Waves are the reason surfing exists as a sport. You can't ride a wave that wasn't born. Pretty philosophical, isn't it? Well, that's our goal. Dive with us into the magical universe of (un)broken waves.
Waves are like children of the ocean. They're meaningful to us, surfers. Have you ever closed your eyes while riding a wave against the setting sun? Brilliant experience.
Now, here's a different challenge. How do you interpret the following quotes about waves, breakers, rollers and ripples? Can you feel the authors' vibes? What's behind the spirit of these phrases?
Wave quotes may, or may not, sound surfy. But that's the way it is. Some of the following quotations are quite old; others are relatively recent and enigmatic. By the way: how would you describe a wave in a simple sentence?
Need a creative push? Duck dive under these waves of imagination and freedom. Ready?
"The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea."
"There is no new wave, only the sea."
"For a surfer, it's never-ending. There's always some wave you want to surf."
"I'm surfing the giant life wave."
"Just take your time - wave comes. Let the other guys go, catch another one."
"You're not a wave, you're a part of the ocean."
"Life is a wave, which in no two consecutive moments of its existence is composed of the same particles."
"It's a wonderful metaphor, catching a wave, for how you can look at other challenges in your life."
"A wave isn't like a skate ramp or mountain; everything's moving around, and you have to time how to move along with it. That's easier with a slow wave."
"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf."
"Home is where the waves are."
"Sometimes you just have to go with the waves."
"Feelings are much like waves: we can't stop them from coming, but we can choose which one to surf."
"Let the waves hit your feet, and the sand be your seat."
"The waves of the sea help me get back to me."
"Waves are the voices of tides. Tides are life."
"Life's a wave, catch it."