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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

An 8 year old surfer

We see surfing pictures all the time. I guess taking surfing pictures belong to the professional surfing photographers. I come across the above picture by Kenny Morris from this news item in Global Surf News. It captured an amazing moment and a wonder that the surfer can still holding on. But it is even more amazing was that the surfer, Tyler Gunter, is only 8 years old! As the article describes:
8 year old Tyler Gunter put on an amazing performance, making his first final . . .

The Juniors final the hit the water like a pack of enraged steroid induced freaks. It was a flurry of airs, hacks and all around shredding that was about to go down.

I am really intrigued by the writing of the second paragraph. Only professional surf writers can come up wit that kind of description -- ". . . a flurry of airs, hacks and all around shredding that was about to go down." I wonder my esteemed academic friends can ever think of wave breaking processes in those dynamic terms! (On the other hand, aren't they just clich├ęs in the surfing world?)

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