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Peter Mel          

When he is not traveling the globe, Mel surfs almost everyday, whether in local waves at Steamer Lane or the legendary big waves of Mavericks.

When he is not traveling the globe, Mel surfs almost everyday, whether in local waves at Steamer Lane or the legendary big waves of Mavericks.

He has a family business in Santa Cruz and his father John has been running their surf shop Freeline Design for over thirty years.

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Peter Mel Interview

Peter Mel is synonymous with Mavericks. For years he has been a standout during every game-changing session over the ominous boil, and yet somehow a competitive victory has eluded him there—until today. Mel’s number was up, and despite the inconsistent swell that threatened to disappear completely as the heats rolled toward the Final, Pete found the right waves at the right time to keep advancing. Serendipitously, the Final saw some of the biggest and most consistent waves of the day, giving Mel ample opportunity to take his rightful place among Mavericks champions

Mavericks Invitational big wave surf contest

The surf contest is held at one of the world's most perilous surfing spots, which is near the San Francisco Bay Area city of Half Moon Bay. This year, invitations went out to 24 of the world's best big wave surfers.

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