Surfing a Spilling Wave.
Spilling waves are waves that are produced when the ocean floor has a gentle slope. As the wave approaches the shore, it slowly releases energy, and the crest gradually spills forward down its face until its all white-water. These waves take more time to break than any other wave. Surfers usually call these waves "fat waves" due to the slow moving nature and wide face of these waves. They are generally suited to larger boards with higher volumes such as fun boards, mini mals and mals. These types of surfboards allow you to catch spilling waves a lot easier than say a short board surfboard and it makes it far easier to ride through wide flat sections of the wave without losing all your speed or falling of the back of the wave.