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The act of getting up extremely early - sometimes before sunrise (i.e, "dawn") -to go surfing. This term is most often used by Surfers, but it still can be used outside of surfing and refers to getting a very early start to the day.
Bob, Varno, and I are surfing a dawn patrol session at Rincon tomorrow morning.
by Don January 16, 2004
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Getting up before dawn to surf; generally before school, work or some important activity like getting married or going to a funeral.
Crank: Yo dude why you got that smegma on your elbow?
Wingnut: It's dried salt bro. Dawn Patrol this morning! 6 foot swells!
by Angry Waiter March 06, 2007
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WW1 phenomenon in which pilots got up extremely early - usually 3 a.m. - ate a greasy English fried breakfast, then went aloft 1/2 hour before sunrise to look for Huns (Germans) on the ground or in the air. In general, refers to getting a very early start to the day.
Billy Bishop did a dawn patrol looking for Krauts.
by Jake April 17, 2004
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Great Song by thrash metal band Megadeth.
Dude, I fucking love that song Dawn Patrol by Megadeth.
by Aunt Jamima April 12, 2007
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surfing at dawn to a hard core surfie its like most ppl going to a coffee shop in the morning
me " bro dawn patrol at the pier, the wedge and salt creek rock my socks
by "BaddAssKiwi" April 15, 2004
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to get up early in the morning to get a head start (early members of the air force would do so to survey enemy positions)
I Don't want to go on dawn patrol this time.
by The Return of Light Joker March 26, 2010
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Looking for, and crashing, parties going on after last call.
We left the bar after 2am on Saturday night, and after walking a few blocks, successfully did a little dawn patrol.
by CassFranklin May 01, 2010
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