Kaela Tompkins Surfed, Hermosa Beach

Kaela Smiled
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Kaela smiled at the camera as she carried her board toward the lesson site.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:01:01 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0937
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Carried Surfboard
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Kaela carried her surfboard toward the place on the beach were lessons were being offered.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:25:39 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0894
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Listened To The Lesson
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Kaela leaned over and listened to the lesson about where the balance point on the board was located.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:38:45 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0909
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Rehearsed On Sand
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Kaela rehearsed the method of paddling while on a sand drawing of a surf board.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:44:33 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0918
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Carried Board Into The Surf
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Kaela carried her board out into the surf for actual on-the-water lessons.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:01:10 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0939
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Instructor Explained How To First Start
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The surfing instructor explained that she should float on the board and he would launch her.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:03:33 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0949
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Kaela Surfed
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Kaela managed to stand and surf on her first try here at Hermosa Beach.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:04:36 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0954
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Surfed For A Long While
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Kaela surfed long enough for three shots to be taken of the event.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:04:37 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0957
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Finished Her Run
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Kaela finished her run near to the beach.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:04:38 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0956
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Headed Out Again
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Kaela headed back out into the Pacific Ocean to surf again.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:12:14 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_1002
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Waited For A Wave
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Kaela waited for just the right wave to appear.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:12:27 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_1003
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Skipped The Small Wave
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Kaela skipped the small waves.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:12:29 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_1004
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Mounted Her Board
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Kaela mounted her board and began to paddle just as a large wave appeared behind her.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:12:37 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_1005
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Caught The Wave
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Kaela caught the wave.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:12:43 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_1007
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Rose On Her Arms
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Heeding the lessons taught, Kaela rose on her arms in preparation to stand.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:12:44 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_1008
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Up Onto Her Knees
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Halfway up, Kaela had risen to her knees.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:12:46 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_1009
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Moved Lead Foot Forward
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Ready to stand, Kaela had moved her leading foot forward.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:12:47 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_1010
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She Stood
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Kaela stood while trying to maintain her balance.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:12:48 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_1011
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Kaela Surfed Again
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Kaela had risen to her feet and surfed once again.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:12:49 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_1012
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A Huge Rock Island Behind
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Kaela surfed the waves of Hermosa Beach with a huge rock island behind her.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:12:51 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_1013
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Finished While Standing
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Kaela finished her surf run while still standing. Here she reached out for her surfboard to catch it as it shot out from under her.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:12:55 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_1015
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Snagged Using The Tether
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Kaela snagged her surfboard using the tether.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:14:58 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_1023
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Read For Another Wave
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Kaela floated on her surfboard and waited for a large wave to pick her up.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:17:21 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_1027
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Began To Paddle Again
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Kaela began to paddle again as two large waves broke behind her.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:17:23 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_1028
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Caught In The Surf
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Kaela was almost lost in the surf as it broke over and around her.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:17:24 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_1029
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Ready To Try Again
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Kaela laid on her board, ready to try again.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:17:36 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_1030
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Paddled Again
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Kaela paddled again as yet more waves approached from behind.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:17:37 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_1031
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Pushed Up In Breaking Surf
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Kaela pushed up again in breaking surf, preparing to stand and surf.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:17:39 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_1032
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Prepared To Stand
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Kaela prepared to stand and surf once again.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:17:40 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_1033
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Foot Forward Again
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Kaela had moved her leading foot forward again in preparation to stand once again.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:17:42 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_1043
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Surfed Thrice
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Kaela surfed for the third time that morning.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:17:45 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_1036
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Glided Into Shore
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Kaela finished her third surf run by gliding gracefully into shore.


Kaela Tompkins Learned To Surf   •  Hermosa Beach (Playa Hermosa)   •  Near San Juan Del Sur external link Nicaragua external link   •  (Photo posted Thursday 1 December 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:17:46 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_1037
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