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Nick Gabaldon Day 2017
June 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Join the Black Surfers Collective, The Surf Bus Foundation and Heal the Bay for 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, and Gabaldon’s legacy has inspired many surfers of color – many consider him as a role model. We welcome you to join us on this special day at the historical African American beach site formerly known as the “Inkwell,” as well as at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.
Bay Street Beach 9am-1pm
9:00am – Nick Gabaldon Tribute Paddle Out at Bay Street Beach
10am-1:00pm – History tour and beach exploration with Heal the Bay and free surf lessons. You must sign up to get a lesson so fill out this form online: https://goo.gl/forms/TKV0Pg3aaBjErYh33
12:30pm – Raffle on the beach with refreshments
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium 12:30-6pm
12:30-6:00pm – Free admission to the Aquarium thanks to our special sponsors Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and The Bay Foundation
1:00pm – Documentary screening of “12 Miles North: The Nick Gabaldón Story”
2:00pm – Children’s Story Time with Joel Harper
3:00pm – Film screening of “White Wash”
4:30pm – Encore screening of “12 Miles North”
Volunteer Surfers Needed! We can’t make this happen without your help. However, we have new rules for surf instructors. ALL volunteers need to be CPR certified. Please sign up using this form if you can come down and help out for the day: goo.gl/P3gsqx
Online CPR lessons are available from:
National CPR Foundation $16.95 https://www.nationalcprfoundation.com/courses/standard-cpr-aed/
Red Cross $25.00 http://www.redcross.org/
Check out our citizen science, educational, training and volunteer opportunities happening this month around L.A. County with Heal the Bay and at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.