“SURF CHAMP IGNORED HANDICAPS,” 1964 FRED HEMMINGS PROFILE IN HONOLULU ADVERTISER

“Surf Champ Ignored Handicaps,” by Bill Cook, ran in the February 2, 1964, edition of the Honolulu Advertiser, not long after Fred Hemmings’ win in the Juniors division of the ’63 Makaha International. The text below has been slightly edited.  *  *  * Polio, pneumonia, a severe knee injury—none of these things prevented teenager Frederick…