Nick Gabaldon Day
Nick Gabaldon Day commemorates the life of the first documented surfer of African American and Mexican descent. The day includes beach activities and free surf lessons at the city's historical African American beach.
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium offers free admission and special activities.
9am - Welcome Ceremony and Nick Gabaldon Tribute Paddle Out at Bay Street Beach
10am-1pm - Beach exploration and clean up. Free surf lessons provided by The Surf Bus Foundation. You must sign up to get a lesson. (currently full, some walk ups may be accommodated).
12:30pm - Raffle at Bay Street Beach
1pm - 5pm - Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is free for all visitors in honor of Nick Gabaldon Day. Guests can settle in for storytime with Joel Harper, as well as screenings of three documentaries exploring issues of race, coastal access, and following your passion against all odds. The films include White Wash (2011), 12 Miles North: The Nick Gabaldón Story (2012) and La Maestra (The Teacher) (2014).
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