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Drew Kampion of Whidbey Island will be placed on Surfing Walk of Fame

Drew Kampion of Langley has been named to the Surfing Walk of Fame in Huntington Beach, Calif., the first journalist to receive the honor. - Photo courtesy of Drew Kampion
Drew Kampion of Langley has been named to the Surfing Walk of Fame in Huntington Beach, Calif., the first journalist to receive the honor.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Drew Kampion

South Whidbey's Drew Kampion is one of five named to the Surfing Walk of Fame in Huntington Beach, Calif., the first journalist to be so honored.

A surfer, writer, editor and photographer, Kampion's distinguished body of work includes being editor-in-chief of Surfing magazine plus editorial stints and contributions to The Surfers Journal.

The Langley resident is currently editor of "The Surfer's Path," and is the author of "The Book of Waves," "Stoked!" and "A History of Surf Culture."

"I feel very honored to be named with this group," Kampion said Tuesday. "This is a good time to be alive."

Now 64 and still catching waves, Kampion has lived in Langley for the past 12 years with his wife, Susan, and two children — Alex and Alana. He also has become one of the most well-known authors in the world on the subject of surfing and other board sports.

The Surfing Walk of Fame's annual ceremony to honor those individuals who have made significant contributions to the sport and culture of surfing will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 24 in Huntington Beach.

Kampion plans to fly down this Friday for a benefit and, well, maybe check out surf conditions under the pier.

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