THE SAN DIEGO SURFING HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES THE FIRST LIST OF 2019 INDUCTEES IN WHAT COULD BE THE GREATEST GATHERING OF SURF LEGENDS SAN DIEGO HAS EVER WITNESSED.
Butch Van Artsdalen.
Windansea Surf Club.
Master of Ceremonies: Hank Warner.
In surfing, as with any worthy pursuit, we stand on the shoulders of giants. These innovators and pioneers have emerged everywhere that waves break. In this regard, San Diego has been particularly blessed. Our 70 miles of coastline have produced some of the most innovative shapers and wave stylists in the sport. And as everyone paddling out to the lineup knows, you have to honor those who have come before us. With that in mind it is with great pleasure that we announce the inaugural San Diego Surfing Hall of Fame!In what is sure to be a historical event we celebrate a special evening of guests presentations, rare surf footage, music, laughter, tears and stoke in the company of the legends who have made San Diego one of the epicenters of surfing’s past, present and future. Brought to you by the team behind the San Diego Surf Film Festival, the San Diego Surfing Hall of Fame is a labor of love and feast for the senses. And we are pleased to announce the San Diego Surfing Hall of Fame is just getting started. The “List”, as it has become known, contains over 50 of San Diego’s most influential surfing icons and induction ceremonies are being planned for the next 5 years.Tuesday, August 13th the San Diego surf community will gather for the inaugural San Diego surfing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Along with the incredible music of Jimmy Lewis, live art by Wade Koniakowsky and attendees will have the pleasure of witnessing a visual collaboration between surf-world luminaries Hank Warner and the unparalleled video vaults of Ira Opper. Hank Warner is once again our Master of Ceremonies and has a top-secret list of guest presenters that cannot be missed. The event will take place at beloved North County San Diego venue The Belly-Up Tavern and will be a singular opportunity for anyone involved with or inspired by surfing to meet and mingle with many of the legends being honored.
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