If you live near the beach, you know how much fun playing near the ocean can be. The only thing more fun than playing near the ocean is playing in the ocean.
The man in this picture is surfing. In this picture, he is enjoying the most fun part, but surfing takes a lot of hard work. First, a surfer floats on the board facedown and waits for a good wave. When the surfer sees a good wave, he or she begins to paddle with his or her hands. Then, the wave catches the surfboard and pulls it and the surfer toward the shore. When this happens, the surfer must stand up. If you've never done it before, it can be very hard to balance while riding a wave!
People first began surfing in Hawaii, where they have been surfing since at least 400AD. Today, surfing is popular all over the world. (Kayleen Hartman, Staff writer)
PHOTO : AFP
1. paddle v.i./v.t.
划動 (hua2 dong4)
例：Kaitlyn paddled the boat across the lake.
2. shore n.
海岸 (hai3 an4)
例：We were so far out on the ocean that we couldn't see the shore.
3. balance v.i./v.t.
平衡 (ping2 heng2)
例：The waiter carefully balanced all the cups and plates on his tray.
1. What DON'T you need to surf?
a. An ocean.
b. A surfboard.
c. A paddle.
d. Good balance.
2. Where did surfing begin?
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