addition to something normal.

     

BOOGER

     

Same   as a sponger or boogie boarder.

     

BOOGIE BOARD

     

A   soft foam board ridden on the belly by those who can't or won't stand up,   generally hated by all surfers as they usually get in the road, also known as   bodyboard.

     

BOOTYLICIOUS

     

A   chick who has a very large ass.

     

BORD

     

Bro,   Dude, Man - Commonly used in San Juan, La Union in The Philippines.

     

BOSS

     

Cool,   awesome.

     

BOTSFORD

     

A   short fat zaboob

     

BOTTOM

     

The   lowest point of a wave a surfer can ride on.

     

BOTTOM TURN

     

A   turn at the bottom of the wave face. Taking off on a steep drop (wave) at or   near the bottom of the wave it's a must situation to make the bottom turn   either right or left to establish speed and direction and...yehaww!

     

BOUY

     

Someone   who acts like they surf but really just sits on the board acting like they're   waiting for wave.

     

BOWLED

     

Being   completly covered by the lip of the wave with only one way out.

     

BOX

     

Abreviated   term used to refer to a surfboard fin box.

     

BRA

     

Bro

     

BRAH

     

Hawaiian   talk for brother or friend.

     

BRAINFREEZE

     

Describes   what you feel in the cranium and sinus cavity immediately after the first   duck-dive when paddling out in COLD water.

     

BEACH-BREAK

     

The  act of being dumped straight onto the beach by the sloppy shore break that is the natural habitat of the crap surfer. It was once believed that these kinds of waves only existed in cartoons but I discovered the truth after landing on my head in Polzeath circa 1992.

     

BREAKER

     

The   breaker is not so much a physical thing as in a breaking wave, it's more of   an existential thing, it's the last wave that you attempt before you are   washed ignominiously back to shore with your dignity in tatters.

     

BREW

     

Beer.   "Yo! Buy me a brew, brah."

     

BRO

     

A   buddy or friend.

     

BRODAD

     

Someone you don't really care for.

     

BRODY

     

Another   name for bro or dude.

     

BROHAH

     

Dude   or guy

     

BROSEF

     

Another term for "bro" .. or "brah" in hawaiian slang.

     

BROSIAH

     

Your hero

     

BROSKIE

     

Bro   or broham, a friend. (see BRAH)

     

BRU

     

South   African variation of bro.

     

BRUDDA

     

Good   Friend, bro.

     

BRUTAL

     

Hardcore   conditions, possibility of being worked.

     

BUBBA

     

Cool   dog, nice dog,buddy dog.

     

BUMMER

     

Huge   let down. Upset about something.

     

BUMP

     

1.   A small swell. 2. When a light wind adds very small waves to the water   surface, but the waves are still good.

     

BUM RAP

     

Something   unreasonable that is uncalled for ex: students talk queitly, and teacher   writes them up. thats a bum rap.

     

BUMPS

     

Wax   build-up on the boards deck.

     

BUM TRUCKER

     

Someone   who lands on their bum after a gnarly wipeout.

     

BUNNY

     

Hot Girl.

     

BURNOUT

     

One   of your bitchy friends who complains too much when you all go surfing.

     

BUST

     

When   you bra totally wipes out

     

BUSTED

     

Caught   red handed.

     

BUTT FLOSS

     

A small G-string Bathing Suit that cute chicks wear to the beach. It looks as if they are wearing nothing at all.

     

BUTT CRUMB

     

A  looser, a wanabe surfer. People who buy surf gear, fake bake (use tanning  beads) basically people who wishing they were locals.

         


     

CABLE

     

1.   To fart. 2. To hang a poo.

     

CACTUS

     

To   hit the reef pretty hard, eating sand or a type of injury that leaves you   unworthy to surf that entire day.

     

CANVAS COMMANDO

     

Person   surfing with a canvas raft.

     

CALI

     

I   never used this...but guys from Fla. did ...it was a dead give-a-way they were not from California. Cali for California...

     

CARVE

     

Symmetrical,   fluid turns.

     

CARVING

     

Powerful   high energy surfing. A move in which a surfer moves up and down the face of a   wave. Also known as Rippin.

     

CAUGHT IN A FISH NET

     

When a surfer is just havin a bad day and can't seem to stay on the surf.

     

CAUGHT INSIDE

     

When   a surfer gets caught on the shore side of a breaking wave making it difficult   to get out, results in getting tossed around and lots of paddling.

     

CAVE

     

Barrel,   tube etc

     

CAVEFISH

     

Pale   surfer.

     

CHAAA

     

Another way of saying ahh.. an expression.

     

CHANNEL

     

1.   Deep water gap between sandbanks or reefs,normally where you paddle out to catch a wave. 2. A design feature on underside of a surfboard.

     

CHARGING

     

Aggresively   riding a huge wave with confidence.

     

CHEATER FIVE

     

Five  toes on the nose - shifting your weight to the back of the board in order to   keep trim and speed, squatting down and extending one foot forward.

     

CHECK IT

     

1.   When you want someones attention or another word for hey. 2. A way of gettin   someones attention. or if you say "Check it, dude" it is like sayin   hey. 3. A way to tell someone to come over there and look because you want to   show them something that is totally radical. For example: "Dude, check   it, that senior just totally dogged!" (also a way to say hey).

     

CHERRY

     

Used to describe something real nice.

     

CHEWBACCA

     

A   black surfer dude.

     

CHIKI-TI-TAS

     

Term used in the 60's for a surfer girl.

     

CHILL

     

To   calm down when not getting good waves.

     

CHILLAX

     

To   totally lax out.

     

CHINESE WAX JOB

     

When   you get wax on the bottom of your surfboard. Usually occurs from a board   being packed or stacked against another waxed board. Makes the board slower   and less responsive.

     

CHOCKA

     

Cool,   Awsome, Gnarly, Bitchen.

     

CHODE BURN

     

When   lower region gets rash from chafing. Usually caused by board or clothing

     

CHONNER

     

Somebody   who totally fakes being a surfer and almost can pull it off, but they never   go in the water and probably never will.(See Waxboy)

     

CHOPPY

     

When   the wind is pushing the water to be choppy and not smooth. Sometimes can be   annoying when trying to look out for a good set. Also see BUMP.

     

CHOW

     

Bye   bye bye dudes

     

CHRUBEE

     

A   wannabe surfer. Someone who wears the surf but doesn't do the surf.

     

CHUBBIE

     

Big   fat roller, not much of a break.

     

CHUBBY CHECKER

     

Particular   breed of poser (usually male, heavyset and middle aged) that spends an   excellent surf day checking all the best spots, chatting about conditions,   but never paddles out. Usually loiters in the parking lot before declaring   the surf is not perfect enough and moves. Roof holds a longboard that looks   like it has never been used.

     

CHURLEY

     

A   mixture of sand and small stones wiping around in the water. It stings when   they whip you in the face.

     

CHYEAH

     

Yes.

     

CIARA

     

Very   pretty girl. Most popular.

     

CLEAN

     

1.   Glassy, peeling waves and/or good surf conditions. 2. Wave conditions in   which the wind is affecting the ocean surface only slightly or not at all.   Also see GLASSY.

     

CLEAN UP

     

1.   A larger unexpected wave that breaks outside of the normal line of the break.   2. A large set that catches everybody 'inside'.

     

CLICKITY SCHNAR SNAR

     

A   crab that pinches your foot and says "schnar snar!" and then clicks   its claws atcha.

     

CLIDRO

     

Description   of process by where a surfer is turning up and down the face of a wave as   he/she surfs down the line. Also used to describe the technique for gaining   speed as a surfer traverses the wave face.

     

CLOSE-OUT

     

A   wave that breaks along it's entire length simultaneously, often unreadable   and no good for surfing. Usually causes a WIPEOUT.

     

CLOUD NINE

     

Hovering   on top of the lip.

     

CLUTCH

     

See   Crucial; "That wave was clutch" Also used to mean cool and/or   desired, "Her board is clutch".

     

COCK SHOCK

     

Another   term for peeing in your wetsuit.

     

COMING DOWN

     

What   you shout when you are the first one up on the wave and it is yours just   while you're dropping (See right and left).

     

CONCAVE

     

Bottom design on a surfboard aimed to give extra lift.

     

COOHA

     

A gnarly girl sufer.

     

COOKING

     

When   the surf is really good

     

COOLAPHONIC

     

The   coolest of the cool.

     

COOLEOLEOL

     

Cool;   Awsome; Rad

     

COWABUNGA

     

A   state of happiness.

     

CRACKIN'

     

Powerful,   clean, perfect surf conditions.

     

CRANKED

     

To   get beat up by a wave or to get stuck on the inside.

     

CRASHED MY DOOOBIE BOARD

     

To   bog or crash ur surfboard/skimboard in an object (seaweed)etc.

     

CREW

     

Group   of area surfers.

     

CRIPPLER CHICK

     

Pretty   girl.

     

CRON

     

Very   good or nice.

     

CROSS STEPPING

     

To   walk the length of a board while maintaining balance, usually a lonboard   manuver.

     

CRUCIAL

     

Important   "that wave was crucial" like im glad i got tht wave.

     

CRUSIE IT

     

Come   join the fun and kick it.

     

CRITICAL SECTION

     

The   hardest and most challenging part of the wave to surf.

     

CRUISIN

     

To   like chill and stuff and go out (newport, oregon)

     

CRUMBEATER

     

A   barney wave scavenger, hangs out near the jetty, always in the way.

     

CRUNCHER

     

Hard   breaking wave that folds over, almost impossible to ride.

     

CRUSHER

     

Someone   who surfs hard.

     

CUCCINI

     

Totally   rediculous.

     

CURL

     

The   top part of a breaking wave where it begins to roll over, taking it's name   from the shape.

     

CUTBACK

     

A   turn on the face of the wave that takes you back towards white water.

     

CUT SICK

     

A   cross between cutback and sick but with more generalised meaning as in   "man she just cut totally sick today... she was goin off" or   "yeah no I had a mad one last night... cut sick mate!" (Aussie)

     

CUZ

     

Same   as brah, was up Cuz.

     

     

DA BOMB

     

The   greatest.

     

DAHH

     

Mostly   meaning Duh or something on the lines of Yeah.

     

DA KINE

     

A   Hawaiian term used to describe something as the best.

     

DANK

     

Sweet

     

DANKSTER

     

Someone   usually between the ages of 13-20 who spends majority of their time hanging   out at surf shops.

     

DALLY

     

A   cool girl.

     

DA MAMIE

     

The   best.

     

DAWG

     

Another   name for a guy.

     

DAWN PATROL

     

To   surf at dawn.

     

DEAD

     

No   waves no surf

     

DECK

     

Upper   surface of surfboard.

     

DELAMINATION

     

When   the fibreglass skin of a board becomes seperated from the foam.

     

DICK DRAGGER

     

A   boogey boader.

     

DIDDY MOW

     

Totaly   harsh whip out ie eating sand, loosing teeth breaking arm or leg ect...

     

DING

     

A   dent or hole in the surfboard exposing the foam. Easily repaired, there are   quick patch kits that can used to make repairs on the beach.

     

DISMOUNT

     

A   radical fall. To totally fall off of board usually the result of a snapped   ankle strap.

     

DIVA

     

Over   forty year old surfing woman.

     

DODE

     

Similar   to dude but its really a derogetory name for someone who is weak/a poser. The   person you say it to will think you are calling them your brother, but you   really think they suck.

     

DOE

     

Awesome,   cool chick, knarly as hell

     

DOGGED

     

Bailed   badly and nearly drown!

     

DOKE

     

Unbelievable,   crazy.

     

DOLE SURFER

     

Like   the better known "Soul surfer" but with a more extensive knowledge   of daytime TV.

     

DONK

     

Somebody   who is a stupid dude or dudette.

     

DONKEY

     

A   hawaiian insult, like jerk.. or idiot.

     

DOOGIE MEAT

     

Pronounced   "doe (as is female deer)-gee" Defined as what you will be used for   should you wipe out on the jagged rocks/coral below!

     

DOPE

     

Cool,   The shit; "That's dope dude!"

     

DORK

     

Twerp

     

DOWN THE LINE

     

AKA   On the Line. When riding a wave along the length ahead of the breaking part   of a wave.

     

DROP

     

Dropping   from the crest of the wave to the pit, to take off on a breaking wave and ride   down the face to the bottom.

     

DROP IN or DROPPING IN

     

Catching   a wave that is already occupied ... taking off on the shoulder while someone   is taking off deeper. When one surfer takes off on a wave already being   ridden by another surfer nearer the peak, it is considered very bad style (a   kook move) and often ends in bloodshed.

     

DUCKNWEAVE

     

On   the bourbons.

     

DUCK DIVE

     

Method   of getting through a breaking or broken wave by pushing the board underwater   and following surfacing on the backside of the wave.

     

DUCKETS

     

Money.

     

DUDE

     

Another   name for a friend, can be one of your boys, or just anyone you are talking   to. Totally cool person!!

     

DUDER

     

A   guy that is a friend.

     

DUDETTE

     

A   girl that is a friend.

     

DUMPING

     

Onshore   wave white wash..wave not holding its form..not good surf!!

     

DUNDEE

     

A   girl surfer that just hit a gnarly wave

     

DUNE BOARDING

     

Riding   the dunes like a wave, can be done on a boogie board or skateboard without   wheels, but is illegal in some places because it erodes the dunes.(Is best   when the ocean is flat)

     

DUNZO

     

Totally   rad, awesome, best thing ever.

     

DURFER

     

A   dumb surfer (Kauai Originated)

     

     

EPIC

     

The   conditions are near perfect...

     

ESKIMO LIDDER

     

An   offensive term for bodyboarders.

     

ESKIMO ROLL

     

Another   method of getting through a breaking or broken wave.

     

     

FACE

     

The   unbroken surface of the wave (also known as green water, for obvious   reasons), a very rideable area.

     

FADE

     

To   carve in the opposite direction of a take off point regardless of the   waveshape.

     

FAKEY

     

A   bottom turn or carve back toward the whitewater/curl. "He went   fakey."

     

FALLS

     

When   the top of the wave pitches out and hurls a waterfall shoreward.

     

FAMBO

     

To   really like a guy or a girl, in total fambo.

     

FANG

     

To   travel across the wave with great speed. eg mick faning

     

FAR OUT

     

Something   said alot in the 70's for no aparent reason.

     

FAT WAVE

     

An   enormous and sweet ride that comes along maybe once a day.

     

FESTY

     

Totally   wicked, sick, grousome.

     

FETCH

     

Something   new or "hip" like a new type of longboard.

     

FIBRO

     

Surboard.

     

FIERCE

     

Fiercly   riding a wave hardcore with no fear.

     

FIG

     

Young   surfer (boy or girl used in the late 60's to early 80's). Regional from   Ormond Beach to Sebastian Inlet in Florida.

     

FIN

     

A   surfers warning.

     

FISH SURFBOARD

     

The   fish is a later board that was made back in the earlier days to catch waves   for mushier days and to still have fun.

     

FLAIL

     

Loss   of all control - Freaking out.

     

FLOATER

     

1.   A maneuver that involves launching the board off the lip of the wave onto a   section of broken or breaking wave in front, unweighting, and free falling   dwon the face with the breaking white water. Where you are on your board   waiting for a wave. 2. A person (normally a tourist!) who swims or body surfs   in the water and gets in your way while surfing. Also see SPEEDBUMP.

     

FLOUNDER

     

Someone   who is splashing around in the lineup and not catching waves

     

FLUSHOPOLIS

     

When   the waves are to close together, and all closeouts...(Verylarge but chopy)

     

FLY-A

     

When   you go flyin over the wave and land on your head.

     

FOAMER

     

People   riding the foam ball of the wave. Ok for kids, first timers, and old people.   Not cool to do if your girl friend is on the beach watching.

     

FOAMIES

     

1.Foam   of the wave. 2. People riding on foamboards.

     

FOOBAR

     

Bullshit   or not cool

     

FOREHAND

     

Surfing   with your face to the wave.

     

FO' SHO

     

Naturaly!

     

FREAKDUDETTE

     

A   freaky/weird girl!

     

FREAKSHOW

     

To   many people at the beach.

     

FROGS ON TOAST

     

Amphibious   hybrids of primitive man on foam that haven't evolved to bipedal regular or   goofy stances. AKA sponger, booger or speedbump.

     

FRONTSIDE

     

Turns   in the direction your heels point towards, so that your front is facing   towards the outside of the waves arc.

     

FROTHING

     

Excited,   stoked, anxious.

     

FRUBE

     

A   surfer who dosnt catch one wave in a whole session.

     

FUBAR

     

Acronym...   "*&^% up beyond all recognition"

     

     

GAPER

     

Someone   who watches surfers in awe, but doesnt have the balls to get out there and   learn. simular to a Kook, but has never been in the water.

     

GARSHED

     

Tired   after a day of surfing.

     

GARYISM

     

Ironic   wit.

     

GET BENT

     

To   tell off a kook or a stuck up tourist who believes he owns the beach.

     

GETTIN' COVERED

     

In   the Tube or Barrel. See Tube or Barrel.

     

GETTING TUBED

     

When   the waves comes over your head and covers you, inside the wave and surfing.

     

GETTING WET

     

1.   To paddle out 2. Expression used to state you're going surfing ex. "   dude you wanna get wet? "

     

GETTING WORKED

     

The   action a wave plays on you.

     

GFAD

     

A   girl that looks hott from a distance, but once seen up close is really a   swamp donkey.

     

GIDGET

     

Surf   Chick who can hang with the crew.

     

GLADIATOR

     

Male   who has more than one strap on his sandles

     

GLASSY

     

Smooth   seas resulting from calm wind conditions giving the surface a sheen -   provides excellent surf when combined with a swell.

     

GNARLY

     

(Also   spelled 'KNARLEY') 1. Heavy, intense. Heavy, difficult waves, usually quite   big. 2. Rough Going. Danger Ahead. "That knarley wave fully biffed my   board on the rocks." 
  I was the creator of the word gnarly. I was taking metal shop in junior   highschool at freemont junior high in anaheim about 1975. There is a tool for   turning a on the lathe called a gnarl tool, it makes a bumpy surface for   grips on handles. I realy liked the pattern it made. I was also surfing with   my friends alot from huntington to san diego with my friends. I started   calling choppy waves gnarly, then all my friends started saying " that   was gnarly" then the word mutated,,, anyway thats where gnarly comes   from. roger callen
  3. Stuff that proper surfers can do that you can't.

     

GNARLY CHARLIE BROWN

     

Some   kid with blonde hair who talks to himself.

     

GOAT BOATER

     

A   Kayaker riding the surf and getting in the way.

     

GO DEEP

     

A   replacement for the term hang loose.

     

GONEIF

     

The   wave is gone if you dont get your on ass on it.

     

GOIN' DEEP

     

Going   far on the wave.

     

GOING OFF

     

A   break under optimum conditions. Waves really high; a lot of them.

     

GOOFY FOOT

     

AKA   GOOFY A surfer who rides with his or her right foot forward on the board.

     

GNAR GNAR

     

Way   sick or awsome.

     

GRAND

     

Awesome.   Rad. Saweet.

     

GRAZE ZA

     

To   eat pizza.

     

GREEN ROOM

     

Inside   a full cover-up tube.

     

GREMMY

     

From   gremlin, young hanger-on who are troublesome to surfers.

     

GREY

     

Older   surfer.

     

GRINDAGE

     

To   "get some grindage" to get some food.

     

GRIPTION

     

Having   fresh wax on the board.

     

GROM or GROMMET

     

A   name used for younger surfers.

     

GROUND SWELL

     

A   clean swell with evenly-spaced lines, usually from a distant storm.

     

GRUNDLE

     

A   totally ugly dude that thinks he's really hot.

     

GUN

     

A   large surfboard. A big wave board - long and narrow in shape.

     

GUNSMOKE

     

Take   off really quickly on the board

     

GUSTER

     

Totally   ripped. eg. "that was totally guster bro."

     

     

HACKED

     

Cut   off by another surfer.

     

HACK SHACK

     

Hospital.

     

HADJAMA BRAH

     

When   the water is cold on your ass!!! brah!!!

     

HAMMERED

     

When   a big wave breaks right on top of you...you get hammered.

     

HANG FIVE or HANGING FIVE

     

To   ride with five toes curled over the nose of the board, more common on   longboards.

     

HANG LOOSE

     

Being   in a relaxed metabolic and clear minded state. Inverse Application of Up   Tight, Circa 60s.

     

HANG TEN or HANGING TEN

     

1.   To ride with ten toes over the nose of the board, a very stylish an very   difficult longboard move.
  2. Hanging ten feet from the shore because the waves are really scary.

     

HAOLE

     

(howlie)1.   A Hawaiian term meaning white person or non-Hawaiian. 2. Openly used as   "White person" but in hawaiian terms breaks down to "The   Person of stinky breath", this coming from when the settlers came to the   hawaiian islands and spoke with the hawaiians , and thats what they first   called them.

     

HAPPY DAYS

     

Just   ridden a slick wave.

     

HARPOONING

     

Copping   wood while surfing.

     

HATER

     

Someone   who does not understand that to be a surfer you must be a surfer. Surfing is   a way of the spirit and life. surfers are those who are one with Kai and ther   bourd. haters are the ones who are not but pretend to be and get angry when   real surfers wont accept them. Surfers arnt makeing fun of these posers cuase   we hate them we make fun to force them to stop being posers learn how how to   surf force themselves to become one with Kai and their Bourd and become REAL   surfers, till then they are nothing but smogbreather posers.

     

HATERS

     

All   I see are definitions against other people who don't know how to surf and are   trying to learn or don't surf - waves are not only for surfers! Why are   surfers such haters? I thought it was all about zen and love and relaxing?   What is this definition all about: "a soft foam board ridden on the   belly by those who can't or won't stand up, generally hated by all surfers as   they usually get in the road." So now I can't boogy board cause I might   be hated by some dude that can hop on a big flat thing - get over yourselves!
  People who diss others because they are jealous of them. surfers are   sometimes haters on all non-surfers.

     

HAYDN

     

The   best surfer ever in South Australia. "oi man you surfed like Haydn   today".

     

HEAD DIP

     

Catching   the lip with your head as it pitches over.

     

HEAVING

     

A   thick, heavy lip throwing out also large surf conditions.

     

HEAVY

     

Big   waves, usually intense and difficult to ride. "Those waves are getting   heavy brah"

     

HELLA

     

1.   SoCal term for awesome; totally sweet. 2. This is said up north in   california...otherly known as Nor-Cal......it means "really" Like   thats really gnarly...they say..."Thats hella cool" Hella, is a   term that originated in NorCal. Duh!

     

HELL MUNCHED

     

To   be totally smashed by the wave during a wipe out

     

HELLO

     

Definately   not a SoCal term, only NorCal.

     

HERO

     

One   who thinks they are greater than they are.

     

HIDDIE

     

Derivative   of hideous, used to describe a particularly intense situation, maneuver or   wave.

     

HIDO

     

Some   who trys to surf but still can't.

     

HIGHWAY SURFER

     

Someone   that is bad at surfing or a fake surfer.

     

HILLBELLY

     

Surfer   who wipes out on his stomach

     

HODAD or HODADDY

     

A   beginner or non surfer. A kook, a weasel, a person trying to be a surfer just   to pick up chicks. Also known as the "greasers." The hodadies were   car guys who hung out with the scene but weren't surfers. It is believed to   have originated in Hawaii.

     

HOGGER

     

Someone   who takes all the waves.

     

HOLLOW

     

A   cylindrical wave, common with powerful swells and offshore winds. (see TUBE   or BARREL)

     

HOTDOGGER

     

One   who rips. A great and showy performer on a surfboard.

     

HOT DOG BUDGET

     

To   safari at the lowest possible cost.

     

HOWZIT

     

Another   way of saying hello, How's it going?

     

HUCKER

     

Someone   who does awkward unstylish airs

     

HUGANGUS

     

Very   very big

     

HYPE OUT

     

A   surfer that eats it due to overenthusiasm.

     

HYPER FIERCE GNAR GNAR

     

Upbeat,   totally awesome, hella rad.

     

     

ICED

     

To   execute a wave perfectly.

     

IMPACT ZONE

     

The   point at which the swell is breaking most heavily and frequently.

     

INDICATOR

     

An   offshore deep-water reef or bank. Only a big swell or big set will break on   this, so it acts as a good indicator of something big approaching.

     

INFUSIONS

     

When   2 surfers collide.

     

INSIDE

     

Shoreward   of a breaking wave or set (as in 'caught inside'), or an expression for life   in the tube. the inside rail is the one nearest the wave face.

     

INVERTED AERIALS

     

Airborne   and upside down.

     

     

JACKED

     

Having   your car trashed or getting jumped by locals in the parking lot.

     

JANITOR

     

A   stand-up paddle boarder who doesn't know how to catch a wave and just wants   people to see his six pack abs.

     

JAZZ THE GLASS

     

Jazz   the Glass - means to ride the waves. This is a vintage term from our days in   the 60's.

     

JED

     

Something   very smelly and disgusting.

     

JOHN

     

A   name used for calling everyone.."Johns, whats up?"

     

JONESIN

     

If   u really want something or u are ready for something..ex. if u are   thirsty...I am jonesin for a drink.

     

JONESING

     

Paddling   for waves with the urgency of a crack fiend

     

JONES SESSION

     

When   you surf crappy waves just because your're jonesing for a sesh.

     

JUICY

     

A   good wave. Wave are said to be "juicy" if they have power, speed   and clean faces. "The waves are really juicy today."

     

JUDITH

     

A   newbie surfer chick whos only there to get the boys.

     

     

KA-BIFF

     

Somewhat   like "as if" or "you wish". "Ka-Biff" would be   used in a situation when someone says something but just was proved wrong.   S1:"I could SO carve that smackable." *wipe out*   S2:"Ka-Biff!!!"

     

KA-CHING!

     

Getting   shown the money.

     

KAHUNA

     

(ka-hoo-na)   Hawaiian tern for a man that surfs usually with a degree of skill.

     

KAI

     

Ocean   (hawaiian)

     

KAMIKAZE

     

A   cool, totally awesome, rad, huge ex. "That was a kamikaze wave!"

     

KART

     

A   pro, leader, or legend.

     

KEG

     

The   barrel/tube.

     

KHAKI

     

Faux   beach bunny that claims her tan is from being outside all the time.

     

KICK-OUT

     

To   make a controlled exit from a wave by riding up the face and over the top.

     

KIFF

     

What?

     

KILLABRENDA

     

To   have a misunderstanding.

     

KILLER

     

"That   was a killer wave"; difficult, challenging, intense.

     

KNAT BOX

     

Where   you slam you nads onto the water.

     

KOMIZZIE SURFER

     

A   surfer who heads straight for the other surfers paddling outside.

     

KOOK

     

1.   Dork. 2. Someone who says they surf but they can't.(see WAXBOY) 3. Also used   to describe a new or inexperienced surfer. (see BENNEY and WAX BOY)

     

KOOKDOM

     

The   philosophy of the surf weasel that just because they exist, they deserve the   right to paddle out into the lineup.

     

KOOKMIESTER-FLEX

     

African   american kook

     

     

LACERATE

     

Demolish   or tear up a wave.

     

LAKE

     

No   Waves, Like it has been at Ditch Plains, out here we call it "Lake   Atlantic".

     

LALA

     

Totally   awesome, mad, cool, sweet, rad.

     

LAMO

     

Lame.

     

LAND LORD

     

Great   White shark.

     

LAME

     

Weak.

     

LATER!

     

See   ya - Adios - Hasta La Vista Baby.

     

LAUNCHED

     

To   be thrown in the air, usually from a wipeout.

     

LEASH

     

Urethane   cord which attaches the board to the surfer by means of a velcro strap.

     

LEFT!

     

What   you shout when you catch a wave and intend to go to the left, leaving the   right for someone else to catch.

     

LEFT-HANDER

     

A   wave the breaks from the left to right as viewed from the shore.

     

LEGEND

     

Surfers   over 50, men and women. Amazing, should be remembered.

     

LID OR LIDIOT

     

Bodyboarder

     

LINES

     

A   set of waves outside and approaching easily spotted from the line up.

     

LINE UP

     

Just   beyond the impact zone where you wait to catch waves. The area of surfers   already in the water, or the area of the surf beach that is known best by the   local community. Usually this is the most dangerous area to surf.

     

LINED-UP

     

Term   to describe an even, well developed swell or set.

     

LIP

     

The   top edge or crest of the wave ahead of the breaking area, which may 'throw   out' to create a tube.

     

LOC

     

To   be crazy or wierd, used in the west coast.

     

LOCALS

     

A   group of surfers that grew up or have lived there long enough to be   considered one (can be territorial about their breaks).

     

LOSER-HER

     

Someone   who is double loserish.

     

LULL

     

1.   Time spent waiting for a rideable wave. 2. Time between sets, when the waves   are much smaller as in "Wait for a Lull before you paddle out".

     

Top

     

MAD

     

Same   thing as sick, cool, rad.

     

MAHALO

     

Thank   You.

     

MAHINA

     

Surfer   girl/woman who just likes to hang on the low flat waves of waikiki or so cal.

     

MAJA

     

A   tight sufer mom.

     

MAJOR

     

Really   big, huge.

     

MALIBU BOARD

     

Another   term for a long board, usually between 8ft 6in/2.60m and 10ft 6in/3.20m in   length. named after the beach in Southern California.

     

MANDO

     

Awesome,   totaly cool.

     

MANKFACE

     

Someone   with very bad acne.

     

MARIANNE

     

A   surfer chic who can't surf and just falls off her board all the time and   flaps about in the water and everyone laughs. (regional to Wirral).

     

MARLEY

     

Contented,   laid back surfer, after a long, really good surf session. Usually accompanied   by sunburned glazed over eyes that look stoned. Probably derived from Bob   Marley. West Oz.

     

MASS

     

A   lot, short for massive, too much

     

MASSIVE

     

1   big wave.

     

MATEO

     

A   mad righteous surfer dude.

     

MAUING

     

Too   scarf a lot of food after surfing to replenish yourself.

     

MAVERICKS

     

Great   beach off the coast of cali, death location of Mark Foo, amazingly huge   waves.

     

MAYTAGGED

     

Whiping   out and getting worked by the white wash - as in maytag washer.

     

MAXED-OUT

     

A   break is said to be 'maxed-out' when the swell is so big it will no longer   break cleanly, but will close out or 'section'.

     

MEGA-RIPPER

     

Great   surfer.

     

MENEHUNES

     

Teen   age surfers, boys and girls.

     

MEN IN GREY SUITS

     

Shark

 

   

MINT

     

Very Good indeed.

     

MOOSE

     

A fat boy/girl that tries to surf.

     

MOOSETTE

     

A fat girl who cannot surf!

     

MOST EXCELLENT!

     

A variation of 'awsome!'

     

MUCK FRUCKAGE

     

The like garbage floating all in the water on east coast beaches   during summer.

     

MURFF

     

Used to describe a husky guy.

     

MURK'D

     

When someone totally kills you at something.

     

MUSHY

     

Slow and poorly formed waves having little power and barely or   not rideable.

     

MUSSY

     

'Keen as mustard' to get out in the surf!!

     

MUSCLE BEATER

     

Revved up re-built old car to trans tribe and boards to break.

     

MUSHBURGER

     

Waves that have no juice; it has no power behind the break and   is very slow riding.

     

N

     

NACHO

     

A surfer says this when they mess up

     

NAH BRAH

     

A way of saying no in a more polite manner.

     

NAKED

     

Good e.g (those waves were naked).

     

NAKED DEER

     

A shoobie who wears a speedo while attempting to surf on the   most unrightious waves.

     

NARDUDE

     

Hot guy with sculpted abs.

     

NAR NAR

     

Northern California term derived from gnarly, meaning super   awesome; super rad

     

NATURAL OR NATURAL FOOT

     

A surfer who surf with his left foot forward, which is the   natural stance.

     

NECTER

     

Totally sweet; awesome waves, really good.

     

NICORICO

     

A girl who gets a surfboard and says there gonna surf but they   never do and pretend there all 'surfer girl' also like poser.

     

NITCHEN

     

Opposite of bitchen. totally lame.

     

NOAHS

     

Sharks. Adapted from Cockney rhyming slang: Noah's ark = shark.

     

NOICE

     

Another word for nice, totally, rad.

     

NOLLIE

     

Awesome and coolll!! ex: thats nollie brah.

     

NOODLED

     

Exhausted.

     

NOSE

     

The front of the board.

     

NOSE DIVE

     

When the weight of the board is too far forward and the nose   starts to go under into the water (see PEARL).

     

NOSE-RIDING

     

Technique used by longboarders who attempt to ride as close as   possible to the nose of the board.

     

NOTORIOUS

     

Thats crazy, thats awesome, thats BIG.

     

NUBE-DUDE

     

Freak/uncool.

     

NUGG

     

A small wave or a hot girl.

     

NUGGET

     

A huge or buff person.

     

NUTTER

     

(short for nutcase) Term for disliked people, people acting   strangely, also used for a respected surfer who attempts something extreme on   a large wave. West Oz

     

O

     

OFF THE LIP or LIP BASH

     

To ride the wave up to the lip and quickly turn back in to the   wave. A maneuver whereby the board hits the breaking lip of the wave before   continuing along the wave.

     

OFFSHORE

     

When the wind is blowing from the land out to sea and holding up   the face of the wave , will usually produce ideal surfing conditions,   especially when the wind is reasonably light.

     

OFF THE LIP

     

A manuver to abruptly turn the surfboard on thelipt of the wave   and dropping down on to the wave face.

     

ONSHORE

     

When the wind is blowing from the sea onto the land, this messes   up the face of the wave and produces poor surfing conditions.

     

ORBITSVILLE

     

To launch off the lip to land on the back of the wave. Replaced   with Aerial.

     

OUTSIDE or OUT THE BACK

     

1. The area beyond the impact zone. the outside rail is the edge   furthest from the face of the wave. 2. When shouted "Outside"!   means there is a BIG set coming.

     

OUT THERE

     

Crazy, whoaa. (see NUTTER)

     

OVER IT

     

Anything that you don't like/want or don't want to do. Ex.   "I'm over this weather."

     

OVER THE FALLS

     

To fall down the face of the wave inside the falling lip.   Getting pitched head-first and slammed by the lip of a crashing wave. See   PITCHPOLE

     

OWNED

     

That wave owned you dude! See wipeout

     

     

PADDLEPUSS

     

Someone who stays in the shallows riding the white water.

     

PANCAKE STYLE

     

When there is absolutley no waves just sitting water.

     

PARTY WAVE

     

When more than one person takes a wave.

     

PASTING

     

When you fall from the lip of a large wave (to get a pasting).

     

PEACHY

     

When something goes exactly the way you want it to go!

     

PEAK

     

The point at which a wave breaks first, from which it ideally   peels in one or both directions.

     

PEAL

     

A rubbish surfer. "He's such a peal!"

     

PEALER

     

A bald surfer who thinks he is good " stupid peal "

     

PEARL

     

This is when the nose of the board buries itself under water and   the surfer usually goes flying over the front, most common on take-offs.

     

PEARL DIVING

     

We used to say this around 1975...same meaning as   "Pearl"...but I think it may have been the original phrase then it   was shortened to "pearl". Karl Eberhardt San Diego.

     

PEEL

     

A wave is said to peel when it breaks away evenly and cleanly   from the peak.

     

PERF

     

Perfect, excellent, awesome, correct. Ex: "Dude, that wave   was perf!"

     

PILLAR

     

To come off the lip to take out an other sufer or remove him   from his board. First performed off Redondo in the summer of 1970.

     

PIMPIN

     

When somthing is totally cool. "Pimpin wave".

     

PIPELINE

     

Famous surf location in Hawaii that has huge powerful and hollow   waves.

     

PIRATES

     

Surfers that hate Vals and represent locals only.

     

PIT

     

A breaking waves hollowest part, the bottom point in front of   the peak of a wave.

     

PITCHPOLE

     

When your nose goes under, you go over the nose, the board flips   behind you, the wave closes on you and you become a sandwich. Can be a   dangerous situation..

     

POCKET

     

The steepest and most powerful part of the wave, just ahead and   under the breaking lip.

     

POINT BREAK

     

A break where the waves are refracted around a headland or point   and then peel along the inside of the point.

     

POO MAN

     

To stand extremely wide-legged with your arse sticking out.(Any   guesses where this one came from? SD)

     

POP-OUT

     

A machine moulded surfboard, ideal for beginners.

     

POP-UP

     

Quick jump up on to your board in a standing or crouched   position.

     

POSER

     

Wannabe. Someone who tries to hard to be what they're not.

     

POUNDED

     

Getting hit hard by some gnarly sets.

     

POWNED

     

Showed up or out ridden. Normally used as "You Just Got   Powned!"

     

POW POW

     

Term for good snow surfers use if in a snowboarding scenario.   Desribes fresh deep powder snow and they're stoked about it. sometimes stated   as just "pow", "pow-pow-nar-nar",   "freshy-freshy" etc.

     

PRO-BRO

     

A guy who sucks up to the cool guys, in hopes of being seen as   one of them.

     

PRONE-OUT

     

Dropping from your feet to your belly to ride the board into the   beach.

     

PSYCHE

     

Just kidding, dude.

     

PSYCHED

     

Thrilled by surfing the wave. Excited-stoked,amped. See STOKED.

     

PULA KAHULA

     

Hot mama, as in "hey there pula kahula".

     

PULL A KALI

     

Do something stupid, or dorky.

     

PUMPING

     

A term used to decribe a good powerful above average large   swell.

     

PUMPING THE BOARD

     

A means of increasing the speed across the face of a wave.

     

PUNK

     

Young boy who thinks he is all that.

     

PUNKED

     

To get a prank played on you or to be taken the piss out of.

     

     

QUANTUM

     

Sweet, awesome

     

QUIVER

     

A surfer's collection of boards. A selection of surfboards for   differing conditions.

     

QUEBEE

     

A female surfer.

     

QUEER EYE

     

A surfer who wears hairspray or gel to the beach

     

     

RADICAL (RAD)

     

1. Something was really awesome or cool. 2. Crazy, insane,   wierd, unplanned. 3. Awsome, on the edge. See Sick.

     

RAD MAN

     

One who totally hangs ten with his toes on the nose or skilled   in many manuvers.

     

RAG-DOLLED

     

To get smashed by a wave.

     

RAIL

     

The side or edge of a surfboard.

     

RAILER

     

The "Ultimate" Cool in surfer lingo.

     

RANDOM STANDER

     

Inexperienced / weekend surfer.

     

RANK

     

(Go or Went) As "It was goin off he just went totally rank   on that wave dude!" or "Just go rank at the dude! what a   wanker!" etc (Australian)

     

RAT

     

Annoying idiot. Kook.

     

RAW

     

Somthing bad ass or really f*ckin awesome.

     

REEF BREAK

     

Waves breaking over a projection rising from the sea bed,   usually a corel reef or rock shelf.

     

RE-ENTRY

     

Maneuver which involves surfing up into the lip of a breaking   wave, then coming back down with it.

     

REGULAR

     

A surfer who surfs with thier LEFT foot forward

     

RESIN

     

Chemical used in a two part mixture with catalyst to convert   fibreglass into a hard outer skin.

     

RHINO CHASER

     

Big wave board (comes from big game hunting and a reference to a   Rhino rifle )

     

RICKED

     

Awesome.

     

RICT

     

Off the ricter scale; awesome.

     

RIG

     

To fix a competition or event to person's advantage.

     

RIGHT!

     

What you shout when you catch a wave and intend to go to the   right leaving the left for someone else to catch.

     

RIGHT-HANDER or RIGHT

     

A wave that breaks from right to left as viewed from the shore.

     

RIGHTEOUS

     

Totally awesome or honorable. Another word for Gnarly.

     

RIGHT ON

     

Good job,nice effort.

     

RIP

     

To surf your max.

     

RIP or RIPTIDE

     

A channel of water running out to sea.

     

RIPPIN' or RIPPING

     

Surf hard and energetically making excellent manuvers and   totally controlling the wave.

     

ROAD BLOCK

     

When u and another surfer are paddleing out then all of a sudden   you bail and thow your board in front of the other surfer causeing them to   have to bail also.

     

ROCKER

     

The curve in a surfboard when viewed side on.

     

ROCKET

     

Hot guy.

     

ROOM

     

Inside a large barrel.

     

R.T.D.

     

RTD: referencing a surfer on a long board who cannot turn. As   in, Rapid Transit District, similar to a bus.

     

     

SACKIN IT

     

Chicken out on big waves or the bomb

     

SACRED

     

"That betty is sacred" or "that board is   sacred" beyond awesome...if something is sacred. This came from the   Sunset Cliffs crew...in san diego.

     

SALTY SISTER

     

Girl who surfs.

     

SANDBANK

     

An elevation in the level of the sea floor on a beach, causing   waves to break over it.

     

SANDBOX

     

An old ghetto VW van with a bunch of boards on the roof.

     

SCHLONG

     

Thick, long, old style single-fin surfboard.

     

SCHWAG

     

Said When Something Sucks. Ex "That's effin schwag."   instead of "That sucks."

     

SCOOP

     

Totaly awesome; off the chain.

     

SCOOPS

     

Free stuff, or an exclamation of intense joy.

     

SCORE

     

To acquire, gain or achieve, i.e.; Scored a some great rides   today.

     

SCRATCHING

     

Late 50's Early 60's Term: To dig in and paddle faster, smarter,   quicker, more efficiently than other surfers so to catch and drop into the   wave faster than others.

     

SCHWACK

     

The sound made by a surfboard as it hits the lip from a hard,   slash on the wave lip.

     

SCHWINGA SWOOSH

     

Sound the water makes off the bottom of your board when sound   echoes inside a righteous tube!

     

SCREWBY

     

Cool, sweet, awsome. As in that ride was screwby, it can also be   used in a bad way such as that sucks, as in you lost you money? Screwby   Brody. Also you can call some one a screwby it's a mix of screw up and   noobie.

     

SCUBETUBEULAR

     

Awesome underwater poundage.

     

SECTION

     

When a wave is divided by white water into several different   areas having a clean face.

     

SENIORS

     

Old farts that can still paddle out and catch a ride.

     

SET

     

A group of waves coming in at a regular pace. Usually three   waves in the group.

     

SHA

     

Same as yes or okay.

     

SHAKA or SHOCKA

     

The universal surfer's hand signal where you stick out the thumb   and pinky and fold the other three fingers in and usually rock the hand back   and forth. It has several meanings such as cool, hang loose or just hi.

     

SHACKED

     

Being barrelled or getting drunk. To get caught under a closed   out wave.

     

SHADES

     

Glasses protecting you from the sun; sunglasses.

     

SHAGGY HAIR

     

The typical surfer hair

     

SHANK

     

Catching a sweet wave and wiping out right at the peak of the   wave.

     

SHARKBAIT

     

1. A person that is your friend and that is crazy. 2. The person   that is the furthest out from the shore.

     

SHARKY

     

Strange or like when the waters filled with grey suits. Heard it   in New Zealand

     

SHAVE IT

     

Shave the top off a wave

     

SHAZZAM

     

Term used after Powning a weasel or barney.

     

SHEA

     

A term for a crazy girl surfer who is very good.

     

SHIBBY

     

Oh man! Like "gnarly"

     

SHEILA

     

Rad girl, What guys call girls to get their attention.

     

SHIFTING

     

To shift the board from side to side.

     

SHOCKA BRA

     

To hang loose man!!! hawaiian style-Keith(California).

     

SHOCKA NAR NAR

     

A mix between Totally awesome, hangten, nice wave.

     

SHOOBIE

     

1. Actually, this is a redifinition more so as an arguement   against the spelling. Considering Shoebie was a term started   on LBI to describe the workers from the mainland who came to the beach to eat   with their lunches in "shoe boxes" the alternate spelling shoebie   should be included. The nick cartoon "Rocket Power" made this term   known nation wide because one of the two writers came from LBI. A lot of the   area that cartoon takes place in is based off of LBI. (Two random facts).
  2. People or some one who take over someones surf spot and claim it as there   own. See SHOOBIES below.

     

SHOOBIES

     

Tourists and beach newcomers that spoil the waves for the   locals. People from the city who wear socks and sandles at the beach, who   swim and play with plastic blow up toys in the surf section

     

SHOOK

     

A crazy guy that talks like he knows everthing about surfing but   really doesn't. Makes up board brands and usually looks like he never goes to   the beach.

     

SHOOTIN' THE PIPE

     

Getting into, riding and getting out of a pipe.

     

SHOMMY

     

Not too good.

     

SHOREBREAK

     

Waves breaking very close to shore or on the beach. More suited   for short rides or working on skills such as getting up on the board.

     

SHOULDER

     

The steep part of the wave directly in front of the breaking   area.

     

SHOULDER HOPPING, HOPPER

     

Drop'n in on someone else's wave (surfer closest to break owns   the wave)

     

SHRED

     

Ability to execute rapid repeated turns on a shortboard.

     

SHREDDIN THE GNARL

     

To shred a gnarley wave. (matt-california)

     

SHUBEE

     

Somebody who wears ando buy surf gear but have never surfed on   their entire lifes.

     

SHUT DOWN

     

To wipeout while inside the barrel,surfing a wave that closes   out causing you to wipeout.

     

SHWAY

     

Awesome-stroke of luck.

     

SHWHAT

     

Another way to say what

     

SICK

     

1. Excellent, the best. Totally cool, something that rocked or   just a term in place of "wow" for example.. "oh dude, these   waves are sick." Awesome insanely cool. 2. Rad, awsome, good, cool.

     

SICKANT

     

A person who is sick.

     

SICKO DECE

     

Sick nasty, decent, combination of both.

     

SIS

     

A radical girl surfer.

     

SILIVER SURFER

     

See Seniors.

     

SINISTER

     

Kick ass..."Thats sinister bro"

     

SKANK

     

The rich poser who'll by everyone stuff but never paddle out,   sells himself out to the pros and the naturals just so he can have some   friends.

     

SKEPTIC

     

What you call a good friend who is fat and they are cool about   it. Regional.

     

SKIMBOARD

     

A small board made of plywood or fiberglass. The rider skims   over the wave wash on the shore or shoots out from the shore into an oncoming   wave.

     

SKIMBOARDER

     

A person that rides a skimboard. A surfer with balls

     

S`LATER

     

Combo of see ya + later..."alright, s'later brah"

     

SLAMMIN

     

Word used to described as cool or awesome

     

SMACKABLE

     

Certain type of wave that you can smack your board off the lip

     

SMOGBREATHER

     

A totally unrighteous non surfer someone who lives on rock and   not the hydro.

     

SMOKIN

     

When the surfer does so well they are on fire.

     

SMUGGLING

     

To hide a boner.Ususally by holding your board in front of you   while walking on the beach. "Brah!! I need to hurry up and get in the   water, I've been smuggling since we got out of the car."

     

SNAKE

     

Paddling around behind someone who is in position and stealing   their wave. Taking ownership of a wave. A legend who thinks they are greater   than they are, a real weasel.

     

SNAKE OUT

     

When person backs out of wave..making you miss it.

     

SNAP UP

     

To stand up fastly on your board.

     

SOCOF

     

Can't surf as they are ill.

     

SOLID

     

Decent "thats a solid set".

     

SOUP

     

The white water of a broken wave (also the stuff you heat up and   eat after surfing so you don't get pnuemonia)

     

SOUP BOWL

     

A wave which has a steep peak with weak shoulders on both sides.

     

SPEEDBUMP

     

1. Those irritating people who stand right in the way of a good   ride. 2. A kook who is in your way

     

SPIFFY

     

Refer to awesome or radical. Also used to refer to an awesome or   hot chick.

     

SPIKING

     

To launch your board into another surfer or their board.   Considered a misdemeanor assault or felony assault with a deadly weapon (see   toenail)

     

SPIN CYCLE

     

Wiping out and getting thrashed underwater until you don't know   which way is up.

     

SPINNER

     

Turning 360 degrees on your board while still steering the board   straight.

     

SPIN-OUT

     

When the fins of the board break loose from the waters surface.

     

SPIT

     

The spray of water coming out of the barrel when the barrel is   closing.

     

SPONGER

     

1. Boogey boarder or body boarder. 2. Boogey boarder who   drops-in on the shoulder of an occupied wave.

     

SPRING SUIT

     

Wetsuit with short arms and short legs.

     

SQUID

     

A beginner or newcomer. A new kid.

     

SQUISHED RACCOONS

     

Waves that are practically non-existent, unrideable,   "dead".

     

STALL

     

A maneuver where the board is slowed or 'stalled' to allow the   curl to catch up with the surfer.

     

STANDARD

     

Nothing new.

     

STAVEWAVE

     

The rainmaker of waves.

     

STEALING THE BEACH

     

How much sand you take home in the crack of your butt.

     

STEAMER

     

A full wetsuit with long arms and long legs.

     

STEAMER LANE

     

A.K.A. "Steamers" or "The Lane". A legendary   surfing location in Santa Cruz, Ca.

     

STELLAR

     

Gnarly, rad.

     

STICK

     

Another name for your board.

     

STINK BUG

     

Kook stance wide apart legs butt up in the air...just like a   stink bug.

     

STINK EYE

     

Hard, cold, menacing stare.

     

STRINGER

     

The thin piece or pieces of wood running down the center of a   board adding strength.

     

STOKED

     

Full of enthusiasm.

     

STUFFED

     

Being driven under the water by a wave coming down on you.

     

SUCKY

     

A hollow, often heavy wave. Not Cool.

     

SUNNIES

     

1. ( SUNNY) people or a person who stays in the sun all the time   and most likely has a great tan! 2. Sunglasses

     

SUP

     

Another word for alright dude, whats up.

     

SURFARI

     

Surfing safari, out of town surf trip. See SURFING SAFARI

     

SURFBETTY

     

A girl that surfs. See The Betty Series

     

SURF BUM/BEACH BUM

     

Guys and girls who just spend the whole day at the beach surfing   or just chilling there.

     

SURFETTE

     

A girl surfer.

     

SURF GYPSY

     

A surfer who would rather sleep in their car/a tent/under a   trash can, and borrow someone elses clothes the following day, rather than   drive home from the coast in the evening.

     

SURF SWAMY

     

Your surf teacher Im not 100% sure that is a surf word, I think   it might be later brah.

     

SURFER TRAMP

     

An aging person who once lived to surf but cant afford a board   and lives on the streets of woolacombe.

     

SURFMOBILE

     

Any vehicle covered in surf stickers, toting surfboards and/or   body-boards driven solely to get to and from the beach.

     

SURF NAZI

     

Aggressive surfer(s), that think they own the beach and all the   waves.

     

SURFRAT

     

Some little grom who rips every wave

     

SURFING SAFARI

     

A road trip expressly for surfing.

     

SURF WEASEL

     

One who purports to have the Aloha Spirit but practices kookdom   without respect for the local community.

     

SWAMP DONKEY

     

A really ugly woman.

     

SWAMP HOG

     

A really fat ugly girl tanning while wearing a bikini in the   sand.

     

SWAMP MONKEY

     

A real ugly man.

     

SWELL

     

1. Waves generated by the energy from the weather and wind   conditions traveling over the oceans surface, often traveling for hundreds or   thousands of miles. 2. A measurement of wave height. 3. A day or so of rad   conditions.

     

SWEET AS

     

Really cool.

     

SWEEETTTTTT

     

Like totally cool dude.

     

SWEETNESS

     

When something goes totally wrong, a sarcastic term.

     

SWICK

     

Sweet + sick.

     

SWING BLOUQUE

     

A blouque (guy, or dude) who is bisexual and surfs (which there   is nothing wrong with?).

     

SWITCH-FOOT

     

A surfer who can surf with either foot forward.

     

     

TAIL

     

The rear end of the board.

     

TAILSLIDE

     

When the surfer lets the boards fins lose it's grip on the wave   and the board slides on the face.

     

TAKE GAS

     

Get obliterated by a wave.

     

TAKE-OFF

     

The beginning point of the ride where the board is propelled by   the wave.

     

TESANI

     

A carved out wave.

     

THATS TIGHT

     

Thats so cool.

     

THE GOLDEN RULE

     

Don't do something to your brada that you wouldn't want your   brada to do to you!!!!

     

THE SPOT

     

The best spot to surf in an area.

     

THREE-SIXTY(360)

     

Spinning the board through 360 degrees on the face of the wave.

     

THREE BAGGER

     

An ugly person who needs three bags over their head to look   attractive.

     

THROWING BUCKETS

     

When a surfer cuts on a wave and has a large spray.

     

THRUSTER

     

A three finned surfboard.

     

THUMBS UP

     

A hand gesture meaning Nice.

     

TIGHT

     

1. Close to someone; You definitely understand the person. 2.   really cool

     

TIKI STYLE

     

When you surf the white water standing still...like a tiki!!   grommets and beginners normally surf tiki syle.

     

TRANSPOSE

     

Backside defination w/ frontside defination.

     

TRIBE

     

A group of life long friends who surf together and bring their   families together. Stronger group than a normal crew.

     

TRIM

     

The skill of keeping a surfboard at the correct angle to the   face to gain maximum speed.

     

TRIMMING

     

Adjusting weight and position on the board so that the board   retains maximum speed.

     

TRUKIN

     

A term used when somene is owning a wave seriously fast.

     

TOADS

     

Take off and Die Syndrome - see pearl

     

TOE NAIL

     

Resin on the nose of the board formed into a sharp point to   spike surfers or their boards with. Considered a deadly weapon and is now a   felony assault with a deadly weapon in most states.

     

TOES ON THE NOSE

     

When you stand with your toes on the front of the board, usually   on a long board. (see HANG FIVE or HANG TEN)

     

TOES ON THE NOSE BROS

     

Guy telling his buddies hit up the waves. (matt-california)

     

TONAR

     

Something that is totally gnarly; very cool.

     

TOOL

     

Annoying, stupid surfer.

     

TORI KOOK

     

1. A beginner who has a newfound pasion for surfing, but is   still considered a kook by other experienced surfers. 2. A beginner who surfs   becauase they love it and not just to be cool, but is looked down upon by   other surfers.

     

TOTALLY

     

Absolutley, Sweet, Nice. Agreeing with someone.

     

TOTALLY DUDE!

     

A saying that surfers use to say yes!

     

TOUCHOLES

     

People that get in your way and have a crappy attitude about   it!!! See SPEEDBUMPS.

     

TOURIES WITH THE MOURIES

     

Any tourists out in the water sitting on crappy body boards,   getting in the way.

     

TOW-AT

     

A BS manuver used in magazines, inwhich the surfer is towed   towards the wave and boosts a large air off the lip. these are often made out   to look like there is no ski involved.

     

TOW INS

     

Being towed into waves that are too large to paddle into.

     

TRIPPY

     

Totally wierd, cool, gnarly, or it can be used casually for just   about anything. "Dude, did you see that wonker over there trippin'   out?" "Ya, trippy dude."

     

TRODER

     

Someone who wipes out often.

     

TROLL

     

People who go to the beach and stay in the shade under the pier.

     

TRUNKIN

     

A guy who surfs in really cold water without a wetsuit.

     

TUBE

     

The hollow part of the wave. Also called barrel.

     

TUBED

     

Riding a wave inside the hollow pocket so that the wave is   breaking around you. Generally ends with being STOKED.

     

TUBEULAR

     

1. Expresses the exhilaration of surfing the barrel of a wave.   eg. AWSOME! 2. Really cool.

     

TUNNEL LOVE

     

When staying in the tube for more than ten seconds (thats damn   hard!).

     

TURTLE

     

To roll your board over to go through a wave to get outside,   commonly used with longboards.

     

     

U-BOATS

     

Longboards in the hands of those who can't control them

     

UNIT

     

(short for loose unit) Term for disliked people, people acting   strangely. West Oz.

     

     

VALID

     

When the wave is not a big wave.

     

VALLEY SHEEP

     

Someone that drags out Dude tooo long.

     

VAYCAY

     

An AWESOME vacation! eg. Dude! This trips been a total vaycay!   YEP!

     

VEE

     

Convex shape on the bottom of the board.

     

     

WACK

     

1. Example that surfer is "wack" or he isnt very good.   2. Crazy

     

WACKO

     

Daredevil when surfing.

     

WAHINE

     

Hawaiian word for girl. Girl surfer, girl that hangs out with   surfers.

     

WAKE

     

The start of the wave; when it's rising up above the water and   you're paddling out!

     

WALLED OFF

     

Entire wave breaks at once, no where to go.

     

WANNABE

     

Poser. Someone who wants to be something they're not.

     

WAPIN BUAY

     

Whats happening boy? Regional to American surfers in and from   Panama.

     

WASSSSSABI

     

A so-cal whats up.

     

WATERSPIDER

     

Someone who surfs the waves and the internet. Check for webbed   toes and fingers.

     

WAXBOY

     

Someone who sits on the beach with their board and never goes   out. Just keeps waxing their board. See Wannabe.

     

WAX

     

Made for different temps and applied to a boards deck for   traction.

     

WAX EATER

     

Someone who nose dives all the time and slides across the nose   of their board!!

     

WAXED

     

Smack/or trash talk. "You couldn't even wax your own   board".

     

WEAK SAUCE

     

NorCal term used to describe someone or something which is   particularly lame. "SoCal is hella weak sauce"

     

WEEN

     

Someone who asks you questions about surfing constantly.

     

WETTIE WARMER

     

The result of urinating in one's wetsuit.

     

WHITE WALE

     

To Moon people while out in the surf.

     

WHITE WATER

     

The white foamy part of a breaking wave.

     

WHOOPSYDANGIT

     

A big mess up, harsh reality hitting fantasy.

     

WICKED

     

1. A one word description of something that was really good. A   good go-out would be deemed as wicked fun. 2. totally awesome,rad sweeet

     

WINDSWELL

     

A weak swell generated by localised winds.

     

WINGMAN

     

Your bro who has your back.

     

WIPEOUT

     

Falling off the surfboard. Totally loose it and get pummeled by   the wave. Ten times worse than Ate It. When a surfer totaly bails out on   their board or gets smashed on a wave.

     

WOAHHHHHH

     

Totally awesome

     

WHOO!

     

Something surfers shout when they are up on a wave or when they   see someone on a good wave.

     

WONKER

     

A crazy, psycho, noobish loser who pulls off cool moves only on   accident.

     

WOODY

     

The stationwagon made famous by surfers in the 60's

     

WOODY PARSNIP

     

Surf board past its prime.

     

WOOKA

     

Meaning awesome, cool, radical.

     

WOFFIE

     

A turd.

     

WOOLY WOOFTER

     

Gay surferdude.

     

WOOT

     

Means awesome, cool or gnarly.

     

WORKED OR GO WORKED

     

Crashed; whiped out; eats wave; see wipeout

     

WOWZA

     

Awesome.

     

WRECKED

     

Being destroyed by a wave.

     

     

YAMAN

     

1. Right on, awsome,(something a bro would say). 2. In the   shores of Africa YAMAN is refered as "yes man".

     

YAR

     

Yes

     

YEAH MAN!

     

Of course, dude! Right on.

     

YIKES

     

An understated response to a closeout set at Waimea Bay

     

YO

     

A way a surfer gains the attention of another person.

     

YO MAMA

     

The best diss ever.

     

YUCKBABE

     

A chic who wears a bikini at the beach and really shouldn't due   to being fat.

     

YUPPIES

     

Tourists who burn even though they use too much sunscreen.

     

Z

     

ZABOOB

     

1. Totally dumb and wacked out surfer. 2. Newbie surfer who   never touches the water.

     

ZEPHERRR

     

1. Sweet, Awesome.ex."that wave was so Zepherrr" 2.   Some one who loves the water.ex. " Yo brah, your such a zepherrr".

     

ZOO

     

When the beach is full and there is no place to surf.