SUNDAY JOINT, 3-21-2021: MARGO OBERG CROSSES THE GREAT SURFER POLL DIVIDE

Hey All,

I knew Margo Godfrey (as she was then known) was super young when she took 4th in the 1965 SURFER Poll. I didn’t know till just now that she was in fact only 12 on the night of the awards ceremony in mid-April, 1966. A braces-wearing sixth-grader! With that in mind, my newly adjusted Top-Five Greatest Preteen Surfers is as follows:

1. Jeff Hakman
2. Margo Godfrey
3. Donald Takayama*
4. Jeremy Flores
5. Carissa Moore

Hakman for the win because at 12 he was riding hefty North ...