You may have seen today’s guest gliding down a giant wave at Mavericks, or heard his voice behind the microphone as the commentator for the World Surf League. The long-time Quiksilver athlete, WSL commentator, owner of his family surf shop in Santa Cruz, husband and dad, Peter “Pete” Mel has a lot of roles he balances. We talk about how the man with one of the longest and most robust surfing careers does it all. We also chat about the complexities of big wave surfing, how he conquers fear, his sobriety, parenting advice, his take on failure, why he’s so into Eckhart Tolle and so much more.
Peter’s wild idea: To surf on the Big Wave World Tour, and create a life and career around surfing.
Listen to this episode if:
- You’ve ever wondered how people surf six-story tall waves.
- You want to ask better questions.
- You love surfing.
- You are on a journey to find a better work-life balance.