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Expansive left-breaking wave located on the southwest corner of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula; the first in a near-endless chain of perfect Indonesian reef waves discovered by traveling surfers from the early ’70s to present day. Pura Luhur Uluwatu (“Temple Above the Final Stone”) is the name of the Balinese cliffside temple overlooking the break; Uluwatu is best from May to October, as Indian Ocean winter storms genera... Read More
Southern California–based organization, operating from 1961 to 1967; surfing’s first nationwide association, launched as an advocacy group to improve the sport’s image, then evolving into an administrative body for surf competition. American surfing in the early ’60s was often presented in newspaper and magazine articles as filled with raucous bleach-blond hodads and gremmies; Southern California beach town city coun... Read More
Sprawling annual competition for the country’s top-ranked amateur surfers, held in late summer or early fall. The United States Surfing Championships (USSC) was held at Huntington Pier from 1964 to 1972, and was regarded as the top event on the California competition calendar; from 1973 to 2003 the contest was held at rotating locations in Texas, Hawaii, California, and the East Coast. The USSC grew out of the West Coast Surfin... Read More

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