World Surfing Championships 1972

The sixth and final amateur-era World Championships event; held in mostly dismal waves in San Diego, California, between September 30 and October 8; won by Jim Blears and Sharron Weber, both of Hawaii; often recalled as competitive surfing's lowest point. Defending men's division world champion Rolf Aurness didn't enter the event, nor did the four previous men's champions—Midget Farrelly, Felipe ...

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