MOTEL HELL: SURFERS SACK LOCAL TRAVELODGE DURING THE ’72 CHAMPIONSHIPS

I sort of hate myself for the enjoyment I took in putting together this little showcase of bad behavior, all of which took place during the 1972 World Surfing Championships in San Diego, either at the Harbor Island Travelodge or nearby. Bunch of punk-ass surfers being dumb and destructive, is what it comes down to. On the other hand, I also hate the fact that surf contest organizers, then and now and apparently forever, keep staging events at the wrong place at the wrong time for the wrong re...