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Maybe suffe, of uncertain origin.

Noun

Singular
surf

Plural
-

surf (-)
  1. Waves that break on an ocean shoreline.
    • 1883: Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      ...perhaps it was the look of the island, with its gray, melancholy woods, and wild stone spires, and the surf that we could both see and hear foaming and thundering on the steep beach...
    • 1900, Joseph Grinnell, Birds of the Kotzebue Sound Region, Alaska[1], page 12,  
      It was alone, nervously alighting and flying short distances along the surf.
    • 1941, Raymond Russell Camp, Fishing the Surf[2], page 248,  
      In most instances the inshore holes or pockets along the surf do not produce as well as the cuts or sloughs between sand bars.
    • 1963, Vlad Evanoff, Spin Fishing[3], page 181,  
      Snook are found in rivers, canals, inlets and along the surf, especially around sand bars, tidal rips, jetties, bridges and piers.


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Verb

Infinitive
to surf

Third person singular
surf

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to surf (third-person singular simple present surf, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To ride a wave, usually on a surfboard.
  2. To browse the Internet.

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surf m. (uncountable)

  1. surfing

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