1959 Makaha International Surfing Championships


Wally Froiseth, Linda Benson, Ed "Blackout" Whaley, Diane Moore, Paul Strauch

Governing Body:

Waikiki Surf Club


"California Girl, Froiseth Capture Surf Meet Titles," Honolulu Advertiser, Nov 30, 1959

Wally Froiseth. veteran Waikiki water sportsman, and Linda Benson, 15-year-old San Diego, California schoolgirl, yesterday won 1959 surfing championships at Makaha Beach.

They topped contestants in the annual International Surfing Meet sponsored by the Waikiki Surf Club.

Froiseth succeeded Peter Cole, Puhahou School teacher from California, as the Men's champion. Competition was so keen that Cole failed...