1969 Oceanside AAAA

"Oceanside Contest," by LeRoy Grannis, Surfing Magazine, Sept 1969

It’s getting to be old hat the way Rolf Aurness and Mike Purpus are finishing one-two in the first two 1969 West Coast AAAA contests.

Oceanside was the place, May 17, on a grey, calm morning with a good 4-6 foot swell pushing through. This made for better lefts, so three out of five finalists were goofyfooters. Also, three of the contestants were from Hermosa Beach. Some of the sets were over seven feet, and many a contestan...