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What They Were Thinking

What They Were Thinking: Riding the waves

Tyler Buck, a student at UMass-Dartmouth School of Law, takes to the waves off Wollaston Beach in Quincy.

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

Tyler Buck, a student at UMass-Dartmouth School of Law, takes to the waves off Wollaston Beach in Quincy.

Every Sunday, Boston Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld asks the subject of one of his photos to explain what's happening in the shot.

Who’s up today: Tyler Buck, a student at UMass-Dartmouth School of Law, takes to the waves off Wollaston Beach in Quincy after his classes were canceled for the day, Oct. 29, 2012.

Buck: “I was running with a group of friends along the boardwalk and I saw storm surge in the harbor. I drove a mile up the street to grab my board, determined to be the first-ever surfing beneficiary of global warming in Boston Harbor. As I got out of the car, and the wind almost smacked my board into my face, I thought about not jumping in. However, stupid ideas should always be followed up with commitment and perseverance. That’s actually how I ended up in law school.”

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