The Candidate submission period is from Dec. 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.  All submissions will receive a confirmation correspondence from the ECSHOF noting receipt of form and whether or not the application is complete.  You must fill out every entry on the Candidate Submission Form.  The information provided will be used to vet the candidate and compare to other candidates, so it is important you include accurate and as much information as possible.  Submitting the Candidate form does not guarantee nomination nor induction.  In the event your candidate is not selected for the Class of 2024, the ECSHOF will retain your Candidate Submission for consideration in future years.  Even so, you are welcome to make changes or updates at any time in the future.

If you have any questions or need guidance for anything, please email Sandy Ordille at nominate@eastcoastsurfinghalloffame.org

If you prefer to submit your application by mail or email, download a PDF of the Candidate Submission form here.

CANDIDATE INFORMATION

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Deceased*

CANDIDATE CATEGORY

Which category are you submitting candidate for?*

CANDIDATE HONORS

Is candidate a member of another Hall of Fame?

Standout Contest or Category Recognitions

Send no more than three photos, including a lifestyle or portrait from years ago and current, along with no more than one surfing action photo

SUBMITTER INFORMATION

Would you like to be added to the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame Newsletter?

DISCLAIMER

CATEGORIES FOR STEPS 1-4

Legends

Awarded to an individual, male or female, who has achieved fame as a respected surfer, considered a legend or a pioneer. This recognition can be as one of the first surfers to establish the sport in a particular area; or an individual who has pioneered one, or more, innovative techniques in wave riding, surfboard design and construction; or achieved legendary status in the surfing community regionally, nationally or internationally.

Surfers, Men

Awarded to an individual male, who has achieved prominence as a highly respected surfer, competitive or non-competitive in the surfing community regionally, nationally or internationally.

Surfers, Women

Awarded to an individual female, who has achieved prominence as a highly respected surfer, competitive or non-competitive in the surfing community regionally, nationally or internationally.

Media

Awarded to an individual, male or female, who has achieved prominence in the creation or distribution of surfing content in print, digital, film, tv, or live event; as a publisher, editor, photographer, writer, or another position of prominence in the surfing community regionally, nationally or internationally.

Culture

Awarded to an individual, male or female, who has achieved prominence in the area of fashion, art, architecture, music, literature, film, acting, design, politics, sports, environmental or humanitarian leadership, or another area in culture in the surfing community regionally, nationally or internationally.

Industry

Awarded to an individual, male or female, who has achieved prominence in the surf industry as a surf shop owner; surfboard manufacturer, shaper or glasser; business leader or sales representative; contest producer or organizer; or whose work led to an important product design or equipment innovation in the surfing community regionally, nationally or internationally.

SELECTED EXCLUSIVELY BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Cecil Lear’s President’s Award

An ECSHOF Cecil Lear President’s Award recipient shall be selected by the ECSHOF Board of Directors and awarded to an individual, male or female, who has made a lasting contribution in leadership or mentoring to East Coast Surfing.

Special Recognition

An ECSHOF Special Recognition Award recipient shall be selected by the ECSHOF Board of Directors, when appropriate.  It will be awarded to an individual who has made and extraordinary and significant contribution to Surfing globally.  His or Her contribution will have established a new positive standard for Surfing as a sport or industry and had a positive impart in raising the awareness and profile of East Coast Surfing with the public.