Meg Roh will go surfing before school on Friday morning, as she always does, but this day will be extra-special because it'll mark a major milestone.
The 14-year-old from Dana Point, Calif., will have surfed every single day for two full years.
That's 730 consecutive days of riding waves, regardless of conditions and how poorly she might have felt. Four waves a day, minimum.
"After two years, my goal is 1,000 days and maybe three years… you never know," she said Thursday, via email.
Perhaps as impressive is that the eighth-grader from Ladera Ranch Middle School has maintained a 4.0 grade average throughout the two-year span, and recently earned a California scholar-athlete award.
It's worth noting that the Guinness World Record for consecutive days surfed belongs to Northern California's Dale Webster, who according to Guinness passed his 10,407th day in February of 2004.
That is simply phenomenal.
But Meg is a teenage girl saddled with school work and other obligations associated with being a teenage girl. She wakes up at 5 a.m. each weekday morning and goes surfing, like clockwork, before being driven to school by her stepfather, Sam Hann.
"Rain or shine she paddles out," Sam said. "Even when she was sick
she wouldn't let her mom take her temperature until after she got back
from surfing, in fear her mom would not let her go surfing."
When she reached her one-year milestone, Dennis Kemp, who shapes Meg's boards, told the Orange County Register: "For a girl that young to have that kind of dedication and fortitude, to come out here every day—good, bad, whatever—it’s phenomenal. There’s a champ in that little body there just waiting to bust out."
Meg does not have many surfing friends at school, but hope that will change when she enters high school.
"My first goal is to participate on a high-school surf team," she said. "Then I would love to go to a college on the beach and surf for their team. One day, I want to be a world champion."
When Meg's not surfing with Sam Hann, she surfs with her mom, Sue Hann, or her sister, Claire.
"She's such a quiet humbling soul and tries to not make a big deal about anything," Sue Hann said. "But this year was challenging for her because she did get sick with a fever and still paddled out when the conditions were stormy big and ugly and not one person out.... Needless to say she is dedicated!"
Meg loves to ride a longboard but also surfs a shortboard, and her favorite spot is San Onofre. "Because there's always a wave you can surf there," she said.
Asked whether she's concerned about someday growing tired of the routine, she responded: "I'm definitely not worried about burning out on the sport. There's always something new you can learn or another place to travel [to] and surf. For me, everyday is a new experience."
After responding to a series of questions, she added: "I also wanted to give a big thanks to my parents for supporting me in everything that I do, and for the countless rides to the beach and school."
--Photos are courtesy of Sue and Sam Hann--Note: A similar post appears on GrindTv Lifestyle