- the waves or swell of the sea breaking on the shore or a reef
- the foam or spray caused by this
Origin of surfearlier suffe, probably variant, variety of sough
- to engage in the sport of surfing
- Informal to browse or sample a succession of TV channels, Web pages, etc.
verbsurfed, surf·ing, surfs
- To engage in surfing.
- Informal To look at a variety of things casually, especially while browsing the internet or television channels.
- a. To ride on or along (a wave) on a surfboard.b. To engage in surfing at: had never surfed Malibu Beach.
- Informal To browse (the internet or television channels, for example).
Origin of surfOrigin unknown
(third-person singular simple present surfs, present participle surfing, simple past and past participle surfed)
Of uncertain origin. Formerly written suffe; possibly related to sough.