Pronunciation: (sûrf),[key] —n. 1. the swell of the sea that breaks upon a shore or upon shoals.
2. the mass or line of foamy water caused by the breaking of the sea upon a shore, esp. a shallow or sloping shore.
—v.i. 1. to ride a surfboard.
2. to float on the crest of a wave toward shore.
3. to swim, play, or bathe in the surf.
4. to search haphazardly, as for information on a computer network or an interesting program on television.
—v.t. 1. to ride a surfboard on: We surfed every big wave in sight. 2. to search through (a computer network or TV channels) for information or entertainment.