Top 101 Surf Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Surf Quotes from famous people such as Luke Hemsworth, Tom Brady, Camille Rowe, Peter Berg, John John Florence, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I could probably live in London if you had better surf.

I could probably live in London if you had better surf.
Luke Hemsworth
I have hobbies. I like being active. I like to surf a lot, play a little bit of golf.
Tom Brady
I used to go to surf camp in the summers, and I remember going to the beach and thinking my style was so different from all of the other kids.
Camille Rowe
We will play football. We will box and play lacrosse and ice hockey and snowboard and surf and drive fast cars, climb trees, and do dozens of things that we know are potentially concussive. We will do this because we are human and animals, and we like speed and contact and aggressive maneuvering and all such things.
Peter Berg
Every part of me is a surfer. I love surfing, and I love the waves that I surf. So that’s the thing that I get excited about most: What kind of waves am I going to be able to surf? Am I going to be surfing alone, or will we be surfing waves that no one’s surfed before? Second to that is photography.
John John Florence
Whether being battered by the surf or swimming through the gentle undulating surface of lakes, I find inspiration in the movement of water. Sometimes I think about the journey the water has traveled, reconnecting me to the larger cycles of nature.
Janet Echelman
I’m just a glutton for spas and messages. And I love to surf and hike.
Carolyn Murphy
I was a surf bum wannabe. I left home at age 17 and moved to Southern California to try to take up surfing as a vocation, but this was in 1964, and there was this nasty little thing called the Vietnam War. As a result, I got drafted.
Craig Venter
In the on-demand environment, you need love, not like. There’s no lead in. You’re not going to surf channels and hit it. People have to really want that show.
Roy Price
People laughed at me for setting up a surf shop.
Hobart Alter
I’m not a runner. I do not like running. I love to swim. I love to surf. I do not like to run.
Laurie Holden
When I was sixteen I was terrified and I vowed never to surf waves over ten feet tall.
Garrett McNamara
I surf more now for other people than myself. I feel a lot of support from people wanting me to do well, and I feed off that. I can send a positive message to people from what I do.
Kelly Slater
For me, I like to have mystery in the surf films.
Taylor Steele
I bungee-jump, skydive, surf and snowboard.
Orlando Bloom
We didn’t have much money and my mom scrounged up $15 and bought us a surf board at a yard sale.
Garrett McNamara
Paddleboarding is what happens when you want to kayak on a surfboard or surf a kayak: You stand atop a board paddling yourself around. It’s a leisurely good time.
Jonathan Miles
I think being a good dad is on the list of things to do. But, I will always ski, climb, surf, and be out in the mountains and oceans. It’s who I am. My goal is to just keep doing it all and enjoying it.
Jimmy Chin
An FBI agent ought to be able to surf the net and look for sites that instruct people how to make bombs.
John Ashcroft
I don’t surf the web very much.
Tyler Blackburn
I love the influence of surf culture on fashion in L.A.
Lisa Kennedy Montgomery
I realized that a surf trip on a jet can be like a road trip. If you see a road you want to turn down, you can just go there.
Nick Woodman
Our project goal was to push the boundaries of VR technology to show what a surf trip feels like from the first-person perspective. I’m excited to share this. It’s pretty incredible knowing my mom can now experience riding a 20-foot wave.
Taylor Steele
I run a lot. I do a lot of yoga. Hot yoga. Which is random and sounds lame, but it has definitely made my flexibility and balance 100 percent better on my skateboard. I do that and a lot of plyometric, biometrics, and surf. I train every other day of the week and skate for an hour everyday.
Ryan Sheckler
‘Never Have Your Dog Stuffed’ is really advice to myself, a reminder to myself not to avoid change or uncertainty, but to go with it, to surf into change.
Alan Alda
The beauty of my job is I do all different kinds of film directing, not just surf films anymore. And I do stuff from commercials to short films to working on feature films, and none of it is based from where I live. It’s all based elsewhere, so I can live anywhere and commute to where I need to go.
Taylor Steele
I feel like surf films are something I go back to for some balance – to reset myself as a filmmaker. They’re something I’ll always gravitate towards.
Taylor Steele
When my guitar was growling, playing surf beat, you could hear it; you could feel it.
Dick Dale
I need to surf – surf and yoga. Whenever I’m in L.A., I go down to San Diego to surf for the weekend, and I always come back perfect.
Rodrigo Santoro
The surfers’ code is that you surf your wave and let the world discuss it as you move on to the next one.
Garrett McNamara
You have to go into every event with 100 percent confidence and just surf your best because everyone there is there to win, and no one is going to give you the heat. You have to win by a mile to really make a heat.
John John Florence
The oceans have been a part of my life for as long as I

The oceans have been a part of my life for as long as I remember. As a child, I spent hours playing in the surf off Cape Cod. In college, I fished along the rocky coast of Nova Scotia with my school’s fishing team.
Frances Beinecke
As I’d go out learning to surf, I’d feel the power of waves coming over my body. It’s like you’re with God.
Dick Dale
I try to kind of surf the waves as they come and stay loose so that if anything does throw me off balance, I’m kind of floppy enough to roll with it.
Rege-Jean Page
I just want to be able surf everything – from big waves to small waves.
John John Florence
For the surf idol Duke Kahanamoku portrait, which I created for the Surfrider Foundation, I took a photo from a book cover and abstracted the photo image into a drawing. This drawing was laminated onto a surfboard and auctioned to a buyer.
John Van Hamersveld
When people ask me if I have a hobby, a lot of times my answer is that I like to surf in warm water. I like to ski, if I have the opportunity. But really, I like to go to my studio and write music that I want to write, where there’s no pressure to come up with a hit single.
Scott Weiland
Being able to surf in Tahiti and places like Brazil was unreal.
Robert Trujillo
Making surf films for a living isn’t my business anymore, so it’s really more of a way to get creative and have a lot of fun with it.
Taylor Steele
I met Xavier Rudd at a surf festival in England.
Ben Howard
The magic that you find in surf music, I think, is really timeless. You know, when I was very young, I was in a surf band. Surf music is an instrumental music that still means a lot to me, not in an nostalgic way, but as something that really gets to the heart of the guitar itself.
John Zorn
When the surf is really good, it’s hard for me to concentrate on work. So I really have to watch when and where I surf – I won’t get anything done if I get the fever. Then it’s like I come into work and I’m wet and waterlogged and ready for lunch.
Chris Carter
I lived for big waves. It’s where I felt comfortable and I could surf with ease. With smaller waves, it didn’t feel as natural.
Garrett McNamara
I definitely tried to skateboard in middle school, and being from San Diego, surf and skate culture is a big, prevalent thing. But I was not that good – I was kind of a chubby kid and didn’t totally master skating.
Kyle Mooney
I surf online if I want some new combinations of workouts, and include them in my routine.
Sunny Singh
My dad got me a huge board when I was little. He loves to surf. He suited me up and sent me out on this huge wave. I went under, and when I came out and the board hit me in the face. So I said, I never wanted to do this again. I stayed away until I was 13.
Shaun White
I’ve been around the surf culture since I was a kid. I grew up in a beach town in Rhode Island. Then eventually I lived in Dana Point, Calif., a real surf hotbed.
Don Winslow
Growing up, we visited Devon and Cornwall where I learnt to surf and had my first horse riding lesson. We stayed in caravan parks and I have fond memories of Paignton and Newquay.
Paul Young
I surf; I skateboard. I’m from Southern California. I never thought I was going to be an actor. And to be honest with you, I never really thought of myself as one.
Paul Walker
An ideal day for me is a combination of a fun-exciting creative moment with work partners, some laughs and games with my kids, a good surf session, and great conversation with friends around a meal.
Yves Behar
The two things that I miss most when living out of Australia are the bush and the Pacific coast, especially fishing in the surf at night!
Peter C. Doherty
I’m a surfer at heart. Both my parents moved to Hawaii in the 1970s, where they met and became Christians. Then they taught me and my two brothers how to love the Lord – and how to surf!
Bethany Hamilton
I like to be close to water and the ocean, particularly. I love to get out and body surf. I like mountain biking, too.
John McEnroe
The older I get, the more I surf and do more stretches to get ready for the rock show.
Mike McCready
I play a lot of sports. I played football for 12 years, I like tennis, I surf, I snowboard, and I ski. I always like to do an activity.
Caroline Winberg
I started filmmaking when I started surfing, so the two things have been with me since I was 12 years old, so it’s sort of been in my bones to make surf movies. I guess every now and then I just crave to do it again.
Taylor Steele
I love physical sunblocks with zinc. When I used to surf, I’d sometimes tuck a bottle of sunscreen into my wet suit sleeve – when you’re in the water having a great time, you’re not thinking about running out to put on more sunblock.
Carolyn Murphy
But I did a lot of boxing and I was captain of an Australian surf club.
Rod Taylor
I play basketball, I surf and swim and go to the cinema and listen to music and read. I like shopping.
Saoirse Ronan