1970 Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Classic


Jeff Hakman

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“6th Duke,” by Jeff Hakman, Surfing, May 1971

There are numerous variables to contend with in order to make a contest like the Duke Classic a success. The biggest and most important of these variables is always the surf. Who would imagine that by setting aside a single week during the stormy month of December, it would be likely that you could come up with the best day Sunset Beach has seen this year? Well, it happened! The surf was twelve feet and this year’s Duke meet was probably one of t...