Cornish Surf Lingo
The massive Boardmasters event is happening right here in Cornwall. Surfers and holiday makers from all over the world will be heading to Fistral Beach to watch the action. So we thought it was time to check out some Cornish surfing lingo...
BBC Radio Cornwall's Rod Lyon has presented the News in Cornish for many years.
Each Sunday he brings together the weekly round up of all the things happening in Cornwall, and he translates them into Cornish.
Does local surfer Russell Winter know the lingo?
So we set Rod the challenge of coming up with some surfing lingo, but in Cornish. Here's what he came up with. We hope to hear you trying it out on Fistral Beach at this year's Boardmasters competition!
We've written the lingo in English then Cornish on this page for you to practice before you hit the surf.
You can also hear how it all sounds on the link below:
The surf is looking epic, let's go catch some waves!
I got barrelled at Porthleven.
Can I borrow your longboard?
I'm riding my new fish this summer.
What time is low tide?
Have you checked the surf forecast?
The swell is building all week and the wind is going offshore
Let's check that secret spot on the south coast.
The waves at fistral were glassy last night.
Perranporth is 6 foot and clean.
Watergate bay is an onshore mess.
There's no surf today, it's flat!
Beach break/Reef break/Point break
Hang-ten - (can also be called 'Nose-riding')
last updated: 01/08/2008 at 14:47