World Surfing Championships

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Biannual surfing contest held at various locations around the world from 1964 and 1994; usually referred to as the World Contest. The World Surfing Championships were considered to be an amateurs-only event, although most of the top competitors from 1964 to 1972 were nominally professional. "It was obvious almost from the beginning," surf journalist Drew Kampion noted in 1984, "that a World Contes...

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