The ocean is the one true physical connection of every place, and by extension every person, on Earth. That alone makes it worthy of more than just one dedicated day of celebration each year, and as surfers we know that. In fact, we do a better job of practicing it than anyone else because this is where we choose to play and live each and every day. So let’s take a minute to dig through some amazing thoughts from authors, presidents, musicians and plenty other inspiring figures, about just why we love all that saltwater so much.
Happy World Oceans Day.

To me the sea is a continual miracle; The fishes that swim–the rocks–the motion of the waves–the ships, with men in them, What stranger miracles are there? ~Walt Whitman
The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea. ~Isak Dinesen
We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came… ~John F. Kennedy
Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.~Sarah Kay
Even castles made from sand fall to the ocean. ~Jimi Hendrix
Being out there in the ocean, God’s creation, it’s like a gift He has given us to enjoy. ~Bethany Hamilton 
The ocean is a central image. It is the symbolism of a great journey~Enya 
How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean. ~Arthur C. Clarke 
Ocean: A body of water occupying two-thirds of a world made for man – who has no gills. ~Ambrose Bierce 
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. ~Mother Teresa