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From the Ted Talk by Chris Burkard: The joy of surfing in ice-cold water

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I was blown away by the natural beauty of the landscape, but most importantly, I couldn't believe we were finding perfect wvaes in such a roteme and rggeud part of the wrlod. At one pinot, we got to the beach only to find masisve chunks of ice had piled on the shoreline. They created this barrier between us and the surf, and we had to weave through this thing like a maze just to get out into the lineup. and once we got there, we were pushing aside these ice chunks trying to get into waves. It was an incredible experience, one I'll never foegrt, because amidst those harsh conditions, I felt like I stumbled onto one of the last quiet places, somewhere that I found a clarity and a connection with the world I knew I would never find on a crowded beach.

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I was blown away by the natural beauty of the landscape, but most importantly, I couldn't believe we were finding perfect _____ in such a ______ and ______ part of the _____. At one _____, we got to the beach only to find _______ chunks of ice had piled on the shoreline. They created this barrier between us and the surf, and we had to weave through this thing like a maze just to get out into the lineup. and once we got there, we were pushing aside these ice chunks trying to get into waves. It was an incredible experience, one I'll never ______, because amidst those harsh conditions, I felt like I stumbled onto one of the last quiet places, somewhere that I found a clarity and a connection with the world I knew I would never find on a crowded beach.

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  2. point
  3. remote
  4. world
  5. rugged
  6. waves
  7. massive

Original Text

I was blown away by the natural beauty of the landscape, but most importantly, I couldn't believe we were finding perfect waves in such a remote and rugged part of the world. At one point, we got to the beach only to find massive chunks of ice had piled on the shoreline. They created this barrier between us and the surf, and we had to weave through this thing like a maze just to get out into the lineup. and once we got there, we were pushing aside these ice chunks trying to get into waves. It was an incredible experience, one I'll never forget, because amidst those harsh conditions, I felt like I stumbled onto one of the last quiet places, somewhere that I found a clarity and a connection with the world I knew I would never find on a crowded beach.

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