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Surfing 3-year-old 'just a natural,' dad says

(San Luis Obispo Tribune) For 3-year-old Triston Gailey, the beach at Morro Rock is a very interesting place.

There are seagulls to chase. You can draw pictures in the parking lot dirt. And let’s not forget all those wonderful squirrels.

“Daddy, I wanna go find squirrels!” Triston says.

But when this preschooler paddles out to the surf, those squirrels might as well be a hundred miles away. Because out in the water, the blond-haired toddler is focused on one thing: riding waves.

“He’s the most coordinated 3-year-old I’ve ever seen,” says his father, Todd Gailey, a 35-year-old captain/paramedic with Morro Bay Fire Department, who lives in San Luis Obispo.