Friday, September 7, 2018

California Surfing Day - September 20th


Surf's Up in the Golden State!


Written by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel

Let's go surfin' now. Everybody's learning how. Come on and safari with me.


This classic surf song by The Beach Boys might as well be California's theme song this month since the state proclaimed September 20th as California Surfing Day.

In a nod to surfing and the impact it's had up and down California's coast, helping to create the beach culture that's enjoyed and envied by millions, the state legislature unanimously passed State Senator Janet Nguyen's resolution to designate an official day to celebrate and honor the sport.
  

Diana Dehm, director of the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum, was on hand for the resolution's public announcement in Huntington Beach (Surf City USA) and described it as celebrating "the heart and soul of the surfing lifestyle."


Nguyen said, "Since surfing was brought to the California coast in the 19th century, the sport has transcended beyond the ocean, to impact our language, music, fashion and art. Surfing is a part of the social economic and coastal fabric of our state." She added that the surf industry - much of it based in California - generates over $6 billion in annual US retail sales.


Home to countless surf brands, including Vans, Quiksilver, Volcom, Roxxy, Katin, Hurley, Hobie, and Harbour, and competitions from the big-wave Mavericks contest in Half Moon Bay to the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California is a surfer's dream. 




So, what are you waiting for? Surf's up in the Golden State! 




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Thursday, August 23, 2018

SurfWriter Girls Celebrate Seven Years


Lucky Seven!


Written by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel

Greek mathematician Pythagoras, the Father of Numbers, thought 7 was a special number that affects our lives in many ways – seven days in a week, seven colors in the rainbow, seven notes in a music scale. He wasn't alone. Seven is prominent in religion, science and literature. And gamblers, of course, just think that it's lucky.


That's good to know because for SurfWriter Girls it's our 7th year! Since writing our first blog post on July 20, 2011, SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel have written 240 feature stories about the people, places, events, organizations, and more that have an impact on the quality of life on our planet, whether it's the ocean, beach, environment or lifestyle. 

And, with the launch of our sister online publication Surf'n Beach Scene Magazine three years ago, we've been able to bring you even more stories!

Some of the stories we've shared with you this year include:

Women of Surfing: Art and History



Quiksilver – Back on Board!


Her Deepness Dr. Sylvia Earle


Two Movies That Shaped Surfing



CA Sea Otters – “We're Still Here”


Tsunami Watch Saves Lives


Ohana Day 2018



Say “No” To Straws!


Finding Kelly Slater's Wave



Women Making Waves 2018


Harbour Surfboards – Six Decades of Excellence!


Surf2Skate – Int’l Surfing Museum


Vans US Open of Surfing – 2018


SurfWriter Girls Best Beach Books 2018


Thanks to our followers worldwide for your support...especially the Surfrider Foundation Huntington/Seal Beach Chapter and Patti's husband Greg Kishel. We're excited to bring you more stories and to celebrate this Lucky Seven year with you! 



Sunny and Patti



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