Kicker: A perfect 10 proposal

NICK EICHER, HOST: The holiday season is the most popular, by far, for marriage proposals: one in five American engagements take place in December alone.

Increasingly, it seems, proposals are becoming more and more novel—like this one in Hawaii, where Chris Garth had a question for Lauren Oiye.

AUDIO: This weekend, they caught a wave that’ll go down in their family history: Chris knelt down, pulled out a ring, and popped the question.

Here’s what you can’t see. When he knelt down, he knelt on a surfboard—while riding a wave—with his girlfriend next to him on her board.

He held out the ring case, she said yes, and then, ah, he dropped it in the ocean.

Of course, he planned for that. The one he dropped was a spare, so he didn’t bother to look for it. The real ring? He kept the real one safely on the beach.  

It’s The World and Everything in It.

(Tommy Pierucki via AP) In this Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 photo, instead of just hanging ten when surfing with his girlfriend, Chris Garth drops to one knee and proposes to Lauren Oiye in the surf off Queen’s Beach in Waikiki in Honolulu. 

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