Gabriel was 17 before he saw the ocean. It was love at first sight. Ever since he has worn flip-flops year-round and brought his board everywhere. Gabriel speaks English with a heavy accent and makes up his own slang like “Have a wig!” or “Frozen ape, dude!”. It rarely makes sense, but it works with the girls. He is a mediocre surfer, but sometimes he gets invited to events anyway. The after party is just not the same without him. “But don’t bring your guitar”, the organizer will say. “Intense banana, man”, Gabriel might answer.