Waikiki Surf Club, Waianae Lions Club
NOTE: This event was actually held in early 1955. 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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"Downing Wins Surfing Honors at Makaha Beach," by Sarah Park, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Jan 17, 1955
Some 30 or Hawaii's top surfers slid and cut through the waves at Makaha Beach yesterday to pit their form and grace for the title of top surfer of Hawaii—and...