“An experienced surfer balances on his surfboard as he surfs through the waves!”

How to use the word surf in different situations:

  • “Let’s go surfing!” (verb) To ride a wave while standing on a surfboard.
  • “I went for an early surf today” (noun) The act of riding a wave while standing on a surfboard.
  • “Can you hear the surf breaking?” (noun) The line of foam formed by waves breaking on a seashore.
  • “Are you surfing the Internet again?” (verb, slang) To search for information on the internet.

The idiom surf and turf is a term used to describe a meal that includes both seafood and steak. It is usually served as a combination plate with both items on the same plate. The term is derived from the combination of the words “surf” (seafood) and “turf” (steak).

What’s An Extreme Sport?

Surfing is an extreme sport. It is a sport that involves riding a wave on the surface of the ocean. The waves can be very large and dangerous, and surfers need to be skilled and experienced to ride them.

Extreme sports are activities that are perceived as involving a high degree of risk. They often involve speed, height, a high level of physical exertion and highly specialized gear. Extreme sports can be dangerous, but they can also be very exciting and rewarding.

Some other examples of extreme sports include:

  • Skateboarding
  • BMX riding
  • Snowboarding
  • Kitesurfing
  • Rock climbing
  • Mountain biking
  • Whitewater kayaking
  • Ice climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Skydiving
  • BASE jumping

More Surf Vocabulary:

  • barrel (noun) – the tube or curl of the wave – the hollow part of a wave when it breaks
  • bodysurf (verb) – riding or surfing a wave without a surfboard
  • crest (noun) – the top or highest part of something – like a wave
  • current (noun) – the movement of water in a particular direction
  • fin (noun) – the hydrofoil mounted at the back of a surfboard that helps with balance and steering
  • flippers (noun) – flat pieces of rubber you wear on your feet to improve your swimming performance
  • leash (noun) – the rope (or lead) that attaches the surfboard to the surfer’s ankle
  • paddle (verb) – to move your surfboard through the water using your arms as paddles (noun)
  • wetsuit – (noun) – a rubber garment that (usually) covers the entire body – worn by swimmers, surfers and divers to keep warm when in water for long periods of time
  • wipe out – (phrasal verb) – to fall off or get knocked off a surfboard when surfing

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In The News:

Japanese surfer rides waves of passion for China’s tropical island

A picture is worth a thousand words

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