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Surfing Quotes


Here are some of the best surfing quotes of all time, enjoy:


“People come and go, but the waves keep rolling”

“Live life one wave at a time.”

“If no-one is there to hear it, does the crashing wave make a sound?”

“You cannot stop the waves, but you can learn to surf”
Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Surfing’s the source. Can change your life. Swear to god.“
Point Break – Boy in surf shop

“I just surf cause it’s good to go out and ride with your friends.”
Big Wednesday – Matt Johnson

“Surfing soothes me, it’s always been a kind of Zen experience for me. The ocean is so magnificent, peaceful, and awesome. The rest of the world disappears for me when I’m on a wave.”
Paul Walker

“With 73% of the planet under water perhaps ‘earth’ should be named ‘ocean’”

“Surfing’s one of the few sports that you look ahead to see what’s behind.”
Laird Hamilton

“If in doubt, paddle out”
Nat Young

“Out of water, I am nothing”
Duke Kahanamoku

“Surfing is very much like making love. It always feels good, no matter how many times you’ve done it.”
Paul Strauch

“Okay, sh#t, I guess this is a good day to die!”
Gerry Lopez (on towing into Peahi/Jaws)

“Wiping out is an underappreciated skill.”
Laird Hamilton

“I could not help concluding this man had the most supreme pleasure while he was driven so fast and so smoothly by the sea”
Captain James Cooke

“Sliding a wave removes our brains out of the ordinary and slips us into the extra ordinary of being there now. No more worries about mortgages or strife of being poor or rich. When you enter the domain of an ocean cylinder, that moment, those split seconds belong to the Zen part of just being. Period.”
Bill Hamilton (surfer/shaper)

“The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun”
Duke Kahanamoku

“Its not tragic to die doing something you love”
Mark Foo

“I think when a surfer becomes a surfer, it’s almost like an obligation to be an environmentalist at the same time.”
Kelly Slater

“I’m just a surfer who wanted to build something that would allow me to surf longer”
Jack O’Neill – talking about inventing the wetsuit

“So this is where you work Turtle?”
“Only when da surf’s bad, Barney. Cause’ when da surf’s good, nobody works!”
North Shore – Rick and Turtle

“Never drive away from good surf.”
Roger Sharp

“I don’t need to tell you this but just to be sure: DO NOT ever wear boardshorts outside of your wetsuit. Unless you want every single right-minded person in the universe to think you are a tool of the highest order; and yes it is okay to point and laugh if you see someone doing it.”
Roger Sharp

“If you are too deep for the wave of the day go anyway to give the crowd a show. Everyone loves a good swan dive into the flats and someone on the right spot can still enjoy the ride.”
Roger Sharp

“You should always tell at least one newbie that the wax goes on the bottom of the board to make it go faster, like a snowboard then watch the confusion.”
Roger Sharp

“Conversely always tell a beginner that the zip does indeed go on the back of the wetty, no one should be allowed to walk down a beach like that.”
Roger Sharp

“You don’t need to get every biggest and best set wave of the day. Sharing is caring and sometimes the smaller ones run better.”
Roger Sharp

“If you see some litter on the beach on your way back to the car pick it up. Might not be yours but it’ll do wonders for your karma.”
Roger Sharp




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