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Photo Gallery: Plaque dedication for the Rev. Christian Mondor and pastor ‘Sumo’ Sato

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A plaque honoring late Huntington Beach pastors and surfing icons Christian Mondor and Blaine “Sumo” Sato is unveiled by Dennis Gallagher and Cesar Gutierrez and members of the City Council during a dedication ceremony Wednesday on the Huntington Beach Pier.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)
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A plaque unveiled Wednesday on the Huntington Beach Pier honors the Rev. Christian Mondor and pastor Blaine “Sumo” Sato.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)
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Dennis Gallagher of Heritage Memorial Services speaks Wednesday during the unveiling ceremony for a plaque honoring the Rev. Christian Mondor and Blaine “Sumo” Sato at lifeguard Tower Zero on the Huntington Beach Pier.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)
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Guests take pictures next to a new plaque honoring surfing pastors Christian Mondor and Blaine “Sumo” Sato on Wednesday.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)
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Family and friends of the Rev. Christian Mondor and pastor Blaine “Sumo” Sato applaud the unveiling of the new memorial plaque in their honor at Tower Zero on the Huntington Beach Pier.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)
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Rabbi Stephen Einstein speaks during a plaque dedication ceremony Wednesday in honor of late surfing pastors Christian Mondor and Blaine “Sumo” Sato on the Huntington Beach Pier.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)
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Surfer PT Townend speaks before a plaque honoring the Rev. Christian Mondor and Blaine “Sumo” Sato is unveiled Wednesday on the Huntington Beach Pier.

 (Don Leach / Staff Photographer)
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