Learn the Lingo!
Written by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel
Cowabunga! The waves were sick at dawn patrol and it was jammed in the lineup. Aggros were snaking. But, with so many barrels I stayed chill and got into the Green Room without any headers.
Whoa! What language is this? Surfer slang, of course. Surferese.
If you're new to surfing or have surfer friends and family, then it's important to know the lingo...even if it seems like you're trying to crack the secrets of the Rosetta Stone or learn to speak Norwegian.
Luckily, you probably already know more surferese than you think because of all the movies, books and media that use it.
And, to make it even easier for you to figure out, SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel got some help from our friends at BookSurfCamps.com. They jumped on board and created this glossary for you. Compiled by Cristina Costea, it has everything you need.
So,check it out and see how many of the terms you know. Plus learn some new ones. Dude, it's easy! Even a kook can do it. Just click on: Surfer Slang
Then you’ll be ready for Dawn Patrol.
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