shoot the pier

Riding a wave from one side of a pier to the other by threading the pilings. In their 1962 hit "Surfin' Safari," the Beach Boys sang "At Huntington and Malibu they're shooting the pier . . . ," and in fact the pier shot is a regular part of surfing at dozens of breaks around the world. At times, shooting the pier has a practical side—it can be safer to get through the pilings while riding, compare...

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