First annual NJ Surfing Hall of Fame induction this weekend in Manasquan

    Over 100 years of surfing history in New Jersey will be celebrated at the Saltwater Festival 2015 this Saturday evening at the Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan.

    “Jersey Shore surfers from across the globe will be returning home and celebrating a shared history and culture,” said Kris Kopsaftis, the event organizer who operates NJ Surf Show stores in Manasquan and Lavallette.

    The newly formed NJ Surfing Hall Of Fame will honor 16 surfers already enshrined in the East Coast Hall Of Fame as charter members, Kopsaftis said.

    In addition, a first class of 18 members will be inducted into the NJ Surfing Hall Of Fame.

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    “The event promises to keep you entertained as we celebrate not only the inductees, but also our shared history in a jam packed, highly entertaining show,” said Kopsaftis. “We promise a ton of surprises as well as guests from across the world coming to celebrate.”


    Tickets are $25. Doors open at 5 p.m . 
    An optional Pig Roast Luau from Max Devros will be available for dinner in addition to a cash bar in the Algonquin courtyard.
    Live music and a DJ will celebrate the best in surf music from the 50s to today.
    A Red Carpet entrance for the inductees and all of our guests will welcome guests into the courtyard.
    A “pop-up” museum will be in the theatre’s gallery. Several New Jersey-based surf artists will also be on hand to show off their talents.
    The induction ceremony begins at 7 p.m.
    At the conclusion, guests will return to the courtyard for post-event mingling, featuring a dessert table from Chocolate Bar in Manasquan

    For more info on the NJ Surfing Hall Of Fame, visit, follow, or email

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