Tulsi Gabbard makes a splash — surfing in freezing New Hampshire

"History is being made!" someone in the group yelled.

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By Dareh Gregorian

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard tried to make a splash for her presidential campaign on New Year's Day by hitting the waves in freezing New Hampshire.

Accompanied by people carrying campaign signs, Gabbard, D-Hawaii, hit the beach in a full wetsuit Wednesday morning before wading into the frigid Atlantic Ocean, a video from NBC Boston shows. She then surfs a small wave.

"History is being made!" a person in the group yelled, asserting that Gabbard is the first presidential candidate to surf in the Granite State.

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"There is absolutely no better way to start the day and to start the year," Gabbard told a CBS reporter afterward. "Highly recommend it. If we could go surfing every day and bring everybody out, that'd be awesome."