1983 Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Classic

"The Duke Kahanamoku Invitationa," Surfing, April 1984

This year the Duke Kahanamoku Invitational, arguably the most prestigious surfing event on earth and certainly one of the major tournaments on the Hawaiian Tour, was beset with misfortune. ABC-TV withdrew its TV coverage of the contest, ostensibly to concentrate resources on the L.A. Olympics. Regular Duke sponsors Arena, who'd been scaling down their involvement in surfing of late, found an out in the lack of national TV exposure and wi...