'Local Hero' Chuck Linnen Among Three to Be Inducted Into HB Surfers' Hall of Fame This Summer
This summer, the Surfers' Hall of Fame in Huntington Beach will add to its ranks a big-wave surfing pioneer, an AAP World Tour veteran and one of HB's local legends.
Downing was among the earliest surfers in Hawaii to venture into and ride large waves at Makaha and Waimea Bay. Now in his 80s, Downing has long served as the competition director for the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau.
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