verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of surf
synonym study for surf
OTHER WORDS FROM surfsurf·a·ble, adjectivesurfer, nounsurflike, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH surfserf, surf
Words nearby surf
Example sentences from the Web for surf
Other than the moments after they hatch and crawl into the surf, sea turtles spend their entire lives in the ocean.How Sea Turtles Find Their Way - Issue 94: Evolving|Jason G. Goldman|December 16, 2020|Nautilus
Nearly half are located on Oahu’s North Shore, known as the Seven Mile Miracle, famous for its abundance of prime surf breaks and stunning beaches.
Jim Haas, who owns a house down the shore near Chun’s Reef, received permission from the state in 2018 to put in a burrito after large surf destroyed his stone and mortar staircase and pulled the lanai off his property.
Residents are irritated that there is no beach, trail, or surf spot where they can escape the noisy machines.The FAA Is Enabling Helicopters to Ruin the Outdoors|Frederick Reimers|October 3, 2020|Outside Online
While most travelers usually head to the western town of Rincón, known for its beaches and excellent surf, the north coast is also packed with adventure.
“I saw the moment when they looked down and saw this old couple having sex in the surf,” says Carlucci.Anatomy of a Drone Porn: ‘Drone Boning’ Makes Sex Look Like Art|Aurora Snow|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Others plan where to paddle into the surf off Black's Beach to catch a wave when the big breakers start rolling in.
Perhaps thanks to the surf and turf and the stellar Bordeaux and Sauvignon Blanc, there were no lost tempers.Up To A Point: My Problem With People Who Agree With Me|P. J. O’Rourke|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even "Surf Wax America," a seemingly innocuous homage to The Beach Boys' early hits, morphed into a meditation on drowning.Remembering Weezer’s ‘The Blue Album,’ A Garage Rock Classic, on Its 20th Anniversary|Andrew Romano|May 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I should say that I surf in Barbados, just to see what happens in Season 5.‘The Walking Dead’ Star Andrew Lincoln on the Terminus Cannibals Theory & Season Finale|Melissa Leon|March 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He is tied to a pole, carried out in the evening and dropped upon the beach, where it is just possible the surf may bear him away.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
Under favourable conditions as many as four or five of these successive diminishing surf lines may be seen.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
They cannot, like the noble lifeboats, dash right into the caldron of surf, and dare the sands and seas to do their worst!
Here the surf was like a boiling caldron, but there was not depth enough to admit of heavy seas.
Yes; it was of no use; no boat could live in the surf at the foot of the Stack cliffs, and the sailors had given it up in despair.Eric, or Little by Little|Frederic W. Farrar
British Dictionary definitions for surf
- 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 somethingthat guy's surfing the audience
- (in combination)trainsurfing