1964 SURFER Poll Awards

“Surfer Poll: 1964’s Top Surfers,” SURFER magazine, July 1965

The Duke was there. So were other familiar surfing names: Chew, Edwards, Doyle, Carroll. They came from scattered spots. Duke Kahanamoku, Fred Hemmings, and Butch Van Artsdalen had flown in from the Islands only that afternoon. Joyce Hoffman had driven a few hundred yards from her home down the curving beach. Ken Adler was en route to Australia from the World Contest at Peru.

But there they were—the cream of world surfing talent—...