Glossary n. list and explanations of abstruse, obsolete, dialetical, or technical terms, partial dictionary.
aerial - busting air
Aussie crawl - swimming stroke; freestyle
beach break - surfing location; normally breaks off a long, sand beach area
chick - girl
cowabunga - old, traditional Aussie surfing exclamation meaning "yahoo!''
crikey! - old Aussie exclamation expressing astonishment, brought to life again by Steve Irwin (Crocodile Hunter)
cutback - a surfing manoeuvre; turning your back to the power source of the wave
cut in on - invade someone's territory
cutloose - expression meaning "loosen up, break out of the mould''
cut up - get sore, annoyed
drop in on - take off on a wave after someone already has priority
floater - a surfing manoeuvre; turning to top of the wave and surfing over with the lip as the wave shuts down
grommet - young surfer
hang 5 - 5 toes over the nose of a surfboard
hang 10 - 10 toes over the nose of a surfboard
larrikin - old Aussie word borrowed from Australian folklore to describe a rowdy type
lingo - vocabulary of special subject or class of people
lip - the section of the wave that throws forward to meet the bottom of it
lip-launched - pitched by the lip into oblivion
left-hander - a wave that peels to the left as you're taking off, opposite of a right-hander
Malibu (Mal) - a long board 8'6" or longer; named after Malibu Point in California
out the back - where the bigger waves are breaking
patrolled beach - a safe section of beach patrolled by lifeguards, only between the flags
point break - surfing location; normally breaks off a headland area
rashie - rash vest, a lightweight garment used by surfers to protect their upper body from sun and board rash
reef break - surfing location; breaks on a reef
rip - dangerous body of water in which a strong current operates, dragging out to sea
ripping - surfing very well
smokin' - what killed Bob Marley, or just used to describe an excellent wave
stoked - expression meaning "feeling good''
surfari - surfing expedition
surfie - bona fide surfer; stereotypically a shaggy-blonde, bronzed Aussie
surf's up! - surf's good!
sweet - no worries
take the drop - riding down the face of a wave
tube - hollow section of a wave between the lip and the back
wax up - wax your board
wettie - wetsuitBook Now