“WHY JOHNNY FAIN GOT SCREWED AT THE SANTA CRUZ BIG-WAVE CONTEST,” BY DREW KAMPION (1969)

Excerpted from “Boy You Gotta Carry That Weight,” by Drew Kampion, which ran in the March 1970 issue of SURFER. Kampion’s article reported on the 1969 Smirnoff Pro-Am and the 1969 Santa Cruz Big-Wave Contest; Johnny Fain, one of the older competitors, did not place in the former and was 4th in the latter.  * …