rail turn

A deep, sustained, water-displacing turn, generally performed at high speed, during which the engaged rail of the surfboard is said to be "buried" in the wave face. The rail turn is the mark of the power surfer; since the early 1990s it has been the surfing traditionalists' most popular example of "real" surfing, as compared to the New School–developed array of tailslides, aerials, and other "neut...

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