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Lip

Here, Australia's Bede Durbidge rips the lip right off.

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Definition: The lip is the very top edge of a cresting wave. Depending on the wind direction, the lip of a wave can be razor perfect and pitching out or crumbly and soft. The lip is a focal point for many of surfing's modern maneuvers. Re-entries (off-the-lips), tail wafts, floaters, and aerials are all done on or around the lip.
Also Known As: curl, top
Examples:
The light on-shore wind today made the lips like little launch ramps, perfect for lauching airs.

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