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Gale

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

Gale Force

Gale Force: The U.S. government’s National Weather Service defines a gale as 34–47 knots (63–87 km/h, 17.5–24.2 m/s or 39–54 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

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

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

Gybe (or jibe)

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