the act or sport of riding the surf, as on a surfboard.
the swell of the sea that breaks upon a shore or upon shoals.
the mass or line of foamy water caused by the breaking of the sea upon a shore, especially a shallow or sloping shore.
verb (used without object)
to ride a surfboard.
to float on the crest of a wave toward shore.
to swim, play, or bathe in the surf.
to search haphazardly, as for information on a computer network or an interesting program on television.
verb (used with object)
to ride a surfboard on:
We surfed every big wave in sight.
to search through (a computer network or TV channels) for information or entertainment.
the sport of riding towards shore on the crest of a wave by standing or lying on a surfboard
waves breaking on the shore or on a reef
foam caused by the breaking of waves
(intransitive) to take part in surfing
(computing) (on the internet) to move freely from website to website (esp in the phrase surf the net)
to move freely between (TV channels or radio stations)
(informal) to be carried on top of something: that guy’s surfing the audience
(in combination): trainsurfing
The waves of the sea as they break upon a shore or a reef.
(“Internet surfing”) Used by analogy to describe the ease with which an expert user can use the waves of information flowing around the Internet to get where he wants. The term became popular in the early 1990s as access to the Internet became more widespread and tools such as World-Wide Web browsers made its use simpler and more pleasant.
noun 1. rock-‘n’-roll music from California in the early 1960s, characterized by close treble harmonies and with lyrics emphasizing the exhilaration of surfing and beach life.
- Surfing the web
surfing the Web definition To navigate through the World Wide Web or Internet, usually by clicking with a mouse. The term also has a generic meaning of spending time on the Internet.
- Surf kayaking
noun the recreation of surfing in a specially designed kayak Examples The surf ski is used for surf kayaking.
- Surf mat
noun 1. (Austral, informal) a small inflatable rubber mattress used to ride on waves