On Monday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that named surfing to be the official sport of California.

As reported by CBS News, author of the surfing history book “Sweetness and Blood” Michael Scott Moore agrees that “although Hawaii is the cradle of surfing, California did play a key role in revolutionizing the sport.” California is the epicenter of the surf industry, and it generates an estimated $6 billion in annual retail sales.

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Pismo Beach, CA. Photo: Courtesy of Troy Williams/Unsplash

Huntington Beach has declared itself “Surf City USA” and is home to the Surfers’ Hall of Fame and the International Surfing Museum, and south of HB is San Clemente’s Surfing Heritage and Culture Center (SHACC), just name a few. And not to mention there are a plethora world-famous and beautiful breaks along the Golden State’s coast – From the Mexican border to the Oregon border, California’s 1,100 miles of coastline has waves for everyone.

State Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi told CBS News, “No other sport represents the California Dream better than surfing – riding the waves of opportunity and living in harmony with nature.”

San Clemente is home to so many world-class waves. Photo: Courtesy of Caroline Romano/Unspalsh

h/t CBS News

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