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

— Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mouth-watering Surfer quotations

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. Surfing's as raw of a sport as it gets.

Why is it that scuba divers and surfers are some of the strongest advocates of ocean conservation? Because they've spent time in and around the ocean, and they've personally seen the beauty, the fragility, and even the degradation of our planet's blue heart.

It's like the mafia. Once you're in - your in. There's no getting out.

My background was art school, documentary director and surfer with a keen interest in thrilling acts of life threatening stupidity.

Waves are not measured in feet or inches, they are measured in increments of fear.

Traders and Surfers both have to deal with feelings of missing out on the small ones, until the big one comes along. They also have to deal with feelings of staying with the big one.

The biggest sin in the world would be if I lost my love for the ocean.

Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true.

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 . . .

I'm just a surfer who wanted to build something that would allow me to surf longer.

Surfing's one of the few sports that you look ahead to see what's behind.

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.

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.

It's all about where your mind's at

I think it's just really made me appreciate life more.

I've known people die before that and I was really rattled by it but when it hit so close to home ... it was just so different. I just thought about what I really wanted to do. I want to be a pro surfer and that's what I'm going to do.

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

I could not help concluding, that this man felt the most supreme pleasure, while he was driven on, so fast and so smoothly, by the sea.

He who suffers in patience, surfers less and saves his soul.

He who suffers impatiently, suffers more and loses his soul.

My favorite is when you go to Afghanistan and you meet the special forces guys, and they look like these heavily armed surfers. These guys are the best. You see guys dressed as full Afghans, but then wearing a Yankees hat.

For a surfer, it's never-ending. There's always some wave you want to surf.

Big wave surfers are human beings that have powers. They are men of enormous gentility.

Surfing teaches patience . On land, surfers cannot will a swell to appear. They have to wait for nature to make the call. So surfers wait . They keep their eyes on the horizon and they wait.

I can relate to anyone. I can hang out with stoners, skaters, surfers, stockbrokers, lawyers, athletes, rappers. I feel I can hang out with any group of people and find common ground to talk with them.

I want to surf better tomorrow. I want to surf better in 10 years. When I'm 50 I want to be a better surfer than I am now - for me it's a lifelong journey.

The setting sun burned the sky pink and orange in the same bright hues as surfers' bathing suits. It was beautiful deception, Bosch thought, as he drove north on the Hollywood Freeway to home. Sunsets did that here. Made you forget it was the smog that made their colors so brilliant, that behind every pretty picture there could be an ugly story.

I like either skinny jeans or the ripped, casual, super-sloppy boyfriend jeans.

A lot of ripped jeans. They are so early 2000, but they are so cute, I love them. I love surfer jeans, too!

In my lifetime, I've met a lot of people who never rode a wave, but we share the same consciousness. Surfing is a kind of a state of mind... I mean, it's a feeling that people have about their life that really, in a way, kind of makes them a surfer.

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.

It's not tragic to die doing something you love.

Waves are fascinating, the way they are created by wind far out at sea and groomed by different winds as they come closer to shore. We surfers ride the very last part of the wave's life before it crashes and disappears, never to be seen again.

Surfers are in tune with the weather because if there's a storm coming, there are waves coming. I love the rain.

I'm like a surfer right now. I'm just surfing the wave. Except that I can't swim, so I'm on the board trying to hold on tight.

Thank God for a few free waves.

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.