Rip Curl Blog
To Yew Or Not To Yew, That Is The Question.
Claiming waves is generally reserved for the pros — arms thrust to the sky, finger guns popping, enthusiastic shakas thrown. Yet some of us have been known to let out a high-pitched yew as we surf our wave of the day. A yew is the sonic version of a wave claim, but is it acceptable?
Brisa is all for it:
‘Yew yourself. Life is too short to not let it all out and be proud. I don't think we celebrate our accomplishments, triumphs and happiness enough. I want to be more expressive with how I'm feeling and proud of what my body does.’
Hannah too agrees:
‘Hell yeah, especially when you get a good wave. All chicks should claim anyway, it feels good. It's a good way to remember the wave, too. And it lets everyone know that you're having the most fun.’
Mason prefers to be more restrained when she’s feeling the stoke — the giveaway is her huge grin as she rides the wave.
‘To yew yourself, when you're on wave? I probably wouldn't, it’s not my style. But I do it to plenty of other people, so I feel you give what you get, and they yew back when you get on a wave.’
We agree with Hannah and Brisa, a yew for yourself on the wave of the day is great. On every wave? That would be a little extreme but who knows? Try it and report back. It might catch on and a chorus of ‘yewwwws’ could be heard from surf breaks up and down the coast.
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