- to ride a cresting wave toward the shore by lying face down in the water with the arms stretched forward in the direction of the wave.
Origin of body-surf
First recorded in 1940–45
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- to ride a wave by lying on it without a surfboard
- informal to fling oneself prone onto a crowd of people, for example on a dance floor or at a rock concert, and move or be carried over their heads