Surfing Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old surfing quotes, surfing sayings, and surfing proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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.

unknown

My passion for surfing was more than my fear of sharks.

Bethany Hamilton

Life is a lot like surfing...When you get caugh in the impact zone, you've got to just 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 gonna 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 an 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 seems 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.     

unknown

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 up and thrust you forward you begin to realise how powerful but beautiful mother nature is and how vast the universe really is, this cant 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