On Nov. 27, 1953, the Associated Press distributed what became
the first published photograph of big wave surfing. Scoop Tsuzuki
snapped (left to right) Buzzy Trent, Woody Brown and George
Downing on a 15-foot wave at Makaha. "The image stirred so much
interest that surfers from the mainland began making a mass
exodus for the North Shore," says Brown, who retired from the
sport on his 91st birthday last January.
This is an article from the Nov. 17, 2003 issue