Celebrating International Surf Day

The first day of summer should be a holiday, right? Surfrider presents International Surfing Day on the first day of the summer solstice by hosting beach clean-ups and paddle-outs and we love to participate.

This year, Surfrider brilliantly made the effort of having International Surfing Day declared an official holiday in California. A resolution was approved by the California Assembly that states, in part: “Whereas, Now in its eighth year, International Surf Day has grown to over 200 separate events in over 25 different countries; now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, That the Assembly recognizes June 20, 2012, as International Surf Day in the state…” Woot!

Even better, Surfrider CEO Jim Moriarty penned a letter for surfers to use in trying to get an approved day off from work. Hmmmm, maybe next year. At least I got to celebrate this morning, when Rebecca and I joined the Surfrider clean-up in Santa Monica before a quick surf.

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