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World Surfing Championships 1968


The fourth World Championship event was held in Rincon, Puerto Rico, from November 8th to the 14th, and won by Hawaii's Fred Hemmings and Margo Godfrey of California. For six days the Puerto Rican surf was small and weak, if shapely, but the final day of competition brought beautiful translucent-blue six-footers. Mexico, Brazil, Ireland, Japan, Panama, and India were among the 16 nations represented in the 1968 titles; the event was covered by ABC's Wide World of Sports.

The competitors look...