Six-Word Ocean Project

This page asks for your participation!  Based upon a project founded by SMITH Magazine who asked for six-word memoirs, we are asking for a six-word description of your love of the ocean, surfing and the beach. 

Why do you surf?  What do you admire or respect about the beach?  What smells, sounds and sights stir your love of the ocean? 

If you had to summarize the ocean in six words how would you do it?

Please add your six-word story about the ocean as a comment. 

Thanks for getting involved!

  1. Matt says:

    Standing at shoreline joyfully feeling small.

  2. Gil says:

    Sacred saltwater, the mother of life.

  3. Dan says:

    Cure (for)

  4. brandon says:

    sunrise swell world seems at peace

  5. spongedude says:


  6. monge says:

    calming the mind…a wonderful thing.

  7. luke says:

    it gives my life its purpose.

  8. Loon says:

    Manhattan Beach pier is Surfgod’s avatar.

  9. Loon says:

    Ocean’s ineluctable power forgives salt’s sting.

  10. Loon says:

    Sibilant surf is my siren song.

  11. Loon says:

    Surf flushes sex mess moments later.

  12. Loon says:

    Surfing seals become humans at firstlight.

  13. Loon says:

    We conjure castles while Sandman snores.

  14. Loon says:

    Awed by Knievels shooting the pier…

  15. FinchGirl says:

    Salt water and sand: summer’s perfume.

  16. Loon says:

    Fat chicks allowed on my beach.

  17. Loon says:

    Locals reclaim beach Monday morning.

  18. Loon says:

    LA lifeguard ramp: Surf City’s mezzanine.

  19. Loon says:

    Hang ten. Wipe-out. Shoot the pier.

  20. Loon says:

    Long boards are California’s horizontal skyscrapers.

  21. Loon says:

    Caught wave. Sat atop beachboy world.

  22. Loon says:

    Beach Boys surfed our American Dream.

  23. Loon says:

    Burrow feet under blistering sand. Ahhhhhhh.

  24. Loon says:

    Hermosa Beach, California: Check-out, never leave.

  25. Loon says:

    Jellyfish: unwanted surfers — piss on ’em.

  26. Loon says:

    Riptides are ocean’s wannabe black holes.

  27. Loon says:

    Long boards crown woodies at Zuma.

  28. Loon says:

    Earth’s last shoe will spill sand.

  29. Loon says:

    Beach sand between Adam’s Sistine toes.

  30. Loon says:

    Flying rats are beach symphony’s brass.

  31. Matt says:

    Leaving it all behind for now.

  32. Loon says:

    Two girls for every boy! Where?

  33. Loon says:

    Her thong bikini became dead man’s curve.

  34. Loon says:

    Sand crabs play hide’n’seek, then vanish.

  35. Loon says:

    Kids are sand crabs’ all-day suckers.

  36. Loon says:

    Spotting beach tits is a never-ending job.

  37. Loon says:

    Every ocean visit is like first day.

  38. Loon says:

    Choosing jog path requires surf strategy.

  39. Loon says:

    Sand runner legs slog themselves steely.

  40. Loon says:

    Beady sun’s morning breeze clears skies.

  41. Loon says:

    All-time greatest beach song: Surfin’ USA.

  42. Loon says:

    Tangled seaweed conspires beneath salubrious waves.

  43. Matt says:

    waves come, screw work, have fun

  44. Casey Butler says:


  45. Loon says:

    what happens to these six-words? i need some feedback from the website, please

  46. kathi wright says:

    seal beach, sunset, bolsa chica, huntington

  47. kathi wright says:

    setting sun, footprints in the sand….

  48. kathi wright says:

    old dewey weber surfboard; new fun

  49. loon says:

    We surf on Dewey Weber’s ghosts.

  50. loon says:

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  51. Andrew says:

    Hoodie, six five four, booties…chill(y)

  52. loon says:

    hi, matt, just wondering where these go, which are considered worthy, when can we know…thanks, Loon

    • Matt says:

      I have not fully formed a plan yet. If a comment fits the format I have published it. I think that if it continues to take off and people express themselves about the ocean, I would like to make a compilation. I am playing it by ear. Let me know your thoughts? You have put some really inspring thoughts up…

  53. Basil says:

    Let’s make life a beach today!

    *Inspired by Ken Vanderbeck 🙂

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