Surfing Words

Like with many sports, industries, activities and lifestyles, surfing words are specific words and phrases that are used in our sport and unless you are a surfer, they might be completely unfamiliar to you. We offer our own short ‘Surfing Words Dictionary to help new comers to our sport understand surfing words and surfing terminology and also to be able to start using these words.

Equipment

Short board

Mini mal

Mal/Malibu/longboard

Fun board

Fish

Leash/legrope

Wetsuit

Wax

Deck grip/tail pad/grip pad

Nose

Tail

Deck

Fins

Rails

 

 

Waves/Conditions

Left

Right

Glassy

Clean

Onshore wind

Offshore wind

Cross shore wind

Messy

Fat/full

Dumper

Close out

Sand back

Gutter

Rip

Sweep

 

 

Manoeuvres

Barrel/tube/shack

Bottom turn

Top turn

Snap

Re entry

Cut back

Floater

Pig dog

Hang ten

Hang five

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