75 Inspirational Surfing Quotes and Sayings

(Last Updated On: February 25, 2019)

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Surfing Quotes

“My passion for surfing was more than my fear of sharks.” — Bethany 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

“Surfing is attitude dancing.” — Gerry Lopez

“Surfing for me is more than my lifestyle; it’s my passion, my love, and it’s a part of me.” — Bethany Hamilton

“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

The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun.

“We’re all equal before a wave.” — Laird Hamilton

“Surfing to me is like playing music. You play different melodies with different boards.” — Skip Frye

“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

“I’m a tropical weather cruiser. I like surfing, you know. I like being on the beach.” — Michael B. Jordan

“The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun.” — Phil Edwards

Surfing is almost a way to fly.

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

“Never drive away from good surf.” — Roger Sharp

“God created the heavens and the earth, the oceans and the waves for our enjoyment. Surfing is just my way of worshipping Him.” — Bethany Hamilton

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

“Out of the water, I am nothing.” — Duke Kahanamoku

Out of the water, I am nothing.

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

“To lose your everyday life of surfing and being creative on waves, enjoying the ocean – that’s scary to me. It was essential to at least try surfing again and get out there and see how it went.” — Bethany Hamilton

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

“Waves are not measured in feet and inches, they are measured in increments of fear.” — Buzzy Trent

“The biggest sin in the world would be if I lost my love for the ocean.” — Laird Hamilton

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

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

“It’s Not Tragic To Die Doing Something You Love.” — Mark Foo

“The rule of surfing is never tell anyone where you go.” — John Slattery

“Surfing in crowds is like mind over matter. If I don’t mind it don’t matter.” — Brodus Rogers

If you're having a bad day, catch a wave.

“I’ve committed to surfing the rest of my life.” — Lance Armstrong

“When the surfs up, your life is too.” — Wilhelm Sverdvik

“I don’t see any difference between bodyboarding and surfing – it’s all surfing.” — Tom Morey

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

“When life gives you rough waves, surf’em.” — Unknown

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“I’m excited to go surfing every time. I have fun in any kind of wave in the ocean.” — John John Florence

“I don’t need sponsors. I surf better when I’m broke anyway.” — Dave Parmenter

“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

“You never really know what’s coming. A small wave, or maybe a big one. All you can really do is hope that when it comes, you can surf over it, instead of drown in its monstrosity.” — Alysha Speer

“I feel my absolute best physically, mentally and spiritually when I’m surfing every day.” — Marisa Miller

If you love something, you'll do it until the sun goes down.

“I took off on a wave, went down the side, popped out the other end, and went, shit, I’m still alive!” — Greg Noll

“You can take a surfer out of the surf, but you can not take surf out of surfer.” — Bob McTavish

“I’ve always thought surfing is a reflection of who you are.” — Kelly Slater

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

“I Could Say, But I Won’t Say.” — Michael Peterson

“I don’t think anyone gets to the end of their life and wishes they had surfed less.” — Bradley Hook

“Surfing leads you through life, especially when you’re young and with hope in your heart.” — Tom Blake

“It was all balance. But then, she already knew that from surfing.” — Eve Babitz

“It looks easy, like surfing, but surfing is hard too.” — George Eads

“Surfing is the first thing I can remember being consumed by.” — Stephanie Gilmore

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” — Michael Jordan

“I’m surfing the giant life wave.” — William Shatner

“Emotions are waves waiting for a positive attitude to surf them.” — Unknown

“Waves are like women, you can never get enough of them, always want a better, more dangerous one, and occasionally you get dumped.” — Robert Black

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” — Unknown

“What’s the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable.” — Unknown

“The only one whom can whisper to you the ways of the surf, is the wind.” — Wilhelm Sverdvik

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

“Surfing’s a more profound kind of sport than it looks. When you surf, you learn not to fight the power of nature, even if it gets violent.” — Haruki Murakami

“If you love something, you’ll do it until the sun goes down.” — Unknown

The three most important things in life Surf, surf, surf.

“It’s A Cakewalk, When You Know How.” — Gerry Lopez

“Surfing expresses … a pure yearning for visceral, physical contact with the natural world.” — Matt Warshaw

“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

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

“Surfing’s the source. Can change your life. Swear to god.” — Patrick Swayze

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“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

“There is not one right way to ride a wave” — Jamie O’Brien

“Surfing is the most blissful experience you can have on this planet, a taste of heaven.” — John McCarthy

“And when you fall, because you always do fall. When you swim for the beach to catch your board. There’s peace to be found in the shoreward pull with every passing wave.” — Michael Davidow

“The three most important things in life: Surf, surf, surf.” — Unknown

Surfing quotes

“Surfing is almost a way to fly.” — Jeff Hakman

“Surfing and Life hold parallels.” — Elizabeth Salalmanca-Brosig

“Charlie Don’t Surf.” — Lt Col William Kilgore

“I’m Just A Surfer Who Wanted To Build Something That Would Allow Me To Surf Longer..” — Jack O’Neill

“Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.” — Laird Hamilton

“Surfing is for life.” — Bruce Jenkins

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

“There is nothing, nothing, more sad than a surfer who used to surf.” — Unknown

“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

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