1976 Smirnoff Pro-Am

"The Smirnoff: Poppler Victor," Honolulu Advertiser, Nov 16, 1976

Jericho Poppler of Long Beach, Calif., captured the women’s title and $1,000 as the 8th annual Smirnoff Surfing Championships got underway yesterday at Sunset Beach.

With only seven women entrants this year, the women’s division was completed following the men’s preliminary heats. Hawaii’s Margo Oberg took second and won $500 with Lynn Boyer, also of Hawaii, taking third and $300.

[NOTE: this was the first Smirnoff event in whi...