Monday, March 15, 2010

'Rider' or 'User'

Legendary surfer Phil Edwards once proposed the idea there are two schools of thought in surfing that come to define style: "In the first, the wave is an incidental means of expressing one's ability to others; often a gym or track field would serve the same purpose. In the second, the wave is simply a beautiful expression of nature and respected as reason enough to participate. The 'stylist' merges with the wave, while the former merely 'uses' the wave." -slide magazine

I thought this quote was perfect for the times we are living in today, where do you fall?

2 comments:

Ramsnake said...

It could only be the 2nd option for me!

Surfsister said...

I fall in the latter of the two categories as well. I guess that's why I never pursued shortboarding. I'm all about flow and glide (or at least attempts to flow and glide).