surf slang

Invented or redefined words and phrases have been a part of the surf culture as far back as the 1920s, when surfers in Waikiki scanned the horizon for "bluebirds" (big waves), steered clear of the "soup" (whitewater), and did their best to keep their finless wooden boards from "sliding ass" (losing tail-end traction). As slang-happy American teenagers began surfing by the thousands in the 1950s, s...

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