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

June 5, 2020

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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.

Hundreds of surfers gathered at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas on 6/3 for a paddle out in honor of George Floyd. Together they spelled out “Unity” with their surfboards. --: @tylertranski

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Me and a couple thousand kids paddled out last night in Encinitas to make a statement. I'm a terrible surfer but much respect to the surfing community for organizing this event to remember George Floyd and thousands of other black victims of police brutality. There was chants and flowers filling the ocean at sunset. No matter who you are you are or where your from you can make your voice heard. #blacklivesmatter @blackgirlssurf

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--Thousands in the surfing community gathered Wednesday evening for a paddle out at Moonlight Beach in memory of George Floyd. Tap link in bio for @kasiagtv’s story. #sosandiego #moonlightbeach #encinitas #georgefloyd

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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.