Catchall term for any kind of board-slowing maneuver. The stall is generally used to keep the rider in the steep section of the wave, adjacent to the curl. Longboarders often use a kick-stall, a kind of surfing wheelie, just prior to a noseride; shortboarders often use an arm-stall (digging the rear arm into the wave face as a break), a delayed-turn stall (a slower, wide- arced bottom turn), or a ...

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