We know what you're thinking. It's Wednesday afternoon, and you're thinking, "I would LOVE to watch someone get barreled, about 10 to 15 times, in crystal clear, freezing cold waters. Perhaps some of it in slow motion." Don't worry, we're here to make your dreams come true. Well… Pete Devries is. Watch his latest trip to Haida Gwaii (islands north of his native Vancouver) here.
A fun swell and perfect weather greeted the RMSS tour and 48 Santa Cruz groms down at 26th Ave for another day of surfing and good times. There was some seriously good surfing going down from all the competitors as they battled for a spot in the bonus round. Not to be outdone by the boys and their above-the-lip surfing was Eden Edwards, who made the final and held it down for the girls with a big late drop and well-surfed wave all the way through to the sand, which ended up earning her a first-place finish and a new GoPro camera, Phantom Create beachrider shorts, Schwinn bicycle, Spy sunglasses and other goodies from FreeStyle, Mophie, Tranworld, Stance, Watermans and Futures. Read on for results and to see all the fun that went down at 26th Ave, Santa Cruz, and click here for the download link to all of the day's photos. Photos: PK.
The RMSS tour arrived at the West Coast just in time for a solid south swell at a secluded stretch of beach in the Mill Valley area. On hand to take on some of the biggest and best waves a RMSS event has ever seen were 35 local groms and Hurley pros, Pete Devries, Beau Foster, Dane Zaun and Kaden Panesi. Things really got going in the final where event winner, Ben Binford, threw down an impressive and dangerous headstand into a shorebreak barrel, which ended up earning him a new GoPro camera, Phantom Create boardhsorts, Schwinn bicycle, and other goodies from Spy, FreeStyle, Mophie, Tranworld, Stance, Watermans and Futures. Read on for results and to see all the fun that went down in Mill Valley, and click here for the download link to all of the day's photos. Photos: PK.
From our friends over at Surfer Mag: Having spent his fair share of time in the wilderness fighting off bears, felling trees, and threading secret Canadian tubes, Tofino’s Peter Devries is an expert when it comes to leaving the beaten path, scoring empty waves, and getting home alive. Want to look for waves outside of your pedestrian surf zone? Take a few notes from Pete first. Click here and spend some time with the Bear Grylls of surfing. Photo: Koreski
One of our favorite Canadians needs your help for this year’s Innersection finals. With voting coming to a close at the end of the week, Pete Devries is sitting in the top five and needs a last-minute push for the big $50,000 prize. So, be a pal and head over to innersection.tv, register and vote for Pete! He’s the guy surfing in a 7mm, hood and boots – which, for those of you who don’t know, is pretty much the same thing as trying to lick your elbow (very hard to do).
If surfing had a kryptonite, it would be wetsuits — super thick, head-to-toe wetsuits. That's what makes what Pete Devries does so badass. For those unaware of how difficult it is to surf (and surf well) in freezing cold water, it's pretty tough stuff. Restricted movement, loss of feeling in your extremities and getting accustomed to those bootie things on your feet — Pete Devries has mastered it all, and believe it or not, he actually digs it! Watch the master in his natural Canadian habitat right here. Photo: Kyler Vos
The Stab Mag features just keep on comin'. This time, it's Pete Devries launching a frontside spinner somewhere north of, and most likely colder than, where you currently are. Head over to Stab to hear what our favorite Canadian has to say about fending off 500-pound bears (even bigger sea lions), surfing in head-to-toe rubber and exploring the untamed Canadian wilderness.