Surfing Slang and Surfer Lingo
Surfing is a rich sport when it comes to terms, names and expressions. Here is a small list of expressions used by surfers in the waves and at the beach.
Shaka: a Hawaiian hand gesture used to say 'hello', 'great', 'cool' and 'alright'. (as seen in the picture above)
Wipeout: an unexpected fall off a surfboard while surifng a wave (something you may be quite familier with by the end of your first surf lesson)
Bogging: what happens when a surfer's weight is too far back, and the nose of the board lifts up.
Chop: bumpy ocean and wave conditions that are rough due to strong winds and/or currents
Foth: stoked, amped or excited. (for example; 'those waves were so sick, im frothing bra')