1978 Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Classic

NOTE: the Duke Classic was excluded from the 1978 pro tour schedule, according to Surfing magazine, "for not meeting IPS sanctioning requirements."

“The Duke Kahanamoku Invitational,” by Jim Kempton, SURFER, April 1979

The surf for the meet was small, and it was easy to downgrade the 14th Annual Invitational in spite of the fact that the sheer impressiveness of the 24 contestants was enough to insure a great show in any conditions. Three- to five-foot Laniakea is not the best wave in Hawaii...