Date Of Birth: 11/24/1969
Hometown: Santa Cruz, California
Peter Mel’s name is pretty much synonymous with big-wave surfing. He pioneered Cortes Bank. Re-invented the approach at Maverick’s. Won events. Made noise. Fought, and won, a battle with drug addiction. Then he re-built a career around being one of the best commentators in the sport. To say he is respected would be a massive understatement. Peter is a one-of-a-kind personality in surfing.