1972 Smirnoff Pro-Am
International Professional Surfers Association (IPSA)
"The Smirnoff in Style: the Biggest Money Contest of them All," Tom Gillen, Surfing Magazine, April 1973
In an official white blazer sliced with racing stripes, he waved the winning check in the Haleiwa breeze and joked of the possibility of its bouncing, and Lord Blears answered the graying executive over the PA system that it didn’t really matter because the winner was an Australian. And the Australian, Paul Neilsen, avoided the ugly-American joke through a twinkle in his eye where he envi...