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HOME SURF: How La Jolla and Pacific Beach surf clubs survived ... but could still wipe out

HOME SURF: How La Jolla and Pacific Beach surf clubs survived ... but could still wipe out

On Aug. 20, 2018, surfing became California’s official state sport when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill enshrining it in State code.

For the three surf clubs that dominate the beaches in and around La Jolla, surfing has been codified since the early ‘60s. WindanSea Surf Club, Pacific Beach Surf Club and the La Jolla Shores Surfing Association have more or less survived for longer than a half century by offering rules for good conduct in the water, teams for surfers to compete on against rivals up and down the coast, and an instant army of friends to party with once the woodies are loaded up.

California’s surf clubs weren’t always about good conduct out of the water, however....

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