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Stubbies Surf Classic


Sun-baked world pro tour contest held from 1977 to 1986 at Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia, usually in March; created by former Australian national champion Peter Drouyn, who used the event to introduce the now-standard man-on-man competition format.

The Brisbane-based Edward Fletcher clothing company, makers of a bargain-priced line of surf trunks called Stubbies, put up $14,400 to sponsor the inaugural Stubbies Surf Classic in 1977, making it the second-richest event on the tour sche...