Aggro -Aggressive or bad attitude.
Backdoor – When you enter a barrel from behind the peak of the wave.
Barrel – A hollow wave sometimes called a tube.
Beach Break- When the waves break over a sand bar.
Blown Out – Onshore winds turn the surf to mush.
Bail Out – Ditching your surfboard before getting wiped out.
Cutback – Powerful change of direction towards the breaking part of the wave.
Charging – Aggressively riding waves.
Cranking – When the waves a good.
Duck Dive – Diving underneath an oncoming wave when paddling out.
Dawn Patrol – Surfing before sunrise.
Drop In- Catching a wave when you don’t have priority. Big no-no in regards to surfing etiquette.
Gnarly- Dangerous surf conditions.
Grom – Young surfers.
Hollow Wave – A wave that tubes, ex. a-frames and barrels.
Hammered – Heavy wipe-out.
Hang Ten – Specific to riding longboards, hanging ten is when you have both feet at the nose of the board.
Left – Wave that breaks to the left of the vantage of the surfer riding the wave.
Lip – Where most of the power of a wave is located to get barreled under. It is the top of the wave that begins to break and pitches out.
Kook – Someone that is not very good at surfing, usually a beginner. Someone that surfs to get attention or look cool. also can refer to someone who doesn’t follow proper surfing etiquette.
Men In Grey Suits – Sharks.
Mush – Non-powerful waves, mostly onshore and low quality.
Peeling – This is when a wave breaks perfectly from one end to the other.
Pocket – The center of energy on a wave. This is just in front of or under the breaking lip.
Right – Wave that breaks toward the right from the vantage of the surfer riding the wave.
Section – A part of the wave that breaks prematurely ahead of the original curl of the wave.
Stick – Term for a surfboard.
Trough – The lowest part of the wave as it begins to break.