49. A Day Out on the Beach (B)

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Surfer: Hey, you two. What brings you guys out to the beach today?

Maria: Hi there! We decided to come to the beach to celebrate something really important that happened to us.

Mike: We also found out it was going to be a sunny day, so that helped.

Surfer: Far out! What are you two celebrating if I may be so bold to ask?

Maria: We just got engaged, yesterday!

Surfer: That's great to hear. Congratulations to the two of you!

Mike: Thank you.

Surfer: So, when is the wedding?

Maria: Not any time soon, we don't think.

Mike: We decided to hold off the wedding and enjoy being engaged for a while.

Surfer: Say, dude, that's totally alright. I've got some good friends who also decided to wait for their wedding. Like, what's the rush?

Mike: That's a neat surfboard you've got there.

Surfer: Thanks, man. It's my pride and joy.

Maria: How long have you been surfing?

Surfer: All my life. Ever since I was little boy, I wanted to surf these waves.

Mike: And I guess you're pretty good at it?

Surfer: Dude, I'm not really bragging because I'm the best on the West Coast, man.

Mike: Wow! That's impressive! Maybe you could give me a few pointers. Surfing has always seemed like fun.

Surfer: For sure! How about right now?

Mike: Now?

Surfer: Why not?

Mike: What do you think, Maria?

Maria: I think you should. I'll certainly have fun watching you.

Mike: Great! Let's give it a try!

Surfer: For sure, dude! Just follow me out there and we'll surf some waves.

(Mike falls into the ocean a few times, but he has a great teacher and is eventually able to stay up on his board. He successfully rides a couple of small waves.)

Mike: Hey, this isn't so hard once you get the hang of it.

Surfer: You're pretty good for a beginner.

Mike: Thanks for the lesson.

Surfer: Not a problem, dude. Maybe you could invite me to your wedding... when it finally happens, that is.

(Mike smiles at the surfer.)

Mike: Yes! That we can do... dude! For sure!