Originally published in the August 1968 issue of Petersen’s Surfing, titled “George Downing: the Teacher . . . Still Magnificent.” No author credit is given, but it was likely written by editor Richard Graham or associate editor Duke Boyd. Downing was 38 at the time of this interview.
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HAWAII’S PLACE IN SURFING
Hawaii continues to be one of the leaders in surfing. The record will always show that we have our share of the masters of the sport, and a majority of the maestros.