Surfing is an amazing way to travel. Albeit travel for short distances. It is exciting and dangerous. Small wonder many surfers look for divine protection. Many have laid claim to St. Christopher as a patron, a strong and sturdy ancient saint who ferried people across dangerous waters. Stories say he was strong enough that he carried the child Jesus, and the weight of the sin of the world across those waters.
St. Christopher medals for surfers emerged as an iconic element of the 1960’s surfing scene. On and off the water they were worn to invoke Christopher’s intercession and protection for long and short journeys; on land and on the ocean.
A saint medal is not a magic talisman. It is a symbol of faith and a partner with the heart and prayers of those who wear it.
Prayer to St. Christopher, patron saint of surfers:
St. Christopher, patron saint of surfers, protect me in the water. I come to this ocean in search of peace and tranquility. Please give me patience to wait for the right wave, the strength to paddle it, and the ability to ride it.
Author unknown, Found in the St. Augustine Record
A Surfer’s Prayer to St. Christopher
St. Christopher, Big Kahuna patron saint of surfers, protect me in the water from take-off to the beach. Carry this surfer chick on your broad shoulders as I spiritually commune through surfing. I come to this ocean in search of peace and tranquility. Guide us on our surfing safaris to the awesome, tubular waves, nothing gnarly. Please give me patience to wait for the right wave, the strength to paddle it, and the ability to ride it. Help me eventually hang ten, or at least five; for I am in my own way of the faith. Deliver me from wipe outs, unpleasant ho-daddies, and keep my bikini top secure. Let me through surfing follow the way of the Lord and come away stoked in spirit.
Author unknown, Found in Forums.catholic.com
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