Makin's Plaque Now On Pier

Tiger Makin's plaque honoring him as a local surfing legend is now on the Hermosa pier along with the honorees before him.

The Surfer's Walk of Fame plaque for Tiger Makin, a Hermosa-born surfing legend, is now embedded into local history on the Hermosa pier. 

Makin was inducted last weekend in a small ceremony. He came from Hawaii to his hometown to be at the event. 

The plaque reads: "Tiger Makin is a Hermosa Beach native who excelled in surfing contests throughout the 1960's, including a 1st place finish in the first professional surfing contest held in Malibu in 1968. In the 1970's, Tiger moved to Hawaii where his outgoing personality and aggressive surfing style earned him invitations to many prestigious events. In 1973, the Duke Kahanamoku Invitational was the first surfing contest held at Waimea Bay. Tiger was invited to the invitational several times in the 1970's, which was the surfing equivalent of being nominated for an Oscar."


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