After the fuel crisis of 1974 , airline fares became affordable - California to Hawaii .
The Californians outnumbered , the other Wintering surfers .
A small group of Floridians , a larger aggregate of Australians , some South Africans , and even a couple of Brazilians filled in the everchanging line-ups . Probably left some out , point is that Back Then , who would have thought that a Frenchman ( Jeremy Flores 2010 ) would win The Pipeline Masters .
Amazing - the high level WorldWide surfing , surf media , and the surf industry , Nowadays