Sid Abruzzi, owner of Water Brothers Surf & Skate Shop, took the time to speak about the history of surf and skate in Newport to the Salva Regina Surf Club on April 28th, 2016.

Abruzzi also brought merchandise to the event that was raffled off, all of the proceeds went to the surf club.

The photos in this video were provided by Alan Minkin.

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