Definition of surfing in English:



mass noun
  • 1The sport or pastime of riding a wave towards the shore while standing or lying on a surfboard.

    • ‘However, despite that the sport of surfing continues to grow in popularity.’
    • ‘Though it sounds intimidating at first, Addison insists that river surfing is an accessible sport with the right introduction, which he gives.’
    • ‘While Morgan didn't have any idea what the ‘rush’ would feel like, he thought it seemed like a suitably vague term for the sport of surfing.’
    • ‘What we have here is an examination of the impact of surfing on the lives of several men and women.’
    • ‘Riding boards in a prone position has been around probably longer than stand-up surfing.’
    • ‘One of my favorite sports of summer, surfing has its strong points and fantastic features that many non-surfers do not know about.’
    • ‘The wide world of surfing made the front page of the Los Angeles Times this morning.’
    • ‘Is this really the extreme to which the high life of surfing has finally been reduced?’
    • ‘The key concept in catching waves in all forms of surfing is to try to match approaching wave speed.’
    • ‘As the final went on, perhaps an hour in length, the present and future of surfing were on display.’
    • ‘This was, of course, the one period in surfing which saw the most radical change.’
    • ‘The power and performance level that Laird has brought into the sport of surfing is unparalleled.’
    • ‘Her parents moved over to the islands in the late sixties and fell in love with the sport of surfing.’
    • ‘Coffs Harbour is a pretty little town in which surfing is the sport of choice.’
    • ‘Madeira has a host of water sports options including surfing and water skiing.’
    • ‘The sport that mixes elements of kite flying, wind surfing and surfing has grown rapidly over the past five years.’
    • ‘Waves do bash its shores, and there is great surfing year-round.’
    • ‘The event was the men's open division and the top surfers took advantage of favourable conditions with some high scoring rides and explosive surfing on the big waves.’
    • ‘His perception of surfing is as the sport and lifestyle should be, positively happy.’
    • ‘What they gave us is their snapshot look at contemporary surfing, for good or ill.’
  • 2The activity of moving from site to site on the Internet.

    ‘why share your Internet connection with people surfing and chatting?’
    • ‘After about ten minutes of surfing through this site, I feel buoyant and hopeful once again.’
    • ‘Hackers and privacy-conscious netizens catalog these open proxies, using them to anonymize their surfing.’
    • ‘During a month, on average at home, your Internet surfing is about 27 hours.’
    • ‘An Internet portal is a general purpose Web site with a range of resources that acts as a starting point for finding information or surfing on the Internet.’
    • ‘I use them for a few days, and then realize that my old method of surfing websites was much more enjoyable and much more efficient.’
    • ‘If you want to indulge in a spot of word processing or surfing, this PC could be ideal.’
    • ‘According to Qualcomm, wireless Internet surfing is about to get easier and faster.’
    • ‘Of course, if you get fed up with this way of surfing, you can place it back on your desktop to regain regular mouse-like behaviour.’
    • ‘The PC was fast, programs loaded in the blink of an eye, and Internet surfing was a breeze.’
    • ‘The group plans to launch an education campaign to dispel the notion that Internet surfing is anonymous by default.’
    • ‘Using the stylus to click on Web pages while surfing is very intuitive.’
    • ‘If you want quick access to a certain Web page or site, the easiest way to start surfing is to create a shortcut on the desktop.’
    • ‘This statistic will give you a good idea if your content is interesting and if your visitors are staying on your site for a long time and surfing.’
    • ‘The fish was identified only by much surfing on the internet.’
    • ‘They were talking about internet and surfing and websites and email.’
    • ‘This would enable you to accept cookies for more convenient surfing without leaving traces of your comings and goings on your machine.’
    • ‘Each one of these studies just happened to be sponsored by a company that sold internet filtering technology to stop personal surfing at work.’
    • ‘Summer Internet surfing may be diverting, but who wants to lug his or her laptop all the way to the beach?’
    • ‘Web surfing is nice and downloading music and video files is great, but e-mail has more effect on the world than those other things will ever have.’
    • ‘There are no provisions about whether or not anonymous surfing or e-mail is illegal.’