1968 Wrightsville Beach AAAA

"Tabeling Rips Carolina Meet," Mike Thompson, Florida Today, June 2, 1968

Wrightsville Beach, N.C., has outdone Cocoa Beach and New Smyrna Beach. Cocoa and New Smyrna became the first two towns to boast “The World’s only unpaved Toll Roads," with a 50-cent charge to get on the beach. It is ironic that New Smyrna boasts the “World’s Safest Beach.” How many people can get hurt on a deserted beach?

The Wrightsville Beach surfing contest has made the geniuses behind the beach tolls seem like pl...