1965 Makaha International Surfing Championships


George Downing, Nancy Nelson, David Nuuhiwa, Mike Doyle, Danielle Corn

Governing Body:

Waikiki Surf Club


“Makaha Takes a Back Seat,” SURFER Magazine, March 1966

Except for the exciting tandem competition, Makaha was a badly run fiasco. The Makaha competition hardly lived up to its “International” classification and without representatives from surfing spots like Australia, South America, France, and South Africa, the Makaha applause was but the sound of one hand clapping.

The day before the contest opened, there was Point Surf booming off the point and crushing through the bowl. When the conte...