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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Surf \Surf\, n. [Formerly spelled suffe, and probably the same word as E. sough.] The swell of the sea which breaks upon the shore, esp. upon a sloping beach. [1913 Webster] Surf bird (Zool.), a ploverlike bird of the genus Aphriza, allied to the turnstone. Surf clam (Zool.), a large clam living on the open coast, especially Mactra solidissima (syn. Spisula solidissima). See Mactra. Surf duck (Zool.), any one of several species of sea ducks of the genus Oidemia, especially Oidemia percpicillata; -- called also surf scoter. See the Note under Scoter. Surf fish (Zool.), any one of numerous species of California embiotocoid fishes. See Embiotocoid. Surf smelt. (Zool.) See Smelt. Surf whiting. (Zool.) See under Whiting. [1913 Webster]