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The three sports "surfing", "skateboarding", and "snowboarding" share a lot of similarities, historical roots, and sometimes appear together in topical magazines. Is there a single term to call these three sports?

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They are all examples of board sports.

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  • I usually see it as two words, though: "board sports".
    – MT_Head
    Feb 5, 2014 at 5:11
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    +1 -- Just as an anecdote, my friends and I sometimes refer to board sports as "slidin' sideways" :)
    – Paul H
    Feb 5, 2014 at 6:38
  • +1 as a snowboarder this is the term I've heard used many times. Not sure if it's one word or two though. Feb 5, 2014 at 9:28
  • @MT_Head - you are right. I've spaced it out. Feb 5, 2014 at 10:59
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    Don't forget shuffleboarding.
    – tobyink
    Feb 5, 2014 at 15:59
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"Boardriding" seems to be a popular and sensible unifying term for these sports.

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    Bing?!...... :O
    – d'alar'cop
    Feb 5, 2014 at 4:58
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How about "boarding" ? Because everyone of these has a board.

You could even say that for every board sport you want, e.g. wakeboard or kitesurfing is also "boarding"

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  • Not a single mention of windsurfing in the whole stack so far. It is the 2nd oldest of the popular board sports =/ Kiting is wind assisted suicide. Does that count as a sport ;)
    – Gusdor
    Feb 5, 2014 at 12:13
  • If you use a board for it ;)
    – Fraggles
    Feb 7, 2014 at 9:29
  • Kitesurfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding and surfing have their own sub-genre: waterboarding.
    – Gusdor
    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:11
  • Waterboarding is also a instrument of torture
    – Fraggles
    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:12
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    That was the gag :P Besides, I think they prefer the term information lubricant.
    – Gusdor
    Feb 7, 2014 at 10:38
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They are a part of the extreme Sport genre...

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    That's a bit too broad already. Extreme sports also include motocross, free climbing, skydiving, BMX, caving, rafting, paintball, bungee jumping, extreme ironing... (Edit: Okay, that last one is arguably a board sport as well, but still, the point stands.)
    – RegDwigнt
    Feb 5, 2014 at 12:14

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