1971 Huntington Beach AAAA


Mike Purpus, Debbie Melville

Governing Body:

Western Surfing Association (WSA)


“WSA Contest Results: 4A Contest at Huntington Pier,” Pipeline, SURFER, May 1971

This competition was held on two consecutive weekends. The contest waves were generally mushy, high-tide, shifting peaks outside, backing off into sudden ledge dumpers on the inside sandbars—very difficult to wire for those who only occasionally surf the pier. In spite of their home break advantage, locals David Nuuhiwa and Jericho Poppler seemed lucky to place as well as they did, while South Bay surfer Dru Har...