It’s time to hit the books and learn SUP and Surf Slang 101. Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) has its own language, slang terms borrowed from surfing and other paddle sports terminology or invented for SUP itself. Since SUP is a combination of sports and their associated equipment some of the common words may be familiar other words are freshly minted for paddling. Pick up the lingo so you can speak to your fellow paddleboarders in their own language and understand what these definitions actually mean. Bookmark this SUP glossary for easy reference and you’ll be speaking the lingo of a pro in no time.
Paddleboard Glossary – Learn how to speak SUP
dual chamber pump
A poser or overconfident surfer who is unconsciously embarrassing themself or making life difficult for their fellow surfers through lack of skill or ignorance of surf etiquette. Can be used as an insult.
personal flotation device (PFD)
Now that you’ve learned to talk like a paddleboarder, it’s time to paddle!