Roxy 3mm Performance Split ToeWomen’s Wetsuit Boots presenting extra light and cozy StretchFlight x3 neoprene with accommodating Hydrolock seams. Generally rinse thoroughly inside and outside with freshwater after every use. The supreme pleasure of surfing is a truth that can be felt by anyone willing to take a bit of a risk, cross that line in the sand, and plunge into the deep, dark blue ocean. Catch a wave and you’ll be sitting on top of the world, the Beach Boys said. It may have been just a corny song lyric, but it was also true.
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Go back to the ancient Polynesians and then through the centuries and the decades and the years and think of all the weird, wild, and wonderful things surfing has inspired: Listen to Dick Dale rocking out on “Miserlou”—that’s Dick setting aside his Stratocaster to play that trumpet solo, too—and get the chills at one of the great rock’n’roll performances.
Check out Sean Penn as Jeff Spicoli “talking about Cuba and having some food” and laugh at one of the comic icons of the twentieth century. Listen to the Clash’s “Charlie Don’t Surf” and think of Robert Duvall as Colonel Kilgore leading his all-American surfing soldiers.
Surfing is an image of pure romance, a wave rolling through the centuries, carrying a rhythm and a message and a lifestyle from ancient Polynesia to the twenty-first century. It’s a true image, a truth that can be heard when Jack Johnson strums his ukulele onstage in front of ten thousand; a truth that can see been in the delirious, joyful surfing and water antics of Laird Hamilton; a truth that can be experienced vicariously in the beautiful surfing movies of Stacy Peralta, Dana Brown, Thomas Campbell, and Chris Malloy.
Think of Frankie Avalon’s manic Potato Bug, John Philbin’s underdog Turtle, Brian Wilson getting a C on a surfing sonata in high school. Think of a thousand high school and college marching bands doing the most famous drum beat in the world from “Wipeout.” Think of a bunch of kids from Minnesota rocking a midwestern dancehall with “Surfin’ Bird.” Where did it all come from? Add together a thousand years of surf art, poetry, songs, movies, and fashion, and there is so much energy and creativity and innovation coming from this thing people do at the beach.
Where does that energy come from?
Go out and catch a wave, and you’ll begin to understand. That weird energy comes from the waves themselves, because there are few stranger energies on earth than a wave.