As was “pitted”: A surfing term describing when a surfer gets barreled, or rides the hollow center of a breaking wave.
- Pitted What it means to the general public: A form of olive that has the stone removed or something with lots of dents in, usually the faces of acne-ridden teenage boys. What it means to surfers: Getting pitted is what every surfer aspires towards, slotting themselves neatly inside a barreling wave.
- 1 Why do surfers say Yew?
- 2 What do surfers say when the waves are good?
- 3 How do surfers say cool?
- 4 What do surfers say to each other?
- 5 What is a female surfer called?
- 6 What does YEET mean?
- 7 What does Lola mean in surfing?
- 8 What is some surfer slang?
- 9 Why do surfers talk weird?
- 10 What is a male surfer called?
- 11 What do surfers call their boards?
- 12 What does Kook mean in surfing?
- 13 What does a surfer Call the lip of a breaking wave?
Why do surfers say Yew?
Another widely used term for surfers is “YEW!”, which is an indicator that a large wave has been spotted, however mostly shouted while a surfer is catching or has recently finished riding a wave.
What do surfers say when the waves are good?
When the waves are good, it’s said to be cranking. This is the art of walking up and down a longboard, foot over foot. When you see some guy / gal running up and down their board, you’ll now know what to call it. Making a cutback is reversing the direction that you are surfing in one smooth fluid move.
How do surfers say cool?
Exclamatory slang It’s an exclamation of zeal, also meaning cool or impressive (i.e. “that bottom turn was sick bro”). Stoked: Pronounced like “soaked” but with a “T.” It means pure excitement (i.e. Surfer 1: “how stoked are you to hit the waves today?” Surfer 2: “beyond stoked”).
What do surfers say to each other?
A “brodad” is a “hodad” who further irritates surfers by calling everyone “bro” — including his mom. “Totally tubular” is totally out. It was once used to describe a perfect, curled wave. But surfers may still occasionally say they’re going to “Hang 10” (to hang so far up the board that all your toes are hanging off).
What is a female surfer called?
Wahine – Female surfer. Wave Hog – Someone who catches many waves and doesn’t share with others. Trough – The point of the wave within a cycle where the wave reaches it’s lowest point.
What does YEET mean?
As an exclamation, yeet broadly means ” yes”. But it can also be a greeting, or just an impassioned grunt, like a spoken dab.*
What does Lola mean in surfing?
So, you want to track swell like a forecaster? Then it’s high-time you get to know LOLA, Surfline’s proprietary buoy reporting system. NDBC collects offshore swell data and displays the dominant swell height and period. This is great for mariners, but surfers may need a bit more detail.
What is some surfer slang?
31 Surf Slangs – Friendly List of Surfer Lingo and Terms
- #1 – Surfer’s froth. When you are ready to get better at surfing, you will feel excited.
- #2 – Duck dive. The duck dive is a way for people to use their surfboards to go under waves.
- #3 – Kook.
- #4 – Goofy Footed vs.
- #5 – Pocket.
Why do surfers talk weird?
“ What’s key is the jaw hinge. With this surfer accent, the molars in the back are dropped further than you would think,” Vanderway tells me. “Go watch the guys in movies. They almost look… not quite slack-jawed, but there’s a widening of the mouth that changes the resonance of the words.”
What is a male surfer called?
Example of Kook or Barney Bro – dude, brother, surfer—can be both male or female.
What do surfers call their boards?
Oftentimes the monikers have nothing to do with the shape, but just sound cool, like Bunny Chow, Dumpster Diver, Pyzalien, Padillac, Steps Killer, Pig Dog, Neck Beard and Sub Scorcher, just to name a few. Surfers will always have a knack for making up words and phrases to describe their boards.
What does Kook mean in surfing?
Kook, noun. Pronunciation: kük: An individual with no understanding of the social and sartorial norms of surfing. In the water, a kook’s cluelessness can aggravate or endanger other surfers; on occasion, kooks can even be recognized solely by the faux pas they commit out of the ocean.
What does a surfer Call the lip of a breaking wave?
Barrel. The barrel is the hollow part of a breaking wave where there is a gap between the face of the wave and the lip of the wave as it curls over. One of the highlights for any surfer is catching a tube ride.