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A-Frame Perfect barreling surf. A cross-section of the wave reveales an 'a' shape where it is breaking soooo nicely.
Aggro Aggressive attitude in the water. Having a bad attitude.
Amped Getting excited while surfing or really looking forward to a surf.
Ankle Busters / Snappers
180/360 The spin of a surfers board during a manouever in degrees. eg 360 degree turn.
Bells Beach is one of the great right point breaks. Find it on the south Victorian coastline of Australia. Check out the Bells Beach Pro held in March every year. Setting for that tearful end bit in point break when Patrick (twinkletoes) Swayze AKA Bodie ate it at the end of Point Break.
What Australians call a watering hole, but to everyone else it is one of the largest surfing equipment and clothing manufacturers out there.
Old school for really good, enjoyable.
Where the onshore wind turns the surf in to unrideable mush.
Boardshorts / Boardies
Board shorts - check the men's boardshorts here and the women's boardshorts here. Quick drying, lightweight and worn by those lucky enough to be surfing in warm water.
The turn made at the base of the wave when coming down off the face. Often the first move made after dropping in. Get it right for great positioning for your next manovever.
Carve / Carving
The classic surfing manoeuvre. Basically what turning on a wave is called. Carve is also a surfing magazine found in Europe.
The humpback whales visiting Australian waters generally spend summer (and late spring and early autumn) feeding in the Antarctic. But as the cold weather approaches, not only does food become scarce in the Antarctic but the waters become too cold for these warm-blooded animals. In fact, the cold could kill their young calves were it not for the layers of blubber insulation. Also, it is the warmer northern waters that are their breeding ground.