This unfinished page contains text from either the 2003 or 2005 print version of Encyclopedia of Surfing. An updated version, with more photos, is coming soon.

Exit maneuver used at wave's end, or as a way to escape a closed-out or otherwise badly shaped wave. Surfers didn't often pull out of waves prior to the 1940s, as it was nearly impossible to break a long, heavy, finless board out of its shoreward track. (Riders would sometimes shuffle to the rear of the board, sit, straddle the tail section, and use their legs as brakes.) Boards designed after Wor...

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