Blessing of the Waves Brings Us Together
The 2021 Blessing of the Waves at Upper Pier Plaza concluded with friends of Interfaith, Churches, Mosque, Synagogues, all places of worship, and Community Members on September 12, 2021, 8:30 am.
Our 12th Celebration was marked with messages of how important water is in all our lives, spiritual and otherwise.
We lost another of our true friends recently. Adding the Name Rockin Fig to those of Fr. Christian Mondor and Pastor Sumo Sato sedans our hearts. ‘Fig’ famous as the voice of the U.S Open, KROQ Radio and an iconic Surf city USA was an important part of the development of the full scope of what the Blessing of the Waves has become. We paid tribute to all three of our pioneers as we remembered tomorrow and celebrate today.
NBA Star Mamadou joined us as a 7′ 6″ long-time HB resident originally from Somali who grew up with us and went on to NBA noteworthiness. A Muslim who attended Christian Brethren High School and had life-saving surgery as a young man at Hoag.
Surfing greats, Mayor Kim Carr and other wonderful men and women inspired us at the annual Interfaith event.