Coke Classic; Coca-Cola Surfabout

Australian professional surfing contest held in Sydney from 1974 to 1999, usually in April at North Narrabeen or Manly Beach; conceived and developed by Sydney newspaper journalist and future world pro tour executive director Graham Cassidy; sponsored by soft-drink giant Coca-Cola. Described by 1979 world champion Wayne Bartholomew as the original example of "slick surfing professionalism," the C...

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