Surfing is named official sport in state of California

Surf ’s up in California, where it’s now the official state sport.
Gov. Jerry Brown announced last week he has signed a bill making it so.
The new law declares surfing to be “an iconic California sport” — though it acknowledges that surfing originated with the Polynesian people and was imported into California from Hawaii.
Still, it says Californians have embraced surfing and made important contributions to the modern sport.
“I am stoked that surfing is now California’s official sport. No other ...

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