Watch Two-Time Women’s Longboard World Champion Daize Shayne Goodwin Take Her Son Surfing

by Owen James Burke

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Above: two-time Women’s Longboarding World Champion Daize Shayne Goodwin takes her 22 month old son, Given, surfing at Waikiki.

Most of our mothers may not be surfers–or two-time world champion longboarders like Daize Shayne Goodwin (above) for that matter–but many of us can recall our first dive, sailboat ride, or the first fish we caught, and whether it was with mom, dad, sister or uncle, it wouldn’t have come to be without mother ocean.

The best part of the video is at the end, as the wave begins to die and the boy’s enthusiasm turns to a consternation that suggests his world has been turned upside-down when he looks at the board as if to ask why it had to stop. For him, things will never be the same. That’s the gift of the sea, my friend. -OJB

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