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English definition of “surfing”

surfing

noun [U]  /ˈsɜr·fɪŋ/ us  
the sport or activity of using a surfboard (= long, narrow board) to ride waves toward a beach: Dale took up surfing after his family moved to Los Angeles.
surfer
noun [C]  /ˈsɜr·fər/ us  
When the waves are big, the surfers come out.
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