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.

The rule of surfing is never tell anyone where you go. John Slattery
When the surfs up, your life is too. Wilhelm Sverdvik
The only one whom can whisper to you the ways of the surf, is the wind. Wilhelm Sverdvik
There are no more committed people on the planet than surfers. We fall down a lot. We turn around, paddle back out, and do it over and over again. Unlike anything else in life, the stoke of surfing is so high that the failures quickly fade from memory. Gary Sirota
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. Kelly Slater
When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. But when life hands you hurricanes, you go surfing. Jon Foreman
Waves are toys from God. Clay Marzo
When life gives you rough waves, surf'em. unknown
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
I feel my absolute best physically, mentally and spiritually when I'm surfing every day. Marisa Miller
If in doubt, paddle out. Nat Young
There is nothing, nothing, more sad than a surfer who used to surf. Old Surfer Sage
Never drive away from good surf. Roger Sharp
I've always thought surfing is a reflection of who you are. Kelly Slater
I don't think anyone gets to the end of their life and wishes they had surfed less. Bradley Hook
Surfing for me is more than my lifestyle; it's my passion, my love, and it's a part of me. Bethany Hamilton
In surfing, coming to terms with death -- or at least the possibility -- is an ongoing crisis in big waves. The set is building outside, and it's so beautiful, aesthetically. People are watching in awe from the beach: the blue water, the stiff offshore winds, the 40-foot walls charging in from the open ocean. If you're out there with nothing but your body, your wits and a surfboard, that set can be your coffin. Bruce Jenkins
Surfing is the most blissful experience you can have on this planet, a taste of heaven. John McCarthy
It looks easy, like surfing, but surfing is hard too. George Eads
I'm surfing the giant life wave. William Shatner
Waves are not measured in feet or inches, they are measured in increments of fear. Buzzy Trent
I'm just a surfer who wanted to build something that would allow me to surf longer. Jack O'Neill
Surfing is like that. You are either vigorously cursing or else you are idiotically pleased with yourself. Agatha Christie
Surfing teaches patience. Shaun Tomson
It's all about where your mind's at. Kelly Slater
Thank God for a few free waves. Miki Dora
Surfing is a deeply wonderful thing, anytime, anywhere and any way Gerry Lopez
It's not tragic to die doing something you love. Mark Foo
Change is the only constant. Learn to surf your life instead of planting your feet. Amy Poehler
I surf because it keeps my life at an even keel, without it I would tip into the oblivion. Andy Irons