BURNING MAN ’64: DROPPING INTO THE WORLD TITLES at MANLY BEACH

And lo the story has been handed down through time, nigh on three score years now, one surf historian to the next—that Joey Cabell bunged himself out a world title in 1964 because he dropped in on other competitors like Tom Carroll on a six-shot espresso high. There was a new "sportsmanship" rule in place that year, designed to prevent, or at least reduce, drop-ins. Cabell ignored it. Midget Farrelly won, Cabell got third. "Unfortunately," contest organizer Bob Evans wrote at the time, choosi...