Sixties Surfers need to vote to honour surfing greats before the end of May.
Nick Hough and Charlie Moir are organising again. Sixties Surfers from Muizenberg Surfer’s Corner would like to start a “Cape Town Surfing Hall of Fame” that will honour those who have made a major contribution to the sport and lifestyle of surfing here. Those inducted into the Hall of Fame will be immortalised by having their names included in the Walk of Fame at Muizenberg Corner. (A portion of the Proceeds from the sale of the Sixties Surfer’s Reunion DVD will be allocated to the Walk of Fame Project. )
They can be great surfers, tireless administrators, members of the surf industry or others such as artists or musicians who have made an impact by promoting or enhancing the surfing lifestyle in Cape Town.
We would like to start by honouring the pioneers of local surfing from the 1950’s and ‘60’s and intend to induct 10 inaugural recipients this year and then five more each year thereafter. We need you to nominate the people who you think should be the first 10 Cape Town surfers to be inducted. Below is list of potential nominees. Please note this is not exclusive and you can nominate anyone you think qualifies. (Ed’s first vote is for John “the Oom” Whitmore)
John Whitmore David Meneses Earl Krause Gordon Verhoef
Dick Metz Thys Bokhorst Murphy Bokhorst Peter Basford
Andy Spengler Robin Solomon John Grendon Roy Linley
John Pagden Donald Paarman Jonathan Paarman Peers Pittard
Trevor Espey George Bunting Gerald Gobel Brian O’Donnell
Clive Barber Rodney Lemkus Margaret Smith Bernie Shelly
Michel Cozien Claus Andrup Bunny Shandler Jimmy Moffat
Harry Fuchs Brian McClarty Johnny Orton Greg Stokes
Peter Randle Nick Hough Charlie Moir Mike Taylor
NB: You are requested to compile your list of 10 nominees and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of May so we can get the Cape Town Surfing “Hall of Fame” up and running.
Images and text edited from The Surfers Corner Chronicle Edition 5 of May 2010