George Stoy is a surfing instructor who has been surfing since he was 16, beginning in the south of Spain, but now instructing people in Cornwall in the south-west of England (a much colder environment). He tells ShaoLan part of the story of how he moved from skiing to surfing and how it was a much harder process then he anticipated. ShaoLan teaches him the word for “surfing” and also the word for “instructor” so he can describe his profession. If you are a coach of anything then you can use the same word to describe yourself! She also teaches the words for some of the extra equipment you need when surfing such as “surfboard” and “wetsuit” etc.
The Chinese word for “surfing” is 衝浪/冲浪. The first character 衝/冲 means “to wash away” or “to flush” and the second character 浪 means “wave.” When you “rush the wave” you are “surfing” 衝浪/冲浪!