San Diego Surfing Hall of Fame Inducts Inaugural Members in 2019 Class

DailyStoke Team

The inaugural members of the San Diego Surfing Hall of Fame were inducted as the Class of 2019 on Tuesday evening in what organisers dubbed the greatest assembly of surfing talent under one roof.

The Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach hosted the first-ever edition of the awards ceremony, during which legendary figures like Phil Edwards, Skip Frye and Linda Benson were among those to be inducted.

The Californian city is renowned the world over for its stellar beaches and surfing climate, producing some of the best surfing talents in the sport.

Here’s a full list of those surfers who became part of the first San Diego Surfing Hall of Fame class:

  • Phil Edwards
  • Skip Frye
  • Mike Hynson
  • Linda Benson
  • Tom Keck
  • Butch Van Artsdalen
  • Bill Caster
  • Tom Ortner
  • Ron Church
  • Carl Ekstrom
  • Larry Gordon
  • LJ Richards
  • John Holly
  • Chuck Hasley
  • Windansea Surf Club
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