1967 Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Surfing Championships


Jock Sutherland

Governing Body:



“The ‘Duke’ Does It Again,” by Patrick McNulty, SURFER magazine, March 1968

“Surfing contests,” said Australia’s Bob McTavish, grinning wet and happy on the sands of Sunset Beach, “are ridiculous. I’m against them in principle—but the Duke is different: a group of top surfers from all over getting together just to surf great waves and exchange ideas . . . it’s beautiful, just beautiful . . . .”

As he spoke, pint-sized McTavish was facing probably the most challenging break in surfing where,...