Glossary of Surfing Terms and Surf Slang

Getting sloppy in the water after getting barreled is just a recipe for disaster.

How to use fins while bodyboarding

WiNzA wrote: His response was brief, but helpful. Other , Other. From the conception of the modern bodyboard in , bodyboarding has experienced spurts of rapid growth both as an industry and extreme sport. Riptide — a stretch of water that is particularly turbulent. Gnarly — nasty, unpleasant.

Wipe out — falling off a wave while surfing. Tubular — awesome, great, rad. Previous to the lamination technique, shapers accomplished this by using glue. Kickflip — rotating the surfboard degrees, while in the air.

What do Flipper Slippers do? Latest bodyboarding news Why you should use a specific wax for bodyboards. The trick is to predict how a wave is going to break, and why exactly do you need to pump the brakes. R 2, It's time to catch your first wave! Jacking — when the wave swells rapidly, from deep waters to shallow ones. The beach is suitable for walking, swimming, bodyboarding and fishing.

At the same time, slide one knee onto the back tail section of your board. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Share on Facebook.

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Read Next. Fiberglass boards usually had fins on the bottom.

In the beginning of your bodyboarding career, you're going to want to keep in mind that this is a sport, it takes time to develop a familiarity with the water. Cutback — a surf move done sharply in the shoulder or the wave or on its flats to get back on the surf line. Face — the part of the wave that has yet to break, where most rides take place.

Joana Schenker. I also sometimes see guys takeoff on a wave where the wave is actually forming below the ledge and the water is draining down from the ledge into the wave - how shallow can the water be without getting stuck on the rock - do you have fins on the bottom etc.

She is also a passionate traveler, cat aficionado and novice writer. Alan Stokes squeezes into a very English beach break barrel.