"Something about interacting with the ocean stuck with me forever." - Jen Yih
"When I was 17-years-old I was lucky enough to move to Brazil, where my dad is from, and live on the beach in a little rural town called Ubatuba. Dirt roads, wild chickens, monkeys, and a hammock I slept in every night. Life was easy."
"I didn’t have TV or internet or any distractions so my daily entertainment was the beach. After awhile, beach bumming and swimming wasn’t really enough for me so I found a surfboard in the garage and took it out."
"The long journey to surfing taught me to sync with myself, harmonize with nature, wash away worries, free my mind, to be humble in the face of power and fear, to arrive whole, present, and remember what is simple is also beautiful."
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