wind·​surf·​ing | \ ˈwin(d)-ˌsər-fiŋ How to pronounce windsurfing (audio) \

Definition of windsurfing

: the sport or activity of riding a sailboard

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windsurf \ ˈwin(d)-​ˌsərf How to pronounce windsurf (audio) \ intransitive verb
windsurfer noun

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Ohashi is a 21-year-old UCLA gymnast whose perfect 10 floor routine in a recent college meet became a viral video phenomenon on par with all the world’s clumsy kittens, windsurfings dogs and Justin Bieber conspiracies. Jason Gay, WSJ, "A Must-See Gymnast, and the Meaning of Joy," 16 Jan. 2019 Biologists are on hand to gather fecal matter from the orca from the water, and even droplets of her breath, using a petri dish extended on a carbon fiber windsurfing mast. Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times, "Hand-feeding a wild orca: Inside the practice run to save the ailing killer whale J50," 6 Aug. 2018 Summer Rescues: The adorable search and rescue dogs go windsurfing and camping among other warm-weather activities in the eight episodes included on this DVD of the Canadian CGI children's series. Chris Ball,, "Diane Kruger stars in 'In the Fade,' now on DVD and Blu-ray (review)," 8 May 2018 From that first trip, Naish went on to pioneer windsurfing and later kitesurfing and has become a global watersports icon. Danielle Rossingh And Shirley Robertson, CNN, "How Robby Naish conquered the waves and became an icon," 23 Apr. 2018 As for his first love, windsurfing, Naish is hoping foiling technology will give the sport a boost. Danielle Rossingh And Shirley Robertson, CNN, "How Robby Naish conquered the waves and became an icon," 23 Apr. 2018 The best windsurfing is in the calm waters of Grand Cul-de-Sac. David Jefferys, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Perfect (Long) Weekend in St. Barts," 16 Apr. 2018 Lake rules: No private boats from outside area, no gas engines, no wading, swimming, windsurfing or float tubing. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Sunday getaway to Loch Lomond Reservoir," 11 Mar. 2018 No water contact, including windsurfing, water skiing, personal watercraft, swimming or wading. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Sunday getaway to San Pablo Reservoir," 18 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of windsurfing

1969, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of windsurfing was in 1969

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