So it turns out surfing waves in Japanese is:
Meaning: surfing (waves in the ocean)
Literally: wave riding
But! I asked a Japanese friend if they use the same word for surfing the web, like we do in English and Hebrew and I assume other languages.
He said that this is only for surfing waves, so apparently they have a different word for surfing the web. Can you guess what it is?
Meaning: surfing the web (and also waves)
Yeah, so basically they just use the English word for web surfing.
Kind of lame and uninspiring, but <shoulder shrug> I guess a lot of the computer terminology is taken straight from English.