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Surf Mom Michele Turner inducted in Huntington Surf & Sport's Surf Hall of Fame

by: Jerry Person
Published: August 8, 2022


Michele Turner with emcee Brett Simpson (Photo:Unknown)


HUNTINGTON BEACH...Last Friday, August 5th Huntington Surf & Sport held their annual Surfers' Hall of Fame 25th anniversary and what better way them to induct best known "Surf Mon of Main Street" Michele Turner.

Surfers far and wide have stopped in to the Sugar Shack for a snack after surfing our waves and now her name and prints graces the entrance of the surf store and joining the names and prints of her two sons; Ryan and Timmy.

Michele Turner gives last minute instructions to son Timmy's 2014 induction (Photo:HBNewsfile)


It has been eight long years ago in 2014 that Michele Turner watched as her youngest son Timmy wrote his name and prints in the wet cement, followed in 2016 when her oldest son Ryan added his name and prints to a wet plaque.

Michele's son Ryan places handprints in his 2016 induction (Photo:HBNewsfile)


Over the many years Michele was served meals to many famous surfers on their way up to stardom, and she is know to help others who may be down with free meals like any surf mom would do in the family-owned cafe.

Brett Simpson served as emee for this year's event who praised Michele and the Sugar Shack as the most popular eatery for surfewrs and visitors alike.

Her family of husband Tim, children Ryan, Holly and Timmy and all 11 grandkids watched as she added the words “Always be humble, kind and giving” in the wet cement.

Also inducted Friday were surfer Peter Mel from Santa Cruz who made the headlines by surfing a 40-45 foot wave at Mavericks Beach and surf explorer Martin Daly who runs a charter boat service.


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