1973 Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Classic


Clyde Aikau

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Excerpt from “Faster and Faster: the Country, the Contests, and the Last Secret Spot on the North Shore,” by Drew Kampion, Surfing, April 1974

As usual, the Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Classic was held at Sunset Beach, this being its ninth go-around there. In spite of forecasts calling for flat surf and poor conditions, on Tuesday morning, November 27th, competition director Chuck Shipman looked across Kam Highway from his front porch at six- to eight-foot waves grinding at inside Sunset. Chuck ...