International Professional Surfers Association (IPSA)
"Fine Waves Made Pro-Am Meet Greatest," Gerry Lopez, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Nov 26, 1970
Waves are always fickle and unpredictable and more times than not have turned even the best-organized surfing contests into fiascos. With wild, stormy conditions prevailing at the start, it seemed that this year's Smirnoff contest was headed that route. Then, out of practically nowhere, from two-three feet at dawn Monday, Makaha Beach jumped to 12 feet by noon, with sets reaching possibly the 18-foot ...