Vintage Collectibles - Surf Contest Programs

9TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS AT MAKAHA (1961)

This is an original program for the 9th Annual International Surfing Championships held at Makaha Beach in January of 1962. Sponsored by the Waikiki Surf Club, invited surfers included George Downing, Rabbit Kekai, and Peter Cole, among others. This rare program provides a glimpse into the origins of surfing competition in Hawaii. It's also loaded with period photos of Makaha, Sunset Beach, and Waikiki by Dr. Don James, Bud Browne, Val Valentine, Clarence Maki, LeRoy Grannis, and Wally Austin. It also features some great print ads for Hawaii businesses from the era. This program is in Betty-minus condition, or about 75 percent of mint. Ink pen signature in the upper right-hand corner of page 3. Scuffed spine with some staple rust. No pulling at staples. No torn or missing pages. Packaged in an archival-quality clear plastic sleeve with an acid-free mat backing board. Measures 8 1/2 x 11 inches. 32 pages.