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Back in the 1960s when structured competitions were first introduced to the sport of surfing, the guys and gals all did it for love and ego. There was no sponsorship, certainly no surfing industry - just a bunch of teenagers who gathered intermittently and pitted their respective skills against one another.
This was truly the amateur era. It is hard to think of greats such as Midget Farrelly, Joey Cabell, Mike Doyle and Bob McTavish as amateurs, but the truth of it is that after winning their respective National Championships and various international meets, there wasn't much else for them.
While the camaraderie and spirit were rich, there was very little in the way of monetary compensation from endorsements, and certainly no prize money. The rewards were personal achievement, and in line with all amateur sport of the era, time at the top was limited.
As we went from the swinging, counter culture '60s into the '70s, isolated pockets of structured competition surf....
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