This Little Girl Who Surfs On Her Dad's Back is Kind of Our New Hero — VIDEO
If we're all being honest, the closest most of us are going to come to competently surfing is singing "Drunk In Love" and trying to channel Bey's moves. Some of us are just not equipped for things that require coordination, OK?! We may be a generation that was raised on Rocket Power, but after you see little daredevil Alanna and her father, surfer Cory Lopez, you'll understand that this toddler surfing with her dad is the one actually living it. And judging by her complete fearlessness I'm guessing it's only a matter of time before she's giving us all a run for our money on land, too.
I don't know how long they've been pair surfing, but it must be awhile, because Alanna looks like a seasoned piggybacking pro. She hops on her father's back and the two of them casually tear up every wave on the beach, turning heads and maxing out my cuteness quota in a way that puts Kama the surfing pig to shame. It's so effortless for them that her dad starts waving at the camera (meanwhile, it takes the supreme teamwork of every one of my limbs to move a coffee cup five feet from the counter to the table without sloshing it all over the place). Maybe this kind of coordination is genetic, if this father-daughter surfing is any indication.
I have never thought of someone so recently out of diapers as my idol, but I think if we all took a page out of Alanna's book then we'd all be a little braver in 2015. Take this hardcore toddler as your inspiration to do something that scares you next year. I'm assuming if you're reading this that you're at least several years past the point of piggyback surfing with your own dad, but I trust you'll find something similarly awesome. In the meantime, get a load of this future Gryffindor and the coolest dad on the beach: