Words and Photographs by Abbi Hughes
Are you in LOVE with the ocean? I know I certainly am!
I don’t believe you could have a passion for surfing without an intrinsic love for the ocean and understanding its magic. So many of us are drawn to its shorelines for so many different reasons, whether to watch it, play in it or simply walk by it. The oceans have multiple personalities that flicker from day to day, there is always something new and different to enjoy. Through its nasty tempers, stormy seas and attacks on the coastline, compared to its playful personality of sunshine and serenity, the ocean has a lot to offer that can be appreciated by all.
There is so much I personally adore about the ocean and that is why I try and submerge myself in its waters as much as possible. I believe surfing is the perfect way to feel this connection to the movement of water, using your board in rhythm with the motion of a wave gives you an intense feeling of happiness, excitement and wellbeing.
“The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.”
― Christopher Paolini
So in the month of love I like to remind myself of the oceans powerful and mystifying beauty that brings so many different people from all walks of life together, to enjoy one thing.
What do you love about the ocean?