Legend Surf Classic event idea was created by Monty Smith who in the 1970s owned the factory and shop called “Island Watersports,” located in Isla Verde and then in Rincón Puerto Rico. In addition, Smith was the Vice-President and President of the Surfing Federation on 1971 and 1972.
Mr. Smith’s has experience in the world of surfing since 1964 and is still surfing today in 2016. He the owner of “Island Surfboards” manufactured over 2,000 surfboards in San Juan and Rincón from 1970-1980. These Surfboards manufactured in PR, were sold in Florida, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, North Carolina and of course in Puerto Rico. He had several surf shops in the Island from 1970 to 2010; to mentioned a few of the stores locations: San Juan, Arecibo, Aguadilla, Culebra & Rincón.