1980 Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Classic


Mark Warren

Governing Body:



“Warren Wins Waimea Duke!” by Drew Kampion, Surfing, May 1981

Early in December, a big northwest swell started pumping some storm surf into the North Shore. ABC was on the scene, waiting for their annual footage, their T&A, their wipeouts. It was an event designed for Sunset Beach, but television got a taste of Waimea a few years ago, and they haven't forgotten it.

So even though conditions there were mediocre, and even though the following day promised excellent Sunset (which is what occur...