1978 SURFER Poll Awards

"The Eighth Annual Surfer Poll," SURFER, June 1979

This year’s Poll marked the renewed continuance of an event that has seen and celebrated many fine moments and has honored some truly great champions and fabulous characters of the surfing world.

The SURFER Poll was first held in 1963, at a point in time when surfing had just emerged as a major acknowledged sport and pastime in the field of ocean recreation. It was at that time that SURFER saw both the need and opportunity for surfing to cr...