THE WAVE DOCTORS
we pass through everyday. For myself, the “different” language environment is in
language environment lots of different words and phrases are used to describe our
feelings toward other fellow waveriders, the dudes. We speak the romantic
language of the sea.
confidence booster. Catching the King Cong set or pulling into a hollow barrell is
cause for hoots and hallers. Making the steepest, latest drop down the face of an
always turns my spirits high. There’s Not a feeling like it in the world.
When speaking of our last session getting wet you might hear such phrases
windy we call it choppy and when the waves are really good we say its pumping or
exceptionally beautiful and the winds are calm, we call this the afternoon glassoff.
Surfers gave this part of the day this name because the water has a clean and glassy
When speaking to fellow surfers I use various different words to conversate
with them. Hey dude, whats up buddy, and howdy barney are just a few that are
used everyday at your local wave distributors. When you use known surfer slang
spot is too. Throughout society there is a stereotype that surfers smoke marijuana-
a.k.a. chronic, bomb, dank, greens, they pufferellie, toke, have bong sessions. This
is a folklore that is for the most part true, a lot of surfers smoke but not because
drop stoned seems more enjoyable than it does sober, stone cold sober.
Being a wave thrasher in Northern California is one of a kind. The people
Every surfer in this area and every where I’ve ever been has been really involved
California surfer is the coolest character known to these parts.