The sky blue cover features a surfer as he rides the swells. Seabirds fly in the background. Open the card to find the thrill-seeking surfer on his longboard, taking on the perfect pipeline wave.
A card for a surfer, a thrill-seeker, a beachcomber, a vacation, a memory.
Come surf in my turf.
Ride the wave until the grave.
We love the motion of the ocean.
Be one with the wave.
I’ve spent most of my entire life surfing, the rest I wasted.
Surf the earth.
Ride a big one.
Live slow, surf fast.
No waves, no glory.
Sometimes it’s not how good you are, but how bad you want it.
If it swells, ride it.
I surf to get tan.
Surfing is my life; the rest is details.
Waves are toys from God.
You should have been here yesterday.
Quote: “I’ll never forget the first time I ever surfed Pipe when it was really on and happening. I remember how fast everything was moving. You’re negotiating the wave itself, which you’re scared shitless of, then you’ve got the crowd to deal with too. It was so fucking chaotic. You’re putting yourself in this really high-adrenalin situation and you’re trying to get this wave, but at the same time you’re looking to see if so-and-so’s going, and then, oh my god, they pulled back, and then. . .you’re going!”
Noodled: Being exhausted or having tired arms.
Noah: Another term for shark.
Nose: The pointy bit of the surfboard; the bit that points away from you when you are paddling and riding.
Ocean: Same thing as a sea, only bigger.
Offshore: This is when the wind at a surf break is blowing off the shore ;-), It makes for ideal surfing conditions.
Onshore: This is when the wind is blowing towards the land, spoiling the waves.
Always remember: offshore good, onshore bad!
Out Back / OTB: Beyond the breaking waves. “See you out back“.
Outside: The area beyond the line-up. You’ll sometimes hear surfers shout “Outside!” as a warning to other surfers that a larger than usual wave is approaching and will be breaking further out that normal.
Pipeline: The classic Hawaiian wave — amazing, barreling, and mean. It’s one of the most famous and most photographed waves there is. If you’re a new surfer, then Pipeline is probably the last place on the planet you want to be.