World Surfing Championships 1966

The third and most memorable World Championships, held from September 29 to October 4, in San Diego, California; won by Nat Young of Australia, and California's Joyce Hoffman. The format used for the 1966 World Championships was different than those used in '64 and '65, as winners were determined by a cumulative point score over three consecutive but separate contests, instead of a single event.

President Lyndon Johnson sent the '66 World Championship competitors a letter of welcome, while L...