Waves of Nostalgia
By Bob Patterson
Malibu, 21 July 2007 – While a wave of nostalgia has swept over the Southern California surfing community, the 16th annual "Call to the Wall" event held by the Malibu Boardriders Club was conducted over the weekend of July 21-22.
Coors joined the long list of sponsors for the annual surfing competition held, at the appropriately named Surfrider Beach, which is just north of the historic Malibu Pier. The pier was built in 1905 to support the operations of Fredrick Hastings Rindge’s Malibu Ranch.
Included in the list of events for the weekend, was a Saturday night screening, on the pier, of the film "One California Day."
Southern California Newspapers have been noting that the summer of 2007 commemorates the 100th anniversary of when Hawaiian style surfboard riding was introduced to the Venice area of Los Angeles. Orange County TV affiliate, KDOC, is broadcasting surfing films each Sunday night at 8 p.m. and is calling the series "Endless Summer."
Just Above Sunset magazine’s news team visited this year’s event on Saturday afternoon, when the surfing conditions were rather calm and not very picturesque.