"Sometimes in the morning, when it's a good surf, I go out there, and I don't feel like it's a bad world." - Kary Mullis. Here are 54 Best Surfing Quotes.

Surfing Quotes

1. "Climbers have Everest. Surfers have Nazaré." - António Silva

2. "I don't want to be connected with surfing in a business way. I'd like to be a plumber." - Butch Van Artsdalen

3. "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

4. "You can take a surfer out of the surf, but you can not take surf out of surfer."- Bob McTavish

5. "The reason he [Duke Kahanamouku] didn't like me was that I liked him too much."- Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz

6. "Surfing leads you through life, especially when you're young and with hope in your heart."- Tom Blake

7. "There is not one right way to ride a wave."- Jamie O'Brien

8. "It's a cakewalk, when you know how."- Gerry Lopez

9. "Thank God for a few free waves."- Miki Dora

10. "Charlie don't surf."- Lt Col William Kilgore

11. "Waves are toys from God."- Clay Marzo

12. "The only one whom can whisper to you the ways of the surf, is the wind."- Wilhelm Sverdvik

13. "Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true."- Patrick Swayze

Surfing Quotes

14. "Surfing's the source. Can change your life. Swear to god."- The Surf Shop Kid (Christopher Pettiet) in "Point Break"

15. "What I love the most about surfing is that it's my first love. It's the first thing I can remember being consumed by."- Stephanie Gilmore

16. "Live to surf, surf to live."- Mike Doyle

17. "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 Cook

18. "If it swells, ride it!"- Unknown author

19. "Surfing is such an amazing concept. You're taking on Nature with a little stick and saying, 'I'm gonna ride you!' And a lot of times Nature says, 'No you're not!' and crashes you to the bottom."- Jolene Blalock

20. "As for my own surfing, let's just say that when the waves start pushing 10 feet, I get this tremendous urge to make a sandwich."- Bruce Jenkins

21. "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

22. "I wanted to be 'the best shaper in the world' - except, you later realize, there's no such thing."- Al Merrick

23. "There's nothing quite like surfing by yourself in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, but unpredictable weather patterns, below deck accommodation, sea snakes, coral cuts and packs of reef sharks make it a trip for the committed seadog."
- Mark Thornley

24. "I love surfing more than cricket. It's more interesting and you meet great people."- Hansie Cronje

25. "There is nothing, nothing, more sad than a surfer who used to surf."- Unknown author

26. "Surfing is the most blissful experience you can have on this planet, a taste of heaven."- John McCarthy

Surfing Quotes

27. "Surfing is almost a way to fly."- Jeff Hakman

28. "It's funny, 'cause you think surfing is your whole life, but then when you make a family it seems like it's not at all."
- Joel Parkinson

29. "I've tried body surfing. It's nice."- Ziggy Marley

30. "One of the greatest things about the sport of surfing is that you need only three things: your body, a surfboard, and a wave."- Naima Green

31. "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

32. "Sometimes in the morning, when it's a good surf, I go out there, and I don't feel like it's a bad world."- Kary Mullis

33. "One drop in is an accident, two is rude, three is a twatable offence."- Roger Sharp

34. "The three most important things in life: surf, surf, surf."- Jack O'Neill

35. "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf."- John Kabat-Zinn

36. "If there was no such thing as barrels I probably wouldn't even surf."- Clay Marzo

37. "When the surfs up, your life is too."- Wilhelm Sverdvik

38. "Surfing is for life."- Bruce Jenkins

39. "Surfing is very much like making love. It always feels good, no matter how many times you've done it."- Paul Strauch

Surfing Quotes

40. "Waves are not measured in feet and inches, they are measured in increments of fear."- Buzzy Trent

41. "I try changing my surfing, which is the absolute worst thing you can do. Everyone surfs their own way. If I try to surf like someone else I look like a dork."- Andy Irons

42. "I think you could build a couple of humans with the amount of skin lost on the reef at Pipe."- Martin Potter

43. "I've committed to surfing the rest of my life."- Lance Armstrong

44. "Eddie would go."- Mark Foo

45. "It's not tragic to die doing something you love."- Mark Foo

46. "I am not famous. I am a worker."- Adriano de Souza

47. "If in doubt, paddle out."- Nat Young

48. "If you're having a bad day, catch a wave."- Frosty Hesson

49. "I surf to get tan."- Shane Dorian

50. "It's a culmination of your life of surfing when you turn and paddle in at Mavericks."- Jeff Clark

51. "I took off on a wave, went down the side, popped out the other end, and went, shit, I'm still alive!"- Greg Noll

52. "I'm just a surfer who wanted to build something that would allow me to surf longer."- Jack O'Neill

53. "I don't need sponsors. I surf better when I'm broke anyway."- Dave Parmenter

54. "I think when a surfer becomes a surfer, it's almost like an obligation to be an environmentalist at the same time."
- Kelly Slater


Best Surfing Quotes

1.
"The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun."
Phil Edwards
2.
"My passion for surfing was more than my fear of sharks."
Bethany Hamilton
3.
"Out of water, I am nothing."
Duke Kahanamoku

Ian Warner

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