World Surfing Championships 1965

The first World Championships to be staged by the International Surfing Federation; held in Lima, Peru, on February 20 and 21, in shifty and difficult six- to 10-foot surf. Peruvian Felipe Pomar and Joyce Hoffman of California were the winners. The 1965 event was the only amateur World Championships held during an odd-numbered year.

The English-speaking mainstream media mostly ignored the 1965 titles, and it was played down in the surf press as well. Twenty-two of the 54 total entrants were ...