The Surfin'ary: A Dictionary of Surfing Terms and Surfspeak

Author: Trevor Cralle
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press; Revised edition (June 13, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1580081932
ISBN-13: 978-1580081931
Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.1 x 8.9 inches

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"The Surfin'ary" is one of the most entertaining surf books ever written. The book features a comprehensive list of surf-related expressions, and "translates" each word into plain English.

The language of the surfer is one of the strongest (and most surprising) influences on modern American English today - our everyday speech is alive with words that originate from this mythic beach culture rooted in ancient Polynesia.

From The Beach Boys and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" to the extreme popularity of surfing spin-offs like skateboarding, snowboarding, and windsurfing, the world is fascinated by the ocean lifestyle.

In this revised and expanded edition of a pop culture classic, surfer and lexicographer Trevor Cralle gathered over 3,000 surfing terms from around the world in a comprehensive volume that celebrates this rich outdoor activity.

Illustrated with the best in surf art and photography, this combination word reference, encyclopedia, and glossary is the perfect partner on your quest for the perfect wave.

If you're looking for a surf slang dictionary, this one's the best.