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over the falls


A type of wipeout, or stage in a wipeout, in which the surfer is pitched out with the lip as it hooks over and drops into the trough. One of the sport's most dangerous type of wipeout for a number of reasons: the surfer has little or no control of his body position or where he'll land; he's generally dropped smack into the wave's exploding core; and momentum gained in descent might drive him to the bottom. A surfer can also go over the falls after paddling up the wave face and trying unsucces...