The upper edge of a wave; the part of the wave that steepens, fringes, and spills over. Although surfers regularly do off-the-lip maneuvers on soft, crumbling, easy-breaking waves, the expression "lip," used alone, generally refers to the cresting portion of a tubing wave. In the early '90s, high-performance surfers began doing "lip slides," similar to the way skateboarders slide along the upper e...

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