Derogatory term for a bodyboard, lam- pooning the board's soft, safe, pliable form. Permutations include "sponger" and "spongehead" (bodyboarder) and "sponging" (bodyboarding). Board-using surfers worldwide traditionally have looked down on bodyboarding; surf magazines have reflected this attitude, usually with gentle humor— magazine-published expressions for the bodyboard include "lid" and "speed...

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