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Smirnoff Pro-Am


Early professional surfing contest, held from 1969 to 1977, more often than not at Sunset Beach on the North Shore of Oahu. As noted in a Sports Illustrated feature story, when the Smirnoff Pro-Am made its 1969 debut in Santa Cruz, its $4,350 prize purse was "an all-time high for a surfing contest." Men's division winner Corky Carroll earned $1,500; women's division winner Margo Godfrey had to settle for $150. The following year the Smirnoff contest went to an all-male format, and was moved t...