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World Surfing Championships 1972


The sixth and final amateur-era World Championships event; held in mostly dismal waves in San Diego, California, between September 30 and October 8; won by Jim Blears and Sharron Weber, both of Hawaii; often recalled as competitive surfing's lowest point.

Defending men's division world champion Rolf Aurness didn't enter the event, nor did the four previous men's champions—Midget Farrelly, Felipe Pomar, Nat Young, and Fred Hemmings. The 1968 women's champion, Margo Godfrey, also passed. Five ...