During Drew’s 6 day WHAT IS SURFING Mural painting around town in San Clemente, he asked people to write down what surfing is to them.
Here are some of the answers people wrote:
WHAT IS SURFING?
Surfing = The closest you can get to heaven, flying between ocean & air. Caitlin F. at Pier (she won our Day 1 Drawing)
Relaxes my mind, like Soul Cleansing. Ken L at San O
Surfing is my passion (keeps me off the streets a& outta jail!) That’s been my motto since 14. J.O. at the Pier
Surfing is losing yourself and being free. In San Clemente, the most beautifully chilled place I’ve been. Adam M.
Spiritual. Aaron W. at the Pier
Surfing is Love. Ryder W. at the Pier
San Clemente and surfing saved my life from the grip of addiction and a life in prison. Since I moved here, I have become addicted to surfing, got a job, and have been clean for 6 months. Surfing, God and my own will power saved my life. Matt L at the Pier
Surfing is letting go of all the stuff that doesn’t matter in life. Feeling the salt water and sun is a little slice of heaven. No problems to worry about, just enjoy the moment mother nature provides. It puts a whole new perspective on life and makes you appreciate what you have. Dug C at San O
Surfing is freeing your spirit. Eve J.
Surfing means a lot to me; my dad was pushing me into waves when I was four years old. Surfing is my escape; I feel totally free when I’m in the water. Logan M.
Surfing for me is my life, space and all that I am. I’m over 50 now and everyone asks what keeps me young. “Surfing!” Chris E.
Surfing is the process of breathing in and out. Surging, waning, pulsing. It’s like life; it’s a grounding force that connects you with the rest of the planet when you are in the water. Timeless and free. Anonymous