sidewalk surfing

sidewalk surfing

The act of skateboarding, or an instance of such, especially when used as transportation rather than for doing tricks. The older people in my neighborhood give me funny looks whenever they see me out sidewalk surfing. This town is known for its sidewalk surfing. In fact, you tend to see more people going to work on skateboards than on bicycles.
See also: sidewalk, surfing
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sidewalk surfing

n. skateboarding. Bill spent a lot of time sidewalk surfing until the town passed an ordinance against it.
See also: sidewalk, surfing
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Incredible" Page, the 70s pioneer who helped elevate sidewalk surfing to what it is today.
As for its cultural context, Skaterdater tapped into a swell of popular interest in the still-new activity of skateboarding, or "sidewalk surfing," which had gained traction among California youths in the early 1960s.
A few years later an actual skate shop opened in a strip mall near my home and I was introduced to a new world of sidewalk surfing. Urethane wheels and wide trucks reduced the teeth chattering and skinned knees.
America is so hooked on what they call "sidewalk surfing" that retail giant Wal-Mart has ordered three million.
Do you guys get just as hyped to go sidewalk surfing around the city as you do selling out the GAMH?
It reminds everyone that somehow we managed to turn sidewalk surfing into a job.
Half of us surf; I prefer sidewalk surfing on a scab raft.
However, there is speculation if such a facility will even be built, what with the city council not being especially interested in extending HB's "surf city" claim to sidewalk surfing. Long-time HB local lid Templeton is ready to chain himself to the flatbar to preserve this oasis of stoke (provided Deanna bring him three-to-four vegan meals a day, some snacks, an Internet connection, and--ah, hell--who are we kidding?
It was not too long after a mind-mangling part in the new Death video that Australia's Richie Jackson has signed on to Dekline, joined by the limey legend Oily Todd, whose Static III part is helping to redefine sophisticated sidewalk surfing. Just a few short years ago, it was fat drops to flat that got you a sponsor.
Just sidewalk surfing, man, pushing down the street.
Citing a new "zero tolerance" policy on sidewalk surfing, the pigs took the three downtown in cuffs, then impounded Scott's car and confiscated his considerable collection of photo gear which is to be returned only after his court date.
So they used to call it sidewalk surfing? More literal than lateral is the latest product offering from Skate One, which has been said to be a subsidiary of Skate One, which in turn is reputed to be somehow connected to the mysto Powell Corporation.