A CANDIDATE SHOULD PRESCRIBE TO AT LEAST ONE CATEGORY OR MORE. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO SELECT ONE CATEGORY FOR YOUR CANDIDATE ON THE NOMINATION FORM IN STEP THREE. THE EAST COAST SURFING HALL OF FAME REGIONAL NOMINATING COMMITTE MAY CHANGE A SELECTED CATEGORY WITH YOUR SUBMISSION OR AT A LATER DATE IF THE REGIONAL NOMINATION COMMITTEE DETERMINES THIS ENHANCES A CANDIDATE'S CHANCES FOR SELECTION.
Colin "Doc" Couture - 1996
Legends -3 NOMINATION SLOTS are Awarded to an individual, male or female, who has achieved fame as a respected surfer, and is considered a legend or a pioneer. This recognition can be for being considered 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.
Colin "Doc" Couture - 1996
Rick Rasmussen - 2000
SURFER-MEN - 3 Nomination Slots ARE Awarded to an individual male, who has achieved prominence as a highly respected surfer, competitive or non-competitive.
Frieda Zamba - 2006
SURFER-WOMaN. 1 NOMINATION Slot is Awarded to an individual female, who has achieved prominence as a highly respected surfer, competitive or non-competitive.
Larry Pope- 2006
MEDIA - 1 nomination Slot is AWARDED to an individual, male or female, who has achieved prominence in the creation or distribution of surfing content in print, digital, film, television, or live event; as a publisher, editor, photographer, writer, or another media position of prominence.
David Carson - 2018
Culture - 1 Nomination slot is 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.
Pete dooley 2004
INDUSTRY - 1 Nomination slot is 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.
Cecil Lear 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 - 1 nomination slot is awarded to an An ECSHOF Special Recognition recipient, when appropriate, shall be selected by the ECSHOF Board of Directors. It will be awarded to an individual who has made an extraordinary and significant contribution to East Coast Surfing. Their contribution will have positively raised the awareness and profile of East Coast Surfing in the public eye and/or set new positive standards for East Coast Surfing as a sport or industry.