East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame2024-05-06T00:30:59+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.

CLASS OF 2024
OFFICIAL MAGAZINE

Read about the Hall of Fame co-founder, Cecil Lear, and the biographies of all Inductees in the Class of 2024.
Cover art by Phil Roberts, Class of 2016

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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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Surf Talk

SURF TALK

Born and raised on the East Coast of Australia, 1976 IPS (now WSL) World Champion Peter “PT” Townend is uniquely qualified to interview surfers who have been inducted in the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame.
Videos: Mitch Kaufmann

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LOOK BACK:

CLASS OF 2000

View the 2000 Inductees

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 [...]

FEATURED HALL OF FAMER:

DAVID REESE

1996 Inductee and Palm Beach, Florida royalty
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DAVID REESE, ECSHOF CLASS OF 1996

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