off the lip

Power move in which the surfer accelerates vertically from the base of a breaking wave and pivots or caroms off the just-pitching lip; also known as a "reentry," or a "reo." The off the lip evolved from the "roller coaster"—a less-vertical banking maneuver from the longboard era —and was made possible by the shorter, tighter-turning surfboards developed during the late 1960s and early 1970s. A mod...

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