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    10-second barrel

    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of "10-second barrel" in context about surfing?
    "I got about a 12-second barrel on it or a 10-second barrel, so that was a really memorable incredible experience"

    "barrel" here is a bit misleading, I guess.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: 10-second barrel

    A barrel is the cylindrical surface the surfer rides on, and the time span is how long they are able to ride it.

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    Re: 10-second barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    A barrel is the cylindrical surface the surfer rides on, and the time span is how long they are able to ride it.
    You mean "his board"??? or it's something else?

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    Re: 10-second barrel

    Barrel
    A barrel is where the wave is hollow when it is breaking. For some surfers it's the be all and end all of surfing. Is sometimes called a "tube."
    (Surfing-waves.com)

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    Re: 10-second barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    (Surfing-waves.com)

    Rover
    It means then "to ride inside a wave when its like tube"? Excuse my ignorance.

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    Re: 10-second barrel

    Yes - like this picture of the Great Barrier Reef.

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    Re: 10-second barrel

    I can't thank you enough.

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    Re: 10-second barrel

    You could send money.


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