Susan, Surfed Hermosa Beach

Practiced On Sand
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Susan practiced paddling and standing on a surfboard on a pretend board drawn in the sand.


Susan 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 10:44:26 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0917
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Returned To Fetch Board
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Susan returned from watching an on-water demonstration to fetch her own board. She was followed by Kaela Tompkins.


Susan 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 10:46:04 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0925
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Headed Out To Sea
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Susan carried her surfboard toward the ocean to begin surfing. Behind her, Nicole Hartwig was affixing an ankle tether.


Susan 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 10:59:36 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_2480
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Westward
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Susan walked her surfboard into the raging surf.


Susan 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 10:59:44 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_2482
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Board Number Sixteen
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Susan carried board number sixteen out into the Pacific Ocean for her first on-water surfing lesson.


Susan 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 11:01:36 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0941
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Began Her First Run
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Susan began her first surfing run as a huge wave began to break just behind her.


Susan 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 11:05:05 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0961
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She Survived
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Susan survived the breaking of tall waves over her.


Susan 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 11:05:47 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0960
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Surfed Without Standing
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Susan surfed her first run without standing.


Susan 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 11:05:58 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0962
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Released She Began To Paddle
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The surfing coach released Susan's board, so she began to paddle.


Susan 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 11:10:27 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0986
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Pushed Herself Up
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Susan began to push herself up using her arms as the first step toward standing.


Susan 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 11:10:28 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0987
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Up On Her Knees
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Susan got up on her knees in preparation to stand.


Susan 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 11:10:30 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0988
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Ready To Move Leg Forward
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Susan pushed herself fully up using her arms to make herself ready to next move her leading leg forward.


Susan 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 11:10:31 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0989
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Finished Her Run
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Susan finished her second run while still kneeling.


Susan 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 11:10:34 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_0990
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Susan Surfed
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On her third run, Susan managed to half-stand and actually surf.


Susan 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 11:14:12 Monday 21 November 2011)   •  © 2011 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TC1_1018
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