1963 Makaha International Surfing Championships


Joey Cabell, Nancy Nelson, Fred Hemmings, Mike Doyle, Linda Merrill

Governing Body:

Waikiki Surf Club


"International Surfing Championships," by Norman Phillips, Petersen's Surfing Magazine, May 1964

Towering waves up to 20 feet high, rides as much as 600 yards long, stolen boards, a disqualified Australian team, stowaways, small surf not over six feet high, and some 67 injuries combined to make the International Surfing Championships at Makaha Beach an extravaganza which will be rehashed wherever surfers gather for years to come.

First-place winner was Joey Cabell of the WindanSea Club. He ...