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silver surfer

An elderly person who is a proficient user of the Internet. My grandmother has become a real silver surfer since we got her new computer hooked up to the Internet. She even keeps in touch with her friends on social media!
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channel surfer

n. a person who practices channel hopping. My husband is a confirmed channel surfer. I can’t understand why he does it.
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The public at large perhaps most often associates the surf music genre with surfing, though as Cooley demonstrates throughout the book, it is generally not a style with which surfers identify.
For surfers to know which board is right for them, the site offers attribute sets for shape, performance, and wave type.
The teaser has been described as 'softcore porn,' or as a lingerie ad because of the way the camera pans across the young female surfer, who is wearing only underpants, and then has a shower.
In the chapter on female surf vacations in Mexico, a historian would have been hard pressed to find immediate meaning in the social theater exhibited in the faux lesbian wedding held in a small local village restaurant and the ensuing "dance battle" between hip-grinding young male surfers and a group of extroverted--and equally raunchy--middle-aged Bay Area women dubbed the Hot Flashes.
Surfer Sam Lamiroy said: "Red Bull Break 5 is about bringing everyone together from all over the country to one amazing surf location, celebrating all that is good about our coastal lines.
Christened "Brutus' by locals, the 12ft great white killed surfer Ben Linden, 24, and rammed a jet ski rider who tried to help him.
However, when paramedics took over caring for the children, the surfer faded into the background.
According to the protesting surfers, the Health Ministry is making the wrong suggestion that active sportspeople are drug users, while they believe that it should do the opposite by encouraging an active way of life.
and located the surfers between two rock outcroppings.
It simply has a mystical quality about it which surfers really love and in terms of competition, they love it because it is such a challenge.
The newly cordoned off swimming area is at the centre of the surfing hot-spot frequented by hundreds of surfers.
The 28-year-old, whose favourite surf spots include Aberavon beach, which he has nicknamed Aberheaven, heads up the Cardiff branch of Christian Surfers UK.
Mary Osborne is an excellent addition to the Go211 Pro Team not only for her talent and personality but her ability to be a role model for the younger surfers on the site," said Sean M.
Wave predictions have become so reliable, he says, that many surfers check Web sites such as WaveWatch several times a day.
But it takes more than star surfers to make the tour a splash hit.