[...] the moment arrives, and Josh seizes it, paddling toward the shore. The instructors also stressed the importance of sun protection (skin cancer kills more surfers than drowning ever has) and the use of the leash that attaches the surfers to their boards (so when they fall, the board doesn't swim to shore without them).
David Tyburski, Troop 566, Miami Lakes, Fla., prepares to ride the waves at Cocoa Beach. By Aaron Derr Photographs by Carlton Ward 20 BOYS’ LIFE F MAY 2009 Get O Keiffer Scott waits for just the right moment as he paddles into position. Florida Scouts get their hot-weather high-adventure fix by riding the Atlantic Ocean’s coolest waves. MAY 2009 F BOYS’ LIFE 21 Josh Lee, a 17-year-old Eagle Scout with Troop 566, Miami Lakes, Fla., Get On Board is ready to ride some waves. Erik Perez tries to keep his balance as he stands on his board for the ﬁrst time. He and the rest of his troop have sat patiently through several hours of lessons from the surﬁng
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