1. Sports
Send to a Friend via Email

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://surfing.about.com/od/wordortheday/g/draining.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Draining

By

Wave

This is a dirty little drainer.

Jay DiMartino
Definition: Draining is a verb used in conjunction with a helping verb such as "is" or "was" to indicate a thick, wedging wave and to describe the way in which it sucks up off a (usually) shallow bottom and then subsequently bowls up and barrels. It can also be used as a noun as in "drainer".
Pronunciation: dray-ning
Also Known As: sucking-up, pitting, wedging
Common Misspellings: drayning, draning
Examples:
After that last wave mushed out on the outside, it started draining over the inside reef and then just barreled all the way to the channel.
Related Video
Bathroom Design Ideas
  1. About.com
  2. Sports
  3. Surfing
  4. Surf Slang Words
  5. Surf Slang Dictionary Definition of Surf Slang Term: Draining

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.