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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ride a/the ˈwave of something

enjoy or be supported by the particular situation or quality mentioned: Schools are riding a wave of renewed public interest.
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SURFER Steve King braved a river full of crocodiles to set a new world record by riding a wave 12.8 miles.
Riding a wave is not often a social event, less often a family affair, and maybe this explains why the ride feels slower than normal.
The ultimate challenge for bodyboarders (like surfers) is to experience the thrill of riding a wave. The giant powerful waves of Hawaii's beaches provide some of the best bodyboarding conditions in the world.