Surfers At Moonlight Beach Did A Paddle Out To Honor George Floyd

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ALT 949 - San Diego's Alternative

 

Wednesday evening, thousands of surfers gathered at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas to show solidarity in the Black Lives Matter movement.

They observed a moment of silence, spelled out the word "UNITY" with surfboards in the sand and then did a paddle out into the water to honor George Floyd.

Local organizations involved in organizing the event included Textured Waves, Kindhumans, and Changing Tides Foundation.

“We’re here to be peaceful and we’re here to unify here for everybody and I think that’s key in this country. We need to remember who we are, we need to remember united we stand divided we fall,” said Justin Wilkenfeld, co-founder of Kindhumans.