Gerry Lopez quotes

  • Well, in regards to surfing, I’ve learned that there is always another wave coming. Translated that means there is always tomorrow. No matter how badly you get caught inside, if you can just hang in there and keep paddling, the set is going to pass and there will be a lull afterwards. So don’t give up, just take your pounding, wait until the set passes, then make your move.
    -- Gerry Lopez

    #Giving Up #Moving

  • One thing you learn from surfing is how to operate in the present. It's really what the surfing experience is all about.
    -- Gerry Lopez

    #Surfing

  • The first time you get a ride on a surf board and you are being propelled along by a wave, it’s probably as close as humans can get to being able to fly like a bird
    -- Gerry Lopez

    #Bird #Boards #Able

  • I think I'm getting wealthy in ways that don't count at the bank.
    -- Gerry Lopez

    #Thinking #Way #Wealthy

  • What gods do you pray to?
    -- Gerry Lopez

    #Cheesy Love #Cheesy #Praying

  • Whether any surfer wants to admit it or not, I think we've all had moments like looking at nice waves coming through the lineup maybe, only for a moment, feeling that we are in the presence of something holy. There is a spiritual-ness when you actually get in harmony with something as natural as the waves and the ocean, and yeah, it is definitely a religious experience.
    -- Gerry Lopez

    #Spiritual #Religious #Nice

  • Surfing is a deeply wonderful thing – anytime, anywhere and any way
    -- Gerry Lopez

    #Surfing #Way #Wonderful

  • Surfing is attitude dancing.
    -- Gerry Lopez

    #Attitude #Dancing #Surfing

  • Waves keep coming, that's the one thing you can count on in life
    -- Gerry Lopez

    #Wave

  • It's a cakewalk, when you know how.
    -- Gerry Lopez

  • Everyone gets caught inside when surfing. You have 2 options. Give up or paddle outside. Life is the same. Keep paddling!
    -- Gerry Lopez

    #Giving Up #Surfing #Paddling

  • There is wisdom in waves. Some surfers see it right away, others never do. To find success in surfing, we must learn to be in harmony with nature. This will bring a sense of peace. By sharing this peace, and contributing to other people's happiness, we can find the true meaning of life. Keep surfing . . .
    -- Gerry Lopez

    #People #Surfing #Meaning Of Life