shoulder hopper

An inexperienced or overly aggressive surfer who takes off in front of an already riding surfer, compromising or ruining the original surfer's ride. The expression "shoulder hopper" comes from the fact that the interfering surfer usually begins his ride not at the wave's peak, but somewhere on the easier-to-manage shoulder. Shoulder-hopping is a serious breach of etiquette, and can result in tensi...

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