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1976 San Diego guide to surfer slang

Dawn patrol, hot lips, kook, outside, eat it, turtle

"Styled Out: A term used to describe individuals who compensate for their lack of skill by assuming exaggerated mannerisms."
  • "Styled Out: A term used to describe individuals who compensate for their lack of skill by assuming exaggerated mannerisms."

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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