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Eberle, Jackie


Soft-spoken goofyfooter from Hawaii. Eberle won the 1965 state championships, and placed fourth in the inaugural Duke Kahanamoku Classic, held the same year. He was a World Surfing Championships invitee the following year; in 1967 he wowed the surf world during the Duke contest by twice riding left into no-man's-land at Sunset Beach during the finals—he wiped out both times, and finished seventh.

Lithe and quick on his feet, Eberle was one of the best first-generation surfers at Pipeline. At...