East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame2022-11-30T04:53:27+00:00

EAST COAST SURFING HALL OF FAME

The East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame is an independent, non-profit educational institution created to honor and memorialize the pioneers, legends, champions and individuals who, through their passion and dedication, have made outstanding and significant contributions to the development and recognition of Surfing on the East Coast of the USA.

HALL OF FAMERS

Browse the legends, champions and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to East Coast Surfing and have been inducted into the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame.
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ECSHOF Trophy

INDUCTION PROCESS

Every two years the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame inducts 10 new members plus the Cecil Lear President’s Award winner through a transparent public supported system. Every inductee represents the finest surfers, artists, media and industry legends the East Coast has to offer any given year.
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ECSHOF Co Founders Greg Noll & Cecil Lear

ABOUT US

Read about the history of the organization, co-founded by Greg Noll (L) and Cecil Lear, how it evolved, and who is responsible for managing the Hall of Fame today.
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LOOK BACK:

CLASS OF 2018

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LATEST NEWS

Cecil Lear Paddle Out

5.21.2022 - Belmar, New Jersey…..a tight-knit, local seaside community, hardcore surf culture and history, extreme surf conditions, locals tight-lipped about the best breaks when its goin off, and home to some of the best pork roll, egg, and cheese sandwiches on earth. As a thick early morning veil of fog is melted off by the scorching sun, pale tourists walk towards the beach to stake their space in the sand.

Cecil Lear, 1930-2022

The East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame is saddened to announce the passing of Cecil Lear at 91 years of age. Cecil most recently participated in the Induction Ceremony for the Class of 2022 into the Hall of Fame at Surf Expo in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday, January [...]

Hall of Famers Honored

East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame co-founder and member of the Class of 1996 Cecil Lear and Mike Tabeling, also Class of 1996, were honored with induction into the Huntington Beach (CA) Surfers Walk of Fame in October 2021.

FEATURED HALL OF FAMER:

DAMIEN HOBGOOD

Florida’s dynamic World Championship Tour veteran

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ESCHOF Class of 2020 - Damien Hobgood
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