Kelly, The Governor and Surfrider
November 13 2007 | Jim's Blog,
“Here in Florida, Surfrider Foundation has been extending itself beyond the surf community.” said Kelly Slater. “They’re not only looking out for the concerns of surfers but everyone that enjoys the ocean.”
Cocoa Beach, FL (November 13, 2007) – Earlier today, Florida Governor Charlie Christ presented a signed copy of Senate Bill 1472 to eight-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater. The presentation took place at an event celebrating Slater’s appointment to the Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness.
Senate Bill 1472 works to preserve the public’s right to access the beach and protect beach users and sea turtles from the harmful affects caused by an experimental form of coastal armoring. The bill received unanimous passage through both the Florida House and Senate, allowing Florida to joins such states as California, Texas and Oregon in establishing a formalized beach access protection policy.