These kooks have no idea what GNARLY is. Gnarly is when you've gone beyond radical, beyond extreme, it's balls out danger, & or perfection, & or skill or all of that combined.
-Nobody can shred like that guy, he's fuckin gnarly.
-That chick has prefect tits, she's fucking gnarly.
-Pipeline in the winter is fucking GNARLY!
by Sandy's Rippa July 8, 2003
Gross, painful, twisted, and tweaked. Like pulling seven hairs out of your nose at once.
"Dude, I just pulled seven hairs out of my nose at once. It was pretty gnarly."
by FiveShiftOne June 4, 2018
Original from 70's surfspeak - to describe waves that are violently breaking without the form that would render them more rideable. Can also describe less than ideal females.
"I'm bailing on this session-waves are too gnarly" "I had to ditch her friend, she was lookin' gnarly"
by Darrell Hawkins November 24, 2002
adjective; used to describe anything really far out and amazing, not necessarily lovely; an extraordinary stunt, or event. Also, onomatopoeia.
"That was/is SO gnarly!"
by Jessica February 16, 2004
That was a gnarly wipe out !!!

Did you see that dudes hat ? It was gnarly
by Gnarly Wear Dude March 16, 2006
gnarly also describes something nasty or extreme
by Anonymous October 8, 2003