- Posted August 25, 2009 by
Santa Monica, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Black in America: Your roots
Black Surfers have Memorial Paddle Out
On Sunday, the Black Surfing Association, conducted a memorial paddle out in honor of Monte Valentin, a body surfer who was killed riding the waves at the wedge in Newport Beach. The paddle out was held at the Inkwell a formerly segregated portion of Santa Monica Beach, California.
© Photographs by Paula Lauren Gibson
Video of ceremony on you tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvEe7DkmbW4