1968: GOING PRO AT THE HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE

The day before the 1968 Duke Classic began, Fred Van Dyke and Larry Lindberg hosted a competitor’s meeting at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel in Waikiki. The surfers were not given any heads-up beforehand as to what the meeting was about. Lindberg, a TV producer and the force behind nearly all of the American network-created…