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In pictures: Surfer dude, 3, is a natural

September 6, 2013

At age 3, Triston Gailey hangs ten. Photos by Joe Johnston / The Tribune / AP Photo
At age 3, Triston Gailey hangs ten. Photos by Joe Johnston / The Tribune / AP Photo
Triston’s father, Todd Gailey, tells the San Luis Obispo Tribune that his son started boogie boarding with his 6-year-old sister last year.
Triston’s father, Todd Gailey, tells the San Luis Obispo Tribune that his son started boogie boarding with his 6-year-old sister last year.
Right away, Triston was turning heads as he perfected his form: poised and balanced, hands out in front as he rides waves to shore in Morro Bay.
Right away, Triston was turning heads as he perfected his form: poised and balanced, hands out in front as he rides waves to shore in Morro Bay.
But when the blond-haired toddler began standing up on the short board, his dad bought him a 5-foot-8 surfboard.
But when the blond-haired toddler began standing up on the short board, his dad bought him a 5-foot-8 surfboard.
Todd Gailey, a life-long surfer, calls his son a “natural,” and the most coordinated 3-year-old he’s ever seen.
Todd Gailey, a life-long surfer, calls his son a “natural,” and the most coordinated 3-year-old he’s ever seen.
Triston Gailey, 3, and his father, Todd, hit the waves in Morro Bay.
Triston Gailey, 3, and his father, Todd, hit the waves in Morro Bay.
Ditching his Thomas the Tank Engine T-shirt for a wetsuit and life jacket, the preschooler rides the waves with the big boys on the Central California coast.
Ditching his Thomas the Tank Engine T-shirt for a wetsuit and life jacket, the preschooler rides the waves with the big boys on the Central California coast.