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Flying on Water

Muriwai Beach


Chloe, 11

The water was cold, but the sand was burning, as if tempting us to go down to the water and put our sizzling feet into the cool water, while the scorching sun boiled our skin. As we went into the water, a chill went up my back and numbed me because the water was so icy. We boogie boarded for a while before SPLASH! A unusually large wave smashed into us. My body was thrown back like a limp doll and I did a somersault after another. After that ended, the whole outing was smooth and steady as before. Ever since, we have gone boogie boarding whenever we can.

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