Canha, Conrad

Bandy-legged surfer from Hawaii; winner of the 1956 Makaha International; an original hotdogger in the mid- and late '50s, and sometimes additionally credited as the sport's first tuberider. "He looked nothing like the archetypal blond-haired, stompy-wompy surfer boys of the day," one '60s-era observer noted. "As a matter of fact, he looked like my Italian buddy's dad who ran the local fruit & vegetable shop."

Canha was born (1932) and raised in Puunene, Maui, moved with his family to Oahu, ...