Bill Proposal Would Name Surfing Official Sport of California

The Golden State would become the Surfing State.

Surfing has a rich history in California, and it is the major hub for the surf industry within the United States, and in many instances, for the entire world. So a new bill proposal from a Los Angeles-area legislator would name surfing the official sport of California, to recognize that connection.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) co-authored Assembly Bill 1782 that would declare surfing the official sport of California.

“Nothing represents the California Dream better than surfing -- riding the waves and living in harmony with the beautiful beaches and ocean of our Golden State,” Muratsuchi said in a statement.

Both Muratsuchi and Calderon are avid surfers, and it makes sense for California to hold the moniker of its official sport being surfing.

The Orange County Register noted 10 reasons why this bill makes sense, with reasons like Mavericks, Rincon, Kelly Slater’s original wave pool, Santa Cruz and more important surfing relics that are housed within the state.

We have got to agree that this one makes a lot of sense.

Is there anything more California than a perfect day at Rincon? Photo: Ryan Brower

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