On Thursday July 23rd, 2009 the 16th Annual
Surfing Walk Of Fame Ceremony
occurred in front of Jack’s
Surfboards in Downtown
Huntington Beach on Main Street
at Pacific Coast Highway. Former
Huntington Beach Mayor Don
MacAllister and Local Surf
Legend PT “Peter Townend” were
the Mc’s of this event which had
hundreds of spectators watching
as The OC Register Honored
Surfers Of The Year which were:
Joe Aaron, Courtney Conlogue,
Andrew Doheny and Brett Simpson.
Also inducted into the Walk Of Fame were: Jackie
Baxter (Local Hero), Duke Boyd
(Surf Culture), Mark Martinson
(Surfing Champion), Wendy Botha
(Woman Of The Year), Hawaii
Senator Fred Hemmings (Surf
On hand applauding the honorees were Huntington
Beach Mayor Keith Bohr,
Huntington Beach City Council
Members Joe Carchio and Gil
Coerper, Huntington Beach City
Manager Fred Wilson, Huntington
Beach Economic Development
Director Stanley Smalewitz,
Former Huntington Beach Mayor
Ralph Bauer, Huntington Beach
International Surfing Museum
Founder Natalie Kotsch, Chris
Farmer (Who Played with The
Beach Boys), Chris MacDonald a
community participant, Greg
Furlong Award Winning Cameraman,
Matt Liffreing from HBTV 3, Ron
Grunzweig who is a member of The
Seal Beach Chamber Of Commerce
and many more.
Thanks to The Walk Of Fame Members For doing
this yearly event. They Are: Don
MacAllister, Mike Adams, Gary
Sahagen, Bob Pace, Ron
Abdelfattah (Owner Of Jacks’
Surfboards), Lewis Harrison,
Gary Pitts, Dave Dominguez,
Sharon Marshall, Chuck Linnen,
John VanOffellen, Peter Townend
And Eric Charlonne.
Sponsors included Nixon, Dukes Huntington Beach,
HB International Surfing Museum,
OC Register, and Jacks
If you haven’t seen the Surfing Walk Of Fame,
There’s An Exhibit at The
Huntington Beach International
Surfing Museum on it. You can
also look at the walk. Just walk
on main street towards the beach
on the right hand side and
you’ll see the stars. You can
now become a member of the
Surfing Walk Of Fame.
Purchase your membership at:
surfingwalkoffame.com It’s all
good. Here’s to good surf.
1. Left To Right: Former Huntington Beach Mayor
Don MacAllister, Bob "The Greek"
Bolen Owner Of Huntington Beach
Realty/Surfboards By The Greek,,
Mike Adams Owner Of Michael C.
Adams And Associates and Chris
MacDonald The Local News
2. Surfer Legend Chuck Linnen, Ron Abdelfattah
Owner Of Jacks's Surfboards and
Gary Sahagen who is President of
the Huntington Beach Longboard
3. Bob "The Greek" Bolen of HUNTINGTON BEACH
REALTY/Surfboards By "The Greek"
and Hawaii Senator Fred Hemmings..
4. Hawaii Senator Fred Hemmings Neals on his new
walk of fame momento.
5. The 2009 Walk Of Fame Inductees which are:
Left to Right: Jackie Baxter,
Mark Martison, Wendy Botha, Duke
Boyd and Hawaii Senator Fred
6. Hawaii Senator Fred Hemmings presents
Huntington Beach Mayor Keith
Bohr with a proclomation
proclaming Huntington Beach as
Surf City USA.
7. PT Talking to Courtney Conlogue who won The
Orange County Register's Surfer
Of The Year. Her Award Was Smart
Girls Who Surf Present Female
8. Brett Simpson who also won The Orange County
Register's Surfer Of The Year.
His Award was Nixon And Etnies
Present Shortboarder Of The
9. Surfing Walk Of Fame Board Member Lewis
Harrison and Chris MacDonald The
Local News Columnist
10. Huntington Beach International Surfing
Museum Founder Natalie Kotsch
with Huntington Beach
International Surfing Museum
Board Member Bob Pace.