Five notable surfers will be inducted into Huntington Surf and Sport's Surfer's Hall of Fame this week and next. Surfing legend Jack Haley, owner of Captain Jack's restaurant in Sunset Beach, will be officially inducted Thursday along with Joyce Hoffman, a world champion surfer from the 1960s.
"For me to be honored on Thursday is just 40 years of watching [surfing] grow, and I'm just pleased and happy to be a part of it," Haley said. He became the first U.S. surfing champion in 1959.
This year's other inductees are Bruce Brown, a surf filmmaker best known for "Endless Summer" and its sequel; Gerry Lopez, who was named Mr. Pipe in the 1970s; and Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew, a professional surfing pioneer.