Oh, To Be 12-Years-Old In Southern California
Cole McCaffray has it made in the shade.
The reality of living in Southern California is this: it’s almost always sunny, almost always traficky, and almost always waist-to-chest high. Though we’re currently in the midst of a robust North Pacific flurry, it’s typically hard to find a wave with any push in SoCal’s sheltered crescent. That’s why so many people ride logs, eggs, fishes and the like.
But when you’re a 12-year-old, five-foot-tall, 85-pound grom like Cole McCafray, this is hardly something to complain about. For Cole, nearly every day is head-high+ and has the force of Thor’s hammer. Just watch this video and tell me it doesn’t look the most fun!
Carissa Moore is now two heats away from her 6th World Title, btw.
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