“This issue is dedicated to the elite class of surfer who performs his art in the tube. Featuring: Jock Sutherland, David Nuuhiwa, Mike Hynson, Nat Young, Yancy Spencer, Bob Cooper, Mike Tabeling and a cast of thousands.”
Yancy III had been surfing 4, maybe 5 years when this issue came out in 1969. Look up any of the names mentioned – they were the most famous surfers on the planet. No one considered that there was any real surf in the gulf. It’s hard to fathom how huge this was at the time…a fairly unknown surfer from a beach that no one in the surfing world took seriously.