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2021 Blessing of the Waves Information

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Blessing of the Waves 2021

The Greater HB Interfaith Council
in concert with our partners,
especially The City of Huntington Beach presented:

2019 BLESSING OF THE WAVES

September 8, 2019
Upper Pier Plaza – Huntington Beach Pier
Program began promptly at 8:30 am
Family – Fun – Faith

WHAT A PROGRAM – ENTERTAINING, INFORMATIVE
AND ABOVE ALL – FAMILY FIRST

AS WE PAY TRIBUTE FOR A MOMENT
TO ONE OF OUR MOST PRECIOUS ASSETS -WATER
AND, A HUGE PADDLE OUT FOLLOWING EVENT

Historical Perspective:

– 7th BOTW – Dean Torrence, and a cast of Champion surfers, etc- lending talents, inviting surfers and ocean-loving people: Guest include Surfing icon “Fig” and Catholic Bishop of Orange Diocese Kevin Vann. www.takeonedigital.com/blessingwaves2012/Dean_Torrence.mp3

“BOTW” Priests, Rabbis, Imams, Ministers and non-denominational faith leaders gather in environmental solidarity bringing together thousands of surfers, ocean-minded people in spiritual appreciation for ocean..

…SAVE DATE: Sun, Sept. 8 – 8:30 to 10 am, H B, CA 92648 – Upper Pier Plaza Contact: HBNews1@aol.com

Multi-media…
1. Facebook:
www.facebook.com/pages/Blessing-of-the-Waves/219150350651

2. Voice of America Video:
Voice of America (VOA) official external broadcast institution of the United States government.
http://www.voanews.com/content/interfaith_worshipers_celebrate_sea_surf/1527835.html

3. Separate CBS piece:
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4680043n

4. BOTW: LA Times:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/10/blessing-of-the-waves-merges-religion-surfing-at-beach.html

5. BOTW: Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/20/blessing-of-the-waves-huntingon-beach-interfaith-service_n_1988986.html

6. BOTW: Orange County Register:
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/ocean-320028-beach-together.html

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.

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