Nick Gabaldon Day June 3rd 2017

Once again the Black Surfers Collective, The Surf Bus Foundation and other groups will offer a day of beach activities and free surf lessons to commemorate the life of Nick Gabaldon (1927 – 1951). Nick was the first documented surfer of African-American and Mexican descent, at the historical African American beach site, sometimes formerly called the “Inkwell”. Gabaldon’s legacy has inspired many surfers of color and many consider him as a role model. And we welcome you to join us on this special day.

Surf lessons begin at 9:00 am and end at 1:00 pm.

You must sign up to get a lesson so fill out this form online:

Volunteers are needed, we can’t make this happen without your help. However, we have new rules for surf instructors. ALL volunteers to be CRP certified.

Online lessons are available from:

National CPR Foundation $16.95

Red Cross $25.00

Please sign up using this form if you can come down and help out for the day:

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