Surfing Walk Of Fame Adds Seven Members

0 Shares

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Aug. 5 (UPI) — Three San Diego natives have been inducted into the Surfing Walk of Fame, including surf champion Rob Machado, who said the honor was “mind boggling.”

Machado, Skip Frye and Debbie Beacham, along with four other professional surfers, participated in the ceremony Thursday in front of Jack’s Surfboards in Huntington Beach, Calif., The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Their names were added to over 100 others that have made significant impact on the surfing world.

Beacham shared the organization’s 2011 woman of the year honor with Kathy “Gidget” Kohner.

Frye, a surfboard maker and this year’s “surf pioneer,” said” “To see how far surfing has come — oh my goodness. To see a city embrace surfing like this is totally incredible,” The Orange County Register reported.

“It’s quite the cast, this group of people,” Machado said. “To be included in this group here, it’s mind boggling. Huntington Beach has given me some amazing memories.”

The Surfing Walk of Fame, with inductees’ names engraved in slabs of granite, has been on display for 18 years.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Join the Discussion

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.