The Surfin'ary: A Dictionary of Surfing Terms and Surfspeak

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Ten Speed Press, 2001 - Humor - 362 pages
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Back by popular demand, this is the definitive reference for surf bums everywhere‚or at least any gremmie who's ever pondered the semantic subtleties between bitchin', rad, and killer. Informative and often hilarious, this bible of the cult of Kahuna sports over 3,000 alphabetical entries interspersed with surfing history, international surf glossaries, and 500 of the kindest surf photographs and illustrations ever gathered in one place. You'll not only talk the talk‚you'll walk the walk. Or rip the curl, as the case may be. Updated for the millennial surfer to keep you on the cutting edge of surfspeak. From aaaaahooo! to zonked, if it was said on, near, or under a surfboard, you'll find it here.

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While first impression might lead one to nominate a title such as this to a "Reference Books from Hell'' list, it would be an ill-executed and hasty move. This book is well researched, carefully ... Read full review

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TREVOR CRALLE is a native California surfer and worldwide water sports enthusiast with a degree in cultural geography from the University of California at Berkeley.

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