The Break Finder
The Break Finder provides information and insight into surf spots around the world with an initial focus on the US east coast. Brought to you by The Break Finder himself, Gerald Yuska, a life long surfer and owner of Breakwater Surf Co. in Rockaway, NY and Newport, RI. Enjoy some thoughts from Gerald about waves and surfing, and get some insight into The Break Finder.
What Is Surfing?
To me, surfing is a mixture of art in motion and a celebration of life. Every time we as surfers paddle out to catch that wave, whether it be big or small, clean or choppy, we have the unique individual holistic experience of being the culmination of that waves life. Think about it this way, that wave we have the pleasure of watching, or if God’s willing, riding, was created somewhere else on the other side of the Earth. That wave may have been created by a gust of wind, the flapping of wings, or in some other unique fashion, and it has traveled thousands of miles to land on our shores at that exact moment, and we happen to be there. Therefore, we are in essence, paying homage to its existence and creating our own individual artistic experience that can never be replicated in the same exact fashion, as like every human out there, we are all uniquely different.
It was with this in mind, the idea of uniqueness, passion and beauty, that Break Water was created. We wanted to pass on our passion, our artistic views, and our love for what is and will be to surfers and the general public. Because, every time we see a smile on a surfer, whether that person is riding the wave in a straight line, cruising down the line, or shredding the wave like a pro, each and every person is putting their unique mark on that wave; and like every wave their experience ends with a grin from ear to ear. This is the purest and most passionate way to say goodbye to a dear friend, that wave.
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