Unfortunately no, Apple TV does not "surf". The ability to surf would be terrific and I do not know why Apple does not add a surfing feature.
I recently learned the "Remote" program on your iPhone or iPad allows you to type using your iPhone or iPad keypad to input your Apple TV. The iPhone or iPad keypad is much quicker than "typing" using the remote supplied with the Apple TV.
Some of the "hacks" will add the ability to surf with the Apple TV but I would certainly prefer Apple adding the surf feature.
Are you listening Apple?