Hehehehehehehe wipe ooooout!! Those famous Beach boys lyrics have forever ingrained the word in our culture, but wiping out is serious business. Most of the bad things than can happen while surfing do so during a wipe out; injuries, broken boards, collisions and worse. There will be times when you are held under for longer than you like and other where you don't know which way is up. But there is actually a way to properly fall to help decrease the chances of something bad happening. Experienced surfers will do it out of reaction, but with a little bit of practice, you can wipe out properly as well.