Your question: What does choppy surf mean?

What is choppy surf?

Choppy – When the surf is choppy, the waves aren’t breaking cleanly. No one likes choppy surf. The waves are trickier to catch and usually shorter, bumpier rides. High onshore winds and a short wave period make choppy surf.

What do surfers call bad waves?

When used as in “heavy waves,” it means big, gnarly, kick ass waves. Teahupoo, Mavericks and Pipeline are three waves that would have to be described as heavy with a capital “H.” The same term can be used to describe the locals at a spot.

Can you surf in choppy waves?

Choppy waves are the result of high winds and usually it will still be windy when it comes time to surf in these conditions. Note that choppy waves and strong wind make for the hardest conditions to surf.

What do you call a surfer dude?

A dude is “a surf enthusiast.” It’s especially handy at a beer-soaked clambake when you can’t remember someone’s name.

What do you call a surfer girl?

There is no specific term for a female surfer. You can call a girl who surfs just “surfer”, although, there are terms like gurfer, wahine that are used to refer to a female surfer.

What does Lotus mean in surfing?

LOTUS is our new forecasting model; the successor of LOLA. This new forecast model combines cutting edge prediction technology with NOAA’s Wavewatch III to give you more accurate wind and wave forecasts.

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Why do surfers say Yew?

Another widely used term for surfers is “YEW!”, which is an indicator that a large wave has been spotted, however mostly shouted while a surfer is catching or has recently finished riding a wave.

Can you turtle roll big waves?

The turtle roll will be your best friend when it comes to dodging bigger waves on your longboard. Just like a duck dive, the turtle roll will take some time to master.