hang ten

Longboarding maneuver during which the rider hangs all 10 toes off the front end of the surfboard—the most celebrated form of noseriding. "Getting ten," Florida surf journalist Jim MacLaren wrote in 1995, "separates the good noseriders from everybody else."

Surfers generally prepare to hang ten by trimming the board across the wave face and cross-stepping to the front. One of the sport's most difficult and delicate maneuvers, hanging ten is possible for the most part only on smaller waves; r...