Andrew Surfs, On Hermosa Beach

Fall To Find Lead Foot
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Andrew was pushed by the surfing coach to help him find which foot would most naturally become his lead foot when surfing.


Andrew Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 November 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:10:32 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_2428
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Practiced On Sand
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Andrew laid on a pretend surf board drawn in sand so that he could learn how to properly stand on an actual surf board.


Andrew Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 November 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:44:24 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0916
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Walked Bravely Out To Sea
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Andrew carried his surf board bravely out to sea for the first time. Notice he had not yet attached the safety cable to his ankle.


Andrew Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 November 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:59:28 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_2477
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Almost There
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Almost to the surf line, Andrew shifted the weight of the board to his other arm.


Andrew Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 November 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:01:06 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0940
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The Coach Helped
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The coach helped Andrew climb onto the surf board for the first time.


Andrew Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 November 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:03:24 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0948
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He Rose To His Knees
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On his first run, Andrew rose to his knees just as taught.


Andrew Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 November 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:04:06 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0950
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Moved Leg Forward About To Stand
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Andrew moved his dominate leg forward to prepare to stand.


Andrew Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 November 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:04:07 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0951
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Before He Could Stand He Fell
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Before Andrew could stand on his surf board, he fell sideways into the foaming surf.


Andrew Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 November 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:04:08 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0952
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He Tried Again
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Andrew floated his board back out to where the waves began and tried again.


Andrew Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 November 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:06:27 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0964
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Almost Stood
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Andrew almost stood again. This time while in a high speed run toward shore.


Andrew Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 November 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:07:12 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0970
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Barely Visible
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Andrew ended his run with his head barely visible above the surf line.


Andrew Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Monday 28 November 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:11:53 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_1001
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