MIKE DOYLE ON THE HARD MATH AND EVEN HARDER POLITICS OF THE MAKAHA CONTEST

Of all the problems attached to the Makaha International Surfing Championships, which was the world’s premier surf contest from the mid-’50s until the debut World Championships in 1964, the most vexing by far was the judging system—and at this point, I don’t think there is anybody left alive who can recall in detail the intersecting…