It was at the age of 7, after doing a few chores around the house, that Pete was finally able to ditch his bodyboard and buy his first surfboard. The wetsuits of the time didn't really do the job, so he only surfed in summer. Then this little guy from Tofino, Vancouver grew up and made it onto the international surf scene.
He may sometimes find himself in boardshorts on some of the most beautiful waves on the planet, but he'll always be happy to come home. Obsessed with the feeling the waves give him, you'll always find him in the water, come rain, shine or snow.
Pete is the ultimate cold-water surfer.
Chesterman Beach, Tofino, Canada
A remote reef with just a few buddies that barrels off the takeoff and runs into a rippable wall. It’s a right of course.
I love the variety and change involved in surfing, no days or waves are ever the same. Then, to get away from anything and everything in life, and to push myself and continue to evolve.
Sushi or steak, it’s a toss up.
Can you tell us a bit more about your passion for surfing?
You just won the lottery, what would you do first?
Oh, that’s a tough one. Probably take my wife and family on a vacation somewhere warm and beautiful.
What’s the most amazing thing you’ve experienced?
I can’t pick just one moment. I think just seeing the world, doing what I love to do, is amazing. The remote locations I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing are a highlight for me.
What are you doing on a day without waves?
Hanging out with my son playing sports like hockey, soccer, or basketball.