Meaning of surfer in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsəːfə/

Translate surfer into Spanish


  • 1A person who rides a wave towards the shore while standing or lying on a surfboard.

    ‘a beach popular with surfers’
    • ‘The first film, easily the best of the series, makes a remarkable attempt to accurately portray surfers in their natural habitat.’
    • ‘He was a world champion surfer whose only roles had been in surfing movies.’
    • ‘The artist, once a top-rated professional surfer, has earned accolades for his lifelike bronze patina sculptures of fish.’
    • ‘The costumes resembled surfers' wetsuits too, adding to the watery theme.’
    • ‘The surfer is alone on the brink of a six-story wall of water.’
    1. 1.1 informal A person who rides on the roof or outside of a fast-moving vehicle for excitement.
      • ‘Mackay was an experienced car surfer’
      • ‘At first, the death of a young man who had been clinging to the outside of a subway car on Monday seemed to hark back to a wilder time in New York City, when joyriders known as subway surfers rode atop trains, at their peril.’
      • ‘A real life subway surfer has taken one of the riskiest rides of his life - and recorded the whole experience for people to watch.’
      • ‘Subway surfers again spotted in NYC’
      • ‘Subway surfers find odd way to ride and die: MTA warnings against 'skylarking' have meaning again’
  • 2A person who spends time using the internet.

    ‘the website allows surfers to browse virtual grocery store aisles’
    • ‘Web surfers who take action at the site can even receive a coupon for a free scoop of ice cream.’
    • ‘Most of you have embraced the Web and are looking forward to becoming master surfers.’
    • ‘Here is an important fact that sometimes surprises even veteran Internet surfers: you don't have to be connected to the Internet to use a Web browser!’
    • ‘When Rudy, the first foal of 2001, was born on Valentine's Day, 9 million Web surfers from around the world tuned in to watch.’
    • ‘Now a confirmed silver surfer, he admitted he does sometimes have trouble with attachments.’