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Surfing Lingo and Definitions - Part 2

Photo of a surfer riding a wave.
Courtesy of EXPN

  • In The Soup - When a surfer is in the white foam of the wave after the wave has broken.
  • Lip - The very tip of a breaking wave curling or plunging down.
  • Making A Wave - To go for a wave and "make it", as opposed to getting tossed off your board and pounded by the wave.
  • Nose - The pointy part of the surfboard and the part that points away from you when you are paddling and riding.
  • Peak - The part of the wave which is about to break.
  • Pitched - Getting tossed off the lip of the wave and usually off the board.
  • Ripping - Pulling off mad and maniacal moves on the wave. Having your way with a wave.
  • Shubee - A tourist who buys surfing gear, dresses surf, but has never surfed in their life.
  • Swell - The lines generated by the energy of the wind which travels over the ocean's surface, making waves in shallower water.
  • Tube Ride - When a surfer rides through the tunnel formed by a hollow, breaking wave.
  • For more surfing terms, click here.
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