What are the qualifications for obtaining a beach permit to to teach 25 or more disabled vets how to surf using California state beaches? Flap over surfing veterans sparks social media outcry (Nov 12) was misdirected.
The real outcry should be what professional safety guidelines and
qualifications in addition to a fee should be established before valid
permits to instruct surfing using local beaches are given out.
Currently the only requirements to obtain surf instruction permits is
money. To obtain a driving permit, hairdresser's license or even to
trim nails professionally requires learning proper procedure a test
and fee. However, to teach surfing professionally requires only a fee.
With respect professional surfers Kelly Slater and Joel Tudor
shouldn't be angered by a professional ranger for doing his job rather
they should question the lack of established criteria for
PROFESSIONAL surf instruction permitting i.e. safety standards,
guidelines and rules.
In conclusion let's hope assemblyman Chavez, assemblywoman Gonzalez
and the good people at State Parks come to the same conclusion--- it's
time to make professional surf instruction permits mean something.
Responsible community leadership begins by learning from past
mistakes, addressing them honestly and moving forward in a positive
direction that benefits all.
Milton B. Willis
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I wanted to again thank you both for helping create such a wonderful experience for me and my daughter. Tyler was smiling ear to ear last night, feeling so proud of what she was able to accomplish and it was all thanks to the two of you and her hard work!
So many people in life half ass everything and you two both went above and beyond to make our experience special and I just want to acknowledge you both for that.
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Bros Surfboard on Display in U.K
At the "Surf's up" surfing exhibition in a museum
located in Wales, a Michael Willis shaped big wave surfboard
for Simon Jayham is on Display. "There can not be many
shapers from Hawaii that have a board of theirs displayed
in a museum in Wales. "
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