1971 Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Classic


Jeff Hakman

Governing Body:



1971 Duke Classic Invite List, SURFER, February 1972 [published in late 1971, prior to the Duke event]

This is the Duke's first year under the new regime of Moroni Medeiros, Henry Ayau and Chuck Shipman. In the last six years, under the dedicated hand of director Fred Van Dyke, the Duke became perhaps the most prestigious event in the surfing world. Even the usual contest grumblings couldn’t overshadow the excitement of so many great surfers at a wave like Sunset.

For this year’s Classic, M...