1976 Pipeline Masters

"Russell Moves Up a Notch in Primo Surf," by Mark Osmun, Honolulu Advertiser, Dec 17, 1976

After two years of finishing in second place, Rory Russell yesterday won the sixth Primo Masters urf meet at the Pipeline as he and Gerry Lopez, who finished second, showed how the surf spot got its name.

Paul Naude of South Africa placed third, followed by Australia’s Mark Richards, California's Mike Armstrong, and Pepe Lopes from Brazil.

The meet, the second-to-last event on this year’s Internation...