1977 Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Classic


Eddie Aikau

Governing Body:

International Professional Surfers (IPS)


“Hawaiians 1-2-3-4 in Duke Surfing,” Honolulu Star-Bulletin, December 11, 1977

Eddie Aikau gave Hawaii its second major surfing victory of the winter season by capturing first place in the 13th annual Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Classic at Sunset Beach yesterday.

Aikau’s victory followed Reno Abellira’s triumph in the Smirnoff Pro Championship last month. Abellira was fourth in yesterday's competition.

Hawaii surfers swept the first four places, Bobby Owens taking runner-up honors and Dane Kea...