- a strong, buoyant rowboat with high ends, adapted for beaching and passing through surf.
Origin of surf boat
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Examples from the Web for surf boat
Hence the balsa-wood is used for the surf-boat called balsa.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
This obliged the passengers to go off to the steamer in a surf-boat.Six Months at the Cape
This could be guarded against only by leaving the surf-boat where she might readily be launched.
They are just putting off in the surf-boat, and I reckon it would be worth your while to watch them, Benny.
But in spite of their exertions the surf-boat seemed to be receding.With Wolseley to Kumasi