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100 Short Wave Quotes for Instagram for Ocean Lovers


Nothing beats an amazing wave, whether you’re into surfing, frolicking or just love to watch them crash. So if you have a great wave photo, we have put together a list of all the best short wave quotes for Instagram and sayings to use as captions for your next post.

Our Favorite Short Wave Quotes for Instagram

“Don’t worry if you’re making waves simply by being yourself. The moon does it all the time.” — Scott Stabile

“She made gentle the wild oceans of my soul.” — Atticus

“Dance with the waves, move with the sea. Let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.” — Christy Ann Martine

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When she saw the waves crashing on the shore, her heart leaped inside her in excitement. She still had a love affair with the ocean.” – Sharon Brubake

“The waves of the sea help me get back to me.” – Jill Davis

Ocean sunset with short wave quotes for Instagram

“How I long to be the shore and feel your waves crash upon me over and over again.” – Timothy Joshua Chia

“No words can express, The depth of her contentment, As she walks along the beach. As the waves lap against the shores, They create the rhythm of her life.” – Suzy Toronto

“It’s when I go down to the beach that the waves come up to greet me.” – Anthony T. Hincks

“Ah, well, then you’ve never stood on a beach as the waves came crashing in.” – Patrick Ness

“The waves came up towards us, fumbling and gnawing at the beach like an immense soft mouth.” – Ross Macdonald

“Let the waves carry you where the light cannot.” – Mohit Kaushik

“To me, the sea is a continual miracle; the fishes that swim, the rocks, the motion of the waves…” – Walt Whitman

“But where, after all, would be the poetry of the sea were there no wild waves?” – Joshua Slocum

“Waves tossed themselves against the shore, dragging grit and sand between their nails as they were slowly pulled back out to sea.” – Holly Blackdavis

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zan

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of Wave Captions, Water Captions, Swimming Captions, Short Ocean Quotes, Short Sea Quotes and Surfing Captions.

Short Wave Sayings

Nothing but blue skies and ocean tides.

I’ll be wherever the waves are.

The ocean waves are a reminder to always be in the moment.

I’m happiest when I’m by the sea watching the waves.

Life is short, but the waves are endless.

Life is better with  beach waves.

Catching waves is like catching happiness.

All they do is beach, beach, beach.

A day without waves is like… just kidding, I have no idea what that’s like!

As endless as the ocean, as timeless as the tides.

The waves are my escape from reality.

Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world.

The ocean is a reminder to always keep your head above water.

Waves don’t die, they just keep coming.

Ocean with wave captions for Instagram

Find me where the waves are.

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.

The best things in life are free: sun, sand, and sea.

Sun, surf, and sand – the perfect combination.

Waves crashing, mind relaxing.

I’ll have a side of waves with my morning coffee.

Endless waves, endless possibilities.

I’m just a beachy kinda person.

Catching waves and good vibes.

Life is better with sand between your toes.

There’s nothing more soothing than the sound of the waves.

Life is a beach, enjoy the waves.

Saltwater runs through my veins.

Mermaids make waves, not ripples.

The ocean is my soulmate.

Soak up the sun and ride the waves.

Go where your signal is weak and the waves are strong.

Saltwater therapy is the best therapy.

Saltwater in my veins, sand between my toes.

Life is too short to not chase your dreams like you chase the waves.

The ocean is full of untamed magic.

I live for sunsets by the sea.

The ocean is calling and I must go.

Sunset as the waves roll into the beach and a sea captions on top

Let the waves wash away your troubles.

The ocean is my happy place.

Give me a dose of vitamin sea.

There’s nothing more calming than the sound of the waves crashing on the shore.

Let’s dip our toes in the ocean.

The sound of waves is my favorite lullaby.

A wave a day keeps the stress away.

Ride the waves and let them carry you to where you’re meant to be.

Life is like a wave, you can’t change its direction but you can choose how you ride it.

Nothing is more mesmerizing than the ebb and flow of the tide.

The waves are calling, and I must go.

Saltwater waves, sunshine, and good vibes.

The ocean wave is a canvas for the soul.

Catch you on the next wave.

Let the waves carry you to new adventures.

The sea is a desert of waves, a wilderness of water.

Salty kisses and sandy toes.

Summer waves are here to stay.

There’s no such thing as bad tides.

Let the waves wash away your worries.

Keep calm and watch the waves.

Life’s too short to not surf the waves.

Sun, sand, and waves – what more could you want?

Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes.

Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world.

Life is like the ocean, it can be calm or rough, but it’s always beautiful.

Let the waves set you free.

Go with the flow and let the waves guide you.

Ocean and beach with funny wave captions

Good things come to those who swim in the waves.

Good vibes happen on the tides.

Ocean child, saltwater soul.

Ocean breeze, palm trees, and salty seas.

Salt in the air, sand in my hair, and waves in my heart.

Life’s a beach, ride the waves.

Life’s too short to not chase waves.

Find me where the sand meets the sea.

The waves are my therapy.

I always like to say hello to the sea, because no matter what, it will wave back to me.

The sound of the waves is nature’s lullaby.

Life is better with an ocean view.

B.E.A.C.H. – Best Escape Anyone Can Have.

Happiness comes in waves.

The ocean is a dream machine.

Mermaid vibes and ocean tides.

The ocean is a reminder that every wave brings a new opportunity.

Life’s a beach, find your wave.

If there’s a will, there’s a wave.

Beach and waves with funny beach captions for couples

Salt in my hair, sand on my toes, waves in my soul.

Let the waves hit your feet and the sand be your seat.

Riding waves and chasing dreams.

Don’t just exist, make some waves.

Mermaid vibes all day, every day.

I’m happiest when floating in the sea.

The waves of the sea help me get back to me.

You, me, and the sea.

When in doubt, paddle out.

Sea you soon.

Catching waves and vibes.

Gone with the waves.

Let the waves be your guide.

The ocean is my therapy.

The waves are calling.

Just add water.

Ocean with short captions about ocean waves

Mermaid vibes.

Life is a wave, ride it.

Time to make some waves.

Let the sea set you free.

Let’s get salty.

Ocean air, sun-kissed hair.

Riding waves, living life.

Mermaid with short captions about mermaids

Life’s a wave, catch it.

Seashells and sunsets.

Ride the waves, feel alive.

Time to ride some waves.

Salty but sweet.

Ocean air, salty hair.

Stay salty, my friends.

So there you have it! Our lists of quotes and sayings. We hope you found the perfect one for you.

Now go share your wave photo!

Woman holding up a clear chunk of ice on the beach

About the Author

Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

And it doesn’t matter if you are travelling, celebrating a special occasion or just appreciating day-to-day life, when you take that perfect photo you are going to need the perfect caption or quote before you share it. Which is why we started Routinely Shares, providing comprehensive lists of quotes and captions to cover every occasion, adventure or loved one.

With extensive experience as a travel writer, social media specialist and grant writer, I have made it my mission to curate the best and easiest to use lists for your next post.

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