One of the greatest outdoor sports during summer, surfing is definitely not for the faint-hearted. Even though surfing is perhaps the hardest thing to learn, it benefits both the body and mind in many ways.

The sport is often regarded as a way of expressing oneself. Hence, to give this sport the due honor it deserves, International Surf Day is celebrated on June 19 every year when youngsters are encouraged to take up surfing as a career.

The history of International Surf Day:

The day was initiated in 2005 by Surfing Magazine and The Surfrider Foundation. International Surfing Day is celebrated in several places around the world by hosting events and barbecues, which are attended by many surfing enthusiasts.

Surfing Day quotes that will encourage you to paddle out to the sea at least once in your lifetime: (Courtesy:

"Surfing is the most blissful experience you can have on this planet, a taste of heaven,"- John McCarthy

"Surfing is for life,"- Bruce Jenkins

"Out of the water, I am nothing," - Duke Kahanamoku

"I think when a surfer becomes a surfer, it’s almost like an obligation to be an environmentalist at the same time,"- Kelly Slater

"It’s like the mafia. Once you’re in – your in. There’s no getting out,"- Kelly Slater

"You can take a surfer out of the surf, but you can not take surf out of surfer,"- Bob McTavish

"You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf,"- John Kabat-Zinn

"Surfing is very much like making love. It always feels good, no matter how many times you’ve done it,"- Paul Strauch

"The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun,"- Phil Edwards

"A new survey found that 80 percent of men claim they help cook Thanksgiving dinner. Which makes sense, when you hear them consider saying 'that smells good' to be helping,"- Jimmy Fallon

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