Did you delete my post? Or did I just not hit the right button?
That is where the other spiritual aspects come into play. Surfing is not only a means to personal pleasure, but instills certain qualities into the psyche that constitute morals and beliefs. While the immediate goal for most surfers is enjoyment, you can't discredit the lasting effects on a surfers outlook on life, and morals.
In other words its good for the soul!