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Surfing is a water sport and recreational activity in which the wave rider, rides the forward face of a wave usually towards the shore. While most suitable waves for surfing are found in the ocean the activity can also be performed on lakes. The wave rider balances on a surf board while riding the waves.

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Quicksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau competition

Sports; Surfing

Surfing competition held annually in Waimea Bay, Hawaii. The competition will only take place if waves are 20 feet or higher, and this stipulation has resulted in the competition being cancelled in ...

Teahupoo waves

Sports; Surfing

Teahupo'o is a village on the south-west coast of the French Polynesia island of Tahiti in the southern Pacific Ocean. The village is known for the awesome, heavy, and glassy waves, often reaching 2 ...

reverse vee

Sports; Surfing

A bottom shape dating back to 1991, credited to Maurice Cole of Australia, in which vee is placed in the front half of the board, flattening out through the tail, accompanied by considerable tail ...


Sports; Surfing

A design credited to Dick Brewer of Hawaii around 1968, which among other things featured the first hints of the modern outline in a pulled-in tail and pin-nose.


Sports; Surfing

A paddling maneuver to help reduce resistance when paddling through whitewater, by rolling the surfboard upside down (with the fins up), and then holding on to the rails of the surfboard while ...


Sports; Surfing

1. 5 times the swell period to be exact.

methyl ethyl ketone peroxide (MEKP)

Sports; Surfing

A noxious toxic chemical used in small quantities as a catalyst or "hardener" for polyester resin.

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