Donavon Frankenreiter quotes

  • They say things happen for a reason You don't do them, they won't.
    -- Donavon Frankenreiter

    #Reason #Things Happen

  • Nobody in my family ever surfed, but they would always bring me to the beach.
    -- Donavon Frankenreiter

    #Beach #My Family

  • I just try to enjoy the moment and enjoy what's happening. I mean, I want to be conscious of what's going on around me, and be aware of if I can make a change and make things better, which I think is very important.
    -- Donavon Frankenreiter

    #Mean #Thinking #Important

  • I just think it's amazing that I'm able to do both singing and surfing.
    -- Donavon Frankenreiter

    #Thinking #Surfing #Singing

  • My wife really pushed me in that direction, to write my own songs and start singing, so I think having the whole family thing is such a huge thing.
    -- Donavon Frankenreiter

    #Song #Writing #Thinking

  • Through my surfing, I met all my friends that helped me out in the music world, and so that's kind of how it all began. So, it was the surfing and then the music.
    -- Donavon Frankenreiter

    #Surfing #World #Kind

  • One Christmas, I just begged my parents like "I want to try to surf on a real board instead of these boogie boards and rafts" and they got me one.
    -- Donavon Frankenreiter

    #Real #Parent #Trying

  • That was like the best start I could've had, the best way I could've started in the music scene. I owe [Jack Johnson] a lot for the beginning of my career and setting me off on the right path, and that's the coolest thing that ever could've happened.
    -- Donavon Frankenreiter

    #Careers #Way #Path

  • [Jack Johnson] became a superstar and started his own record label, and then he made and produced my first record, he co-wrote the songs on there, and then he let me open up for him for two years all around the world. And that was like the best start I could've had, the best way I could've started in the music scene.
    -- Donavon Frankenreiter

    #Song #Years #Two

  • Before I actually got a hard surfboard at the age of 10, like a real board, I was always just trying to stand up on boogie boards or rafts or whatever I had, trying to emulate the people that I saw surfing the waves out there.
    -- Donavon Frankenreiter

    #Real #People #Surfing

  • I fell in love with these two passions that I made into careers, and I've never had to give one up.
    -- Donavon Frankenreiter

    #Passion #Careers #Two

  • I just think that's the most amazing thing to be able to go to places like Japan and surf all day and then that night, play music. It's never been one of those things that's disrupted the flow of one and other, they've just enhanced one and other. It's incredible. It's beautiful that I found these two things that help each other out.
    -- Donavon Frankenreiter

    #Beautiful #Night #Thinking

  • When I'm out in the water surfing, it clears my mind and it makes me want to play music and write music, and then when I'm playing a lot of music and touring, I can't wait to get in the water again and surf. So, I'm striving to find that perfect balance, and it's all good.
    -- Donavon Frankenreiter

    #Writing #Play #Perfect

  • I grew up knowing [Jack Johnson], surfing with him.
    -- Donavon Frankenreiter

    #Knowing #Surfing #Grew Up

  • [Jack Johnson]gave me my whole start in music, which was the coolest thing ever.
    -- Donavon Frankenreiter

    #Johnson #Whole

  • The Surf Lodge has got to be seven or eight years I've been playing there, every summer. It's definitely one of the most fun gigs of our whole East Coast tour. The beautiful atmosphere, amazing stage overlooking that beautiful lagoon - it's just a really hip, cool spot to play. We always look forward to it, every year.
    -- Donavon Frankenreiter

    #Beautiful #Summer #Fun

  • [The Surf Lodge performance] is sort of like an annual thing.
    -- Donavon Frankenreiter

    #Surf #Annuals #Performances

  • I grew up in Orange County, California, all over the beaches of San Clemente and that area.
    -- Donavon Frankenreiter

    #Beach #California #Orange

  • As soon as I stood up on that hard surfboard, I went so fast and it was such an incredible feeling that I was obsessed, and I fell in love with it, so I never stopped. So, that's how it all started, being around people at the beach and other surfers and then finally getting an actual surf board, and falling in love with that feeling.
    -- Donavon Frankenreiter

    #Beach #Falling In Love #People

  • Definitely my wife and my kid [are my biggest inspiration].
    -- Donavon Frankenreiter

    #Inspiration #Kids #Wife

  • Being a husband and a dad is my inspiration.
    -- Donavon Frankenreiter

    #Husband #Dad #Inspiration

  • That's how it all started, when I met my wife. My music career, even though I started when I was 16, it never really started till I was like 30, when I started singing and writing my own songs, and that's when it really took off. But prior to that, I was just doing a bunch of covers.
    -- Donavon Frankenreiter

    #Song #Writing #Careers

  • Traveling is also a big inspiration for me.
    -- Donavon Frankenreiter

    #Inspiration #Bigs

  • I travel a lot, and being in different countries and a part of cultures, that's just such a huge inspiration for music, and one way or another, you get influenced.
    -- Donavon Frankenreiter

    #Country #Inspiration #Different

  • The things I try to do with Surfrider Foundation, SurfAid, Love Hope Strength, which is a cancer foundation, I try to do as many benefits and fundraising things as I possibly can. It's so important, if you have any kind of a voice, or any way to make a difference, to do that. So, I'm trying to do that, and have fun in the moment, and live life, and hope it all comes together.
    -- Donavon Frankenreiter

    #Fun #Cancer #Live Life

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