1965 World Surfing Championships


felipe pomar, joyce hoffman, mike doyle, linda merrill

Governing Body:

International Surfing Federation (ISF)


“Peru World Contest: Pomar – Wild Bull of Punta Rocas,” SURFER, May 1965, by John Severson

“Magnifico” was the word for unstylish but toro-strong Felipe Pomar’s victory in the World Championships at Peru. The fiercely fought competition off the bleak and barren cliffs of Punta Rocas, or Point of Rocks, had everything a top international tourney could ask for: big, powerful waves; a field for surfing’s best from the four comers of the world; lavish hospitality by the Peruvians and, of course,...