tail pad

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tail pad (plural tail pads)

  1. (surfing) A deck grip pad at the rear (ie. tail) of a surfboard, for the surfer's back foot to stand on.
    • 2009, Louise Southerden, Surf's Up: The Girl's Guide to Surfing:
      And it's cheap—a bar of wax usually costs around $1.00 and will last for weeks (depending on how often you surf), whereas a tail pad (the cheapest deck grip you can buy) costs around $30.