1986 Stubbies Pro International

"1986 Stubbies Pro: Return to Form," by Bill Sharp, Surfing Magazine, January 1987

There were a lot of eyes on the 1986 Stubbies Pro. After all, it was the first event to be staged in California in the wake of the “disturbance” at the Op Pro four weeks earlier, and for a variety of reasons, a lot of people were very interested to see exactly what would go down this year in Oceanside.

There were questions that needed answers. Would Ian Cairns’ shocking resignation from the ASP and the associ...