1969 SURFER Poll Awards

"Jocko Makes it One Straight!" SURFER Magazine, September 1970

Well, sports fans, as we’ve said all along, it looked like Jock Sutherland’s year and, with the results of the Seventh Annual SURFER Poll just in over the ticker, we’re not backing off on that prediction one iota.

Jock Sutherland, winning two out of three of this year’s polls, edged out defending Poll Winner, Robert “Nat” Young of Australia. Jocko took the victory on the strength of a long-standing reputation for aquatic excelle...