through our archive of daily reflections:
wave surfing is best approached with a super positive
mind, so is family, business and life.
50foot tidal waves requires extreme self-control. Learning
self-control is a greater accomplishment than surfing
a tidal wave.
and righteous desire result in deep tube rides; one
tube ride has the equivalent benefit as a lifetime of
is the wings on which our aspirations take flight and
soar. When it comes to surfing and life if you know
what to do you can do it. If you desire anything become
educated about it and succeed.
is the secret to paddling out through oncoming waves.
Stay persistent, it may take a while but sooner or later
you will get a break and smoothly make it out.
is the result of right choices. Choose your waves wisely.
communication is paramount for success in tow surfing
into giant waves or anywhere else two or more people
are working together for a common cause.
surfers and bad surfers both get wiped out from time
to time. The ocean doesn’t discriminate humans
into large waves requires 100% commitment; hesitation
could result in wiping out. Relationships are the same
begins with respect. Malama ke kai is Hawaiian for “Respect
the sea”. Respect also nature and all life.
– one of the world’s strongest forces seeks
the path of least resistance.
you are ever lonely go to the ocean and the ocean will
like a surfing contest isn’t always fair, it’s
not always the best surfer who wins. Always give your
best, do a job big or small do it right or not at all.
It’s what you do and how you feel about it that
counts the most.
of the world is covered in water. 73% or more of a surfer’s
ability is mental.
secret to tube ridding is “Hang in there”.
Many times in the height of excitement inexperienced
surfers bail out overwhelmed by the experience. When
things appear out of hand with no way out “Hang
the heaviest of wipeouts is the most important time
to remain calm.
surfers remain flexible physically and more importantly
waves, heat waves, fashion waves, brain waves and particle
waves, waves are everywhere---- catch the waves of success.
turn your back on the ocean least it swallow you up.
Problems are like this too.
presented with challenges confront them just like a
surfer confronts the waves - head on.
wiping out--- Everyone shines bright when riding high
on the crest of a wave, it’s when things go wrong
and we wipe out that we learn the most gaining courage
and real strength along the way.
really “Know thyself” try going through
what surfers refer to as a wipeout.
surfboard shapers have a tried and true “system”
to ensure success with the surfboards they shape. Good
shapers start with a sound concept and develop a workable
plan to materialize it. Plan is enacted allowing for
adjustments along the way. When finished the work is
reviewed and inspected with strict accuracy and attention
to detail. It can be just as easy to shape a great life,
as it is a great surfboard if you plan for it and properly
execute that plan. Success is no accident but usually
the result of good planning.
philosophy, physics, oceanography, meteorology, psychology,
to art, economy, life and more, many consider the ocean
the world’s greatest teacher.
73% of the planet under water perhaps “earth”
should be renamed “ocean”.
are nature’s way of keeping us alert and awake.
is more than good rides pure stoke and occasional sunburns,
it’s also about people getting together in celebration
and having a great time. Surfing is an individually
shared (some say spiritual) experience.
with others a grain of sand becomes a beach. United
we stand, all living things.
are determined by how we define them. Find a good ride
in every wave.
good care of your surfboard and it will take good care
warmest sunshine comes from within.
special events called wipeouts survival skills and the
ability to adept are often at their highest peak resulting
in much higher self-awareness and personal growth.
surfer wants to ride a wave but no surfers want to wipe
it comes to surfing; the greater the risk the higher
takes all the drops of water to form a wave. Separate
the drops of water and there would be no wave.
balance comes from being centered. For balance in surfing
and life stay centered for a good ride.
isn’t found in how long a ride lasts but rather
what a surfer does while riding.
is where you find it; make your own paradise wherever
surfing requires successful teamwork; one must be understood
and be able to understand at the same time.
Someone who pretends to be something they are not.
time a surfer goes surfing he or she begins anew for
the first time from wince they left off.
surfers say smooth waves are easier to ride others say
bumpy waves help the surfboard go faster. To get the
best out of all conditions or situations always look
for the advantages.
big wave gladiators do their best to avoid wipeouts
by focusing on what they would like to happen rather
than what they don’t. Choosing thoughts that empower
and build confidence big wave surfers are better prepared
to wipe out, however the focus exclusively remains on
out – wrong place wrong time, wipeouts reset our
rhythm and flow allowing us to begin again with a new
are prime opportunities for real growth, deeper self-understanding,
and long lasting personal advancement.
more change happens in an instant than in thousands
of years; look at the swells that sometimes travel for
thousands of miles only to break near the shore instantly
can learn a lot from long toes and stingrays- mostly-
don’t step on them.
sure footed surfers know what it’s like to slip.
Humility begets greatness, struggle begets strength,
and sacrifice begets purity.
a surfboard to perform at it’s maximum potential
on waves; Outline, bottom, rocker, and thickness foil
and fin configuration must all work together in harmony.
Find harmony in cooperation.
hardest part about catching a big wave is getting off
the beach and paddling out. Paddle out and catch the
kind of waves dreams are made of beginning with the
nature as in surfing the ability to respond is a vital
part of the experience and critical to survival. Sharpen
your response time by taking responsibility for each
and every moment as it materializes and improve all
areas of life.
at first you don’t succeed try again. There will
always be another wave.
the waves are really big and pumping and things are
going fast and chaotic, experienced surfers relax more
and slow down their thoughts. Go faster by learning
to slow down.
times of trouble remember the tide always changes. After
every low tide high tide will come in.
on a wave is possible for the surfer with experience,
knowledge, and imagination. Combine experience, knowledge
and imagination to achieve the seemingly impossible.
same storm in the same ocean can produce many different
kinds of waves. Some waves are destined for a surfer’s
pleasure while others will cause a surfer pain. Experienced
surfers see the waves before they arrive and know which
ones to catch.
is incredible power in huge waves, as there is power
in just one word. Both have the power to change destinies
and must be respected and chosen wisely.
win by knowing when to paddle out, when to catch a wave
and when to pull back. Win by knowing When.
of life is being recorded in the waves as they continue
to mirror daily life, constantly in flux and ever changing.
Undulating ocean waves contain hidden secrets, patterns
and insights that can be seen by all surfers that take
the time to look, but few take the time to really see
them. The secret is to look. Really see the sea.
like people come in all shapes and sizes and like to
go to the beach. Unlike some people waves know no boundaries
or borders and treat all surfers equally.
place for the carefree, happy and barefoot to connect
with nature, the beach can be a state of mind. Tap into
the power of the beach to sustain life and kindle a
sense of well being.
times of trouble remember the tide always changes. After
every low tide high tide will
When in doubt donít paddle out. Listen to your heart
and trust your instincts, there is always another day.
The best surfer is the one having the most fun. Surfing
and life are meant to be enjoyable.
It is better to have surfed and wiped out than to have
never surfed at all.
Sometimes catching waves requires keen observation and
supreme patience. Great surfers know when to act and
when to be patient.
Hang loose. Good surfers stay relaxed, take a deep breath
and let it all out.
Great surfers see swells coming well in advance. They
know exactly where waves are going to break ahead of
time by watching the horizon. Look to the horizon of
your dreams and see the future
Rhythm, timing and flow are keys to success in surfing,
business and life.
Big waves like dreams are nothing to be afraid of. Surfers
all over the world now surf big waves that only a few
years ago were feared impossible. With proper preparation,
a positive mind and continued dedication everything
Big wave surfing and big wave dreams are a lot alike.
Both take vision, courage and all consuming will power
Shaping surfboards just like life is an art. Master
shapers pay attention to details.
Swells are like thoughts they keep on coming. When swells
are directed just like the mind they produce fantastic
Surfing is about passion. He who finds passion in life
finds a good thing.
Walking on water is possible for everyone. Go surfing.
For the big moments in life, when the pressure is on,
remember the ABC's of surfing; “ Always Be Cool.”
Big wave and life wipeouts can seem to last longer than
they really are. The longer the hold down the sweeter
the air will be when you come up to breathe.
Surfing is a state of mind.
In all human activity including surfing there is no
greatness without opposition and challenge.
Paddling out to the waves just like life can be a struggle.
Out of struggle comes real lasting strength.
The hardest part of surfing big waves is getting off
Thought waves can be mightier and more powerful than
the largest of all tidal waves.
Experienced surfers know: Experience is the priceless
reward on which no financial value can ever be placed.
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