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[[caption-width-right:266:SHHHH-YAH!]]

->''"[[MemeticMutation Release the]]'' ''[[MadLibsDialogue bogus!]]"''
-->-- '''[[{{Heel}} Super Macho Man]]''', ''VideoGame/PunchOut Wii''

Duuuude! This guy is, {{like|IsLikeAComma}}, TotallyRadical! He's a lot like TheStoner, but, like, mostly without the drugs, Man. [[DrugsAreBad 'Cause drugs are like, total bogus, dude!]]
Most of them don't actually surf, although some may own a surfboard for the sake of validity. But they're still most totally gnarly, bros. And they're most excellent in [[AmericanAccents Surfer Speak]]. They all tend to like, live in UsefulNotes/{{California}}, because California is, like, most excellent and all that. If not California dude, expect to be, like, Hawaii, Australia, or any cool place with a cool beach, with all the sun and the sand dude, and totally surfable waves with a lot'o rip. Plus, there are way many hot babes there, dude! [[Film/BillAndTed Most triumphant]]!

You comparin' that to ValleyGirl, my man? And remember, LikeIsLikeAComma.

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!!Examples, dudes and dudettes!

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[[folder:Abridged Series]]
* Itsuki in ''WebVideo/TheAbridgingOfHaruhiSuzumiya''
* The AlternativeCharacterInterpretation of Kiba and ''[[TheStoic Neji]]'' in ''WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedSeries''.
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Gupta from ''[[Anime/JungleWaItsumoHaleNochiGuu Haré+Guu]]'' has a surfer accent in the dub.
* Captain Bravo of ''Manga/BusouRenkin'' has this kind of voice in the dub, and during the BeachEpisode, shows himself to be a competent surfer.
* [[MoeAnthropomorphism Poland]] speaks like this in the English dub of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' to mark him as, like, a bit of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, dude.
* Despite being a [[AxCrazy vicious murderer]] [[DepravedHomosexual Genkaku]] from ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' talks like this.
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[[folder:Comicbooks]]
* Surfing culture is an important part of the [[OELManga American manga]] ''GoofyfootGurl.''
* One of the villains in ''Madame Mirage'' is the aptly-named Dude, a airheaded surfer and bodybuilder from Malibu
* Impact of ''{{Cyberforce}}'' was a carefree surfer until the accident that killed his father horribly maimed him. He still has long, unruly hair, though.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''[[Film/BillAndTed Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure]]'': Bill S. Preston and Ted "Theodore" Logan speak with quite a lot of surfer slang, despite being metalheads instead of surfers. They're from San Dimas, which is in Southern California, but far from the ocean.
* Spicoli, from ''FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh''.
* Chicken Joe and Geek/[[spoiler:Big Z]] from ''SurfsUp''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' had that awesome elder statesman of surfing, Crush the Turtle. For a totally bogus time, he was going to be more of a gnarly [[MadArtist balls-out insane]] hippie dude. Then the director hung out with some aging surfers, realized how totally cool they were, and a [[EnsembleDarkhorse scene-stealer]] was born.
* Pauly Shore's righteous characters in ''EncinoMan'', ''SonInLaw'', and ''Film/BioDome'' were basically a cross between this and TheStoner, bud-dy.
* ''Brink''
* ''Film/PointBreak'' features surfer dudes who stick up banks.
* The titular ''Film/SurfNinjas'' weren't really ninjas at all, but at least surfed.
* While on the subject of {{McNinja}}s, [[HarmlessVillain Fester and his gang]] in ''[[ThreeNinjas 3 Ninjas]]''.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4rDflJd1NA&feature=related]]
* ''BriceDeNice''.! "Hey, how's waxin'?", "Hey, just relaxin'", "Je t'ai cassé"/Burned !' Subverted, as he doesn't even know how to swim and tries to surf in the Mediterranean ([[FailureIsTheOnlyOption where there are no waves]]).
* Woody from ''Film/EarthGirlsAreEasy''.
* Being that the whole thing is set in the beaches of California, ''Film/SurfNazisMustDie'' has a gang of your typical surfer dudes called Pipeliners.
* in ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', [[ColonelKilgore Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore]] is a rarified creature; a BloodKnight Surfer Dude. Lance is a much more straightforward example.
* Averted in ''SoulSurfer''. All the "surfer dudes" and "surfer chicks" talk and behave like normal and reasonably well brought up people. There are even adult surfers who act like, well, adults.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* If memory serves, what appears to be a SurfRock band shows up in ThomasPynchon's ''Literature/TheCryingOfLot49''.
* Ozzie Isaac in PeterFHamilton's ''Literature/CommonwealthSaga'' is pretty much a surfer dude, despite being a scientific genius responsible for the wormhole network that binds the human Commonwealth together, and owning [[spoiler: slightly less than]] half the company that keeps the wormholes up and running.
* [[ChildProdigy Seth]] [[TheSmartGuy Walker]] in TedDekker's ''Blink'' subverts this to some degree in that Dekker explicitly calls him a "surfer dude." [[PsychicPowers Further still,]] Seth has an [[ImprobablyHighIQ IQ of]] [[BrainCritialMass 193]], is [[ShirtlessScene shirtless]] only briefly if at all, and [[DeadpanSnarker never uses the surfer dialect]].
* Dick M is a Victorian one of these in H.D. Stacpoole's ''The Garden of God'', sequel to ''TheBlueLagoon''.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''TheAmandaShow'': Totally Kyle, dudes!
* Colorful character [[MeaningfulName Roy G. Biv]] in ''BeakmansWorld''.
* Lucky London from ''Series/SuperhumanSamuraiSyberSquad''. His [[ByThePowerOfGrayskull transformation phrase]] was even "Surf's up!"
* Michael Westen from ''Series/BurnNotice'' pretends to be one of these for a bit in an episode in season one. He notably rolls his eyes when he stops with the "Duuuuuuuude!"
* Dick Casablancas from ''VeronicaMars''. And what a name for a Surfer Dude, dude.
* Spinelli from ''GeneralHospital'' starts off as this. His surfer slang turns to SesquipedalianLoquaciousness over the course of the few years he's been on through transformation into TheWoobie.
* Zoe from ''Series/KnightRider 2008'', while being a CunningLinguist and AsianAndNerdy, speaks like a surfer (awesome ''is'' her favorite word) so it is no surprise when she turns out to be an actual surfer chick, which allows her to get some field experience in 'Knight of the Iguana'.
* Wilder from ''TheLatestBuzz'' is more of a skateboarder, but his speech is, like, totally Surfer Dude.
* One episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' has Elaine dating a guy named Tony. He is not a surfer, but he has a surfer-like attitude, and he likes dangerous activities. George [[EvenTheGuysWantHim admires him,]] but Jerry is not impressed.
* Deconstructed in ''AngryBoys''. The Mucca Mad Boys are a violent gang and the entire town hates them.
* Bucket and Skinner of ''BucketAndSkinnersEpicAdventures''
* Bayside High School in ''SavedByTheBell'' seems to be largely populated by surfer dudes and dudettes. The show was set in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, so this is probably TruthInTelevision for any high school or college located in that particular area of Los Angeles county in RealLife. Bayside High School and the surrounding areas like the movie theater or the mall are just chock full of this subculture, as Surfer Dudes wander around the halls of Bayside so that they can comment that whatever Zack and his friends are up to is "radical!" and "awwwesome." PlayedForLaughs of course. Naturally, the episodes that take place at the Malibu Sands beach resort have the gang interacting with a veritable ''army'' of surfer dudes and dudettes (much to Stacy Carosi's initial chagrin).
* A young Creator/JamesCaan played one in the ''Series/KraftSuspenseTheatre'' episode "The Hunt".
* ''Emerald Cove'', the teen soap that was a ShowWithinAShow on the 1990s revival of ''TheMickeyMouseClub'', featured a character named "Wipeout", who was an avid surfer and is actually SmarterThanYouLook, but didn't like people to know that side of him.
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[[folder:Machinima]]
* ''Durnt'', dude, from ''TheStrangerhood''.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Music/TheBeachBoys popularised surfing and its style in their early days, and are still commonly associated with the sport. However, Dennis Wilson and Bruce Johnston were the only ones of the band who surfed in real life.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Zonker "Zonk" Harris from ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}''.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* [[Creator/MidwayGames Bally]]'s ''Pinball/DrDude'' totally plays this straight, dude!
* Also done with the announcer for ''Pinball/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' (presumably one of the turtles).
* In Pinball/MedievalMadness, the ValleyGirl princess uses a little bit of the lingo.
--> "This duh-RAGON is, like, SO gnarly!"
--> "Chill OUT, dragon dude!"
--> "Save me, hero dude!"
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/RobVanDam sometimes talked like this in Wrestling/{{WWE}}. In Wrestling/{{TNA}} he currently acts much differently, although sometimes he [[LampshadeHanging acknowledges]] that the Surfer Dude ''is'' part of his personality. He is also TheStoner.
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[[folder:Videogames]]
* Funky Kong from the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' games, but not the cartoon, where they gave him a RastaMon voice that was somehow even sillier.
* Ivan Rodriguez in ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' was an air surfer, dude. Subverted when it turned out he actually ''did'' have the drugs, also, dude.
* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'': Prinnies, [[VerbalTic dood]]!
* Jeff from ''ManiacMansion''! Gnarly!
* Bonaire in ''VideoGame/{{Alundra}}'', though that was probably an [[{{Woolseyism}} invention by Working Designs]].
* ''DynastyWarriors''
** Ling Tong, in ''Dynasty Warriors 6''. Especially hilarious because this game is set in ancient China.
** Sun Ce was this in ''Dynasty Warriors 4''. He even calls Sun Jian 'pops', not 'father'. By the 5th installment, he drops it.
** Maeda Keiji has this accent in ''SamuraiWarriors 2'', though he didn't use slangs like "Dude" or the likes of it. In the crossover and future titles, he lost the accent.
** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Beecher]] gets a similar treatment in the ''DynastyWarriorsGundam'' series.
* Super Macho Man has fully transformed into once of these in the Wii edition of ''VideoGame/PunchOut''.
** He had elements of Surfer Dude beforehand. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2UCQLAlfFs His new Theme Music positively screams this.]] Nintendo was probably going this route when they created him, but he ended up looking like a psychopathic killer in the arcade ''Super Punch-Out'' and a mafia-esque thug in the NES version. They did get the look right in the SNES ''Super Punch-Out'', though.
* The surfer otter from ''Spyro: A Hero's Tail'' on Coastal Remains, who gave you the "Fill the Pool" mini quest. He was such an obvious parody that his talk after you beat the quest is nothing but him saying the word [[VerbalTic dude]] a dozen times.
* ''VideoGame/TotallyRad'', dude!
* In the American version of ''KingdomHeartsII'', Xigbar has this accent, though is not just ANY old dude…
* Erik Stream from ''[[BackyardSports Backyard Skateboarding]]''.
* Matt Engarde from ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney: Justice For All'' totally talks like this, dude. Like, even when he's arrested, y'know? [[spoiler:At least until he decides to [[BitchInSheepsClothing drop the charade...]]]]
* Ximon in ''[[JakAndDaxter Daxter]]''
* Inverted in ''{{Pokemon}}''. Morty, a ''Ghost'' Gym Leader, has a look very similar to a stereotypical surfer dude in GSC. His design was changed to fit his type in HGSS, though.
** And then there's [[http://dogasu.bulbagarden.net/comparisons/houen/ep020.html Brawly]].
** With ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' comes a new Gym Leader, Marlon.
* The Gunner in ''MondayNightCombat'', who is even actually Hawaiian. His taunts include touting Maui as the best and using his dual minigun as a board! "Become one with Kai, brah."
* Deanu, one of the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Kid Kings]] from ''MonsterTale''.
* Moose in ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland Chapter 3: Lair of the Leviathan''. And this dude talks in Surfer Slang, bro.
* ''InazumaEleven'' has an Okinawan student Tsunami Jousuke, introduced as a regular Surfer Dude who also happens to be in a football club. His initial special ability in a football match is to create water wave out of nowhere and surfs along it. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqt00O3NtJk See it yourself.]]
* Yun-seong dresses like one in ''Soul Calibur III''.
* ''VideoGame/DoubleDragonNeon'' runs on nostalgic {{Camp}} and applies "bro" anywhere it possibly can (Bro-op, Bro-dozer, Ro-Bro) along with Billy and Jimmy using words like "tubular" or "un-gnarly".
* ''VideoGame/RealityOnTheNorm'' has the character Josh Beachcomber, who is the protagonist of the game ''Purity of the Surf''.
* Wonder Blue from ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101''.
* The North American version of VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld uses some of the lingo for the names of the Special World stages.
* Doc from ''VideoGame/ChronoCross''.
* Artie from ''VideoGame/LabyrinthineDreams'' has some of these traits, including referring to everyone as "man" or "dude" regardless of gender.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* The Hacker from ''StarshipDestiny''.
* [[http://dementiaofmagic.net/d/20090213.html These two]] [[strike:dark]] [[http://dementiaofmagic.net/d/20090220.html beach elves]]. Note that ''TheDementiaOfMagic'' is supposed to be MedievalEuropeanFantasy.
* ''KeychainOfCreation'' has Costora, [[PhysicalGod God of the Beach]].
* SweetBroAndHellaJeff act like this, although they spend more time playing video games, facing AmusingInjuries, getting stoned, or any combination of the above than surfing. Their creator [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Dave Strider]] and his Bro only act like this ironically.
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[[folder:Web Originals]]
* Inverted in a way with Joseph Trundle, a basketball player in the ''WebOriginal/FurryBasketballAssociation''. He is an English nobleman--[[ImpoverishedPatrician 12th Baron Overstone]], to be exact. (Yes, he is often called Lord Trundle, a ShoutOut to the FernHollow series). He has the appropriate mannerisms and accent of the peerage--but is an avid surfer, and plans to use a ocean-side manor in [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} northern Scotland]] as a surfing resort when he retires from sports, advertising the waves as some of the most dangerous in the world.
** The one who taught him to surf, Desmond Macon, fits this trope to a T.
* From ''Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars'', there's William Palakiko. He is also Broseidon, God of the Brocean. This fits him because surfers would love to manipulate the ocean tides to get few "gnarly" waves.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Gordo Leiter from the ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr'' cartoon.
* Beachcomber from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers''.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'', particularly Michaelangelo. Cowabunga!
** WordOfGod from David Wise is that he originally wanted the turtles to speak in inner city slang, but it was the pre-hip hop era and so it all sailed over the heads of the studio execs. So he ended up using surfer speak instead. Still, he likes to note that the first line of dialogue from any of the turtles in the original animated series is to call a random {{mook|s}} "home boy."
** Unlike a lot of the examples on this page, Michelangelo would occasionally be seen surfing, sometimes in the sewers and sometimes being lucky enough to catch some actual waves in an actual ocean. (And if surfing wasn't an option, skateboarding would do in a pinch.)
*** In the movies they alternate between this and BrooklynRage in a weird attempt to appeal to both the comic-reading adult and cartoon-watching kid audiences. More specifically, Raphael stood for the BrooklynRage and Michelangelo for the majority of the surfer lingo.
* Scooter from ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''. Larry the Lobster as well.
* This was one of the tropes parodied by Poochie on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
** But dude, it's, like, played totally straight with Snake, man.
* Radley on ''WesternAnimation/BeverlyHillsTeens''
* Manic from ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground''.
* Franklin Fizzlybear from the ''VideoGame/VivaPinata'' cartoon.
* Motor Ed from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. Seriously!
* Peyton from ''WesternAnimation/{{Chaotic}}''.
* Shaka Baka from an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''.
* Silver Surfer in ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''.
* Mark Chang on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents''.
* Jude from ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}} 6teen]]'', as well as Geoff, his ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' [[{{Expy}} counterpart.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'' featured the Headless Skateboarder. And yes, he took drugs.
** The same episode features an actual surfer [[spoiler:who turns out to be an undercover FBI agent]]
* Dean Wilson, the [[PlayfulOtter otter]] character in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animalympics}}'', although his main focus within the film is swimming.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', Jack loses his memory and starts talking like a Surfer Dude.
* Harold the helicopter gained a surfer accent in the more recent episodes of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine''.
* Morris the Stegosaurus from ''WesternAnimation/DinosaurTrain'' appears to have a surfer accent.
* The Snowrilla on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''.
* Sunny Daze from ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' is presented like this in the G3 cartoons.
** Shining Armor from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has the accent, but not the dialect.
** Same with Soarin from the Wonderbolts. He has a surfer like voice but doesn't use the lingo.
* Toast from ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}!''
* All five Skysurfers in ''WesternAnimation/SkysurferStrikeForce'' do surf (even if it's SkySurfing). Crazy Stunts sky surfs, ocean surfs, and speaks the surfer lingo, so he exemplifies this trope the best.
* Harry the dog, from ''{{Stanley}}''.
* Much of the cast of ''WesternAnimation/{{Stoked}}'', especially Broseph and the Kahuna.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJdF8DJ70Dc This guy]]
* GregCipes.
* Craig Venter, CEO of Celera Gemonics and head of the parallel Human Genome Project. He has now joined together his love of the water and love of biology by running a gene sequencing lab on a yacht.
* Kary Mullis, 1993 Nobel laureate in chemistry, he surfs, does LSD, lives in California, and is quite nuts.
* Hollister, a sub-brand of Abercrombie and Fitch, tries to cultivate this trope in promotional images.
* "Rockin' Fig," a fixture of the Southern California surf scene for decades. He served as the announcer for the US Open of Surfing for years, gave daily surf reports on Los Angeles' KROQ, and runs a surf shop in Huntington Beach.
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