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Surf is a Go (golang) library that implements a virtual web browser that you control programmatically. Surf isn't just another Go solution for downloading content from the web. Surf is designed to behave like web browser, and includes: cookie management, history, bookmarking, user agent spoofing (with a nifty user agent builder), submitting forms, DOM selection and traversal via jQuery style CSS selectors, scraping assets like images, stylesheets, and other features.


Download the library using go. go get

Import the library into your project. import ""

Quick Start

package main

import (

func main() {
	bow := surf.NewBrowser()
	err := bow.Open("")
	if err != nil {

	// Outputs: "The Go Programming Language"


Complete documentation is available on Read the Docs.


Surf uses the awesome goquery by Martin Angers, and was written using Intellij and the golang plugin.

Contributions have been made to Surf by the following awesome developers:

The idea to create Surf was born in this Reddit thread.


Issues and pull requests are always welcome.

See for more information.


Surf is released open source software released under The MIT License (MIT). See for more information.