1. What Surfers Say...

"Yeah, I surf..."

Photo: surf.co.nz

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 8: ASP World Tour Rookie Page Hareb of New Zealand surfs to an equal third place finish during the Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by LG Mobile on March 8, 2009 on the Gold Coast, Australia. Hareb, the first event 'Kiwi' surfer to qualify for the prestigious ASP Women's World Tour was defeated by reigning two times ASP World Champion Stephanie Gilmore who advanced into the Final. Hareb is now rated ASP World No. 3 after Stop No. 1 on the ASP Women's World Tour.

What Surfers Mean...

"I spend 90 per cent of my time drowning in the white water."

beginner surfer

beginner surfer

 

2. What Surfers Say...

"I've surfed California, Hawaii, Indo, Australia, Tahiti..."

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What Surfers Mean...

"I rented a board in each of these places and failed to stand up on a single unbroken wave."

Photo: Tumblr

 

3. What Surfers Say...

"That scar is from when I wiped out after riding a gnarly reef break in Tahiti..."

Photo: mylifeonboard.net

What Surfers Mean...

"I actually tripped on the sand and fell on my fin."

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4. What Surfers Say...

"I only go out if it's at least double overhead..."

surfing double overhead

surfing double overhead

What Surfers Mean...

"I'll go out, get scared shitless and wipeout the whole way back to shore."

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5. What Surfers Say...

"I think I'm going to start doing yoga..."

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man yoga

What Surfers Mean...

"I'm going to join a yoga class... to meet girls."

yoga class

yoga class

 

6. What Surfers Say...

"Hawaii is over-rated..."

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What Surfers Mean...

"I can't afford to go to Hawaii. Ever."

man crying

man crying

 

7. What Surfers Say...

"Fuck competitive surfing! It's all about soul surfing, man..."

Photo: Stock

What Surfers Mean...

"I'm always asleep when the World Tour competitions are being streamed and I'm too poor to go watch it in person."

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man asleep sofa

 

8. What Surfers Say...

"I totally do not pee in my wetsuit..."

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What Surfers Mean...

"I always pee in my wetsuit."

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9. What Surfers Say...

"I took this shot on my GoPro. I'm thinking of becoming a freelance surf photographer."

surf photography

surf photography

What Surfers Mean...

"I took about a thousand snaps, most of them turned out like this..."

Photo: thetribunenews.com

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10. What Surfers Say...

"We're going to do a surf road trip this summer through France and northern Spain."

Photo: Cal Jelley

What Surfers Mean...

"We're going to France to hide out inside our van, which covered with beer cans and damp sleeping bags, while it pisses it down with rain because the surf is flat."

rain car

rain car

 

11. What Surfers Say...

"Yeah, I have tonnes of boards - my favourite is a vintage 1960s single fin longboard."

Photo: Etsy

vintage surfboard

What Surfers Mean...

I bought this on eBay because it was the only one I could afford

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surfboard ebay

 

12. What Surfers Say...

"You should have been here yesterday..."

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namatu fiji surfing

What Surfers Mean...

"No, really, you should have been here yesterday."

Photo: hatteraskiteboarding.org

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