Bail out- a controlled wipe out.
Crest- the top section of the wave just before it begins to fall.
Curl- portion of the wave which is falling when the wave is breaking.
Hanging ten- to hang ten toes over the front edge of the surfboard.
Take off- catching the wave.
White water- the foaming section of the wave after it has broken.
'AINA- land, Earth
ALELO- Tongue, language
'A'OLE PILIKIA- no problem, no trouble
Ali'i- Chief, Chiefess
KAMA'AINA- Native-born, one born in a place, host; acquainted, familiar. [Commonly referred to long-time resident of Hawaii, as distinguished from a visitor.]
KANAKA MAOLE- Full-blooded Hawaiian person. [Also refers to an indigenous person of Hawai'i whose ancestry predates the arrival of Captain Cook in 1778, such as a Native Hawaiian.]
KOKUA- Help, aid, assistance, relief, assistant, associate, deputy, helper; co-operation; to help, assist, support, accommodate.
KUMU- 1. Teacher, tutor. 2. Beginning, source, origin; starting point. 3. Bottom, base, foundation, basis, main stalk of a tree, trunk, handle, root; hereditary, fundamental. 4. Reason, cause, goal, justification, motive, grounds, purpose, object, why.
KUPUNA- 1. Grandparent, ancestor, relative or close friend of the grandparent's generation, grandaunt, granduncle. 2. Starting point, source; growing.
MAHALO- 1. Thanks, gratitude; to thank. 2. Admiration, praise, esteem, regards, respects; to admire, praise, appreciate.
MAKA AINA- Common people
MAKAI- On the seaside, towards the sea, in the direction of the sea.
MAKUA- Parent, any relative of the parent's generation, as uncle, aunt, cousin; progenitor; main stalk of a plant; adult; full-grown, mature, older, senior.
MALAMA- To take care of, tend, attend, care for, preserve, protect, maintain; care, preservation, support, fidelity, loyalty; caretaker, keeper.
MAUKA- Inland, upland, towards the mountain, in the direction of the uplands.
NALU- Wave, surf; full of waves; to form waves; wavy, as wood grain.
OHANA- Family, relative, kin group; related.
OLO ALAIA- Short board (surf)
OLO KIKO'O- Long board (surf)
WAI- Water, liquid or liquor or any kind other than sea water; to flow, like water, fluid.