1965 Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Surfing Championships


Jeff Hakman

Governing Body:



“Grandeur in the Surf,” Surfing Illustrated, June 1966

Explosive, picturesque Sunset Beach on Oahu’s North Shore has long been considered a challenging mecca in the surfing world. Surfers have dreamed of the day when surfing competition could be held at this ultimate of surfing areas. Good ideas, yes, but in reality, never. Never, yes, until the recent First Annual Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Surfing Championships.

For the first time in surfing history, twenty-four of the world’s best surf...