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9-Year-Old Has Been Surfing For Almost 250 Days In A Row

What’s your excuse?

elsewhere // Jan 27, 2021
Words by Jack Mutschler
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

Nine-year-old Carter Dooley has surfed every day for the past 247 days. As if this isn’t impressive enough, the kid lives in New Jersey. Forty-degree water temps and 30-degree air temps? That’s dedication.

The idea began when Carter’s parents let him go surf every day. With everything else closed due to covid, the beach was his only outlet. According to Fox 29 Philadelphia:

They began to document his journey on Instagram, celebrating little milestones along the way. Like when Carter raised money for the Funny Farm Rescue Animal Sanctuary, in Mays Landing.

“He came up with an idea to surf a wave for every dollar donated. I thought that he would get like $50, maybe or $25 but he raised over $300,” his mom said.

Carter also collected over 1,100 cans for the True Spirit Coalition’s Food Pantry in Brigantine during the holidays. But that’s not all. He plans to donate $500 to go toward repairs, so the local skate park can reopen.

Carter’s goal is to hit 400 days of surfing in a row. Think he can do it?

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