First Olympic Surfing Gold Medalist Italo Ferreira and respected journalist Laylan Connelly join Aguerre in recognition among the greats
Huntington Beach, California – August 5, 2023
ISA President Fernando Aguerre was inducted into The Surfers’ Hall of Fame in Huntington Beach, California today, alongside inaugural Men’s Olympic Surfing Gold Medalist Italo Ferreira and journalist Laylan Connelly.
This prestigious recognition highlights Aguerre’s significant contributions to surfing and his relentless efforts in promoting and advancing the sport globally.
Aguerre developed a deep passion for surfing at an early age in his home country of Argentina. That love of the sport drove him to found both the Argentinian Surfing Association and the Pan American Surfing Association and co-found Reef. It is also what has motivated him across nearly three decades as President of the ISA, where he has been the driving force behind surfing’s inclusion in the Olympic Games.