Does the phrase ‘surf culture’ conjure up images of beach-dwelling, shaggy-haired, dope-fuddled slackers who struggle to speak without the saying “dude” or “bro” every 3rd word?
Well, I urge you to think again, as it’s not all about weed, waves and whiling away the days on the beach.
The following are a selection of movies and books which are not only very good, they shed a lot of light on surf life.
However, I admit the language can be a tad confusing, so I’ve included a section on surf-speak to help you understand your next conversation with a “dude” on the beach.
You ever been at the beach and not understood what’s being said?