Not everyone who tries surfing becomes addicted after the first lesson, but many do.  So watch out surfing can be very addicting, it was for me.  I clearly remember my first wave and that magic feeling of dropping down the face.  There is nothing like it in the world and the bigger the wave the bigger the adrenaline rush.  But, why is surfing so addicting?  I guess if we knew we could bottle it and sell it.  I guess somethings are better left a mystery.