ride a wave

ride (on) a/the wave

to become involved with and get advantages from opinions or activities which have become very common or popular (often + of ) She came to power riding on a wave of personal popularity.
See also: ride, wave
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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.