Triston Gailey, 3, surfs a wave as his father, Todd, watches in Morro Bay, Calif. on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. "Hes the most coordinated 3-year-old Ive ever seen," says the 35-year-old captain/paramedic with Morro Bay Fire Department. (AP Photo/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo), Joe Johnston)
Age 3, hanging 10: Preschooler surfer is a natural
The Associated Press
First Published Sep 07 2013 11:41 pm • Last Updated Sep 07 2013 11:41 pm
San Luis Obispo, Calif. • At age 3, Triston Gailey hangs ten.
Ditching his Thomas the Tank Engine T-shirt for a wetsuit and life jacket, the preschooler rides the waves with the big boys on the Central California coast.
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Triston’s father, Todd Gailey, tells the San Luis Obispo Tribune (http://bit.ly/18tR9c8 ) that his son started boogie boarding with his 6-year-old sister last year. But when the blond-haired toddler began standing up on the short board, his dad bought him a 5-foot-8 surfboard from Costco.
Right away, Triston was turning heads as he perfected his form: poised and balanced, hands out in front as he rides waves to shore in Morro Bay.
Todd Gailey, a life-long surfer, calls his son a "natural," and the most coordinated 3-year-old he’s ever seen.
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