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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."
Vladimir Nabokov

"There is no new wave, only the sea."
Claude Chabrol

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

"I'm surfing the giant life wave."
William Shatner

"Just take your time - wave comes. Let the other guys go, catch another one."
Duke Kahanamoku

"You're not a wave, you're a part of the ocean."
Mitch Albom

"Life is a wave, which in no two consecutive moments of its existence is composed of the same particles."
John Tyndall

"It's a wonderful metaphor, catching a wave, for how you can look at other challenges in your life."
Jeff Bridges

"Waves are the practice of water. To speak of waves apart from water, or water apart from waves, is a delusion."
Suzuki Roshi

"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."
Kelly Slater

"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf."
Jon Kabat-Zinn

"Home is where the waves are."
Unknown Author

"Sometimes you just have to go with the waves."
Unknown Author

"Feelings are much like waves: we can't stop them from coming, but we can choose which one to surf."
Jonatan Mårtensson

"Let the waves hit your feet, and the sand be your seat."
Unknown Author

"The waves of the sea help me get back to me."
Jill Davis

"Waves are the voices of tides. Tides are life."
Tamora Pierce

"Life's a wave, catch it."
Unknown Author


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