We’ve got the golden poppy and the redwood, but one Assemblymember is looking to establish an official sport for the Golden State.
Assembly Bill 1782, introduced by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), cites California’s many famous surf spots, events, museums and its long stretch of tourism-generation coastline as reasons that that catching a wave should be codified as our sport.
Some have bristled at the idea, saying that surfing isn’t emblematic of California’s diversity and that it’s a sport available to only a certain demographic and geographic slice of the population.
Do you think surfing should be our official state sport? If not, what would be your choice?
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Al Muratsuchi, democratic Assemblymember representing California 66th district, which encompasses the South Bay of Los Angeles County; he is the author of Assembly Bill 1782
Bill Davis, founding president of Southern California Public Radio