California Assembly Recognizes International Surfing Day
San Clemente, CA (June 18, 2012) – The Surfrider Foundation announced today that the California State Assembly passed House Resolution No. 30; a resolution that recognizes International Surfing Day as a way to celebrate California's surfing heritage and raise awareness about the need to protect our oceans, waves and beaches.
Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) who is an avid surfer introduced the resolution to commemorate the 8th annual celebration of International Surfing Day on June 20th. The sport served as a key bonding activity with his father, an author of surf history, Malcolm Gault-Williams.
"I'd wake up, go surfing to start the day, take my shower at the beach showers and then step into society," said Assemblymember Das Williams. "At that time in my life is when I began to see the beach and our beautiful coastline as the great equalizer in the community – we can all enjoy it. That helped sure up my passion to fight to protect that equalizer."
“International Surfing Day is a wonderful opportunity for California residents and visitors to celebrate the sport of surfing and also to learn about issues affecting our coastal environments and some of the state’s most iconic surf spots,” said Jim Moriarty, Surfrider Foundation’s CEO. “We are extremely excited that Assemblymember Das Williams introduced House Resolution 30, and that the Assembly supports this resolution commemorating International Surfing Day and celebrating California’s surfing heritage.”
To read the full resolution and learn more about International Surfing Day and the activities taking place worldwide, visit www.intlsurfingday.com.
About Surfrider Foundation
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world's oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 250,000 supporters, activists and members worldwide. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, visit www.surfrider.org.
About International Surfing Day
International Surfing Day is a worldwide celebration of the sport of surfing and an opportunity to give back to our coastal environments through various events organized by the Surfrider Foundation. Founded in 2005 by Surfrider Foundation and Surfing Magazine, International Surfing Day has gone from just a handful of local observances in the United States to more than 200 events in 30 countries worldwide. For more information on International Surfing Day, visit www.intlsurfingday.com