The first round of votes are in for the Inaugural PWA Windsurfing Hall of Fame. There were 64 nominations in total. The PWA would like to thank the selection committee for their very informed choices.
We have taken the top 7 nominees and sent them back to our selection committee for the final voting. They will make their final choice of 3 names who will be inducted into Windsurfing Hall of Fame for 2002. The results will be announced at a later date.
The top 7 nominees for 2002 Windsurfing Hall of Fame, they are as follows (alphabetical order):
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(You may notice a predominantly high percentage of US citizens in the top seven Hall of Fame nominations. This is primarily due to the fact that in the days of windsurfings infancy the US was at the forefront of windsurfing invention and subsequent development. Nowadays it is a truly worldwide sport and we are sure, in years to come we will see a more global representation of our windsurfing heroes.)
Hall of Fame International Selection Committee:-
MAGAZINES: American Windsurfer - John Chao, Boards - Bill Dawes, Freesail - Michael McGrath, Surf [Holland] - Onno de Boer, Surfers - Dirk Herpel, Wave Sardegna - Pietro Porcella, Windsport - John, Bryja, Windsurf Poland - Mark Kasprowicz, Windsurf Italia, Kiki Guindani, WindSurfer - Ken Ikenoya, WindSurfing - Eddy Patricelli, Surf - Steve Chismar & Alois Muehlegger, Funboard - Ovidio Ferrari. PHOTOGRAPHERS: Darrell Wong, Eric Aeder, Jono Knight, Sylvain Cazenave, John Carter, Eric Sanford. SAIL DESIGNER: Geoff Bourne.