VIDEO: Bob Freeman Passing the Surfing Torch To 12-Year Old William Hedleston

By  //  April 27, 2016

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‘paying it forward’

ABOVE VIDEO: We are stoked to present an awesome story from the Ron Jon Surf Shop team where 68-year old Bob Freeman is literally and metaphorically passing the torch on to 12-year old William Hedleston. Bob has been surfing more over 50 years and was on the original Ron Jon’s team, while William is a rising grom in the next generation of great surfers. (NPI Productions)

As an ambassador of surfing and the surf community, Bob Freeman has been a mainstay at charity surf festivals, and established an annual $1,000 Surfing Scholarship designed for students who enjoy surfing (but skill level is not a factor) and are committed to pursuing a college education.

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FREEMAN-BOB-388-8On his scholarship and rejoining the Ron Jon Team, Freeman says, “I’m stoked to be one of the elders of the sport and have the opportunity to spend quality time with the younger guys and gals. I feel like I’m ‘paying it forward,’ for all the great things surfing has done for me.”

THE 2016 SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME Banquet and Induction Ceremony will take place at the Cocoa Beach Country Club on Friday, May 13 with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. – and dinner and ceremony at 7 p.m.

For information about the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2016, call 321-615-8111 or e-mail


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