1969 Makaha International Surfing Championships


Paul Strauch, Martha Sunn, Keone Downing, Bob Moore, Blanche Benson

Governing Body:

Waikiki Surf Club


"Moore-Benson Duo Win Tandem Ride at Makaha," by Ken Kobayashi, Honolulu Advertiser, Dec 28, 1969

Beachboy Bob Moore and blond Blanche Benson glided across perfect four-foot waves in winning acrobatic form yesterday to take top honors in the International Surfing Championships at Makaha.

The hour-and-a-half tandem heat with 10 entries competing before about 1,000 spectators lining the sandy beach closed the 17th annual Makaha meet.

With a slight breeze and the same kind of sunshine which o...