7.18.2008

GSP Author Drew Kampion Honored on Surfing Walk of Fame

Surfersvillage Global Surf News: Drew Kampion is one of five named to the Surfing Walk of Fame in Huntington Beach, Calif., the first journalist to be so honored. Surfer, writer, editor and photographer, Kampion's distinguished body of work includes being editor-in-chief of Surfing magazine plus editorial stints and contributions to The Surfers Journal.

Kampion is currently editor of The Surfer's Path, and is the author of The Book of Waves, Stoked!, Greg Noll: The Art of the Surfboard, The Lost Coast, and A History of Surf Culture.

"I feel very honored to be named with this group," Kampion said Tuesday. "This is a good time to be alive."

Now 64 and still catching waves, Kampion has lived in Langley in the Pacific Northwest for the past 12 years with his wife, Susan, and two children — Alex and Alana. He also has become one of the most well-known authors in the world on the subject of surfing and other board sports.

The Surfing Walk of Fame's annual ceremony to honor those individuals who have made significant contributions to the sport and culture of surfing will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 24 in Huntington Beach.

1 comment:

Surfer Dude said...

It's about time Drew got the recognition he deserves!