ride (on) a wave of (something)

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ride (on) a wave of (something)

To enjoy the advantage of or continue to benefit from a situation that is successful, fortunate, trendy, etc. Jonathan has been riding a wave of celebrity ever since he was cast in the leading role for the new blockbuster. The popular Internet artist has ridden a wave of support from her fanbase to launch an incredibly successful crowdfunding campaign for a new project.
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According to ``Surf's Up: An Anthology of Surfing,'' the fun began in 1910, when Hawaiian surf legend Duke Kahanamoku became the first modern surfer to ride a wave with a passenger on his board.