In a story originally published on December 16, 2015, the Silver Surf City (SVC) Surf City Surf City Beach Club in San Diego, California, was rocked by an attack that resulted in the death of a man.
The incident took place in late November, 2017.
In the aftermath of the attack, several people have publicly accused the club of “misleading” the public about its activities and its history.
But the truth about the club is more complicated than anyone could have imagined.
“I was actually very scared and scared for my life,” a person who attended the club told The Daily Beast.
“It was a place of sanctuary, of being able to say, ‘You can come in, and we’ll do the right thing.'”
The Silver Surf Club was founded in 1992 as the Southern California Surf League.
The club was originally named for a surfboard surfboard manufacturer, but in the years following its inception the club was renamed as the Surfer Club, and the name was eventually changed to the Silver Wave Surf City.
In its early years, the club hosted many events and fundraisers, including an annual charity fundraiser.
In recent years, however, it has largely fallen into disrepair.
The San Diego chapter of the Surfing World Association (SWA), which is the umbrella organization for the club, was founded by former Silver Surfing CEO and Silver Surf City co-owner, Michael Raffaele.
In 2007, Raffaelle sold the club to the Surf City Surfing Association (SFSA), a new corporate entity that took ownership in 2017.
SFSA has since gone into financial trouble, and it has struggled to keep afloat.
SFMA is also in the process of shutting down the club after its founder, Mike Lai, died in April 2018.
After Lai’s death, SFSA decided to make a significant financial turnaround, including raising the club’s debts and issuing an “affordable interest rate” to investors, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.
The SFSA, however a former Surfing Worlds executive board member, also had a history of alleged mismanagement.
Lai was convicted of securities fraud in 1999 and was sentenced to prison for six years, after a judge concluded that he had used his position as an executive to illegally influence SWA members.
In an interview with The Daily Dot, Lai said that the SFSA was a “totally dysfunctional organization.”
In 2008, the SFWA board was dissolved and replaced by a “sustainable” board that consisted of a “small, but determined number of members.”
In the interim, the new board was tasked with implementing changes to the club and its charter.
In 2017, the charter was amended to make it clear that the SWA and SFSA should be separate organizations, and that the club would be held “by the members, with full autonomy.”
However, the board remained in place and was responsible for the “sustainability” of the club.
In August 2018, the California State Board of Equalization revoked the charter of the SFMA.
In July 2019, a lawsuit was filed in federal court by the Surfers Association of Southern California, alleging that the board of directors and the executive board of SFSA violated state law by failing to protect members from unlawful harassment, stalking, and assault.
The suit also alleged that the chair of the board, Michael Lai—the co-founder of the San Diego club and the man who sold the SFLA to the Surfs Association—had violated the California Public Employees’ Employment and Labor Relations Act by making “false and misleading” statements about the membership and funding of the SSA.
The lawsuit also alleges that the management of the new SFSA is incompetent, and “misrepresented” its status as a nonprofit corporation and the SFBA’s charter.
The California Civil Code requires that all corporations with less than 100 employees, which include the SVA, be recognized by the state as a public entity.
The Surf Warriors are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, which means that they cannot be subject to California’s public disclosure laws.
However, in 2016, a group of Surfing Surfing members filed a complaint with the state’s Public Employee Retirement System, claiming that the Board of Directors and Executive Board of SFSSA were violating California’s Public Employees Employment and Retirement Act (PERSEA).
PERSEA was created to address the problem of sexual harassment and assault on the job.
According to the complaint, a PERSEE investigator interviewed the Surfy Warriors, and found that the organization was not required to disclose any information about its membership to the California Department of Insurance.
The complaint also alleges sexual harassment, sexual battery, and other misconduct by Surfing Warriors executive director Mike Leng, who allegedly harassed a woman and made sexual advances toward her while working as an intern at the Surfish Society.
After the complaint was filed, the Surfridge Warriors were forced to