"One man, one wave, one experience. Individualism and originality. The first surfer knew it, and anyone who has ever ridden the surge of the sea, even once, knows it."
"The feeling is solitary, soaring and essentially personal, intensely private. It liberates as it enslaves."
"A waveride has a beginning, a middle and an end. It is neither sport nor art, it is life distilled down to a moment."
-Mike Perry, from Further Down the Line, in The Surfer's Journal