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closeout tube


A nonnegotiable, no-possible-exit tuberide, often performed to impress onlookers; dangerous for beginners and intermediates, as the rider can easily be hit by his board, or bounced off the bottom. Advanced surfers will avoid injury by either jabbing their board and body sharply through the tubing wave face, or by ejecting off the tail as the tube implodes.

"A moment of simultaneous disappointment and joy, of victory and defeat," Surfing magazine wrote of the closeout tube in 1998, "a gloriou...