1969 Santa Cruz Big-Wave Contest

Pat Cosgrove
Governing Body:
Western Surfing Association (WSA)

Excerpt from "Big-Wave Backdrop," Dru Harrison and Walt Phillips, Surfing, March 1970 WALT: Rolf Aurness really ripped. That first ride of his set the pattern for the whole contest. Sixteen guys tore Steamer Lane apart. DRU: Did they ever! As a judge, I'm really stingy with points. I can't remember ever giving 20 points for a ride before, but in this contest I gave the limit six times. Three tim...

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