Bill would establish surfing as official sport of California

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State lawmakers are carving up new legislation and putting in writing what many Californians already know. (KABC)

State lawmakers are carving up new legislation and putting in writing what many Californians already know.

State assembly members Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and joint author assembly majority leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) on Saturday will announce the introduction of assembly bill AB-1782, which would establish surfing as the official sport of California.

The announcement will be held in front of the Tim Kelly Lifeguard Memorial in Hermosa Beach at 1 p.m.

Surfing is an iconic part of California's culture, and with around 1,100 miles of coastline, it generates significant economic activity every year in the state.

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