LOCAL GUIDE: My name is Aly Manuel Cruz, I first started to surf when I was in the 10th grade of high school, I stopped playing soccer and just wanted to surf. I used to just wait for a good wave and try not to fall. Surfing has become a big part of my life I could not live without it. My dream is to become a great surfer in fact surfing has helped to arrange my mind from the negative noise in my neighborhood. I always pray that God will help me reach my dreams. For me "Surfing is a flash of hope"