1975 Hang Ten American Pro

"Tomson Beats Out His Host in Hang Ten," by Ken Kobayoshi, Honolulu Advertiser, Feb 19, 1975

Visiting South African surfer Shaun Tomson edged out his host yesterday to win the $9,800 American Professional Surfing Contest at Sunset Beach.

The young 19-year-old Tomson. who is staying at Jeff Hakman's Sunset Beach home, took top prize of $5,000 from the two-day meet, the third big-money, big-wave meet of the season. Hakman made a stunning comeback to grab second place among the 32 pros after a...