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Posted by Rick Civelli | 11.25.2014 | Uncategorized, WB Surf Camp News

A Surfer's Thanksgiving

As the clouds roll in and the crisp breeze blows against your back, a new layer of chill bumps form and the next set lines up. You paddle your heart out and can feel the weight of the wave take you under its wing. In this moment, you are full of emotions: determined, eager, at ease, and most of all thankful.


There is not much that can compare to the connection of a surfer with it’s ocean. Thanksgiving is a time to give homage for the things that we are grateful for. After a full day out in the water, you can’t help but appreciate life a little bit more and to be thankful for all the magnificence that just surrounded you, the people you shared it with, and the stoke that warms your body right down to your soul.

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Every surfer’s ideal Thanksgiving would be an entire day of peeling lefts and rights shared by the closest of friends and family. Only to be followed up by a hot shower and a colossal Thanksgiving feast. For those that can’t paddle out, a surfer’s Thanksgiving is seen from a different perspective; thankful for their first wave ever caught, the person who introduced them to the sport of kings, and grateful for the next opportunity to paddle out.

You may recall around this time last year our blog Thankful in which we thanked our benevolent ocean for all of the remarkable things it has to offer; there is not a day that goes by that we are not grateful for our generous ocean. Jacques Cousteau said it best, “the Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” 

This Thanksgiving, WB Surf Camp gives thanks to not only our ocean but to all of those that share the passion of surfing and who continuously work to preserve our ocean and protect it.

Happy Thanksgiving. See you out in the line up!