Square Peg, Round Hole

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Drew Kampion traces modern competitive surfing from its beginning in the fifties, with an ascendancy of amateur surfing organizations that culminated in the (amateur) world contests in Australia in 1964 and Peru in 1965. To the International Professional Surfer’s Association (IPSA) formed in the late sixties modeled on golf’s PGA, and to the present Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) formed in the early eighties. Kampion also looks at “mother nature’s inverse law” and the nature of competing on a such a dynamic playing field.