Yesterday, hundreds of surfers gathered out at Moonlight Beach in San Diego for a paddle-out in honor of George Floyd. The Black Lives Matter demonstration was led by Sal Masekela, a beloved and prominent commentator, journalist, musician, and producer within the action sports community. Masekela has long been outspoken about racism in surfing, but like many of us, Floyd’s murder was the tipping point for him. Take a few minutes to listen to his powerful speech for the assembled surfers.
Moving forward, we can all think about how to make this community fair and accessible to everyone. The outdoors is for all.
Hear more about Masekela's thoughts on racism below: