The world’s greatest wave riders have often expressed thoughts which have inspired millions of surfers all across the world. They say the contribution to accomplish anything is 90% perspiration and 10% inspiration. This article gives some surfing quotes to contribute to the 10%.
Surfing is one of the most awesome water sports. If you are new to surfing and want to learn how to surf, then here are some surfing quotes, that will inspire you to get started with the basics or will give you more courage to try out some difficult and more skillful maneuvers.
Surfing expresses … a pure yearning for visceral, physical contact with the natural world. – Matt Warshaw
Go strip off your clothes that are a nuisance in this mellow clime. Get in and wrestle with the sea; wing your heels with the skill and power that reside in you, hit the sea’s breakers, master them, and ride upon their backs as a king should. – Jack London
Waves are not measured in feet and inches, they are measured in increments of fear. – Buzzy Trent.
For a surfer, the fluidity of the ocean – of being in it – is what matters. – Alan ‘Fuz’ Bleakley
Your surfing can get better on every turn, on every wave you catch. Learn to read the ocean better. A big part of my success has been wave knowledge. – Kelly Slater
One of the greatest things about the sport of surfing is that you need only three things: your body, a surf-board, and a wave. – Naima Green
Surfing, alone among sports, generates laughter at its very suggestion, and this is because it turns not a skill into an art, but an inexplicable and useless urge into a vital way of life. – Matt Warshaw
The balance and patience factors are much more critical in surfing than they are in snowboarding … if you’re out surfing serious waves and you wipe out, you don’t land on soft snow. It’s usually either very sharp coral, or you get raked across the beach gravel and sand while you’re tumbling underwater. – Frederick Lenz
“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
“… there was purity and there was the dream, and the adventure, and there was the counterculture aspect. It was like shove society, shove the nine to five, shove the rules … we’re just going to follow our hearts, treat each other well, eat well, and enjoy the ocean. It was not for money and it wasn’t for fame … that’s what we’re gonna do … purely because that’s what our hearts want to do. That was amazing.” – Jim Banks
“I like to tell people who never surf that surfing is like taking a shower, except it lasts a lifetime. We are the lucky few who get to play in God’s soup and we are better humans because of it.” – Bill Hamilton
Sometimes things just happen. Sometimes surfing this bank from Snapper to Kirra, sometimes you don’t even think what you’re doing, but you do it anyway … You get to the end of a wave and go, what did I do? Sometimes you go into a totally different state of mind. – Mick Fanning
The joy of surfing is so many things combined, from the physical exertion of it, to the challenge of it, to the mental side of the sport. – Kelly Slater
“Okay, shit, I guess this is a good day to die!” – Gerry Lopez
“Flocks of seagulls, mist of the ocean, nice waves, beautiful sunset, it’s all about getting back on your board and doing it again and again.” – Audra Bukauskas
“Surfing wasn’t about money back then. Surfers always lived cheaply and scraped by.” – Mark Cunningham
“It’s all about where your mind’s at.” – Kelly Slater
I’ve tried body surfing. It’s nice. – Ziggy Marley.
“I took off on a wave, went down the side, popped out the other end, and went, shit, I’m still alive!” – Greg Noll
Surf now, apocalypse later. – Beachside graffiti in California.
Not to sound too deep or weird, but I think that the times when you really appreciate surfing are the times you’re really sort of becoming one with nature. – Kelly Slater
The best surfer in the world is the one having the most fun. – Anonymous
This wave wasn’t going to break, it was going to occur. And there wasn’t a damn thing any one of us could do about it. – Matt George
Quotes about Life
In surfing, coming to terms with death – or at least the possibility – is an ongoing crisis in big waves. The set is building outside, and it’s so beautiful, aesthetically. People are watching in awe from the beach: the blue water, the stiff offshore winds, the 40-foot walls charging in from the open ocean. If you’re out there with nothing but your body, your wits, and a surfboard, that set can be your coffin. – Bruce Jenkins
Surfing is for life. – Bruce Jenkins
Surfing is the most blissful experience you can have on this planet, a taste of heaven. – John McCarthy
“Sliding a wave removes our brains out of the ordinary and slips us into the extraordinary 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
“It’s a culmination of your life of surfing when you turn and paddle in at Mavericks.” – Jeff Clark
These were the various surfing quotes, some of the very famous sports quotes on surfing. So, what are you waiting for? Just grab your board and hit the wave with a Zen attitude, and enjoy surfing to new levels.