The group Legend Surf Classic originated from the event which the North-American surfer, James Monty Smith produced and organized in the town of Rincón, Puerto Rico in 2014. Since then, this event has been held every year on January 20th to promote and support the history of surfing of the Island of Puerto Rico and its culture.
I was dreaming about this concept since 2012, and visited surf expo in 2013 at Orlando, Florida. Here I began confirming the vision of Legend Surf Classic. In 2013, I continued networking, planning with the many of the Surf Legends to form this event. Edwin Mauras Modesti, a professor and historian, and I wanted the younger generation to recognize the legendary surfers who where a big part of building the sport of surfing into what it is today.
There were no contests for surfer’s 49 years old and older. We wanted to recognize and promote the surfing legends of the 60’s and 70’s. As a conclusion, Edwin and I, collaborated to invite the surfing legends to the 1st Legend Surf Classic competition event in 2014. This contest covered ages from 49 years old to 66 plus categories. We also invited each year one the finalists from the 1968 World Contest held in Rincón, Puerto Rico.