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Puerto Rican Redemption

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Ariel Engstrom

Photograph By Rachel Tanner

The Engstrom family has been doing winters in Puerto Rico since the '90s. Engstom is now 22, which means this was the slowest winter for waves since she and her sister Alexis were a pre-teens, paddling out behind their mother. But she was certainly in the right place for this chunk of ocean.