1938 National Surfing and Paddleboard Championships

"Dozen Clubs in Surf Contests," Long Beach Press-Telegram, November 14, 1938

Preston Peterson and Miss Mary Ann Hawkins of Del Mar Surfing Club yesterday were crowned national paddleboard champions in the first annual national surfing and paddleboard contest at Long Beach. Competing were 140 members of 12 organizations.

Lack of heavy surf made necessary a postponement of competition in the surf riding events and the highly anticipated interclub clash for possession of the Dick Loynes perpet...