Language on the official California Surfing Day website echoes as much. “On Sept. 20, ‘California Surfing Day’ will be a special day up and down the California Coast as it will bring together thousands of ocean and beach lovers, surfers, and millions of visitors who travel to California to experience the positive vibes of surfing history, culture, and the future,” explains the website. “Especially as we head towards surfing in the 2020, 2024, and 2028 Olympic Summer Games, with a focus on our healthy surfing playgrounds – our oceans, and highlight our iconic legends and pros while supporting our local surfing industry leaders, and all the fun that comes along with the sport.
In ten years, Olympic surfing may well be taking place in a wave pool. Still, it’s impossible to ignore that efforts to tie the sport to the cultural fabric of certain Southern California coastal cities like Huntington Beach and Hermosa Beach are at least in part efforts to cement a bid to host Olympic surfing when the Games come to LA in 2028.
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