TODAY | October 12, 2013
>> expect to see a 3-year-old out there on the surfboard but he is making some serious, serious waves. with a little more on that, here is mike taibbi .
>> reporter: are you ready to surf?
>> like any 3-year-old, christian gallie travels in a car seat. but what 3-year-old gets on a wet suit and heads out and does this? he likes all sports and surfing and since he was 2. one day he suddenly stood up on a surfboard and shocked his father.
>> i was stunned. couldn't believe my own eyes.
>> reporter: stunned but as a lifelong surfer himself, the st. luis obispo fireman did what his son wanted to do.
>> you want to surf today?
>> your size waves.
>> my size waves.
>> reporter: they walk down the shore and have a prayer and search time together that is priceless ander rye placeable.
>> i don't want to push him. if he is having fun with it i want him to keep on enjoying it.
>> reporter: the tourists curious may be excited about the story but todd's parents watch their son and grandson and see a bigger story.
>> you can just see the pure enjoyment and fun that is going on out there between father and son and it's just awesome.
>> reporter: as prodigies go. a kid who can think about hanging ten at age 3 might not be a match for mozart composing music at 5 but this has become an internet sensation.
>> how big are the waves?
>> very big.
>> reporter: the toddler who rides bikes and no training wheels , of course. but also can do this. for "today," mike taibbi .