Now that you know all these surfer slang terms, the only thing stopping you from going surfing is the ability to surf.
Boneyard: where the waves break, or crash down to the point where they can be surfed.
Soup: the foamy white water after a wave breaks.
Ankle slop: waves too small to surf.
Cruncher: A large, hard-breaking wave that folds back over on itself and is almost impossible to surf.
Honker: a big, surfable wave.
Off the Richter: a particularly excellent wave
Eat it: to fall off, or wipeout.
Gremlin: a young, novice surfer.
Hodad: a non-surfer.
Probros: amateur surfer derogatory term for professional surfers.
Gandalf: an old, wise surfer.
Dawn patrol: early-morning surfers.
Goat boat: a jetski and its rider using up all the good surfing waves.
Meatball: a “no surfing flag.” Traditionally, these flags were yellow with a solid black circle in the middle.
Humpback: a double wave that can be surfed by two people at the same time.
Having a Neptune Cocktail: to accidentally ingest a large amount of seawater.
Reef rash: getting cuts and scratches from coastal reefs.
Beef jerky: reef rash.
Depth charge: when a surfer is too far away from shore and needs to make a #2…they go for a depth charge.
Delammed: short for “delaminated,” or when a fiberglass surfboard becomes so old and used that the foam core is poking through the top, making the board slippery and hard to stand on.
Wettie warmer: to pee in one’s wetsuit to make it a little warmer.
Noah. Short for an Australian rhyming slang term, Noah’s Ark, which means…shark.