World Surfing Championships 1970

The fifth world contest was held in Victoria, Australia, between May 1st and May 14th, amid wind, rain, hail, and at least a half-dozen small political firestorms. California's Rolf Aurness won the men's division, and Sharron Weber from Hawaii won the women's. Most of the event took place in sloppy four-foot waves at Bells Beach, and the poor conditions only magnified the anticontest sentiment th...

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