What does surfing mean?

Definitions for surfing
ˈsɜr fɪŋsurf·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. surfing, surfboarding, surfriding(noun)

    the sport of riding a surfboard toward the shore on the crest of a wave


  1. surfing(Noun)

    The pastime or sport of riding surf on a surfboard.

  2. surfing(Noun)

    The action of the verb to surf.


  1. Surfing

    Surfing is a surface water sport in which the wave rider, referred to as a "surfer", rides on the forward face of a wave, which is most often carrying the surfer towards shore. Waves suitable for surfing are primarily found in the ocean, but can also be found in lakes or in rivers in the form of a standing wave or tidal bore. However, modern-day surfing can also be done in man-made sources such as wave pools and boat wakes. The term "surfing" refers to the act of riding a wave and not the form in which the wave is ridden. For instance, the native peoples of the Pacific surfed waves on alaia, paipo, and other such crafts on their belly, knees, and feet. Not to mention, Bodysurfing, the act of surfing a wave without a board, is considered by some to be the purest form of surfing. That much said, the more modern day definition of surfing tends to refer to when a surfer rides a wave standing up on a surfboard, which is referred to as stand-up surfing or paddleboarding. Although, another prominent form of surfing in the ocean today includes bodyboarding, which refers to when a surfer rides a wave either on the belly, dropknee, or stand-up on a bodyboard. Not to mention, knee boarding, surfmatting, foils, bodysurfing, and so forth.

How to pronounce surfing?

  1. Alex
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How to say surfing in sign language?

  1. surfing


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of surfing in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of surfing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of surfing in a Sentence

  1. Mike Diamond:

    I try to be involved in the surfing.

  2. Jeremy Wyatt:

    Don’t waste your time surfing, call 911.

  3. Jeremy Wyatt:

    Do n’t waste your time surfing, call 911.

  4. Apish Thsethsa:

    We teach young people, getting them to know how to cope with stress using surfing.

  5. The WSL:

    Instagram Sunny has always been a great champion of surfing, both in and out of the water.

Images & Illustrations of surfing

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