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Sutherland, Jock


Quirky switchfoot surfer from Haleiwa, Hawaii; winner of the 1967 Duke Kahanamoku Invitational, and the first tuberiding virtuoso of the shortboard era. Sutherland was born (1948) in Long Beach, California, the son of a World War II navy officer father, and education advocate mother who later became a renowned sea kayaker. The family moved to the North Shore of Oahu in 1954, and Jock began surfing in 1956 at age eight.

Sutherland had a great five-year run as a competitor. At 17, he got caugh...