1972 Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Classic


James Jones

Governing Body:



“The Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Classic: A Blow by Blow,” Roy Crump, SURFER, May 1973

On November 14, letters were sent out to the invitees of the Eighth Annual Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Classic. The first 18 places were based on a poll by the world’s top surfers. The remaining six places, for a total of 24 contestants, were various national champions and the world champion. The following invitees were unable to participate: Owl Chapman (hepatitis), Nat Young (in California), Jock Sutherland (mis...