Definition of surf verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    surf

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//sɜːf//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɜːrf//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they surf
    BrE BrE//sɜːf//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɜːrf//
     
    he / she / it surfs
    BrE BrE//sɜːfs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɜːrfs//
     
    past simple surfed
    BrE BrE//sɜːft//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɜːrft//
     
    past participle surfed
    BrE BrE//sɜːft//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɜːrft//
     
    -ing form surfing
    BrE BrE//ˈsɜːfɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrfɪŋ//
     
    Hobbies, Water sports, Using the Internet
     
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  1. 1(also go surfing) [intransitive, transitive] surf (something) to take part in the sport of riding on waves on a surfboard See related entries: Hobbies, Water sports
  2. 2[transitive] surf the Net/Internet to use the Internet I was surfing the Net looking for information on Indian music. See related entries: Water sports, Using the Internet
  3. Word Origin late 17th cent.: apparently from obsolete suff, of unknown origin, perhaps influenced by the spelling of surge.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: surf