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 Huntington Beach Surfing Walk of Fame Story & Photos


Shown above top left, clockwise are: Chuck Linnen from the Walk of Fame committee interviewed by KDOC Daybreak OC crew; crowd waits for ceremony to begin; Walk of Fame inductees with PT Townend; Gary Sahagen with Randy Lyford and Kazu of the HB International Surfing Museum; Randy Lyford with Shari Freidenrich, City Treasurer of Huntington Beach; Tom Gibbons, NSSA honoree at podium. see more photos of event

Story & photos: Chris MacDonald

Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum Community Ambassador

The Surfing Walk Of Fame event in Huntington Beach at Jack's Surfboards on Main Street at Pacific Coast Highway took place on Thursday July 24th, 2008. This is the 15th anniversary of the annual event that the surfing community looks forward to. The following surfers were inducted: Wayne Lynch, Andy Irons, Rich Chew, Buzzy Trent, Drew Kampion and Lynne Boyer. Also inducted into the Honor Roll from the NSSA (National Scholastic Surfing Association) were Tom Gibbons, Dr. Laird Hayes, Holly Allen, Chuck Allen, Rob Hill and John Rothrock. To honor these individuals, Janice Aragon, Executive Director of NSSA, was on hand.

Also in the audience were: Marine Safety Chief Kyle Lindo, Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem Keith Bohr, Huntington Beach City Council Members Joe Carchio and Gil Coerper as well as Huntington Beach City Treasurer Shari Freidenrich. From Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum Were: Randy Lyford, Chris MacDonald, Gary Sahagen, Bob Fredrickson, Jodi And Rick McKay, Jeff Michaels, Jericho Poppler and Bill Fury.

Thanks to the following individuals on the Surfing Walk of Fame committee--Ron Abdelfattah, Mike Adams, Eric Charlonne, Dave Dominguez, Leila Endersby, Chuck Linnen, Don MacAllister, Sharon Marshall, Bob Owen, Bob Pace, Gary Pitts, Gary Sahagen, Peter "PT" Townend and John VanOeffelen--the event was a tremendous success. TV channels KDOC's Daybreak OC, KOCE's Real Orange, Fuel TV and HBTV3 provided television coverage the event.

Come and see the Walk Of Fame's Exhibit in the Huntington Beach Surfing Museum at 411 Olive Avenue At 5th Street in downtown Huntington Beach. It's open daily. For more information contact: (714) 960-3483.