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Surfers’ Hall of Fame Honors Gordon Clark, CJ Hobgood & John Davis

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – The sport of surfing pays homage to three legendary watermen on Friday, July 31st when a visionary surfboard blank manufacturer, a former world and U.S. Open of Surfing champion and a local icon are inducted into the 2015 Surfer’s Hall of Fame.  Gordon Clark’s Clark Foam was the leading producer of [...]
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Rusty Preisendorfer

Nicknamed the “Stradivarious” of shapers due to his reputation for quality and innovation, Rusty was born in Los Angeles to a research mathematician (his father worked at Scripps) and an occupational therapist.  He became a Windansea local at a fresh six weeks of age and eventually entered  shaping during a groundbreaking era with influences that [...]
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Carissa Moore

Carissa was born in 1992 in Honolulu and began riding waves with her father at age five.  In 2004 the 12 year-old began a remarkable competitive run, winning the first of four National Scholastic Surfing Association “open division” women’s titles.  She became the most decorated surfer in NSSA history with 11 national titles. Already a two-time [...]
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Timmy Turner

Huntington Beach’s favorite son Timmy Turner is a living miracle.  Born in 1980, Captain of the Huntington Beach High School surf team and busboy at his family’s restaurant, The Sugar Shack, a surf trip to Indonesia at age 17 became the catalyst for a burgeoning filmmaking career.  Over the span of three years and numerous [...]
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Timmy Turner and Rusty Preisendorfer Inducted Into Surfers’ Hall of Fame

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Friday, August 1, 2014 – Against the backdrop of Surf City’s 100 Years of Surfing celebration and the 20th Anniversary of the U.S. Open of Surfing, the Surfers’ Hall of Fame today inducted Timmy Turner, the filmmaker and modern-day inspiration who overcame a virulent staph infection to return to the water [...]
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Skip Frye

“Skip Frye is one of the all-time great surfers and one of the all-time great surfboard shapers!  Skip is true surfing royalty,” said Aaron Pai, founder of the Surfers’ Hall of Fame.  “We are truly stoked to honor Skip for all he has done for our sport.” Skip Frye was born in 1941 and began surfing [...]
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Shane Dorian

A fearless surfer from Hawaii’s Big Island, Shane’s lengthy resume of accomplishments includes costarring in the 1998 big-wave melodrama In God’s Hands, winning the 1999 Rip Curl Bells and 2000 Billabong Pro Mundaka World Tour events, and a top 5 ASP ranking in 2000.  The wiry (5’8”, 150 pounds) Dorian was a leading “New School” aerialist [...]
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Rick “Rockin’ Fig” Fignetti

“Rick ‘Rockin Fig’ Fignetti is a home grown Huntington Beach surfing legend; one of Huntington’s finest,” said Surfers’ Hall of Fame founder Aaron Pai.  “He’s been an amazing ambassador for our sport both in and out of the water.” For more than 20 years, the name “Rockin Fig” has been synonymous with surfing and Huntington Beach. [...]
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