Chuck Linnen's name has long been famous around Huntington Beach.
Now, it may take an earthquake — or two — to remove it.
Linnen, a longtime Huntington Beach surfer, pressed his hands and feet into wet cement Friday morning at this year's Surfers' Hall of Fame induction ceremony. It wasn't the first time his name has marked the pavement at Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway. Eight years ago, the Surfing Walk of Fame across the street inducted him as well.
A finalist in the 1961 world championships, Linnen joined Carlsbad's Taylor Knox, Hawaii's George Downing and Australia's Simon Anderson in this year's Hall of Fame induction class. At a two-hour ceremony in front of Huntington Surf & Sport, the inductees etched personal messages alongside their hand- and footprints while fellow surfers gave tributes.
"I just feel honored to be with this wonderful group and the group before that," Linnen said. "It's just a great feeling, a wonderful feeling."