The inductees for the 2009 Surfers’ Hall of Fame have been announced. They include Pipeline Masters champion and Quiksilver USA co-founder Jeff Hakman, documentary film director and early pioneer of surf films Bruce Brown, and co-star of “Endless Summer II” and former World Tour standout Pat O’Connell.
“Each of them has had a major influence on our sport of surfing. Each of them has created moments in surfing history that we all will remember in years to come; whether it be Jeff Hakman surfing Sunset Beach, Bruce Brown showing us some of the best waves in the world for the first time or Pat O’Connell surfing all over the globe in the movie ‘Endless Summer II,’” said Surfers’ Hall of Fame founder Aaron Pai.
The free-to-the-public induction ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. July 24 in front of Huntington Surf & Sport, at Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway.