SurfSpeak - D
East Coast n Refers to the east coast of the United States
east swell n A swell that is coming from east to west
east wind/easterly n Wind that is blowing from east to west
eat it, eat shit v. To wipe out bad or get worked.
eat the rocks v. To get pounded on a rocky shoreline, with or without a board.
ebb, ebb tide n A tide that is moving from high to low tide.
edge n 1) Part of the side, or rail, of a surfboard.
2) The part of a wave that is unbroken, the shoulder
egg, eggy n A surfboard shape with a slow rounded nose or/and tail.
elephant gun n A large surfboard designed for very large surf.
Endless Summer An early sixties double anthology album by The Beach Boys released
The Endless Summer The classic 1966 Bruce Brown film that followed two surfers,
Robert August (now a resident of Tamarindo, Costa Rica) and
Mike Hynson, looking the perfect wave.
The Endless summer 2 Bruce Brown's 1994 film, with Patrick O'Connell and
Robert "Wingnut" Weaver, and a cameo by Robert August, that
re-visited the spots surfed in the original; 1966 film.
epic adj. Something of grand, giant proportions. Classic As in "epic surf"
epoxy board n A board made from epoxy resin that is lighter.
EPS foam n Expanded polystyrene foam that doesn't yellow or break down in sunlight
but does absorb more water in the event of a ding. A dinged board must
be repaired immediately.
ESA The Eastern Surfing Association The East Coast's amateur competitive surfing
evening glass-off n The calm, glassy ocean conditions when the wind dies down.
excellent adj. great, fantastic, high quality As in "Excellent waves."
extreme adj. When a surfer pushes the limits. Radical
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