1966 Makaha International Surfing Championships


Fred Hemmings, Joyce Hoffman, Reno Abellira, Pete Peterson, Barrie Algaw

Governing Body:

Waikiki Surf Club


“A Super Stupendous Success,” by Ron Haworth, SURFER magazine, March 1967

Over the years, Makaha has come in for criticism—mostly from Californians and Australians complaining about too many in the heats and all-Hawaiian judging. “How can you have an international contest without international judges?” commented World Champion Nat Young. This year the sponsoring Waikiki Surf Club went to great pains to stifle the critics—including inviting an international panel of judges.

Over the years SU...