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HR-47 (2017-2018)

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Revised  June 15, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  June 08, 2017


House Resolution
No. 47

Introduced by Assembly Member Muratsuchi
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Calderon)(Coauthors: Assembly Members Calderon, Acosta, Aguiar-Curry, Travis Allen, Arambula, Baker, Berman, Bloom, Bocanegra, Bonta, Brough, Burke, Caballero, Cervantes, Chau, Chávez, Chen, Chiu, Choi, Cooley, Cooper, Cunningham, Dababneh, Dahle, Daly, Eggman, Flora, Fong, Frazier, Friedman, Gallagher, Gipson, Gloria, Gomez, Gonzalez Fletcher, Gray, Grayson, Harper, Holden, Irwin, Jones-Sawyer, Kalra, Kiley, Lackey, Levine, Limón, Low, Maienschein, Mathis, Mayes, McCarty, Medina, Mullin, Nazarian, Obernolte, O’Donnell, Patterson, Quirk, Quirk-Silva, Rendon, Ridley-Thomas, Rodriguez, Rubio, Salas, Santiago, Steinorth, Mark Stone, Thurmond, Ting, Voepel, Waldron, Weber, and Wood)

June 07, 2017

Relative to International Surfing Day.


HR 47, as amended, Muratsuchi.

WHEREAS, International Surfing Day, observed annually in June, was founded by the Surfrider Foundation to unify surfers from around the world to celebrate the sport of surfing and protect our beach and ocean environment; and
WHEREAS, The Surfrider Foundation is a nonprofit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves, and beaches through a powerful activist network comprised of over 250,000 500,000 supporters, activists, and members worldwide; and
WHEREAS, California’s coastline spans 1,100 miles, and its beaches and coastal areas generate $1.15 trillion in economic activity annually; and
WHEREAS, California has the largest ocean economy in the United States, ranking number one for both employment with over 400,000 jobs and gross state product at approximately $43 $41.9 billion; and
WHEREAS, The United States boasts approximately 3.3 million surfers, who spend between $1.9 and $3.3 billion each year on local surf trips, and the surf industry, almost exclusively based in California, generates over $6 billion in United States annual retail sales; and
WHEREAS, California is home to iconic surf breaks, such as Malibu, Trestles, Mavericks, and Rincon, which are destinations for both domestic and international surfers; and
WHEREAS, Every year, California surf breaks host numerous domestic and international surf events, including the International Surf Festival in the Cities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, and Torrance; and
WHEREAS, Now in its 13th year, International Surfing Day has grown to over 200 separate events in over 30 different countries and continues to unite surfers around the world to celebrate the sport of surfing, while raising awareness and showing appreciation for our coastal environments; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, That the Assembly joins with the Surfrider Foundation in recognizing June 17, 2017, as International Surfing Day in California, and commends all those who work diligently to protect our state’s beaches and ocean environments; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.

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