It was a very awkward moment. My dad apologized for anything he had done to annoy the snake and then paddled a little ways away. My heart sank. I love my dad so much and seeing him experience this distasteful event sickened me. The wave hopper paddled up to me and apologized for yelling at my dad. My expression, I assume, reflected my heart. Sadly I explained what a nice person my dad is, how he would never intentionally offend anyone and how he really only gets to surf once a week on Fridays like these and enjoys this time out in the line up very much. Later the snake tried to give me a wave, but I didn’t take it.