Surf Quotes

Surfing can be a sport to many, but it´s undoubtedly more than just that. It takes us to places and situations where we explore new surroundings and our limits. It is hard to find a sport where you are more in the ‘element’ like you are in surfing. You are in the water, and gliding on top of it.

two surfers contemplating in the water
Surfing attracts many masterminds who want to master any sport they are doing. As surfing expects a different lifestyle, there are quite a few quotes noted by some of us:

Surfing Quotes

“Surfing is for life” Bruce Jenkins


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


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


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


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


There are a million ways to surf, and as long as you’re smiling, you’re doing it right.”


My passion for surfing was more than my fear of sharks” Bethany Hamilton


Life is a lot like surfing…When you get caught in the impact zone, you’ve got to get back up. because you never know what may be the next wave” Bethany Hamilton


Surfing is attitude dancing” Gerry Lopez


We’re all equal before a wave” Laird Hamilton


“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


“If you’re having a bad day, catch a wave” Frosty Hesson


“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 is such an amazing concept. You’re taking on Nature with a little stick and saying, ‘I’m going to ride you!’ And a lot of times Nature says, ‘No you’re not!’ and crashes you to the bottom” Jolene Blalock


Surfing is not an organized sport, but it does have rules. The surfer closest to the curl has the right of way” Matt Armstrong


“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

“Surfing expresses … a pure yearning for visceral, physical contact with the natural world” 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 equates to living in the very moment of now’. When you ride a wave you leave behind all things important and unimportant, the purity of the moment is upon you” Bill Hamilton


“Three most important things in life, surf, surf, and surf” Jack O’Neill


“Surf and feel your life be changed forever” Nossa Company


“There’s independence to surfing; it’s just you and the ocean. There aren’t a bunch of rules” Lee Clow


“One thing you learn from surfing is how to operate in the present. It’s really what the surfing experience is all about” Gerry Lopez


There is wisdom in waves. Some surfers see it right away, others never do. To find success in surfing, we must learn to be in harmony with nature. This will bring a sense of peace. By sharing this peace and contributing to other people’s happiness, we can find the true meaning of life. Keep surfing” Gerry Lopez


Surfing is good for the soul; worries seem to drift away as you scan the horizon for the next wave” Ed Daley


“Surfing is like life. Every wave and every day are different.”


“For a surfer, the fluidity of the ocean – of being in it – is what matters” Alan ‘Fuz’ Bleakley


I still feel like my best surfing is ahead of me” Kelly Slater


Surfing gets your soul, once you feel the wave lift you and thrust you forward you begin to realize how powerful but beautiful mother nature is and how vast the universe really is, this can’t help but smile on your face in absolute awe of how beautiful it is to have participated in life” Fisher Cannon


“Surfing is like golf: You’re always battling, and it keeps knocking you down. There are a lot of wipeouts. But when you stay with it and catch that wave, you really taste it. It’s magic” Dennis Quaid 

I hope you found those quotes useful to gain a more divine approach towards the surfing lifestyle. As we the surfers share similar habits, I´m sure that we think alike as well. I hope you have a great one!


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I created Nulltuul to share my experience, research and analysis with other surf enthusiasts out there. If I'm not surfing on my travels - I like to photograph waves, surfers, and the surf lifestyle in general.

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