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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Meanwhile, Brooks, the guy from the Huntington Beach Independent who insisted on trying to talk to Holly and had an even tan, is getting up and riding a wave, the big showoff.
3) A push from model/surfer Holly Beck, right, and I'm off, riding a wave and wowing all of my fans at Huntington Beach.
For anyone unable to summon a vivid physical memory of riding a wave, the typical surf film would be as compelling as hard-core porn to a toddler.
The ultimate challenge for bodyboarders (like surfers) is to experience the thrill of riding a wave.
Hang 10,'' a somewhat old-school term, refers to running out to the end of your board while riding a wave and hanging the toes of both feet over the end.
But it is considered bad form to get in the way or interfere with someone who is riding a wave.