In a previous post I talked about "The Stoke" ... What does it mean to feel stoked?
The Stoke is a natural high you get when you perform certain wind and water sports. While the stoke has typically been associated with Surfing I have seen a similar effect overcome sailors and kiteboarders. When you do these sports, when you are in harmony with the natural energies of wind and water, you begin to feel this euphoric high. Nothing else compares with it. All natural. Naturally pure. The Hawaiians call it the spirit of "Aloha". In Costa Rica it is called "Pura Vida". Surfers call it "being stoked". I call it being in harmony with the universe and feeding your soul.
The Barrel. This is the term given to the inner part of a tube that is formed when a wave breaks. There is something special about this moment in place and time. A harmony. A balance between peace and chaos. At the centre of this vortex you feel at one with all of creation.