1953 Makaha International Surfing Championships


Alan Gomes, Walter Hoffman, Joan Jones

Governing Body:

Waikiki Surf Club, Waianae Lions Club


NOTE: This event was actually held in early 1954. Because there were two Makaha Championship contests in 1956, the first four iterations of the event are listed as having taken place in the year before they actually occurred. 

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"Californians Sweep Surf Events," Honolulu Advertiser, Jan 25, 1954

Walt Hoffman, a Californians in the Coast Guard here, and Joan Jones, won the the mixed tandem crown of the International Surfing Championships at Makaha Beach yesterday.

With several th...