surf rage

Mainstream media phrase coined in 2000 as a spin-off on "road rage," used to describe surfing-related hostility and violence. Fighting in the surf hadn't gone up proportionately since the '70s heyday of virulent turf-based "localism." But when 1966 world champion and international surfing icon Nat Young, 52, was beaten nearly unconscious when riding in front his house in northern New South Wales, ...

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