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
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.
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.
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.