NEW: RANDY RARICK REMEMBERS ’72 WORLD CHAMP JIMMY BLEARS

Sam George once wrote that Jimmy Blears is surfing's "least-known world champion," and while I'll always wave the flag for disappeared two-time champ Sharron Weber, Sam ain't wrong. Blears won his title in '72, in San Diego, and all anybody remembers about that shitshow of a contest is that a board belonging to crowd favorite David Nuuhiwa was stolen, stabbed, grafittied, broken in two, and hung by a rope from the Ocean Beach pier on finals day. It was creepy and mysterious—surfing's own Blac...