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Katrina Waterloo is a 17 year old girl that lives in Southern California, her only passion is surfing. January 21st, 2002 is the day she has been waiting and training for the last 3 years. Katrina is going to skip school tomorrow, and head out to finally accomplish her biggest dream. Surfing the Mavericks. Early the next morning Katrina woke up grabbed her favorite board and headed out to the Mavericks. When she got to the Mavericks cliff, the waves were a lot bigger than she expected, but she doesn’t hesitant and jumps in. She starts paddling out and goes for the first wave she sees 57 ft. She gains her balance, stands up, and the rough patch of water causes her to lose her balance and she falls when she is at the crest, and black outs. She wakes up, but not at the Mavericks the sand is whiter the water is clearer, all she remembers was trying to take the drop on the biggest wave she has ever been on. She touches the water, but backs away immediately. She looks around and sees the board, and automatically feels hate towards it. She walks towards it and kicks it as hard as she can, pain shoots up her leg, but the board doesn’t have a scratch on it. “The board didn’t do anything to you.” She hears a voice. She turns around and sees a man, she has seen this man many times on tv. “Mark Foo” she whispers to herself. This man died trying to surf the same waves she did, The Mavericks. “Where am I?” Katrina asks, dazed and confused. Mark looks at her “You’re in Hawaii.” “Now pick up your board and we are going out there” He points to the ocean the waves start looking more violent than when I first woke up here. “I can’t do it.” “I am done surfing.” “Why? because you had one little incident” Mark looks angry, but more disappointed. “Fine.” I grab my board and start running. I can hear Mark running behind me, I don’t even hesitate, and run to the spot closest to me. I splash in the water, then I hear Mark splash to. I am paddling out faster and faster, I look back and no one is there, he is gone. I am alone in the middle of the ocean, I didn't realize how back these waves truly were. I get sucked under and before I know I am right back where I started laying on the beach, but I don’t feel hatred towards the ocean this time. Katrina opened her eyes, she wasn’t on the nice Hawaii beach anymore. She was on a different beach, a familiar one. “Newport California.” When she finally regained all of her strength she stood up and looked around. There was a lot of people on this beach, but one person stood out to her, it was a male tall, tan, and bright blue eyes. He kept staring at Katrina like he knew her. The man walked up to Katrina, “You don’t me, but I know you.” he said bluntly “Do you remember surfing here?” The man asked “Yeah.” Katrina whispered. “Did you die to?” “The last person I met died.” “Yes, I died in 1999. I was surfing at this beach it was a late Saturday and a storm was forming and the waves were huge. I went to take a wave and out of the middle of no where I was hit, I fell off my board and slammed into the water, it felt like concrete against my body, the person that hit me didn’t even notice I fell. While I was driving back home I blacked out and hit a car. I was dead on site.” “Sir, I don’t mean to be rude, but how does that have anything to do with me?” “Katrina the person that hit me in the ocean was you.” The man just looked at her, didn’t say anything else. “If I would have just pay attention to what was around, this would have never happened. I can’t believe someone died and it was all my fault.” The man said one more last thing. “And that’s what I came here to teach you” and he disappeared. Katrina walked up and down the beach, the sun is starting to set. “I love watching the sunset.” an old woman is behind Katrina now. “Sweetie, I haven’t seen you in 15 years.” “Who are you Ma’am?” Katrina said politely, but the old woman still looked offended “Well I am your grandma, your guardian angel, I have been watching over you.” The tension between them lightens up and Katrina gives her grandmother a hug. “Sweetie, I have missed you and all, but I really need to talk to you.” “Katrina you really need to start looking at the bigger picture, I completely understand that surfing is your passion and all, but you really need to focus on other stuff. When is the last time you have had a full conversation with your parents? or went to school a whole week without skipping?” “What I am trying to say is if you don’t open your eyes, you will have no one there for you when you need them. Your life is a huge picture, but you are only looking at the corner.” Katrina didn’t say anything, but “Thankyou.” Katrina grabbed her board and headed down the beach to find a spot to surf. She found a real calm area, she was hesitant, but went in. She was on a wave lost her balance. She shut her eyes, and when she opened them she was on a boat, in the middle of the Mavericks.…...

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