1969 Redondo Beach AAAA

"International Surfing Magazine's Tim Kelly Memorial Surfing Contest," by LeRoy Grannis, Surfing, July 1969

Oil slicks caused by a strong north wind blowing the slimy stuff down to the South Bay from the brown-complexioned water off Santa Barbara were responsible for the first cancellation on March 10th of the Tim Kelly Memorial Contest, sponsored by International Surfing magazine. Then once again the event was canceled, on March 22nd, because of strong winds churning up a heavy chop. The co...