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Former World Champ CJ Hobgood Enters 2015 Surfers’ Hall of Fame

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Former World and U.S. Open Champion Clifton James “CJ” Hobgood is among a trio of distinguished surfers entering the 2015 Surfers’ Hall of Fame.  Hobgood, who along with Gordon “Grubby” Clark whose Clark Foam was the leading producer of polyurethane foam blanks from the early 60s through 2005 and John Davis, [...]
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John Davis Set To Enter The 2015 Surfers’ Hall of Fame

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – John Emerson Davis, the first captain of the Huntington Beach High School surf team in 1967, joins Gordon “Grubby” Clark and C.J. Hobgood as the 2015 inductees to the Surfers’ Hall of Fame.  The trio will be immortalized in cement on Friday, July 31st at 10 a.m. in front of Huntington [...]
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Surfers’ Hall of Fame to Honor Clark Foam Founder Gordon “Grubby” Clark

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Gordon “Grubby” Clark, whose namesake company Clark Foam was the leading producer of polyurethane foam blanks from the early 60s through 2005, is among the 2015 inductees to the Surfers’ Hall of Fame.  Gordon joins with Floridian CJ Hobgood, who won pro surfing’s world title in 2001 and later added the [...]
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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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