1964 Makaha International Surfing Championships

Winner(s):

George Downing, Joyce Hoffman, Joey Gerard, Mike Doyle, Margie Stevens

Governing Body:

Waikiki Surf Club

Results

"Champion of the Heavies," Time Magazine, January 8, 1965

Australian surfers get their kicks on the combers at Sydney’s Neilson Park, zipping through shark nets so ragged that they no longer stop sharks, only surfers. At Huntington Beach, California, the gasser is “pier shooting”—hurtling between the concrete pilings of a pier. But these pastimes are only makeshift substitutes for riding the “heavies” off Makaha, a lonely beach on the west coast of Oahu that is every surfer’s idea of paradis...