1965 Malibu Invitational

"The Day War Came to Malibu," Bill Cleary, SURFER, Jan 1966

In the gray of early morning, the cars arrived at Malibu. Then came whispered commands and dark figures unloaded heavy equipment from the backs of trucks, from the tops of smaller vehicles. A dozen fires flickered down along the sand; above the raging surf came the tattoo of marching feet. War had been declared. But the weapon-shapes that loomed ominously in pre-dawn darkness were but the finned missiles of wave riding, and the sold...