California governor signs bill into law making surfing the state's official sport

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Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday making surfing the official sport of California. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday making surfing the official sport of California.

Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, the bill's sponsor, sent a tweet writing, "surfing in CA has a rich history and culture. It attracts people from all around the world and generates over $6b in annual retail sales for the state."

Surfing has been part of California's culture for more than 100 years.

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