Definition of hang ten in US English:

hang ten


  • Ride a surfboard with all ten toes curled over the board's front edge.

    • ‘Walking the board is the first step to hanging ten.’
    • ‘The young filmmakers are on the island to tape two surfers as they hang ten with some hungry sharks.’
    • ‘I've pulled off hanging ten (for a second) on my little boards a couple times.’
    • ‘This exciting surfing ride gives the feeling of hanging ten on a Maui wave.’
    • ‘They live for only one thing: hanging ten on a blue wave, much to the frustration of their girlfriends.’