The Best Surf Quotes From Hollywood

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"The ultimate rush, just got rusheder..." Nanda Ormond reimagines the poster for Point Break.

"The ultimate rush, just got rusheder..." Nanda Ormond reimagines the poster for Point Break.

The Fine Line Between Cringe and Classic
Illustration by Nanda Ormond

From Surfing World Issue 356, On Sale Now

BIG WEDNESDAY

“I don’t wanna be a star. Have my picture in magazines, have a bunch of kids looking up to me. I’m a drunk, Bear, a screw up. I just surf ’cause its good to go out and ride with your friends. I don’t even have that anymore.” – Matt Johnson

“That’s just the lemon next to the pie.” – Bear

“He ain’t no hodad, Squidlips!” – Leroy the Masochist

“We’re gathered here to say a few words about our friend Jim King. We called him Waxer. I’d just like to say that... he was a good surfer... and a really great guy. He had a nice cutback. He rode the nose real well.” – Matt Johnson

“We would sleep in our car... and the smell of the wind would wake us. And each morning, we knew this would be a special day.” – Narrator

“It’ll be a swell so big and strong it will wipe everything clean. That’s when this board will be ridden. That’s when Matt, Jack and Leroy... they could distinguish themselves. That’s the day they can draw the Iine.” – Bear

“You’re Matt Johnson, huh?. I’ve seen you rip ass at the Point. You really turn on, man.” – Surf fan

“Every time the waves come up, he wants to take off. That’s what I get for hiring surfer Iabor.” –  Bear

IN GOD’S HANDS

"So you wanna surf? And the waves near the town where you live aren’t half bad. Then what? How far are you willing to go? What sacrifice are you willing to make? How good do you want to be?" – Shaun Tomson

"Did you know that salt water is most closely related to human blood, and you know what that reminds me of? Our own essence, gentlemen." – Matt George

"Why is it when the waves are just right, when it’s big enough and hollow enough and I’m inside of it... everything... whatever I’m doing, why I’m doing it, in that moment... it all makes sense. Most everybody wants something else from it, but I’m afraid if I ask for more, it’ll all disappear..." – Shane Dorian

SURF’S UP

“Look at that. Do you know what you’re sitting on there? This is koa wood. The best surfboards in the world are made of that stuff.” – Big Z

“No joy, man. No joy. Fail.” – Big Z

"That's the best place n the world to be. In the tube." – Big Z

NORTH SHORE

“When the wave break here don’t be there, or you gonna get drilled.” – Turtle

“I can tell you're lame by the way you wear your shorts.” – Turtle

“Hey Alex come jump in with us!” – Occy in the hot tub to Robbie Page

“Plenty haole surfers, but we'll blow them away, brah.” – Local to Gerry

POINT BREAK

“Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true.” – Bodhi

“Back off Warchild, seriously.” – Bodhi

“Wars of religion always make me laugh because basically you’re fighting over who has the best imaginary friend.” – Johnny Utah

“You’re sayin’ the FBI’s gonna pay me to learn to surf?” – Johnny Utah

“They only live to get radical.” – Bodhi

“I’ve been to every city in Mexico. I came across an unclaimed piece of meat in Baja, turned out to be Rosie. I guessed he picked a knife fight with somebody better. Found one of your passports in Sumatra, I missed you by about a week at Fiji. But, I knew you wouldn’t miss the 50 year storm, Bodhi.” – Johnny Utah

FORGETTING SARAH  MARSHALL

“When life gives you lemons, just say ‘Fuck the lemons,’ and bail.” – Chuck the Surf Instructor

“If you get bitten by a shark, you’re not just gonna give up surfing, are you?” – Chuck

“Oh the weather outside is weather...“ – Chuck

“I quit wearing a watch when I moved out here... My cell phone has a clock so I don’t need it.” – Chuck

“There’s only one cure for pain like that... Weed. Ya got any? No? Well then let’s just go surfing!” – Chuck

APOCALYPSE NOW

“Charlie don’t surf.” – Lt Col Kilgore 

What the hell do you know about surfing, Major? You’re from goddamned New Jersey!” – Kilgore

“I will not hurt or harm you. Just give me back the board, Lance. It was a good board... and I like it. You know how hard it is to find a board you like...” – Kilgore

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