He's traveled far and wide to the some of the most desired surf spots in the world, but no matter the exotic destination, Main Street, Huntington Beach, will always remain a magical place for Andy Verdone.
It's where the Huntington Beach High surf coach first discovered the local surf culture, and it's where he will be immortalized in its history.
On Friday, Verdone will go into local lore when he joins Rabbit Kekai and Dane Reynolds in the 2012 induction class to the Surfers' Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony starts at 10 a.m. in front of Huntington Surf & Sport at the corner of Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway.
"Andy, Rabbit and Dane have separately and together influenced generations of surfers, contributed greatly to advance our sport of surfing through their talent, innovation and at the same time, contributing immensely to our surfing culture," said Aaron Pai, owner of Huntington Surf & Sport. "We are honored and excited to be able to induct these three surfing legends into the Surfers' Hall of Fame."