Amped: Overdoing it; excited; stoked.
Anglin': Turning left or right on a wave.
Ankle Busters: Small waves.
Awesome: Great; fantastic.
To Back Down: To decide not to take off on a wave.
Baggys/Baggies: Oversized, loose fitting boxer-type swim trunks worn for show or comfort by surfers.
Bail out: To get away from, jump off, or dive off the surfboard just before a potential wipe out.
Banzai: A gung-ho type of yell given by surfers as they shoot the curl.
Barrel: The breaking motion of a perfect wave; a hollow channel formed inside a good wave when it breaks and curls over.
Beach Bunny:A girl who goes to the beach to watch surfing.
Beached:Totally stuffed from eating.
Beaver tail:A wet suit that features a snap-on crotch, the shape of which resembles a beaver's tail.
Big Gun:A 9-foot or longer surfboard that's specially designed for large waves.
Big Surf:Extremely large waves.
Bitchin:(also "Bitchen") Very good; tops; excellent.
Blown Out:Winds blowing so hard as to chop up the surf and render it unridable.
Body Surfing:Riding the waves without a surfboard.
Bogus:False; lame; ridiculous; unbelievable.
Bombora:An Australian word that refers to a big wave that breaks outside the normal surf line.
Bone Yard:The area where the waves break (aka, Impact Zone).
Boogie Board:A soft, flexible foam bodyboard invented in the 1970s (a boogie board is ridden lying down).
Boss:Outstanding; the best.
Breaker:Any wave that breaks on the way to the beach.
Breakwater:A line of large boulders, cement, and/or steel extending out into the water and designed to reduce shoreline erosion.
Bro:(also "Bra") Short for "brother".
Bummer:Too bad; a total drag.
Bunny:(see "Beach Bunny")
Carve:To make a radical turn.
Catch a Wave: To ride a wave.
Climbing: To carve an S-shaped path on a wave, making a radical.
Dropping:bottom turn, climbing to the wave's crest, then radically cutting back
Cheater Five: Five toes on the nose - keep your weight back on the board to maintain trim and speed, squat down and extend one foot forward
Coffin: Riding a surfboard while lying stiffly on one's back with arms crossed.
Cowabunga: (also "Kowabunga") A yell of excitement by a surfer.
Crest: The top portion of a wave.
Cruncher: A big, hard-breaking wave that folds over and is almost impossible to ride.
Curl: The portion of the wave that is spilling over and breaking.
Cut Back: To turn toward the breaking part of the wave.
Cut out: To pull out of the wave, like kicking out.
Ding: A hole, crack, dent, or scratch on the surface of a surfboard.
Doggers: Multicolored swimming trunks.
Dork: Someone behaving inappropriately.
Double Spinner: Two consecutive 360-degree body spins on a surfboard.
Drop Knee: One foot on the bodyboard, with the other hanging off the back. Difficult and fun.
Dude: A male surfing enthusiast (girls are called "dudettes" sometimes, but mostly just "dudes" as well).
Dweeb: A geek; someone who acts or looks like a simpleton.
Eat It: When you fall off of a surfboard.
El Rollo: Lying prone on a surfboard and holding on to the sides while rolling 360-degrees during a ride.
Excellent: Great; fantastic; exceptional.
Face: The unbroken wall, surface, or nearly vertical front of a wave.
Fer Sure: The surfer pronunciation of "for sure," meaning absolutely, correct, or definitely.