As you may recall, California recently declared surfing its official state sport and, at the same time, designated September 20th (this Thursday) California Surfing Day — an official holiday to honor the history, culture, and future of surfing.
“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,” said the bill’s co-author, Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance).
Not to be confused with International Surfing Day, which happens on the third Saturday in June, this milestone holiday is exclusive to California — home to hundreds of miles of coastline, as well as some of the world’s best surf breaks. Additionally, the surfing industry, almost entirely based in California, generates over $6 billion in United States annual retail sales.
Together, we can raise awareness about this special day by spreading the word and, more importantly, making sure all the homies paddle out this Thursday — heck, call in sick if yew must!