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Surfing named high school sport in HI

Updated: October 4, 2011, 1:34 PM ET
By Daniel Ikaika Ito | ESPN Action Sports

HONOLULU -- Hawaii, the birthplace of wave riding, became the first state in the nation to officially recognize surfing as a high school sport on Monday.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Lt. Gov. Brian Shatz, Department of Education superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi and Board of Education member Keith Amemiya announced in Waikiki the state's commitment to make surfing a high school sport by the spring of 2013.

"We wanted to get the entire administration team together ...

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