1968 Ocean Beach AAAA


Mike Purpus, Linda Benson

Governing Body:

Western Surfing Association (WSA)


From "Bad Karma at Huntington Beach," by Drew Kampion, SURFER, Jan 1969

Two weeks earlier, David Nuuhiwa had put together his first win of the year, at Pacific Beach, followed closely by Corky Carroll and Rolf Aurness. Mike Purpus was fourth. The Ocean Beach finals matched Corky and David once again, and a duel ensued in which each shot down the other, and Purpus won the honors—and a place on the 1968 World Contest team.