The following is taken from a 1976 story by Jim Mullin:
- Backyard Special. A poorly constructed, homemade surfboard.
- Body Flyaway. Jumping clear of one’s surfboard to avoid body, board contact.
- Bowl Section. That part of a wave resembling the contours of a salad bowl.
- B.S.B. A black surfer, laterally. Black Surfing Brother. Used cordially.
- Cruiser. A very wide surfboard. Also, an inept surfer.
- Dawn Patrol. Exceedingly dedicated surfers who arise very early in an effort to avoid crowds.
- Feathering. The breaking action of a wave w hen buffeted by off-shore winds.
- Gnarly. A term applied to especially rough surf. May also be used to describe an individual wave of particular ferocity.
- Hot Dog. To surf in a flamboyant, styled manner. Also, one who adopts such a form.
- Mushburgers. Small waves devoid of sufficient form or power.
- Noseride. A surfing position in which one's toes dangle from the tip of the board.
- Pitched Out. To be thrown headlong from one's surfboard down the lace of a wave.
- Pocket Rocket. A fast, highly maneuverable surfboard.
- Quasi. An individual who feigns surfing expertise.
- Quasimoto. A squatting position employed when riding through a wave's curl.
- Quizmo. A derogatory term applied to unpopular individuals.
- Roundhouse Cutback. An extreme change of direction while riding a wave.
- Stoked. A feeling of exhilaration, euphoria.
- Styled Out. A term used to describe individuals who compensate for their lack of skill by assuming exaggerated mannerisms.
- Through the Lip. Forging ahead through the breaking part of the wave.
- Turtle. To roll upside dow n, board on top. in order to pass through the white water of a broken wave.
- Unlocal. A person who does not surf in the area of his residence. Generally used with malice.
- Vibe Level. A sense of camaraderie resulting from mingling with other surfers.
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