surfing

noun

surf·​ing ˈsər-fiŋ How to pronounce surfing (audio)
: the sport of riding the surf especially on a surfboard

Examples of surfing in a Sentence

Her hobbies include diving and surfing.
Recent Examples on the Web Learning to Surf In Costa Rica Sunset surfing in Nosara, Costa Rica. Nicole Kliest, Vogue, 10 Feb. 2024 Cisco: On the southern side of the island, Cisco is a surfing neighborhood dominated by locals and home to one of the best beaches on Nantucket: Cisco Beach. Maya Kachroo-Levine, Travel + Leisure, 8 Feb. 2024 The attacks occurred in waters off the Eyre Peninsula, a remote surfing destination in Southern Australia. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 5 Feb. 2024 Among the dead were Australian and British citizens who were there for a rugby match, Americans passionate about surfing — and Megan and two Korean friends, who were out sightseeing when the bombs exploded. Carol Rosenberg, New York Times, 19 Jan. 2024 She was inspired by her own adventures, such as a surfing and yoga retreat in Bali or a boot camp in Tulum, Mexico. Ariel Felton, Washington Post, 16 Jan. 2024 After about an hour of surfing (say, from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.), jump on thenearby 10 freeway and head east. Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, 8 Jan. 2024 Calendula Falls and Atlantic coastline surfing paradises such as Barra do Kwanza and Cabo Ledo. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 2 Jan. 2024 Wearing Kansas City Chief T-shirts and baseball caps to the side, the community group then went back to the surfing motion. Gabrielle Rockson, Peoplemag, 25 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of surfing was in 1926

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“Surfing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surfing. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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surfing

noun
surf·​ing ˈsər-fiŋ How to pronounce surfing (audio)
: the sport of riding the surf especially on a surfboard
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