2015 Surfing Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony
10AM on Thursday, July 30th 2015
Main Street in Huntington Beach in front of Jack’s Surfboards
Strauch, Abellira, Mulanovich, Nuuhiwa, Graham and Boozer to be honored at 22nd anniversary ceremony in Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach, CA – July 6, 2015 – The votes have been tallied and six legendary wave riders will once again be forever enshrined in surfing’s history books on July 30, 2015. Through a selection ballot, a host of respected surf industry veterans, former professionals and surf journalists narrowed down a field of hundreds of candidates to name the six 2015 Surfing Walk of Fame’s honorees in their respective categories – Reno Abellira (Surf Champion), Paul Strauch (Surf Pioneer), Dick Graham (Surf Culture), Sofia Mulanovich (Women of the Year), John Boozer (Local Hero) and David Nuuhiwa Sr. (Honor Roll).
The Surfing Walk of Fame is the only tribunal in surfing to award specific categories as well as require a 10-year margin since the commemorating achievement. This year’s recipients will be cemented alongside past inductees, earning their immortal place in the pavement on the corner of PCH and Main Street, directly across from the famous pier in Surf City USA — Huntington Beach, California.
Legendary Hawaiian surfer/shaper Reno Abellira receives the Surf Champion nod. With countless results on the early world pro circuit as well as numerous North Shore podiums, perhaps Abellira’s biggest victory came at thundering Waimea Bay as he topped Jeff Hakman to win the 1974 Smirnoff Pro.
About the Induction Ceremony
Our annual ceremony to honor those individuals who have made significant contributions to the sport and culture of surfing will take place at 10AM on Thursday, July 30th in front of Jack’s Surfboards (located on the corner of PCH and Main St.). Later that morning, the Inductee class of 2015 will be joined with select honorees from the past 22 yeas.
The Induction Luncheon will be held across the street at the Pier Plaza Pavilion where you can meet the Inductees and mingle with friends. The luncheon is catered by Duke’s Restaurant and cost $40 per person. To reserve tickets please call 714-536-7567 ex. 210
For more information please visit surfingwalkoffame.com