Tag Archives: Surfers' Hall Of Fame

Chuck Linnen

A longtime Huntington Beach surfer, Chuck rode his first wave in 1954, was a men’s finalist at the 1958 Oceanside Invitational and competed in his first U.S. Championships in 1959, held in his hometown. Linnen was among the first wave of California surfers to travel to the North Shore in the early 1960s and was [...]
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George Downing

“The Surfers’ Hall of Fame is proud to honor George Downing one of the great pioneers of big-wave surfing, leaders of our sport, and major force in preserving oceans, reefs, waves and beaches. George is an ambassador to our sport of Surfing, a Legend and is true Surf Royalty,” said Surfers’ Hall of Fame [...]
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Simon Anderson

Raised in Sydney, Simon Anderson began his competitive career in 1971 with a juniors win at the Australian National Titles and the Bells Beach Classic contests. Known for his power and easygoing style, Anderson became a frontrunner in many local and international competitions, placing second in the Australian National Titles in 76’, fourth at [...]
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Randy Lewis

Lewis began surfing in 1961 and was considered a childhood phenomenon along the lines of one of his prodigies, Bud Llamas.  He started competing in the boys 14 and under division of local events and went on to place third in the 1967 U.S. Championships Junior Men’s.  Consistency was Randy’s hallmark when competing, performing well [...]
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Stephanie Gilmore

Three-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore is set to be inducted into the Surfers’ Hall of Fame. Gilmore, the youngest-ever inductee at age 22, has already captured U.S. Open of Surfing and Vans Triple Crown titles in addition to three consecutive ASP women’s world titles. Earlier this year, she was [...]
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Ian “Kanga” Cairns

Against the backdrop of the mega surf contest that he helped shape, Ian “Kanga” Cairns will enter the 2010 Surfers’ Hall of Fame this August.  Winner of the 1973 Smirnoff Pro and 1975 Duke Kahanamoku Classic, Cairns was the premier “power” surfer of his era and dominated the North Shore during the mid to late-seventies. Known [...]
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Chris Hawk – Inducted to Hall Of Fame

Come join us for the Surfers’ Hall Of Fame Induction of Chris Hawk. Ceremony starts at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 18th 2009. Ceremony will be held at Huntington Surf & Sport on Main St. & PCH (300 Pacific Coast HWY).
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Brad Gerlach

Another NSSA product and Huntington Beach High graduate, Gerlach broke into the ASP Top 16 in 1986 and stayed there until he finished runner-up in 1991.  “Gerr” then abruptly dropped off the tour, but continued to hone his surfing and ultimately embraced the burgeoning big wave movement.  He towed Mike Parsons into a history-making wave [...]
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