25 Best Surf Quotes by Famous Surfers

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

1.“My passion for surfing was more than my fear of sharks.”– Bethany Hamilton

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

3.”We’re all equal before a wave.” – Laird Hamilton

4. “It’s not tragic to die doing something you love.” – Mark Foo

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

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

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

8. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – John Kabat-Zinn

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

10. “Being spat out of one of those giant, roaring Hawaiian tubes is the most amazing sensation I’ve ever experienced in my life. It’s joy, fear and accomplishment all rolled into one experience.” – Shaun Tomson

11. “Foam is your friend. Don’t be scared of it. A little bit of extra foam here and there is good for the soul, and your surfing.” – Rob Machado

12. “A big wave is like a beautiful woman, exciting to look at and thrilling to ride.” – Buzzy Trent

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

14. “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

15. “Style is a natural extension of who you are as a person.” – Mark Richards

16. “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

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

18. “If in doubt, paddle out.” – Nat Young

19. “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

20. “Surfing is very much like making love. It always feels good, no matter how many times you’ve done it.” – Paul Strauch

21. “The three most important things in life: surf, surf, surf.” – Jack O’Neill

22. “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

23. “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

24. “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

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