SMIRNOFF 1974: “IT LEAVES YOUR BREATHLESS,” BY RENO ABELLIRA

Reno Abellira’s article about his 1974 Smirnoff Pro win originally ran in the March 1975 issue of Surfer. This version has been slightly edited.  *  *  * The kona weather finally broke. A gnarly northeast swell was coming in with an exaggerated push to it. Totally flushing through the outside peaks at Sunset, the waves…