ride a wave, catch a wave

Meaning 1
to catch a wave as it is breaking in order to ride it on a surfboard
Sentence 1
There's a big wave. I am going to try and catch that one.
Meaning 2
to be supported; to get an opportunity
Sentence 2
" …but these concerns have not hurt Mr. Bush, who continues to ride a huge wave of support, according to the latest New York Times/CBS poll."(NY Times 5/14/2003)