1) The act of "sliding," or angling, across the wave face. While surfers at the turn of the 19th century rode straight to the shore, by 1910 they were beginning to trim their boards at an angle to wave. For almost 40 years, sliding was the measure of high- performance surfing; in a 1940 flyer for the Palos Verdes Surf Club Hula Luau get-together, surfers were exhorted to "get out of the soup [whit...

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