snap, snapback

Cornering maneuver performed on or just under the crest; after angling up the wave face, the surfer turns quick and sharply, then aims back down to the trough. "Snap" is often used synonymously with "off-the-top," "roller-coaster," or "reentry," although the snap can also describe a situation in which the rider doesn't actually ricochet off the crest. "Snap" is an abbreviation of "snapback," which...

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