• Short Summary

    Top international surfers will be displaying their talents in Hawaii next month when the world championships begin at the North Shore beaches of Oahu Island on November the 15th.

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    GV: Surfer performing in 1975 world surfing championships, Hawaii, 1975
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    GVs: others performing in championships. (4 shots)
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    GV: competitor taking a fall off board.
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    GVs: other competitors performing. (4 shots)
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    SVs: contestants and official stand on shore. (2 shots)
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    GVs: other competitors performing -- one falls. (2 shots)
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    GV: official boat through water.
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    GV: competitor taking a fall.
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    GV: competitor taking a fall in two-man race.
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    GV: fallen competitor's board knocking other contestant off his.
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    GVs: two other contestants taking falls. (2 shots)
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Top international surfers will be displaying their talents in Hawaii next month when the world championships begin at the North Shore beaches of Oahu Island on November the 15th.

    SYNOPSIS: Favourites for the major titles are the Australians, who took all the top races in last year's championships -- also held in Hawaii, considered the best place in the surfing world for the biggest waves. Australia has in the past produced the biggest number of international winners -- it's a favourite sport there, with its warm sunny climate and most of its 13 million population living around the coast.

    This year's championships carry a top prize of 5,000 U.S. dollars for the main event, with 48 competitors already entered .. including the national champions of Japan, Tahiti, Peru, Brazil, the United States itself, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

    This year will be the eighth world championship in the Smirnoff Pro-Am series organised by the vodka-distilling company. This year sees a new event -- a special 'super heat' with seven women surfers competing for prize money of almost two thousand U.S. dollars. Meanwhile tension is increasing across the surfing world as the top riders seek to do battle with each other next month -- at up to forty miles an hour (64 kilometres per hour) on waves as high as fifty feet (15 metres).

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    Film ID:
    VLVAIPJE7VL6FXF9ZEAP01DTBG9X
    Media URN:
    VLVAIPJE7VL6FXF9ZEAP01DTBG9X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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