1971 Santa Cruz AAAA

“Contest Results: Santa Cruz (4A),” Pipeline, SURFER, August 1971

Pat O’Neill and Roger Adams came up with a new idea for this contest—a shot-cord attached by a suction cup to the nose of the board at one end and to the surfer’s wrist or ankle at the other end. The shot-cord device kept surfers from losing their boards into the rocks, and also saved them from time-consuming swims. The shot-line attached to the nose also allowed Pat O’Neill to crank his board around by pulling on the line. Pa...