Aggro (adj.) To be aggressive, fearless and/or super-intimidating.
Bag (v.) To leave, ditch or abandon something such as a wave, club or party.
Beater (n.) A well-worn means of transportation, such as a car or bike. Can also be used to describe a surfboard that has seen better days. "Didja see that beater he was driving?"
Brah (n.) Friend, buddy, partner. (Derived from the word bruddah: Hawaiian slang for brother/friend.)
Choke (v.) To chicken out or falter during an especially hairy (scary) moment. "Dude, when she asked him out he totally choked."
Cord (n.) The device surfers attach to their boards (and ankles) to prevent boards from washing into shore.
Da kine (adj.) The top of the line, or best of. "I just caught da kine wave, brah."
Dibs (n.) To have something reserved, to call it, as in "I've got dibs on the next round and/or wave."
Ding (n.) Hole, crack or dent in a surfboard.
Dipping (v.) The technique surfers use to get under and through oncoming waves.
Earwax (n.) Term used to describe a guy/girl who gets the longest ride in the tube.
Fakey (n.) A bottom turn or carve back toward the whitewater/curl of a wave.
Gash (n.) Very sharp turn on a wave.
Gnarly (adj.) Treacherous, large, dangerous.
Going off (adj.) When big, clean, ride-worthy swells move in and start to break.
Goofy (n.) To surf with your right foot forward. Left foot forward is "regular."
Greenroom (n.) The coveted space inside the barrel/tube of a wave.
Grommet (Grom) or Kook (n.) Young, inexperienced surfer.
Gun (n.) A board designed for large waves.
Lip (n.) The curl portion of the wave.
Meatball (n.) The lifeguard's yellow flag with black dot that indicates dangerous surf.
Moke (n.) A notoriously territorial local Hawaiian surfer.
Nailed (v.) To wipe out very badly while riding a wave.
Nectar (adj.) Awesome, beautiful, gorgeous. Usually refers to girls in very small bathing suits.
Pearl (v.) To drive the nose of your board into the water. (Hint: this is not a good move.)
Quiver (n.) A surfer's collection of surfboards.
Scabbed (adj.) To get lacerated or generally messed up by wiping out on a coral reef.
Set (n.) A group/clump of waves.
Shubee (n.) A wannabe tourist who buys surfing gear and dresses like a surfer, but has never caught a wave.
Sick (adj.) Unbelievably, excellent, awesome or good. The highest quality. "The waves today are sick, dude."
Skeg (n.) The fin at the tail end of the surfboard.
Snake (v.) Taking something that doesn't belong to you, such as a wave that someone else was riding first.
Stick (n.) Your surfboard.
Stoked (adj.) To be happy/excited.
Tow-in (n) When waves are too big to paddle into, you are towed in by a jet ski.
Tube (n.) The hollow portion/tunnel of a wave, which forms when waves crest overhead.