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Surfing is now the official sport of California thanks to a bill signed on Monday

Posted at 5:15 PM, Aug 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 20:20:26-04

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Monday making surfing the official sport of California.

Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, the bill's sponsor, sent a tweet writing, "surfing in CA has a rich history and culture. It attracts people from all around the world and generates over $6 billion in annual retail sales for the state."