Best Surfing Icons
Best Surfing Icons
710 N. El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA 92672
Hours: Mon-Sun: 10-7
In addition to amazing surfboards you will find limited edition, boutique and iconic brands of clothing, shoes, sunglasses, etc…
with the same quality and unique style. We choose to celebrate surfing for what it is to us: a joyful union between the surfer and the ocean.
Our mission is to give voice to those people — surfers, shapers, writers, artists, filmmakers, and photographers — who quietly keep surf culture alive” -Ken Mockett
For several of the surf icons on the stage in Huntington Beach, it all started as a simple love story. An early passion for the saltwater sport.
They had no idea they’d be paving the way for future generations, influencing fashion, art, style and athletics while inspiring others to pursue a life immersed in the richness of surf culture.
Seven people were honored on Thursday at the Surfing Walk of Fame, an event that pays tribute to surfing greats whose names will be placed on granite stones at the corner of Main and Pacific Coast Highway.
The event, put on by Surfing Icons, celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. The first stone placed in 1994 was dedicated to Olympic swimmer Duke Kahanamoku, a Hawaiian who helped popularize surfing on the mainland.
“We were going ‘I wonder where this will lead to’,” said Peter “PT” Townend, who has served as emcee since the event’s beginnings, and announced his retirement after this year. “Now we have 150 stones on the sidewalk.”
The seven new additions to the Surfing Walk of Fame include: surf champion Mick Fanning, woman of the year Stephanie Gilmore, surf pioneer Ben Aipa, local hero Randy Lewis and Quiksilver co-founder Bob McKnight for the surf culture category. Fernando Aguerre, who has helped push surfing into the Olympics, and Steve Van Doren, who has carried on the legacy of the Vans brand, were this year’s Honor Roll inductees.