The Lord’s Prayer Reinterpreted by a Surfer

Our Father, who art in OCEAN
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy SURF be done,
on WAVES as it is in heaven.
Give us this SURF our daily bread
And forgive us our KOOKINGS,
as we forgive those
who DROP IN against us.
And lead us not into SHALLOW REEF,
but deliver us from HARSH WINDS.
For thine is the CUTBACK,
and the SNAP TURN, and the BARREL,
for ever and ever.


Recently a good friend asked me what I get out of surfing. I told her that the first time I came out of the water from surfing I was in tears wondering what I had done with my life to be missing out on this for so long. I find it to be a totally authentic experience. Learning to maintain my balance on the water as it flows or fires is one of the most joyful challenges imaginable for this Scorpio.