Surfing is not a sport, It's not an art, Surfing is. There is no baseline of physical conditioning needed to ride a wave, nor is there a bar of athleticism set. You could however argue that progressive surfing demands more agility and strength, but given perfect conditions and the right equipment, even Fred Flintstone could huk into a 10 point ride. Artform? Not likely. Probably 98.9% of us that think we surf and look good on a wave would be shocked by the video replay. Surfing is...an expensive hobby. A hobby that you hopefully enjoy with friends, kids, and maybe your sig other. A part of the work/life balance chart that shrinks from the chart with each passing year because of limiting factors: age/health/time/crowds/wave access. It's time to give the sport/art garbage a rest and just enjoy the ride.