(EN) – Glossary of Surfing Terms & Surf Slang | Derek Dodds


Surfer slang has got to be one of the most unique and recognizable slangs in the English language. Countless movies have portrayed the special way surfers talk, and even cartoons are using the surfer manner of speech for comedic relief. Case and point: Remember ‘Crush’, the turtle/laid-back surfer dude in Disney’s Finding Nemo? He was speaking in ‘surferese!

Needless to say, though we know that not all surfers talk like Crush, there is an undeniable surfer slang that one needs to know to understand the world of surfing. After all, you don’t want to be going on a surf camp and not understand some essential terms your instructor is using. This is why we’re going to help you out a bit and offer you a glossary of 180+ essential surfing terms that may just come in handy!

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