CHESAPEAKE BEACH, Md.— On Thursday, August 4th, a Southern Maryland browsing legend shall be immortalized in Huntington Seaside, California when he joins the Nationwide Browsing Stroll of Fame.
This particular person will now have the ability to stand shoulder to shoulder with browsing icons reminiscent of Mark Richard, Duke Kahanamoku, and Jack McCoy.
Bruce Gabrielson, AKA “The Huntington Seaside Snake,” has been browsing for over 50 years now and has been a longtime advocate for browsing. He acquired his nickname for a way expert he was in competitions in his hometown of Huntington Seaside, California.
Gabrielson is understood for co-founding the very first American collegiate browsing league, in addition to taking part in a job in turning browsing right into a acknowledged highschool sport in California.
He moved to Maryland within the Nineteen Eighties and commenced to work for Naval Analysis Labs. Utilizing the talents he picked up at this job he would create what’s arguably the primary browsing web site ever created.
Gabrielson shortly started to work to make browsing a extra fashionable commodity within the state. He opened the Browsing Museum and Surf Artwork Gallery within the city of Chesapeake Seaside in Calvert County within the 12 months 2000, he additionally co-founded the Annapolis Surf Membership within the mid-2000s, the primary East Coast Membership to change into a member of the Coalition of Surf Golf equipment.
He additionally revived Caravan Surf Membership within the Washington DC area and have become a member of the Ocean Metropolis Surf Membership.
Gabrielson can also be an achieved browsing publicist and historian. He labored because the Browsing Editor for the Orange County Each day Pilot Newspaper and The Huntington Seaside Information.
Through the years, he has written virtually 30 articles throughout all kinds of publications, his most well-known and well-known article being “Is Browsing Nonetheless a Sport? – The Tradition of Catching Waves”.
Gabrielson has even printed a number of books and papers, reminiscent of The Full Browsing Information for Coaches. His writings by him have earned him official recognition as a browsing historian by the Bishop Museum in Hawaii.
When he discovered about his nomination he was shocked.
“I received the balloting in opposition to such a powerful area, however I’ve completed plenty of issues for browsing. I all the time felt I might get in in some unspecified time in the future. I do know most of these already on the stroll so now I am simply one of many boys.”
Gabrielson, now 75 years previous, stays concerned with the game in quite a lot of methods. He continues to construct surfboards, attend surf membership occasions, write surf books, give excursions at his browsing museum, and runs a browsing sales space on child’s day on the Calvert County Honest.
“I discover that it’s more durable to surf now that I am in my mid-70s, however at the least I get within the surf now and again.”
These in search of extra info on Bruce Gabrielson can take a look at https://www.linkedin.com/in/bruce-gabrielson-phd-8a96488/.
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