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GREG LOEHR - Board of Directors - Nomination Committee

Greg Loehr was a member of the East Coast Weber Surf Team. ast Coast Champion in 1974, Greg surfed professionally in the Smirnoff Pro, the Duke in Hawaii, and the Gunston 500 in S. Africa. He also won the Stroh’s Pro, Canaveral Pier Pro, and the Lacanau Pro in France. inducted into the International Surfboard Builders Hall of Fame in 2016. Owner Resin Research Inc,  an experienced member of our nominating committee (18 years), Greg brings significant background in all things related to ECSHOF nominations. East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame Inductee class of 2000.

BOB MIGNOGNA - Board of Directors Senior advisor

Bob Mignogna was inducted into the ECSHOF Class of 2008, and is the former publisher of Surfing Magazine, where he had a 30-year career, 1974-2003. Bob currently has a business consulting practice focused on industry, sport and environmental non-profits in the surf industry

DICK MESEROLL - Board of Directors  Senior Media Advisor

“Mez” has been a lifelong fixture of the East Coast surf scene. His first surf shot was published in 1972, in Surfing Magazine, where he went on to be a Staff Photographer for 15 years. He was also a Senior Staff Photographer at Surfer Magazine for seven years. He is the co-founder-owner of Eastern Surf Magazine (ESM) and Easternsurf.com, which together have been going strong for over 28 years. Mez is also a member of the ECSHOF Class of 2006, and a Member of the New Jersey Surfing Hall of Fame, Class of 2015

Gary M Germain - President

 

Gary Germain is a New Jersey Surfing Hall of Fame Member, NJSHOF President Emeritus, current ECSHOF President, and owner of G-Force Surfcraft.

GREG LOEHR - Board of Directors - Nomination Committee

Greg Loehr was a member of the East Coast Weber Surf Team, East Coast Champion in 1974, Greg surfed professionally in the Smirnoff Pro, the Duke in Hawaii, and the Gunston 500 in S. Africa. He also won the Stroh’s Pro, Canaveral Pier Pro, and the Lacanau Pro in France. inducted into the International Surfboard Builders Hall of Fame in 2016. Owner Resin Research Inc,  an experienced member of the nominating committee (18 years), Greg brings significant background in all things related to ECSHOF nominations. East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame Inductee class of 2000.

BOB MIGNOGNA - Board of Directors - Senior advisor

Bob Mignogna was inducted into the ECSHOF Class of 2008, and is the former publisher of Surfing Magazine, where he had a 30-year career, 1974-2003. Bob currently has a business consulting practice focused on industry, sport and environmental non-profits in the surf industry.

DICK MESEROLL - Board of Directors - Senior Media Advisor

“Mez” has been a lifelong fixture of the East Coast surf scene. His first surf shot was published in 1972, in Surfing Magazine, where he went on to be a Staff Photographer for 15 years. He was also a Senior Staff Photographer at Surfer Magazine for seven years. He is the co-founder-owner of Eastern Surf Magazine (ESM) and Easternsurf.com, which together have been going strong for over 28 years. Mez is also a member of the ECSHOF Class of 2006, and a Member of the New Jersey Surfing Hall of Fame, Class of 2015.

CECIL LEAR - Board of Directors - President Emeritus

Cecil Lear is the Co-Founder of the New Jersey Surfing Association, as well as its President from 1963–1967. He is also Co-Founder of the Eastern Surfing Association, and served as its, Competition Director from 1967–1970. From 1971 to 2017, he was the East Coast Surfing Association’s Secretary and Historian. In 1996, he Co-Founded, along with Greg Noll, the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame and served as its President from then until 2017, when he became President Emeritus. He is also a member of the ECSHOF Class of 1996, and the New Jersey Surfing Hall of Fame Class of 2015. In 1969 he was given the Surfer Magazine, Surfers Cup Award, and, in 1974, the Nancy Katin recognition award. In 1969 he was given the Surfer Magazine, Surfers Cup Award; in 1974, The Nancy Katin Recognition Award; and in 2015 Lear was presented the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center Lifetime Achievement Award at a formal ceremony held at The Smithsonian in Washington D.C.