"Early in the development and growth of surfing, there was some jostling for what to call the sport and the person who rides waves. The native Hawaiians called it he’e nalu, literally meaning ‘wave sliding’.”
David Martin on the language of surfing in "Surf’s up at the OED" on the OxfordWords blog.


This month here on the Oxford Academic Tumblr we are having a Summer of Sports. Throughout July we’ll be sharing lots of sporting content sourced from across OUP. Enjoy!

"Early in the development and growth of surfing, there was some jostling for what to call the sport and the person who rides waves. The native Hawaiians called it he’e nalu, literally meaning ‘wave sliding’.”

David Martin on the language of surfing in "Surf’s up at the OED" on the OxfordWords blog.

This month here on the Oxford Academic Tumblr we are having a Summer of Sports. Throughout July we’ll be sharing lots of sporting content sourced from across OUP. Enjoy!