World Surfing Championships 1965

The first World Championships to be staged by the International Surfing Federation; held in Lima, Peru. The mens division was held on February 20 and 21, in shifty and difficult six- to 10-foot surf, with Peruvian Felipe Pomar coming out on top. Joyce Hoffman of California won the women's division a few days earlier. The 1965 event was the only amateur World Championships held during an odd-numbered year.

The English-speaking mainstream media mostly ignored the 1965 titles, and it was played...