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This has to be one of the cutest videos you’ll see today. In a recent trip to the Surf Ranch in Lemoore, longtime surf industry insider and all around good guy, Jesse Faen, cemented his status as one of the raddest dads out there.

Paddling into a characteristically reeling Surf Ranch right-hander, Jesse and his eight-year-old daughter Gypsy scored a little tandem barrel that might be the cutest one documented to date.

“Tandem tube riding with my 8-year-old mermaid @gypsyjamesfaen,” wrote Jesse on Instagram. “Incredibly grateful to all who made this experience possible and shared in the pure stoke.”


Some big names weighed in in the comments hailing Jesse’s parenting. “Best daddy and daughter time ever!!!! Awesome,” said Mick Fanning. “Inspired,” wrote Rob Machado.

“Insane,” wrote Kelly Slater. “She’s gonna be conditioned to not think that’s big and be charging jaws at like 14.”

Later, Kelly used the post as an opportunity to prod Rob Machado a bit. “No pressure Rob but…Jax is a little younger still,” said Kelly of Rob’s youngest son Jaxton.



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