The subject learned this ritual from her best friend Brenna, whos mother learned of the tradition on a vacation in Hawaii. On New Years Eve @ midnight you must jump over 7 waves for good luck. The subject has successfully attempted this feat.
The subject described the experience: It connects me with the ocean which is a big part of living in a sea-side town. Both the subject and her family now participate in the ritual Furthermore, the subject comes from a very superstitious family.
The number seven itself, is very significant in her family because it is considered the number of completion and is considered good luck. The subject was not aware of any other cultural implications of the ritual because it was not originally her own but her friends.
Upon a conversation with someone else about this tradition, that subject said she had seen the ritual take place in Brazil and that it was possibly brought over to brazil by African slaves during the slave trade. It seems as though this ritual is a classic example of the Khrons historic geographic theory.