Video: Dad Takes 9 Month Old Son Bodyboarding
This video showing a 9-month-old baby surfing with his dad and loving every minute of it has gone viral.
Bodyboarder Jorge Tirado, 43, captured his son riding the waves for the very first time on a GoPro camera, and uploaded the footage online.
The footage shows that despite the fact dad and baby chose the largest waves, and even ended up going through the tube in the middle of the wave, the youngster clearly loves every minute of it.
And he proves it by emerging at the end with a big smile.
Although the youngster does seem nervous at first when going into the cold water, that soon changes to a face full of smiles once the board takes to the waves.
Tirado does not specify exactly where the video was shot but tagged it as being in Puerto Rico.
Although there was some criticism over the stunt from online viewers, the dad defended the decision to take his son, who he did not name, into the water saying, "I encourage you to safely bring your kids to the ocean, after all the ocean is the place where it all began. By far, this is the best sport for your spiritual, mental and physical health."
While taking an infant out onto the waves can be dangerous, it is not uncommon for experienced surfers or bodyboarders to introduce their kids to the ocean at a young age.
Pro surfer John John Florence, 22, for example, has said that he was only 6-months-old when his mother put him in a life vest and sat him on the nose of her surfboard as she paddled into waves.