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Tuesday, 1 November 2005
tofino! *woot*
Mood:  surprised
Topic: surfing
hey! so you're into surfing?! me too! it's murder since none of my friends have picked it up yet. all my experience in tofino has been with inner rhythm and surf sisters' camp. altho i went to costa rica this past summer (totally AWESOME).
i'd love to get to know another surfer.

Posted by rings/daringadventure at 6:25 PM PST
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Wednesday, 2 November 2005 - 2:31 PM PST

Name: ms2/001

SURF LINGO AND LEXICON:

"BAGGIES"
Oversized swim trunks worn by surfers.

"BAIL OUT"
A planned escape from a surfboard to avoid being wiped out by an oncoming wave.

"BIG GUN"
A surfboard eleven feet or more in length. Big guns are used to ride large waves; their size gives the surfer more stability but little maneuverability.

"BOTTOM TURN"
A wide turn mode at the bottom of or well below the crest of a wave.

"CURL"
The section of the wave that is spilling over and breaking.

"CUT BACK"
To turn the surfboard back into the breaking part of the wave.

"DING"
A hole or gouge in the surface of a surfboard; also, an injury suffered by a surfer.

"DROP IN"
To ride down the face of a wave to gain speed.

"FACE"
The unbroken front of a wave.

"GOOFY-FOOT"
A surfer who rides with his right foot forward. (Most surfers ride with the left foot forward.)

"GROMMET (GREMLINE or GREMMIE)"
A novice surfer whose inexperience is obvious to other surfers; usually applied to one who is too rowdy for other surfers in the area.

"HANG TEN"
To place the toes over the front or extreme forward portion of a surfboard.

"HOT-DOGGING"
Showy surfing performed by experienced surfers; usually involves tricks and stunts rather than simple wave riding.

"KICK OUT"
To push the tail of the board down to lift and turn the nose over the top of a wave.

"OFFSHORE"
(Of winds) coming from the land.

"ONSHORE"
(Of winds) coming from the sea toward the land.

"PEARL"
When the nose of a surfboard drops enough to slow or stop the board.

"RAIL"
The rounded edge of a surfboard.

"SET"
A group of waves coming in a short period of time.

"SHOOTING THE CURL"
Riding the wave of the curl, hopefully with a tube forming around the surfer.

"SOUP"
The foamy part of a wave; the white water.

"SURFARI"
A trip made by surfers in search of good waves.

"SWELLS"
A series of unbroken waves moving in similar fashion and having a similar shape and size.

"TUBE"
The hollowed-out channel of water at the crest of a wave.

"WIPEOUT"
A fall from a surfboard.

"WOODY"
The wooden-bodied station wagons used by surfers to haul their boards to the beach.

HERE ARE A COUPLE OF COOL SURF SITES TO VISIT: HSS AND JACKS

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