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Gale: A storm or squall that may produce strong gusty winds or wind shifts.

Gale Force: The U.S. government's National Weather Service defines a gale as 3447 knots (6387 km/h, 17.524.2 m/s or 3954 miles/hour) of sustained surface winds. Other sources use minimums as low as 28 knots (52 km/h) and maximums as high as 90 knots (170 km/h). Through 1986, the National Hurricane Center used the term gale to refer to winds of tropical storm force for coastal areas, between 33 knots (61 km/h) and 63 knots (117 km/h). The 90-knot (170 km/h) definition is very non-standard. A common alternative definition of the maximum is 55 knots (102 km/h).

Grab: Using your hand to hold the board while performing a trick.

Types of grabs:

Canadian Bacon - Rear hand, toeside grab, between feet, through legs

Chicken Salad - Front hand, heelside grab, between feet, through legs, arm is twisted, lead foot is boned out

Crail - Rear hand, front toeside grab, back leg is boned out

Indy - Rear hand, toeside grab, between feet

Indy bone - Do a nosebone or tailbone with an Indy grab

Japan Air - Lead Hand grab in front of front foot while board is brought up so it's perpendicular to the water

Lien Air - Lead hand, heelside grab, board pushed in front of rider, back leg boned out

Method - Lead hand, heelside grab, between feet, board is brought up to waist

Mute - Lead hand, toeside grab, between feet

Nose - Lead hand, grabbed on tip of the board

Nuclear - Rear hand, front heelside grab, back leg boned out

Palmer - Lead hand, front heelside grab with a twist

Roast Beef - Rear hand, heelside grab, between feet, through legs

Seatbelt - Rear hand grabs the nose of the board across the riders body

Slob - Lead hand, front toeside grab, back leg boned out, board rotated 180 while in the air

Stalefish - Rear hand, heelside grab, between feet

Stiffy - Board is brought out flat in front of the rider and typically done with an Indy or Roast Beef grab

Tai Pan - Lead hand, toeside grab, between feet through legs

Tail - Rear hand, grabbed on tail of board

Gun: A tall pointed surfboard used for surfing large waves.

Gybe (or jibe): To change direction by turning down wind and then continuing to turn until you are going in the other direction.
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