1971 Smirnoff Pro-Am

“1971 Smirnoff Pro-Am,” by Bill Hamilton, SURFER, April 1972. 

From a professional surfer’s viewpoint, the general consensus is that the Smirnoff meet is a good one.

Considering what needs to be done in order to get the show on the road, I thought Fred Hemmings, Ron Sorrell, and the rest of the troops did a fine job.

Of course, we did get surf, as the North Shore was receiving a solid eight-to ten-foot westerly. The decision was made to hold the contest at Sunset, which over the last five ...