“PERU WORLD CONTEST,” 1965 SURFER ARTICLE BY JOHN SEVERSON

The 1965 World Surfing Championships, held in Lima, Peru, has always been a surf-world oddity. Of the six pre-professional world titles (’64 to ’72), Peru was the only one scheduled in an odd-numbered year, the only one held in big waves, and the only one with to produce a Latin American winner. The contest was…