I woke up to a usual day on the island of O’ahu. The sun was shining and as I looked out of my window, the waves looked perfect, cresting at the perfect height. I knew today was going to be a great day for surfing and suddenly remembered that this was the biggest day of my life, the annual Hawaii surf competition. I jumped out of bed, punched my twin brother Sam in the stomach to wake him up, and sprinted downstairs, grabbing a bowl of cereal, and then ran out of the door grabbing my board as I went. As I left I heard the old surf radio saying. " “It’s going to be a (crackle, crackle)... day out there!” " Somewhere in the back of my mind I felt a twinge of unease, but I just ran down to the beach and went for a morning ride. " Before we go on with this story you should know something about me. My name is Jason Richards and my identical twin brother’s name is Sam. I live in O’ahu, Hawaii, the best place on earth to be if you love to surf. As you can most likely tell, I am one of those people who do. Sam and I surf almost every day, unless of course a storm is coming. Well, now that you know about me and how much I love surfing, back to the story. " I had already been surfing for a good half an hour by the time Sam walked out of the house looking down at the beach wearily. Though Sam and I are twins and we both surf every day, I have always been the one who likes to surf and though I don’t like to say it, the better of the two of us at surfing. Sam just gave me an incredulous look and Jonah Levine Alsup: Period 1
￼then headed off to school. Surfing every morning always makes me a good 20 minutes late to class, but as usual Sam had saved me a seat in the back of the classroom. " “Yo, you really need to get to school faster,” Sam said with a little grin on his face, knowing full well that there was no chance I wouldn’t surf in the mornings. " “Hey, not my fault. It’s the waves,” I replied.
" He grinned and we got back to working on math. After class...
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