John Hollland, Kathy Butchko
Eastern Surfing Association (ESA)
"Gilgo Beach Championships," Mickey Gose, Surfing Magazine, Jan 1969
The Gilgo Beach Championship Contest, held August 17th and 18th at Gilgo Beach, Babylon, New York, was a well-organized meet. But that doesn’t actually mean a successful contest, does it? Not by any means, if we take it in context. Many, many factors enter into a contest. Foremost and most important, naturally, are the waves. Were they there? On Saturday, August 17th, they were there—not the best in the world, but not the w...