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Pro Class Trials


Professional surfing contest held from 1975 to 1983, usually at Sunset Beach, in early November; the opening event of the North Shore pro season.  The Pro Class Trails was created by Randy Rarick, directed by Bernie Baker, with Jack Shipley serving as head judge. It was designed as a feeder event to place a small number of top-finishing surfers (between six and 12) into the Smirnoff Pro, the World Cup and the Duke Classic. Surfers already seeded into those big-ticket events were not allowed i...