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Beach break: An area where waves that are good enough to surf break just off a beach, or on a sandbar farther out
Blown out: When waves that would otherwise be good have been rendered too choppy by wind
Bomb: An exceptionally large set wave
Choppy, chop: Waves that are subjected to cross winds have a rough surface (chop) and do not break cleanly
Close-out: A wave is said to be "closed-out" when it breaks at every position along the face at once, and therefore cannot be surfed
Face: The forward-facing surface of a breaking wave
Flat: No waves
Gas chamber: The effect when a big wave rolls over, enclosing a temporary horizontal tunnel of air with the surfer inside
Glassy: When the waves (and general surface of the water) are extremely smooth and glossy, not disturbed by wind
Gnarly: Large, difficult, and dangerous (usually applied to waves)
Line-up: The area where most of the waves are starting to break and where most surfers are positioned in order to catch a wave[3]
Off the hook: A positive phrase meaning the waves are a very good size and shape
Outside: The part of the water's surface that is farther from the shore than the area where most waves are breaking
Point break: Area where an underwater rocky point creates waves that are suitable for surfing
Sections: The parts of a breaking wave that are rideable
Set waves: A group of waves of larger size within a swell
Shoulder: The unbroken part of the wave
Shorey/shore break: A wave that lasts all the way to the shore before crashing
Surf's up: A phrase used when there are waves worth surfing
Swell: A series of waves that have traveled from their source in a distant storm, and that will start to break once the swell reaches shallow enough water
Whitewater: After the wave has finished breaking, it continues on as a ridge of turbulence and foam, the whitewater
Stoked: happy, excited

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