Friday, July 25, 2008
HUNTINGTON BEACH – Surf history was embraced Thursday morning at the 15th annual Surfing Walk of Fame, where inductees spoke about favorite memories, and what it means to be honored in front of Jack's Surf Shop.
For local legend Rich Chew, pictured above, the Southern California way of life was perfect.
Checking out the good looking ladies while lifeguarding during summers, then off to Hawaii to surf in the winters. Of course, flights to Hawaii back in the day were only $99. And gas was a whopping 50 cents.The former San Clemente lifeguard, who still surfs five days a week, recalls being able to drive down Pacific Coast Highway and know everyone on the beach.
Chew – like many of his fellow honorees – recalled the good ol’ days during the Surfing Walk of Fame ceremony in front of Jack’s Surf Shop, an awards ceremony now in its 15th year.
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