1982 Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Classic

The 1982 Duke: A Big Win for Bradshaw,” Surfing, May 1983

Ken Bradshaw put in one of the finest personal performances of his competitive career to win the 1982 Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Classic at Sunset Beach. The commemorative event, held in December, took place in stormy conditions with a west swell producing waves of eight- to twelve feet. ABC’s Wide World of Sports was on hand to cover the event.

“I can’t think of another contest I’d rather win,” said the local shaper and renowned big-w...