Bravery comes in lots of forms, like taking on land developers or a 13 year old coxing old ladies. I have a particular fascination with courage. With awe, this weekend I watched a 12 year old face down the 58 degree water and storm ocean waves off Torrey Pines Beach in Del Mar, clad only in a bathing suit.
First, she admired the day and borrowed my camera to shoot the scenery.
She rolled up her jeans and splashed around.
She contemplated the waves for a bit...
Then, it was no holds barred, jeans discarded, into the ocean,
looking for that perfect body boarding wave. Br-r-r-r.