Supporting surfing: Bill proposes funding for DOE to make surfing a statewide interscholastic sport

A surfer performs a kick out fronting Waterfront Row, a surf spot known as Spindrifters, in Kailua-Kona in this undated file photo. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today file photo)

Lawmakers are considering a measure to provide the Department of Education with a wave of funding to make surfing a prep sport across the state.