What does surfboard mean?

Definitions for surfboard
ˈsɜrfˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrdsurf·board

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. surfboardverb

    a narrow buoyant board for riding surf

  2. surfboard, surfverb

    ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard

    "Californians love to surf"

Wiktionary

  1. surfboardnoun

    A shaped waterproof plank, usually made of wood or foam and reinforced plastic, used to surf on waves.

  2. surfboardverb

    To use a surfboard; to surf.

  3. Etymology: surf + board

Wikipedia

  1. Surfboard

    A surfboard is a narrow plank used in surfing. Surfboards are relatively light, but are strong enough to support an individual standing on them while riding an ocean wave. They were invented in ancient Hawaii, where they were known as papa he'e nalu in the Hawaiian language, and were usually made of wood from local trees, such as koa. They were often over 460 cm (15 ft) in length and extremely heavy. Major advances over the years include the addition of one or more fins (skegs) on the bottom rear of the board to improve directional stability, and numerous improvements in materials and shape. Modern surfboards are made of polyurethane or polystyrene foam covered with layers of fiberglass cloth, and polyester or epoxy resin. The result is a light and strong surfboard that is buoyant and maneuverable. Recent developments in surfboard technology have included the use of carbon fiber and kevlar composites, as well as experimentation in biodegradable and ecologically friendly resins made from organic sources. Each year, approximately 400,000 surfboards are manufactured.

ChatGPT

  1. surfboard

    A surfboard is a long, narrow piece of equipment, typically made of lightweight material like foam and fiberglass, designed for a person to ride on while participating in the water sport of surfing. It usually has a pointed nose and a flat bottom and often comes in various sizes and designs. The surfer stands up on the surfboard, balancing while utilizing ocean waves to move across the water.

Wikidata

  1. Surfboard

    A surfboard is an elongated platform used in the sport of surfing. Surfboards are relatively light, but are strong enough to support an individual standing on them while riding a breaking wave. They were invented in ancient Hawaii, where they were known as papa he'e nalu in the Hawaiian language; they were usually made of wood from local trees, such as koa, and were often over 15 feet in length and extremely heavy. Major advances over the years include the addition of one or more fins on the bottom rear of the board to improve directional stability, and numerous improvements in materials and shape. Modern surfboards are made of polyurethane or polystyrene foam covered with layers of fiberglass, cloth and polyester or epoxy resin. The result is a light and strong surfboard that is buoyant and maneuverable. Recent developments in surfboard technology have included the use of carbon fiber. Each year, approximately 400,000 surfboards are manufactured. Longboards, as the name suggests, are longer, and are also thicker and wider, with a more rounded nose than a shortboard, making them stable and buoyant. Shortboards are shorter, thinner, and have a more pointed nose. They are not as wide as longboards and are typically more maneuverable.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of surfboard in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of surfboard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of surfboard in a Sentence

  1. Eddy M Reyes:

    I can't wait to own my own electric surfboard.

  2. Peyton Lawnicki:

    I thought I'd give it a shot. He replied and put Peyton's name on his board, i was ecstatic knowing Peyton would have been overjoyed having her name on his surfboard. Dan Fischer made a video showing me Dan Fischer was taking Peyton with Dan Fischer, and it affected me more than I thought.

  3. Jennifer Appels:

    I was able to get on a surfboard and get on their boat, make an actual phone call, because no one spoke English, it was easier and safer for me to relay the information to the U.S. Coast Guard-Guam sector that we were in danger without them realizing what we were saying. If I had thrown the EPIRB at that point, he [the captain] would have known.

  4. Greg Moore:

    If you're trying to catch a wave, people have to know who you are before you grab a surfboard.

  5. Emma Jones:

    There is something so magical and mysterious about the ocean -- sitting on a shore and staring at the sea can be incredibly soothing to a grief-stricken heart, i think to know that her name [ Ruby's ] has been handwritten on a surfboard, by someone who never knew her, alongside the names of so many others, would be incredibly comforting to her.

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