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Surfrider Beach is now on the Register of Historic Places

Malibu's iconic beach is the first time surfing history has made it to the Register.

From the Santa Monica Mirror:

The 160-acre Malibu Historic District is entirely composed of public property and includes: the First Point, Second Point, and Third Point surf breaks, the Malibu Pier, and portions of both Surfrider and Malibu Lagoon State Beaches. The immediate area of eastern Malibu now has three periods of California's cultural history represented in the National Register: the Chumash Humaliwo village site; Stiles O. Clements' Adamson House; and now the Malibu Historic District.

The Malibu Historic District listing establishes a new pathway for coastal conservation -- complimenting established protection models based on natural habitats or important species with those based on historical and cultural significance. The listing is site-specific and secures protections in state and federal coastal project planning explicitly from the point of view of the area's significance, in this case surfing. The listing serves as a qualifying step for additional state protections based on historical significance.

From the Malibu Times:

This is the city's third listing; previous two listings in the register include one for the Chumash Humaliwo village and another for the Malibu Adamson House.

Nonprofit organization Sea of Clouds, which is dedicated to "recognizing and protecting America's special coastal places," first pushed for the nomination in 2015, and secured letter of support from City Council through a unanimous, 4-0 vote at an April 2016 meeting.

A dedication ceremony will take place sometime this summer.

malibu pier


hello, Hurricane Marie

surf at the malibu pier

rainy dusk at the malibu pier

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