Thursday, January 26, 2017

HISTORY: The First Professional Bodyboard Contest at Pipeline


HISTORY: The First Professional Bodyboard Contest at Pipeline

The 1980 Coca-Cola/ Sure Craft North Shore Bodyboard Classic

The final results from the 1980 Coca-Cola/ Sure Craft North Shore Bodyboard Classic. Image provided by JP Patterson.


LOCATION: Pipeline, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii

WAVES: 6-8ft Hawaiian size

CONDITIONS: Excellent

JUDGING: Honolulu Bodysurfing Club

WINNER: JP Patterson

Finalists Pat Caldwell, JP Patterson, and Jack Lindholm waiting for results to be announced. Image provided by JP Patterson

  The 1980 Coca-Cola/ Sure Craft North Shore Bodyboard Classic is historically significant for two reasons.  First and foremost, it is the first professional bodyboard contest held at Pipeline. Secondly, it is the first bodyboard contest to document an el rollo, performed by Pat Caldwell, being used as a maneuver in competition.

Jack Lindholm and the 1980 Pipeline contest featured on the cover of Action Now magazine.


The black and white sequence is of Pat Caldwell performing the first el rollo ever documented in bodyboard competition.


Black and white version of the Action Now cover photo. Jack Lindholm droppin' the knee at Pipeline.





All information and images provided by JP Patterson, Pat Caldwell, and JJ Caldwell.


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