1968 Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Classic


Mike Doyle

Governing Body:



“Doyle Does it at the Duke,” by Drew Kampion, SURFER, March 1969

Once upon a time there was a contest, and a very bad one it was. And everyone agreed it was a very bad contest; and yet every year, come December, the very bad contest was held with all the surfers in it complaining of what a bad contest it was. [Note: Kampion is talking about the Makaha International.]

Then someone got a great idea. Why not have a very good contest? Then all the surfers in it would talk of what a good contes...