Ode to Surfing: List of the Best Quotes by Famous Surfers

Surfing quotes by famous surfers; picture of ocean cliff waves hitting rocks at sunrise and sunset

Surfers live on every continent because surfing is a universal joy. It has existed for thousands of years. The ocean has beckoned people for a long time and individuals have answered by sculpting surfboards and perfecting techniques to ride the waves. As an ode to this long-lasting sport, here’s a list of surfing quotes made by famous surfers.


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


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Out of water, I am nothing.
Duke Kahanamoku


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


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Surfing is attitude dancing.
Gerry Lopez


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We’re all equal before a wave.
Laird Hamilton


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


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


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Wiping out is an under-appreciated skill.
Laird Hamilton


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It’s like the mafia. Once you’re in – your in. There’s no getting out.
Kelly Slater


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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


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Style is a natural extension of who you are as a person.
Mark Richards


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It’s all about where your mind’s at.
Kelly Slater


 

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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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I’m just a surfer who wanted to build something that would allow me to surf longer.
Jack O’Neill


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


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


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If in doubt, paddle out.
Nat Young

 

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