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head dip


A flashy old-fashioned maneuver, more theatrical than useful, where the surfer holds a tight angle near the crest and lowers his head. Usually performed in small waves. As done in the golden age of hotdogging—from the late-'50s to the mid-'60s—the head was tilted horizontally or completely inverted, and sometimes "dipped" into the breaking wave; for an add-on bit of flair, the arms could be raised up and back, like bird wings. Another variation of the head dip—and the best-known version by fa...