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Riding a board that is too small for prevailing wave conditions. "Gun" is shorthand for "big-wave gun" or "elephant gun"—a board used for larger surf. The undergunned surfer has a difficult time catching waves (guns are designed primarily for paddling speed) and, once up and riding, will struggle to maintain control and avoid "spinning out." When big waves arrive at locations generally known for s...

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