Midget Farrelly. Photo: Ron Perrott
(L to R) Nat Young, Mike Doyle, Joey Cabell
Phyllis O'Donell. Photo: Ron Perrott
Linda Benson. Photo: Ron Church
The Makaha International had been viewed as surfing's unofficial world championships since the late 1950s. By the early '60s, however, complaints were growing louder that the Makaha format was outdated and that the judging panel was in the tank for Hawaiians. Creating a new and successful World Surfing Championships event in Australia, as Bob Evans and a lot of other people saw it, could help brin...