THE 1970 WORLD SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS, BY GEOFF LUTON

This untitled article by Geoff Luton was the main feature of Surfing World's 1970 "World Titles" issue. It has been slightly shortened and edited.

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The fifth World Surfboard Riding Contest commenced unofficially on May 1, 1970, with a procession of all international team members, complete with national flags and banners, through the main street of Lorne. The event terminated quite officially with the presentation of trophies at the Lorne Hotel on May 14. What went on in between ...