“WE’RE TOPS NOW,” BY JOHN WITZIG

John Witzig’s “We’re Tops Now” ran in the May 1967 issue of SURFER. It was the first and perhaps most notorious article the magazine ever published. Witzig was justly angry over the way SURFER and the rest of the American surf press had downplayed Nat Young’s win in the 1966 world championships—and it wasn’t just…