1975 Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Classic

“Ian Cairns, Duke Surf Champion,” Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Dec 18, 1975 Australian Ian Cairns rode the towering 20-foot waves at Waimea Bay to near-perfection yesterday to capture the 11th annual Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Classic and pocket $2,000 in first-place prize money. Surprising, Michael Ho of Hawaii—who was originally an alternate but entered the tournament when Jonathon Paarman of South Af...

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