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ˈsɜr fɪŋsurf·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. surfing, surfboarding, surfridingnoun

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


  1. surfingnoun

    The pastime or sport of riding surf on a surfboard.

  2. surfingnoun

    The action of the verb to surf.


  1. surfing

    Surfing is a water sport or recreational activity where an individual, referred to as a surfer, rides on the forward or deep face of a moving wave using a surfboard, which usually carries the surfer towards shore. Waves suitable for surfing are typically found in the ocean, but can also be found in lakes or rivers in the form of standing waves or tidal bores. Besides the typical surfboard, surfers can also use longboards, bodyboards, wave skis, skimboards, kneeboards, or paddleboards.


  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.

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  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. Andrew Schneider:

    Hey, what do you think drives all this grey matter up here Electricity. It's brain waves surfing on synaptic junctions. If your radio can go out because of sun spots, why can't your cerebellum It's all a matter of reception and it seems to me these signals are going to get crossed somehow. It's all logical.

  2. Jessi Miley-Dyer:

    It was an important statement to make around the value of our athletes. More than anything, it speaks to the emphasis on women’s surfing. We believe men and women are valued the same, it’s the right thing to do.

  3. Dan Fischer:

    Through surfing... I took him out there because he always loved the ocean and him and I were adventure buddies, it was a sort of a prophetic moment I guess, I felt connected to him.

  4. Joe Lewis:

    ...we pay for the activities that already exists in their community that they pick as their personal outlet. So we have done things like surfing, baking lessons, swimming lessons... Taekwondo and martial arts, as long as it’s a fun event and it has a coach or instructor component to it, we are going to find a way to say yes.

  5. Abu Jayyab:

    We have been surfing for 20 years and we did not lose any chance to surf, this sport runs in our blood.

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