Someone with the patience to sit out on the ocean for hours waiting for the right wave to come along and pick them up. No, we don't say things like "Radical dude!", "Surfs up", and walk around with longass shorts with a billabong T-shirt on and dreadlocks. That's all stereotypical and anyone who does that is a dumbass poseur and should rethink thier lives. I've been surfing 5 hours everyday day all summer (50+ days) for the past 4 years and have never seen a real surfer who does any of those things.
Poseur: Surfs up dude, Ima grab my 20 ft board and stand up out on the water!

Surfer: #### you man, these waves are only 3 ft high but I'm gonna try and ride em anyway.
by Weasel August 06, 2004
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There are 3 types of surfers:

1. 70's and 80's Surfers - mostly from the 70's and 80's, the stereotype for these guys have long bleached hair, a tan, say things like "Gnarly" and "Totaly", listen to rock music and smoke alot of weed.
i.e. Jeff Spicoli from the movie "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"

2. Preppy Surfers - Annoying guys with curly hair, listens to emo and pop punk and wear brands like Hollister, Billabong, and Abercrombie and wear their clothes tight as shit. Most of them don't even surf, they just try to fit in with all the other fools.

3. Surfer - Someone who just likes surfing.
Well Stu, surfings not a sport. It's a way of life. It's no hobby, it's a way of looking at that wave and saying "Hey Bud, haha. Let's Party!" Haaaa.
by HP Morton August 11, 2005
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like me who are acctually good enough to acctally surf, and we dont say "radical dude" or anything stearyotypical like that and are not always stoned.
Actuall surfers are not posers and say they surf when all they do is bodyboard or have been once to a surf lesson.
by Dan February 25, 2005
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A true surfer is one who sees a tidal wave about to hit the beach then say surfs up!!!
My friend surfs and she will do out to sea no matter what, because she is an actual surfer.
by leelee23 December 08, 2007
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one of few who are brothers and sisters of all ocean dwelling creatures the envy of many a non surfer
WTF is up with land locked ppl trying to dress like surfers its a lifestyle not a fashion statment you nunce
WTF is up with the new generation of surfers where's the soul brah BTW I hate tourists that crowd SoCal beaches and the black ball shite the yanks do here in Nz and Oz we run those bitches over ats wot their there for aint it?
by BaddAssKiwi April 15, 2004
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someone with the wicked ability to balance on a fiberglass board as it shoots through the ocean water on a wave, non-surfers want to be us, but most who try merely embarass themselves by trying too damn hard to be a surfer. It's something you wont understand unless you are born to be a surfer. But to my lucky fellow wave riders, keep it up.
by Anonymous April 27, 2003
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Someone who lives for the search of finding new and exotic waves to surf. They love to ride waves, and they love to just be in the water either with great friends or by themselves, whether its 2 feet or 20 Feet, this person is happy and has a smile on their face. Also a surfer is a humble person who tries to spread happiness and good vibes to all. Oh, and they are always looking for that next sick barrel.
Random Guy: "Hey buddy, i always wanted to try the sport of surfing, whats it like?"

Surfer: "Whats up bro, its not just a sport dude, its a lifestyle, and its fucking amazing, haha. Its the only sport that gives back."
by HankTheSkank August 12, 2015
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