If you've ever heard the phrase, "Life's a beach," you probably wondered what does it actually mean. A seagull swooping in and stealing your wallet? Or maybe that beached whales are some profound allegory for our society? Well, probably neither but it's fun to entertain the possibilities.

We here at Bored Panda have compiled a series of the most unexpected things that took place at the seashore and it turns out, these pictures have the answers to the questions above. So if you thought that nothing ever really happens on a beach day, let us prove you wrong. It's not just lazing around and baking in the sunshine. The same water you're washing your troubles away can also spit out a giant squid right in your face. The sad part, though, is that it's not all that exciting. Or romantic. There's always a balding, middle-aged man to photobomb your best shots. But hey, at least you’ll never get bored with all these funny people around you.

#1

Her Name Is Argiro And She Likes To Dry Up On This Chair That The Locals Saved For Her

Her Name Is Argiro And She Likes To Dry Up On This Chair That The Locals Saved For Her

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Restless
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1 year ago

I would enjoy her company on the beach

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What's cool about visiting the beach -- even the same one -- is that they are ever-changing environments so it'll be a little different every time you come back. Within one human lifetime, a shoreline can grow or shrink by tens of feet due to the action of waves, wind, storms, floods and other weather conditions. 

#2

There! Instead Of A Stupid Castle

There! Instead Of A Stupid Castle

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Herb Eaversmells
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1 year ago

Genius

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Waves can erode beaches and carry material to other areas, widening shorelines. They can also erode the bases of cliffs until they collapse, changing the coastline overnight. The wind blows sand beyond the waves, forming sand dunes which are eventually colonized by plants. The vegetation slows the wind, preventing it from blowing the sand away and the dunes continue growing larger and larger. There's always something going on.

#3

My Lady Friend Wanted A Piggy Back Picture On The Beach And A Random Biker Watching The Sunset Said He Wanted One Too

My Lady Friend Wanted A Piggy Back Picture On The Beach And A Random Biker Watching The Sunset Said He Wanted One Too

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Natters
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1 year ago

Aww.....

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And if this leaves you craving for a new adventure, try to look for a beach that has a Blue Flag status. Blue Flag criteria include quality, safety, environmental education and information standards, the provision of services and general environmental management criteria. This means that they are safe, the water quality is great, and there are plenty of things to experience. They are in most countries around the world with a total of 4,154 Blue Flags waving across the globe.

#4

This Sign On A Beach In Lithuania

This Sign On A Beach In Lithuania

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Aistė Budrevičiūtė
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1 year ago

WTF I LIVE THERE

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#5

Mount Ruffmore

Mount Ruffmore

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Carol Emory
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1 year ago

lol!

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#6

How To Use Sand To Freak People Out

How To Use Sand To Freak People Out

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Randy Dhuyvetter
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1 year ago

Great sculpting though.

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#7

How Girls Take Pictures At The Beach

How Girls Take Pictures At The Beach

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Giraffes Inc.
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1 year ago

Nailed it!

AloofFox
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1 year ago

I’m Nicole Byer, and if you’ve ever tried to bake THIS, but ended up with THIS, then this is the show for you!

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

These are adorable, especially the last one.

CrunChewy McSandybutt
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1 year ago

This is kind of adorable, though.

William Teach
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1 year ago

I like the bottom left, he got the "hand in the hair" thing perfect (you'll now notice how many ladies are doing that in their selfies)

Tiny Dynamine
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1 year ago

Superb. Especially the "Photo time, let's not stand up straight" one.

Link
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1 year ago

These men are gorgeous

Logan Scaggs
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1 year ago

Agreed! And they have an awesome sense of humor as well.

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Rachna Babuprasad
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1 year ago

that last one though!

Heather Resendiz
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1 year ago

Wow I know girls that would kill to nail that hand held heart pic like that!

Molly E
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1 year ago

They're not wrong.

Suzanne Haigh
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5 months ago

Well, not ALL girls

Maria Isabel Katto
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1 year ago

I am a girl but the pose on the last picture looks so intricate that I am seriously questioning my gender

Madeline Shafer
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1 year ago

at lest we have style

PAN-cake ;)
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1 year ago

Ive seen my friends do those

Rebecca Cote
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1 year ago

That last pic is kinda nice tho...

Laura Martin
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1 year ago

lmao

Kelliwithani
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1 year ago

That last one though....hahahahaaaa!!!

Teri Wadding
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1 year ago

This really made me laugh. Thank you gentlemen!

Abigail Kreiss
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1 year ago

And why not?See the Lithuanian picture above to see how guys take pictures at the beach...

Crouching_Penn_Hidden_Teller@yahoo.com
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1 year ago

I don't do that

Doris S. Anderson
Community Member
1 year ago

NUTZEZ!! At least they tried?

Steve Barker
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1 year ago

Hahahahahahaha

Cindy Collins
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1 year ago

That is one of the funniest things I have seen lol

Elizabeth Scarborough
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1 year ago

And if it makes males looks stupid then you can be sure the same for the females.

Si
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1 year ago

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back atya
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1 year ago

LOL So TRUE

Laura Mencini
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1 year ago

Haha so true

Ayasophya Alturas
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1 year ago

lol not how i take pictures n the beach

Marian Walls
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1 year ago

Haha...

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
1 year ago

Not this girl. Just me and a sexy bikini and cool shades, no weird poses.

Debster
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1 year ago

Cracking me up!

Ani-87
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1 year ago

They look sweet too

Bluebell Rizzi
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm in love :'D

blugeagua
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1 year ago

Oh of course, because it’s just SO much fun to make fun of girls for no reason other than some of them just being themselves. Ugh

Yael
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1 year ago

Lol I just knew someone would write this kind of comment.

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Dre Mosley
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1 year ago

OK. . .let's see how many are triggered by this one. We already have a few, lol.

lindsayaotter
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1 year ago

Those don't look like the "average"girls.

Id row
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1 year ago

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I'm a girl and just cringed at that, lol. That is typical girl though, which is one reason why I get along better with guys.

Mewton’s Third Paw
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1 year ago (edited)

What you just said was typical. Every basic chick says she’s not like the other girls and only hangs out with guys. That is a red flag for being toxic. It’s okay to be different and not hate on others in the process. I don’t take pics like this either but evvvvvverrrrry wannabe type of chick always pulls that “I’m not like THEM. I only hang out with MEN” plea for attention. It’s such a cliche that it’s commonly made fun of.

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jevais
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1 year ago

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That’s why women will never be taken seriously 😳

Stille20
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1 year ago

Yes, all the women. They are truly the worst. Fortunately we have brave heroes like them men above to mock them into shame.

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#8

A Radical Concept. Bali 2017

A Radical Concept. Bali 2017

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Carol Emory
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1 year ago

This should be everywhere!

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#9

We Took My Cat To The Beach And There Happened To Be A Professional Dancer Having A Photo Shoot

We Took My Cat To The Beach And There Happened To Be A Professional Dancer Having A Photo Shoot

Obviously this happened because Buns' day wasn't confusing enough.

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Wyomudder
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1 year ago

I have never heard of someone taking their cat to the beach... is this a thing?? It sounds marvelous!

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#10

When Your Beach Towel Is From Costco

When Your Beach Towel Is From Costco

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Natters
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1 year ago

I don't want to know how they clean it...

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#11

Saw This Guy On The Beach. He Said His Grandkids Bought Him This Shirt

Saw This Guy On The Beach. He Said His Grandkids Bought Him This Shirt

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WHATSZ
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1 year ago

Beach, please.

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#12

You Have To Stay 10' Feet Away From The Wild Ponies On Assateague, Even If They Steal Your Spot

You Have To Stay 10' Feet Away From The Wild Ponies On Assateague, Even If They Steal Your Spot

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Laura Zappenduster
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1 year ago

Beach Ponies <3 <3 <3

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#13

I Was Stood Taking A Photo Of My Girlfriend In The Sea, Then Realised So Was Every Other Instagram Boyfriend

I Was Stood Taking A Photo Of My Girlfriend In The Sea, Then Realised So Was Every Other Instagram Boyfriend

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Herb Eaversmells
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1 year ago

This almost seems set up, for a joke

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#14

My Mom Stumbled Into This Drug Dealer While In Jamaica

My Mom Stumbled Into This Drug Dealer While In Jamaica

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Sleep Meister
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1 year ago

Holy Smokes

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#15

This Perfect "Story In Three Panels" Of My Cousin

This Perfect "Story In Three Panels" Of My Cousin

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Pungent Sauce
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1 year ago

People bash on pigeons all the time, but seagulls are far higher up in the rankings of sky-rats. Right bastards, all of them.

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#16

E Is For Existential Crisis

E Is For Existential Crisis

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Awkward Manatee
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1 year ago

hehehe that caption though!

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#17

My Boyfriend Decided To Take My Dog To The Beach Today For Some “Quality” Time Together

My Boyfriend Decided To Take My Dog To The Beach Today For Some “Quality” Time Together

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Sleep Meister
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1 year ago

"I am so going to pee in your shoes when i get out of here. FEAR ME! FEAR......MEEEE!"

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#18

Mr. Crab's First Dollar

Mr. Crab's First Dollar

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Rabbit Carrot
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1 year ago

That dollar looks new and clean meaning whoever took the pic shoved the money in the crab claw. Leave the damn crab alone!

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#19

I Found A Door (And Nothing Else) On An Abandoned Beach

I Found A Door (And Nothing Else) On An Abandoned Beach

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Herb Eaversmells
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1 year ago

Don't walk through it. Who knows what's on the other side

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#20

So I Went To The Beach And Saw This

So I Went To The Beach And Saw This

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LingonBelly
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1 year ago

Lock up your valuables

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#21

I Feel Like I Just Missed A Miracle On The Beach

I Feel Like I Just Missed A Miracle On The Beach

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Randy Dhuyvetter
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1 year ago

Or a tragedy...

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#22

Creative Sprite Ad, Creepy Chair Guy

Creative Sprite Ad, Creepy Chair Guy

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Gareth Graham
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1 year ago

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"yeah, get under that lemon lime soda. I'm just.... watching, yeah not gonna lie. I'm a freak and this is my jam"

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#23

Just Bro Things

Just Bro Things

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Randy Dhuyvetter
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1 year ago

Do we want to know what going on im there?

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#24

Visual Representation Of Why Women Live Longer Than Men

Visual Representation Of Why Women Live Longer Than Men

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Christopher Rhind
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1 year ago

At some point he'll pop up

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#25

Finally An Answer To The Age Old Question "Do Raccoons On A Beach In Panama City, Feel Like Fritos?"

Finally An Answer To The Age Old Question "Do Raccoons On A Beach In Panama City, Feel Like Fritos?"

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Rabbitt209
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1 year ago

Dunno. Did he "feel" them?

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#26

Taking Too Long To Take A Photo Of Her Food On The Beach

Taking Too Long To Take A Photo Of Her Food On The Beach

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Bonnie Blue Bird
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1 year ago

Mine

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#27

This Man At The Beach Has A Tiny Deck Chair To Rest His Head

This Man At The Beach Has A Tiny Deck Chair To Rest His Head

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Randy Dhuyvetter
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1 year ago

I've never wanted something so bad in my life...

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#28

That's One Patient Dog

That's One Patient Dog

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Laura Zappenduster
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1 year ago

i´ve been waiting for that tail to wiggle xD

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#29

Dodge Tried To Shoot A Commercial For A $60,000 Truck At My Local Beach

Dodge Tried To Shoot A Commercial For A $60,000 Truck At My Local Beach

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Herb Eaversmells
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1 year ago

If the truck ran well after this, it would be an add in itself.

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#30

Saw This Inspirational Beach Message This Morning

Saw This Inspirational Beach Message This Morning

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Christine Holl
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1 year ago

There is no wifi. Talk to each other and pretend it is 1995.

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#31

Seagull Has No Boundaries

Seagull Has No Boundaries

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Bonnie Blue Bird
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1 year ago

Maybe he supports another team

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#32

This Man Is Taking A Picture Of His Vape At The Beach

This Man Is Taking A Picture Of His Vape At The Beach

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Daria Z
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1 year ago

This would be even more fun on the 'instagram boyfriend' photo.

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#33

Dragged This Down To The Beach

Dragged This Down To The Beach

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Kai
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1 year ago

I hope he didnt leave it there.

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