Have a gander at the dictionary we compiled
for The Raw Pineapple Trilogy -
earwax - the guy who takes the longest tube ride
eat it - to wipe out really bad on a wave and 'eat' seabed
egg rail - a rail that has a soft, rounded shape similar to an egg
egg shape - a funboard shaped like an egg
eighty-sixed (also 86'd) - to be out of the game, done, finished, gone; began and is still in use as a restaurant slang term with the same meaning; originated during the Prohibition years in the USA after a speakeasy in NYC named Chumley's – which has the backdoor address of 86 Bedford Street – and when a patron became unruly he (or she) was tossed, i.e. ‘86'd’ out the back door; Chumley's has been closed since a wall collapsed in 2007.
el rollo - to lie prone on a surfboard and hold onto the sides while rolling 360° during a ride; this surf maneuver was previously done only by bodyboarders; it consists of going off the lip and doing a complete somersault with the lip as it drives you back down into the trough – finishing is the hard part
elevator drop - the sensation you feel when executing a late drop in
epi - how a burnout surfer says the word 'epic'
epoxy construction - in surfboard epoxy construction, expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam core boards are shaped and then encapsulated in 'skins' made of fiberglass soaked with epoxy resin (see also UPR construction)
epoxy resin - a polymer synthetic adhesive; refers to a broad family of chemicals; more durable than unsaturated polyester resin for surfboard construction, however it is more expensive (see resin; see also epoxy, epoxy construction)
EPS (also bead board, bead foam) - acronym for: expanded polystyrene; a type of foam used in the making of surfboard blanks; can be initially shaped by being 'blown' into a pre-defined mold; lighter than polyurethane (PU) foam (see also epoxy, epoxy construction)
Eskimo lidder - offensive slang term for a bodyboarder
Eskimo roll - a kayak roll usually done while lying prone on a longboard – can be done in the water to punch through a wave or in the air as a trick with a smaller surfboard (see also duck-dive, slice, push-up, and shoot-and-scoot)
exposure - how breaking waves within an area will absorb an incoming swell relative to the angle that they face it