1966 Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Surfing Championships


Ricky Grigg

Governing Body:



“The Old Pro Comes Home: Rick Grigg Wins Duke Invitational,” by Bill Cleary, SURFER magazine, May 1967

The big silver jetliner banks sharply like a toy on the string of a daredevil child. Suddenly, we are sifting down through cotton candy clouds toward the Island.

“Oahu,” the stewardess smiles.

Oahu . . . green and red in a turquoise sea, like in someone's watercolor imagination. Unreal.

Waikiki is gaiety: No time for negatives about the flat surf. The Duke's well-oiled contest machinery ...