New Jersey Surfing Hall of Fame Reveals The Nominees for 2023 Consideration

(March 25, 2023) New Jersey. The New Jersey Surfing Hall of Fame (NJSHOF) is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2023 Induction Ceremony. This newly announced crop of Inductees will join the existing nominees in perpetuity, for consideration for this upcoming Induction.

2017 inductee and womens competition pioneer-influencer on an international level, Sandy Ordille accepting her award at the 2017 NJSHOF gathering. You want to experience a really great time and rub shoulders with some of the Gardens States all time greats then click the link here  to get your tickets now because each previous inductions have been early sell-outs . Photo: Mez

The Inductees will be announced on April 15 th , 2023. 2023 will mark the 5 th Ceremony and Induction the NJSHOF has organized. Since our very first event in 2017 we have strived to preserve and protect the legacy of those who came before us, while bringing the surfing community together for our future, every two years. The current nominees now join the prestigious ranks of our current Inductees and previous Nominees.

Atlantic County District nominee, Frank Walsh getting barreled in Bayhead. Photo: Donald “Crusty” Cresitello

The 2023 NJSHOF Nominees are as follows from our 5 districts: 

Atlantic County District : Frankie Walsh, Mike Laielli, Tom Matthews, Dan Mittleman.

Cape May District : Kevin Morris, Wayne Blizzard, Scott Soens, Kevin Richards
LBI District : Randy Townshend, Jon Coen, Ray Defrehn, John Bilderback
Central District : Jerry Manganiello, Jeff Beverly Sr., Robby Frangipane, Kathy Larkin
Northern District : Bruce Chrisner, Dean Schoonover, Bill Rosenblatt, Derf McTighe

Northen District nominee, Terry Lum. Photo courtesy Lum

The Ceremony will take place on Sunday June 4 th , 2023, at The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City NJ.
This year’s event is presented by Salty Crew with tickets are available now. For more info and to purchase tickets please visit .

In addition to the Induction Ceremony, Jetty, the Coastal Brand with a Conscience, is proud to host ‘A Celebration of New Jersey Surf Culture’ as part of their Craft & Calling series during New Jersey Surfing Hall of Fame Weekend.

Northern District nominee, and photographer, industry rep and hardcore surfer-snowboarder, Manasquan’s Bruce Chrisner. Photo: Mez

The ticketed event will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at the Jetty Courtyard located in Manahawkin, NJ with all proceeds benefitting the New
Jersey Surfing Hall of Fame (NJSHOF) and the Jetty Rock Foundation (JRF).

To purchase tickets click here

For all Press and Media Inquiries please contact Brian Heritage, President NJSHOF at 609.263.3033.

LBI District nominee, Randy Townsend blasting away at Barbado’s Soupbowl. Photo: Mez

Northen District nominee, Bill “Doc” Rosenblatt. Photo: Mike Vuocolo

Central District nominee, Kathy Larkin. Photo courtesy Larkin

Atlantic County district nominee, Art Nahas. Photo courtesy Nahas

LBI District nominee, Bill Wilhelm. Photo courtsey Wilhelm