Surfing maneuver in which the rider moves to the front of the board and assumes one of a half-dozen or so positions. As described by California surf journalist Bill Cleary in 1965, noseriding is "a sport within a sport." It can be an act of transcendent elegance and subtlety, and is most often performed in small waves while riding a longboard.

The exact originsĀ of noseriding are unknown. Hawaii's Rabbit Kekai is sometimes identified as the first surfer to consistently ride the nose, doing so...