walk of fame


Huntington Beach, Calif.--Surf City Here We Come


Written By Chris MacDonald


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 Pioneer) .


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 Surfboards.


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 Columnist
2. Surfer Legend Chuck Linnen, Ron Abdelfattah Owner Of Jacks's Surfboards and Gary Sahagen who is President of the Huntington Beach Longboard Crew.
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 Hemmings.
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 Rising Star.
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 Year.
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.