Funny Paddling Verbiage

Funny Paddling Verbiage:

To make it a fun holiday break. Lets see what everyone can come up with of funny words we say while we are paddling or words we use in paddling. Or what every funny paddling things up guys can come up with. Have a wonderful Christmas break sledding down those bumps!!!

Submitted by indar on Wed, 12/19/2012 - 2:36pm

"Lost your dog"

My friend Scott came up with this one. You know when your out there on a OC1 with a bunch of your friends you keep looking around for everyone like you lost your dog!

#1 Wed, 12/19/2012 - 2:38pm

jpa .... just paddling along

Example ... I was jpa when my _ _ _ _ _ broke in half.


#2 Wed, 12/19/2012 - 3:20pm

"handle your bird"

when someone else mistakes their boat for a bumper car

#3 Thu, 12/20/2012 - 8:53am

STROKE: when you grab your junk and rub it 'cause it feels good.

#4 Thu, 12/20/2012 - 9:14am


self explanatory. for some reason every time i hear it it's like nails on a chalkboard.

#5 Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:29am

"coming in hot"

when you drop in on a huge bump someone is already on a go flying

#6 Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:57am

"roll up your window"

yelled by seat 6 when seat 4 is looking around at other boats

#7 Thu, 12/20/2012 - 2:18pm

" fire hosed" said by seat 2 on OC2 about seat 1

#8 Thu, 12/20/2012 - 7:55pm

"Westward Ho!" What you say when 9 people have been hanging out for an hour at Ewa Beach park after a long run waiting for the 10th guy and he calls from White Plains looking for a ride. "I guess we'll go get the Westward Ho"

#9 Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:49pm

Huli huli, da kine chicken skool funrazer or flip x2 vs. huli, fo flip x 1 (no chicken involved)?

#10 Fri, 12/21/2012 - 1:18pm

"Mean Stroke"

Similar to the "Stroke" that Goto talks about but with mean facial expressions. Usually about 20-30 seconds after intitial stroke.

In a sentence. Brah you's on one long wave and was stroking mean kine.

#11 Fri, 12/21/2012 - 1:23pm

Hoot Hoot!

Cream Pie - "When 1 or more OCPaddler enthusiast gets overly excited about 80 strokes on a bent shaft and me of course"

#12 Fri, 12/21/2012 - 4:51pm

"Brain Damage"

How was the run? Bad. I had Brain Damage." When you over think the surf and the line, spin out, get frustrated, tighter, and pissed and passed by lesser paddlers. Usually ends with cursing.

"Money Line"

The secret line in the surf that allows you to pass all of your friends.

"Where you going Shell Vaa?" "Slow down OPT" -With respect of course

When you are lined up with friends for a long surf piece and then one of them takes off with 75 rate and victory in their eyes. Guys will yell at him and say "Where you going Shell Vaa? Slow down OPT."

#13 Sat, 12/22/2012 - 11:57am

burned bearings
went out to fast. had to slow down at the end

#14 Mon, 12/24/2012 - 10:44am



When you coach yell at you to sit in the edge of your butt when paddling in OC6.

"Get on you tuchys!!, Don't sit like you watching one TV. GET ON YOUR TUCHY'S!!" Ani

#15 Mon, 12/24/2012 - 11:26am


When you so far behind, you need one machete fo cut yourself out. Thanks Scotty.

#16 Mon, 12/24/2012 - 11:50am

gets used in other sports too. originally heard it when I used to snowboard.

Yard Sale:

Most often seen when someone's hot dogging in the surf or at the beginning of a race. Paddler gets dumped or huli's and his/her paddle, water, Gu's, boat, seat, hat, and spare paddle go everywhere. usually if it happens to you about 40-50 people will see it go down to enhance the embarrassment factor. so called for giving the impression that one is having a yard sale and has strewn everything out for display purposes.

#17 Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:39am

"Skin off" what you reply to someone when they say they are going to paddle with another crew....

#18 Wed, 12/26/2012 - 9:58am

"I got trash bag stuck under my ruder the whole run." or "I had water in my boat that was slowing me down."

Just did a Hawaii Kai run yesterday and the current was backing up bad. I was thinking that the whole time. So much so I wanted to stop and check under the ruder and see but I didn't.

#19 Fri, 12/28/2012 - 10:09am

It felt like I was paddling in molasses.

#20 Fri, 12/28/2012 - 3:03pm

Calling Rambo ...

"hit the piss" wipe out ? drinking ? both ?


#21 Fri, 12/28/2012 - 7:39pm

"Buggah buckoloose" when on wave and no can control!

#22 Sat, 12/29/2012 - 11:29am

"I'm holdin' my line homie!!!"

Used in a conversation while approaching the jetty in San Diego:

Imua steersman: Where you going San Diego?!?

San Diego Steersman (Salty Dog): I'm holdin' my line homie!!

#23 Sun, 12/30/2012 - 11:23am

"I'm holdin' my line homie!!!"

I've heard this from fishermen along MB jetty : 0


#24 Sun, 12/30/2012 - 12:53pm

Heard this one yesterday from our keiki coach, "We lost a cylinder." Basically, when your canoe drops a paddler to exhaustion or just plain crapping out.

#25 Sun, 12/30/2012 - 2:17pm

"clean start"

where all the canoes in a race false start at about 75% of race pace. then the officials blow the starting horn 30 seconds later. usually triggered by some guy in the middle of the pack yelling "GO GO GO!!!!"

#26 Sun, 12/30/2012 - 5:30pm

"DFL" dead fuckin last

#27 Tue, 01/01/2013 - 10:25am

"boat" when it's a canoe!

#28 Tue, 01/01/2013 - 1:38pm

"Sticky water"

Used when the water is sticky

#29 Tue, 01/01/2013 - 2:06pm

"I took the inside line"

-What you tell your friend when they find you clean, dry, and clearly done with the race. Of course, your friend usually beats you and is perplexed at how badly they were left in the "bushes". That's when you truthfully explain how you went driving past along the coastal road because you turned back at the first buoy.

A true story re-told, original courtesy of Mr. Jeff Cummings.

#30 Tue, 01/01/2013 - 7:12pm

DOING THE COCK ROACH....both hands raised with paddle above the paddler's head while surfing a a cock roach laying on its back (real obvious when a few seats are doing it in a six man)..

#31 Thu, 01/03/2013 - 6:38am

"Going Nuclear" or "Dialing the launch codes"

Usually said from the chase boat when someone on your team is so frustrated and about to blow up because timing, crew, blending...etc. is off!

Example...Joel is about to "go nuclear" because Justin's timing is off! Oh shit! He's "Dialing the launch codes"!

#32 Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:32am

More Things that only paddler know about are:

Chub Rub or Gunar Rub,

Ass rash,

Dirty Water (currents running weird),

Bump or Nalu (wave coming push now),


I got buss up, same a bushes.

Flying your ama,

He was close, I could see him.

#33 Fri, 01/04/2013 - 9:47am


As in:
"Hey guys, my escort just propped me."

Usually said in a high pitched scream.

#34 Sat, 01/05/2013 - 11:12am

"I didn't recognize you with clothes on."
As in:
"Wow, you have a job! I didn't recognize with clothes on"
Creates looks from others not in the know.

#35 Sun, 01/06/2013 - 6:56am

"$h!t's going rictor."

An exclamation of how hard you're going to train after being badly beaten in a race. The feeling generally lasts no more than 187 seconds before you get a second helping of cookies from the dessert table.

#36 Mon, 01/07/2013 - 10:55am

Secret training.

i could tell you, but the OCP mafia would get you.

#37 Mon, 01/07/2013 - 12:00pm

LOFT. "Lack Of F#$&ing Talent"
"They lost control of the boat on that wave because of a bad case of LOFT"

#38 Sun, 01/20/2013 - 4:36am

Before you go out with the guys to paddle one man practice

"we only going 60% today"

#39 Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:30pm

"Jimmy don't fuck this up!"
Usually yelled by Bill Pratt at the end of a Paa eono race going into Hawaii Kai when jimmy Austin risks a comfortable 1st place finish by taking the 6 man through the surf breaks inside China walls.

#40 Wed, 04/23/2014 - 7:45pm

Wheres the buoy....

#41 Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:57pm

"Come on you maggots!"..........An Afa Tuaolo rallying cry. Often times an expletive is inserted between you and maggots,

#42 Thu, 04/24/2014 - 3:31am

When you look like a keg after not paddling for a while and any type of activity causes shortness of breath.
Example: Brah I was kegging like 30 seconds after that "clean start" we had.

"Hitting the wall"
After the first 30 seconds of kegging. Your next excuse for the rest of your race or maybe just 5 minutes later.

#43 Fri, 04/25/2014 - 1:44pm

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