The mass or line of foam formed by waves breaking on a seashore or reef
Oceanography. The slow rise and fall of sea level at a shoreline at a frequency lower than that of ordinary wind waves, attributed to the interaction of waves of different wavelength.
A boat specially designed for use in heavy surf, and typically employed for landing passengers and goods from a larger craft lying offshore, or (now usually) for lifesaving.
A surfing enthusiast; a person who habitually spends time surfing, or participating in surf culture.
To fish by casting a line into the sea from the shore.
Any of several marine bivalve molluscs constituting the genus Spisula (family Mactridae) (also called triangle shell); especially the large and edible S. solidissima of the west Atlantic, and S. solida of the north-east Atlantic.
= surf duck.
A day on which the surf is especially rough; specifically one on which it is difficult or impossible to load or land cargo at a port.
Any scoter (sea duck) of the genus Melanitta; especially the surf scoter, M. perspicillata.
The point at which waves approaching a shore begin to break or form surf; the line of white foamy water produced by this.
A person affiliated with surf culture, especially a surfer who holds attitudes associated with punk rock.
An act of riding on or over surf.
= surf. Also (occasionally) with object In later use frequently figurative and in figurative contexts.
= surf music.
A shop which sells clothing and equipment for the beach; (in later use) specifically a shop which sells surfing equipment, clothing, etc.
A type of long, narrow, lightweight kayak designed for travelling through surf at speed.
Wax applied to the deck of a surfboard to provide traction.
The area of water lying between the shore and the surf line, characterized by white foamy water produced by breaking waves.
An organization of lifeguards in charge of safety on a particular beach
To swim in surf.
A person who swims in surf.
Any of several marine grasses of the genus Phyllospadix (family Zosteraceae), having thickened rootstocks and slender stems, and growing underwater on rocky shores in temperate regions.
A report of current surfing conditions delivered via radio, the Internet, etc.
A person who surf-rides; a surfer.
A large sea duck, Melanitta perspicillata, the male of which is black with white patches on the head and a yellow bill, breeding in northern North America and seen occasionally in western Europe.
Shorts designed to be worn at the beach; swimming trunks; (in later use) specifically = board shorts.
The action or sport of paddling a surf ski.
A marine smelt, Hypomesus pretiosus (family Osmeridae), of the west coast of North America, which spawns in the surf during the day.
Stay temporarily in a series of other people’s homes, typically making use of improvised sleeping arrangements
Be passed in a prone position over the heads of the audience at a rock concert, typically after having jumped from the stage
A beach that is popular with surfers
A style of popular music originating in the US in the early 1960s, characterized by high harmony vocals and typically having lyrics relating to surfing
A group of lifeguards monitoring swimmers' safety within a designated section of beach
Another term for surfing111.
To engage in shoulder surfing.
A member of the crew of a surf boat; a person skilled at managing a boat in heavy surf.
The subculture associated with surfing and surfers; especially the language, fashion, music, etc., characteristic of the surfing lifestyle.
(In early use) = surfer (now rare); (later more generally) a person skilled at swimming in rough surf.
(In early use) = surfing; (later more generally) the action or practice of swimming in surf.
The Gulf kingfish, Menticirrhus littoralis (family Sciaenidae), a silvery fish found close to the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and Florida.
Another term for channel-hop111.
A competitive display of the skills of members of a surf lifesaving club
The action or process of saving a person from drowning in the surf; the skills and activities of a surf lifesaver; chiefly attributive.
A dish containing both seafood and meat, typically shellfish and steak
A voluntary organization formed to safeguard swimmers and surfers
Search the Internet for instances of one’s own name or links to one’s own website
Float on the crest of incoming waves without using a board
Fishing by casting a line into the sea from the shore