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Statement by Assemblymember Boerner on Governor Signing AB 1294

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For Immediate Release: Monday, October 9, 2023

Statement by Assemblymember Boerner on Governor Signing AB 1294

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Assemblymember Tasha Boerner (D-Encinitas) issued the following statement today after the Governor signed her bill to allow some of the same vendor advertising rights at a competitive surfing facility that are common at other professional sport venues.

“Surfing as a sport has millions of fans around the globe, and it is the official state sport of California.  While many surfing competitions take place on beaches up and down our state and around the world, there are wave basins like Surf Ranch in Lemoore, CA that also host surfing competitions in regions not typically known for surfing.

Since its inception in 2015, Surf Ranch has hosted surfers from around the world at competitive events, attracting thousands of visitors to King’s County and local businesses, while also creating close to a hundred full and part-time jobs. This includes the Surf Ranch Pro, one of the major stops on the World Surf League’s professional surfing tour.

I authored AB 1294 to ensure that Surf Ranch has access to the same types of financial opportunities we provide any other professional sports venue in our state, including potential revenue from alcoholic beverage advertising.  I am grateful for the Governor’s signature on this bill and hope that it helps keep Surf Ranch thriving by supporting the local economy and promoting the great sport of surfing.”


Assemblymember Tasha Boerner represents the 77th District, which encompasses Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, and the coastal communities of La Jolla south to Downtown and Coronado. You can learn more about Assemblymember Boerner at, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.