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Wrightsville Beach recognized as 'birthplace of surfing' in NC

Posted October 18, 2015 8:41 p.m. EDT
Updated October 19, 2015 10:47 a.m. EDT

Wrightsville Beach was recognized Sunday as a "Pioneer in East Coast" surfing, and the birthplace of surfing in North Carolina. 

Credit: Sue Bridgers Williams

— Wrightsville Beach was recognized Sunday as a "Pioneer in East Coast" surfing, and the birthplace of surfing in North Carolina.

To commemorate this historic milestone, a highway marker was unveiled honoring the island's surfing heritage since 1909.