Sure they go together! For years I'd decide early each April if it was going to be a Golf Summer or a Surfing Summer. Golf is an amazing sport and activity, as well as very challenging. But you need clubs, tees, balls, a reserved tee time and typically at least $75 for one round.
For surfing you need a surfboard, some wax and sometimes a wetsuit. No reservations, no money. Just small swell and light offshore winds.
Here's some images that capture surfing and minimalism courtesy of Surfline: