What does backhand mean in surfing?
BACKHAND. This means to surf with your back to the wave. BACKSIDE. When riding a wave, facing the beach with your back to the wave.
What does a surfer call a big wave?
When used as in “heavy waves,” it means big, gnarly, kick ass waves. Teahupoo, Mavericks and Pipeline are three waves that would have to be described as heavy with a capital “H.” The same term can be used to describe the locals at a spot.
What words do surfers say?
These ten words will make you an expert surfer in any surf chat:
- Awesome: exaggerate whenever you can – the wave was awesome, the ride was awesome, the surfboard is awesome, and you look awesome;
- Cool: surfers are usually cool, so be cool and spread coolness – that’s cool, it sounds cool, and it looks pretty cool;
What do surfers call each other?
A fellow surfer; friend; companion. If you’ve caught a wave with a board, standing, kneeling or body then you’re one.