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Surfing before School
Friday, April 10th, 2015

Carlos Price Gracida, 13, looks at the ocean after finishing surfing at sunrise in Hermosa Beach, California March 24, 2015. The group of friends surf at sunrise most mornings, then shower outside and walk to school. Picture taken March 24, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Carlos Price Gracida, 13, looks out at the ocean. Like most mornings, he has woken up early to spend an hour surfing at sunrise in Hermosa Beach, California.

Carlos and his friends have been surfing for years. After enjoying the morning waves, they head to their friend’s home, shower in the backyard and then walk to school.

Shane Moseley, 13, arrives to meet his friends to surf before school before sunrise in Hermosa Beach, California March 31, 2015. The group of friends surf at sunrise most mornings, then shower outside and walk to school. Picture taken March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Shane Moseley, 13, arrives to meet his friends to surf before school before sunrise.

Kevin Elliott, 12, (L-R), Sebastian Rodriguez, 13, Kieran Walls, 13, Luke Personius, 12, and Shane Moseley, 13, walk to the beach to surf before school at sunrise in Hermosa Beach, California March 31, 2015. The group of friends surf at sunrise most mornings, then shower outside and walk to school. Picture taken March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Kevin Elliott, 12, (L-R), Sebastian Rodriguez, 13, Kieran Walls, 13, Luke Personius, 12, and Shane Moseley, 13, walk to the beach to surf before school at sunrise.

Luke Personius, 12, (R) and Shane Moseley, 13, go surfing before school at sunrise in Hermosa Beach, California March 24, 2015. The group of friends surf at sunrise most mornings, then shower outside and walk to school. Picture taken March 24, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Luke Personius, 12, (R) and Shane Moseley, 13, walk into the water.

Luke Personius, 12, waits for a wave as he surfs before school at sunrise in Hermosa Beach, California April 2, 2015. The group of friends surf at sunrise most mornings, then shower outside and walk to school. Picture taken April 2, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Luke Personius, 12, waits for a wave.

Kieran Walls, 13, surfs with friends before school at sunrise in Hermosa Beach, California March 31, 2015. The group of friends surf at sunrise most mornings, then shower outside and walk to school. Picture taken March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Kieran Walls, 13, catches a wave.

Luke Personius, 12, (top) surfs past Kevin Elliott, 12, before school at sunrise in Hermosa Beach, California March 31, 2015. The group of friends surf at sunrise most mornings, then shower outside and walk to school. Picture taken March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Luke Personius, 12, (top) surfs past Kevin Elliott, 12.

Kieran Walls, 13, surfs with friends before school at sunrise in Hermosa Beach, California April 3, 2015. The group of friends surf at sunrise most mornings, then shower outside and walk to school. Picture taken April 3, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Kieran Walls, 13, rides a wave.

Luke Personius, 12, (R) walks up the beach after going surfing before school at sunrise in Hermosa Beach, California March 24, 2015. The group of friends surf at sunrise most mornings, then shower outside and walk to school. Picture taken March 24, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Luke Personius, 12, (R) walks up the beach.

Kevin Elliott, 12, (L-R) Shane Moseley, 13, and Luke Personius, 12, shiver as they wait to use the outdoor shower in their friend Kieran Walls' (not shown) yard after surfing at sunrise in Hermosa Beach, California March 31, 2015. The group of friends surf at sunrise most mornings, then shower outside and walk to school. Picture taken March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Kevin Elliott, 12, (L-R) Shane Moseley, 13, and Luke Personius, 12, shiver as they wait to use the outdoor shower in their friend Kieran Walls’ (not shown) yard.

Kevin Elliott, 12, (L) uses the outdoor shower in their friend Kieran Walls' (not shown) yard as Shane Moseley, 13, waits his turn after surfing at sunrise in Hermosa Beach, California March 31, 2015. The group of friends surf at sunrise most mornings, then shower outside and walk to school. Picture taken March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Kevin Elliott, 12, (L) uses the outdoor shower in their friend Kieran Walls’ (not shown) yard as Shane Moseley, 13, waits his turn after surfing at sunrise.

Matt Walls, 47, (3rd L) prepares waffles for his son and friends after they went surfing at sunrise before school (L-R) Carlos Price Gracida, 13, Kevin Elliott, 12, Luke Personius, 12, and Kieran Walls, 13, in Hermosa Beach, California March 31, 2015. The group of friends surf at sunrise most mornings, then shower outside and walk to school. Picture taken March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Matt Walls, 47, (3rd L) prepares waffles for his son and friends after they went surfing at sunrise before school (L-R) Carlos Price Gracida, 13, Kevin Elliott, 12, Luke Personius, 12, and Kieran Walls, 13.

Carlos Price Gracida, 13, (L-R) Luke Personius, 12, Kieran Walls, 13, Kevin Elliott, 12, and Shane Moseley, 13, walk to school after surfing at sunrise in Hermosa Beach, California March 31, 2015. The group of friends surf at sunrise most mornings, then shower outside and walk to school. Picture taken March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Carlos Price Gracida, 13, (L-R) Luke Personius, 12, Kieran Walls, 13, Kevin Elliott, 12, and Shane Moseley, 13, walk to school.

Shane Moseley, 13, (L-R), Kieran Walls, 13, and Luke Personius, 12, sit in class at Hermosa Valley School after surfing at sunrise in Hermosa Beach, California April 2, 2015. The group of friends surf at sunrise most mornings, then shower outside and walk to school. Picture taken April 2, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Shane Moseley, 13, (L-R), Kieran Walls, 13, and Luke Personius, 12, sit in class at Hermosa Valley School after surfing at sunrise.

 

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