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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
channel surfing
kite surfing
surfing the Net (=looking at information in different places on the Internet)
▪ Bruce spends most evenings surfing the Net.
extreme sports/surfing/skiing etc
▪ The explosion of extreme sports in recent years has produced an unprecedented number of ultra-endurance races.
▪ And surfing is the most potent symbol - even stimulus - of that shift.
▪ But superficiality had crept into surfing, too.
▪ But what is beyond question is that, in the post-contact era, it was Hawaii that colonized other countries with surfing.
▪ By the time he left Sydney surfing had taken root in another continent.
▪ For us, surfing is real.
▪ He felt he had only come alive when he started surfing.
▪ St Ives, 7 miles away, is an old fishing port, with an artists community, and good surfing.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1955, verbal noun from surf (v.). The surfing craze went nationwide in U.S. from California in 1963. Surf-board is from 1826, originally in a Hawaiian and Polynesian context. Surf music attested from 1963.\n\nIt is highly amusing to a stranger to go out into the south part of this town, some day when the sea is rolling in heavily over the reef, and to observe there the evolutions and rapid career of a company of surf-players. The sport is so attractive and full of wild excitement to Hawaiians, and withal so healthful, that I cannot but hope it will be many years before civilization shall look it out of countenance, or make it disreputable to indulge in this manly, though it be dangerous, exercise. [the Rev. Henry T. Cheever, "Life in the Sandwich Islands," New York, 1851]\n

\n"The basis of surfing music is a rock and roll bass beat figuration, coupled with a raunch-type weird-sounding lead guitar plus wailing saxes. Surfing music has to sound untrained with a certain rough flavor to appeal to the teenagers."

[music publisher Murray Wilson, quoted in "Billboard," June 29, 1963]


n. 1 The pastime or sport of riding surf on a surfboard. 2 The action of the verb '''to surf'''. vb. (present participle of surf English)


n. the sport of riding a surfboard toward the shore on the crest of a wave [syn: surfboarding, surfriding]


Surfing is a surface water sport in which the wave rider, referred to as a surfer, rides on the forward or deep face of a moving wave, which is usually carrying the surfer towards the shore. Waves suitable for surfing are primarily found in the ocean, but can also be found in lakes or in rivers in the form of a standing wave or tidal bore. However, surfers can also utilize artificial waves such as those from boat wakes and the waves created in artificial wave pools. The term surfing refers to the act of riding a wave, regardless of whether the wave is ridden with a board or without a board, and regardless of the stance used (goofy or regular stance). The native peoples of the Pacific, for instance, surfed waves on alaia, paipo, and other such craft, and did so on their belly and knees. The actual modern-day definition of surfing, however, most often refers to a surfer riding a wave standing up on a surfboard; this is also referred to as stand-up surfing.

Another prominent form of surfing is body boarding, when a surfer rides a wave on a bodyboard, either lying on their belly, drop knee, or sometimes even standing up on a body board. Other types of surfing include knee boarding, surf matting (riding inflatable mats), and using foils. Body surfing, where the wave is surfed without a board, using the surfer's own body to catch and ride the wave, is very common and is considered by some to be the purest form of surfing.

Three major subdivisions within standing-up surfing are long boarding and short boarding and these two have several major differences, including the board design and length, the riding style, and the kind of wave that is ridden.

In tow-in surfing (most often, but not exclusively, associated with big wave surfing), a motorized water vehicle, such as a personal watercraft, tows the surfer into the wave front, helping the surfer match a large wave's speed, which is generally a higher speed than a self-propelled surfer can produce. Surfing-related sports such as paddle boarding and sea kayaking do not require waves, and other derivative sports such as kite surfing and windsurfing rely primarily on wind for power, yet all of these platforms may also be used to ride waves. Recently with the use of V-drive boats, Wakesurfing, in which one surfs on the wake of a boat, has emerged. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized a wave ride by Garrett McNamara at Nazaré, Portugal as the largest wave ever surfed, although this remains an issue of much contention amongst many surfers, given the difficulty of measuring a constantly changing mound of water.

Surfing (song)

"Surfing" is a Spanish promo single by Mike Oldfield from his album Light & Shade released in 2005 (see 2005 in music).

Oldfield's attraction to vocal modification surfaced again, this time in the form of Vocaloid, a virtual vocal software package. One of the Vocaloid tracks, "Surfing" was meant to be the album's first full single, according to

Surfing (disambiguation)

Surfing is a surface water sport in which the rider, referred to as a surfer, rides on the forward or deep face of a moving wave.

Related activities include:

  • Bodyboarding
  • Bodysurfing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Windsurfing

Surfing may also refer to:

  • Channel surfing, quickly scanning through television channels
  • CouchSurfing
  • Crowd surfing
  • Sea bathing
  • Shoulder surfing (computer security)
  • Surfin' (song), a song by The Beach Boys
  • Surfing (song), a song by Mike Oldfield
  • Surfing (album), the only album by Megapuss
  • Waterboarding, a torture technique known as surfboarding prior to 2004
  • Web surfing, navigating the World Wide Web

Usage examples of "surfing".

University of Tennessee, channel surfing as he drifted on a cloud of fentanyl scored from an appendectomy.

But every time she began to show her years, Hina went surfing and came back renewed and restored.

I was surfing a bright blue wave of psychotropic love sweet love, and my natural horniness had been elevated to the level of moonstruck monkey.

It was all there, the full moon, the small mild surf showing white, the pale sands of the tiny beach set down among the rocks and glowing weirdly in the moonlight, the low wind surfing through the kiawe trees across the highway, and he had brought a bottle and there was a Thermos full of coffee and the sandwiches she had brought, and even blankets.

She was riding right in the curl of the wave, surfing the interface, wakening into the Dreamtime in full sentient awareness.

During the time it took me to leave the office and do the shopping I got a lot of requests on my recent papers, some of them from TV research AIs surfing for background material they could use to fill out the hyperlinks on their permitted fifty-word byline, which was going to explain, very quietly, that Sankhara was no longer issuing visas of any kind and that all nonresidential permits were, as of this evening, revoked.

I also mention, in passing, the part about Elizabeth being a preppie, and Roberta liking Ziggy, and how both of these facts made them highly unlikely candidates for elevator surfing.

Ten feet behind him, the owner of this cursed device is surfing, taking him for a ride, skateboarding along like a water skier behind a boat.

Superhero Androids the way the forehead cloths identify Surfing Samurai Robots.

Whipper hired me as bodyguard for the whole surfing set, Grampa Zamp included.

Kids who might have been eager computer-intruders a mere five years earlier were now surfing the Internet, where their natural urge to explore led them into cyberspace landscapes of such mindboggling vastness that the very idea of hacking passwords seemed rather a waste of time.

Dem Lia, seeing the flight path of so many of the Ousters now rolling and sliding and surging along these shock fronts of ions, magnetic fields, and cosmic rays, holding their positions with wings of glowing forcefield energy as the solar wind propagated first forward and then backward along the magnetic-field lines, and finally surfing the shock waves forward again as speedier bursts of solar winds crashed into more sluggish waves ahead of them, creating temporary tsunami that rolled out-system and then flowed backward like a heavy surf rolling back in toward the blazing beach of the G8 sun.

Classic surfing tournament, the waves were fifteen feet high, and a hundred photographers angled for good shots.

Motorcycle gangs surfing against surfers would look less suspicious than gorillas surfing against surfers.

If my luck holds out, you'll have the address of Surfing Samurai Robots.