1968 Santa Cruz AAAA


Dale Dobson, Joyce Hoffman

Governing Body:

Western Surfing Association (WSA)


“The First AAA: A New Day for Surfing,” Drew Kampion, SURFER, July 1968

Rivermouth, in the early, cold Santa Cruz shadows, quiet as a box of cotton except for the cold, sharp sound of the waves heaving and spilling in the early morning void. It is a new day; the sun is up, slightly, from the horizon. The sky is clear, a zinc sheet; the water deep blue and crisp. Dew streams from the rear windows of the cars parked on the cliffs, condensing with the first faint warmth. Silent here till the du...