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Hawaiian slang and surfer slang

T-amped -
1) overdoing it
2) excited, stoked

tail -
1) the stern or rear end of a surfboard
2) the bottom 12" of a surfboard
3) the bottom one-third of a surfboard

tail width - tail width is measured across the board 12" above the tail end in the following way:
• starting at the center of the tail end (which could be in midair if it's a swallow tail or a bat tail), measure 12” up the centerline
• now, at that point on the centerline, measure across the board, rail to rail, while keeping perpendicular to the centerline
( see also center point width, nose width, length, thickness)

tail-slide - part of a larger maneuver in which a surfer purposely makes the fin lose its grip and the board slides

take-off - the start of a ride; paddle out for a wave, jump up onto your feet, drop into the wave, and hope you keep your balance

take-off point - the best spot to be in the lineup to catch the best part of a breaking wave

taking gas - to be wiping out

taking off - starting a ride on a wave

TALK STINK - slang for: to speak ill about someone, trash talk

TALK STORY - slang for: to talk about something or chat; to gossip

tandem - two people riding on a surfboard at the same time, usually a man and woman

tank (also tanker, log) -
1) a longboard
2) a very large board

TANKS - slang for: thanks (used sarcastically)

tape (also stress point tape, spot tape) - used to prevent leaks or tears at intersections and stress points on wetsuit seams; usually used on top of seams that are already glued and blind stitched (commonly abbreviated as GBS)

TARO TOPS (TAH-row tahps) - taro corm; similar to a potato in appearance and use; used to make poi

template - the outline or pattern for shaping a surfboard

terrorize - to own, i.e. be able to do, with skill; if a surfer is dominating a particular surf spot and ripping it to shreds, he is said to be terrorizing

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thickness - measured from the top of the deck to the bottom of the board; most surfboards are thickest at the center point width line, and then taper off to the tail and the nose respectively (see also center point width, nose width, tail width, length)

three-sixty (also 360, spinner) - a maneuver done wherein the board (and rider) spin 360° on the face of the wave

throwing tail - to execute a turn so radical that the tail breaks loose from the water's surface and begins to slide

throw a fan - to erect a rooster-tail fan of spray as the result of a particularly dramatic turn

Thruster - a shortboard design with three equal-size fins; created in 1980 by Simon Anderson of Australia; perfecting on the existing three fin concept of the time (which was a single fin on the tail-end centerline with two smaller fins placed further up towards the rails in tail area that was known as "three-finned" and "tri-fin") for added power and stability

TING (teeng) - slang for: thing

TITA (TEE-tah) - slang for: a very tough female who is willing to fight

TOAD- acronym for Take Off And Die!

TO DA MAX (too dah MACKS) - slang for: to the maximum

toes-on-the-nose -
1) to ride a wave with one's toes curled around the nose of the board
2) riding a surfboard with the toes hanging over the front end (see hang five, hang ten)

TOGEDDAH (toh-GEH-dah) - slang for: together

tombstoning - when a surfboard pops up out of the water and looks like a tombstone

toobed (also barreled, covered, tubed) -
1) to be riding inside the tube
2) to be riding in the green room

top turn (also snapback, snap) - a very quick, short radius direction change performed at the top of a curl; similar to the re-entry, but the approach is less vertical and usually performed to gain speed

totally - very (used to emphasize something) : That libation looks totally bodacious.

tow-ins - getting towed into waves that are too large to paddle into

TOWN - slang for: anywhere in Honolulu (when you are on the island of Ohau)

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TRADES - slang for: tradewinds

trim -
1) to adjust your position on a board so that it planes, and achieves its maximum speed
2) to surf on the wave in an unbroken line or at a perfect angle without turning

triple overhead - when the wave height exceeds the height of the surfers riding it and this difference in height loosely measures six to nine feet feet between the top of the average surfer's head and the lip of the wave : Be careful! We've got ourselves triple overhead today. (see also overhead, double overhead, feets overhead)

triple overhead waves - waves that exceed ten feet in total height before the falls; called 'triple overhead waves' because their total height is above three times the height of the average surfer (remember that children and youngsters are taken into account when determining the height of the average surfer) – (see also overhead waves)

troll (also surf troll) - surfers with no money who live in cars, shacks, etc.

trough - the bottom part of a wave where it joins with the normal sea level, opposite of crest

TRY - slang for: “Please.”

TRY MOVE - slang for: “Please move out of the way.”

TRY WAIT - slang for: “Please be more patient.”

tsunami - a series of gigantic ocean waves created by earthquakes and other geological or tectonic disturbances below sea level; due to shoaling, tsunami waves can reach heights of over 35' or more in bays or other pocketed areas

tube -
1) the hollow portion of a wave formed when the crest spills over and makes a tunnel or hollow pipe-shaped space in front of the face of the wave (see green room, barrel)
2) to ride inside a hollow breaking wave : I'm gonna tube that wave.

tube ride - a drive to the beach

tubed (also barreled, covered, toobed) -
1) to be riding inside the tube
2) to be riding in the green room

tucked-under edge (also tucked-under rail) - a rail that slants down starting at the deck and then rounds off to a hard, distinct wide-angle edge as it meets the bottom; this edge runs the entire length of the board

tucked-under rail (also tucked-under edge) - a rail that slants down starting at the deck and then rounds off to a hard, distinct wide-angle edge as it meets the bottom; this edge runs the entire length of the board

turn turtle (also turtle) - while paddling out, rolling the surfboard over to put the fin up, and hanging onto the rails underwater when confronted with a breaking wave; used especially with longboards to reduce resistance

turtle (also turn turtle) - while paddling out, rolling the surfboard over to put the fin up, and hanging onto the rails underwater when confronted with a breaking wave; used especially with longboards to reduce resistance

TŪTŪ (tuu-TUU) - grandparent (can be used for either sex); this is the spelling for how it is usually pronounced, the true Hawaiian spelling is KŪKŪ

twin fin (also twinfin)- a surfboard with two fins

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