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A 4 Year-Old Girl Tore Up A Wave Probably Better Than You Ever Can

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Mark, a firefighter with the Los Angeles Fire Department, has surfed all his life.

"She loved the water," said Zizi, who captures his family's surfing skills on Instagram.


"I think I can do it by myself," she told Zizi, who said he was a bit surprised.

"I was all for it because eventually she was going to want to do it by herself," he said. "I didn't think it'd be at 4 years old."

He posted a video to YouTube showing Aviana riding her first wave like a total boss.

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Corynn Zizi, Aviana's mom, told BuzzFeed News that the surfing tot begs her dad to take her surfing.

"They both have the same personality," she said. "She will ask him to keep going and going and going until she stands up [on the board]. He would never end a surf session on a bad wave and that's how she is."

When asked what her message would be for other kids who want to surf she said confidently, "I would say they can surf."

Leticia Miranda is a retail reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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