Smirnoff World Pro-Am Surfing Championships
Smirnoff World Pro-Am became known as the de facto professional World Championship because the International Surfing Federation had been unable to establish a format or sponsorship so no official amateur championships were held between 1973 and 1975.
The World Champions were:
- 1969 Corky Carroll, USA, & Margo Godfrey, USA;
- 1970 Nat Young, Australia;
- 1971 Gavin Rudolph, South Africa;
- 1972 Paul Neilsen, Australia;
- 1973 Ian Cairns, Australia;
- 1974 Reno Abellira, Hawaii and
- 1975 Mark Richards, Australia.
- 1976 Mark Warren, Australia, and Jericho Poppler, USA, and;
- 1977 Reno Abellira, Hawaii, and Jericho Poppler, USA;
The Smirnoff World Pro-Am Surfing Championships were superseded by the International Professional Surfers (IPS).