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    Name:Peter Mel
    Nickname:The Condor
    Lives In:Santa Cruz, Alabama
    United States
    Hometown:Santa Cruz, CA
    United States
    Age:44
    Birthday:November 24, 1969
    Gender:Male
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    Peter Mel and his big-wave brothers share Mavericks Invitational spoils

    Contributed by Chris Mauro

    Monday, January 21, 2013 10:05am

    The scene from the water at Mavericks on Sunday was chaotic, with more than 50 watercraft vying for position to view the best big-wave surfers in the world compete in the annual invitational. Photo: Grant Ellis
    Peter Mel wasn't the only winner at Mavericks on Sunday. While the 43-year-old big-wave surfer from Santa Cruz, California, finally bagged the Mavericks Invitational title that's eluded him for more than a decade, he shared the spoils of his victory with the other finalists.

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    Peter Mel's name is synonymous with big wave riding. The Santa Cruz native was a paddle-in pioneer at Maverick's in the 90's. During the landmark El Nino winter of 1997-1998, Peter was regarded as "The Man" and earned a special award created just for him at that year's Big Wave Awards. When tow-ins started happening he trained hard with the new equipment and was rewarded with massive waves on the historic first voyage to Cortes Bank in 2001. Peter's a big guy, 6-4, and he uses his long arms to majestic effect on his patented "Condor" cutbacks. Peter is always a threat at Quiksilver's Eddie Aikau and Maverick's events. He surfs Mav's whenever it breaks and practices for it during the summer in draining barrels in Tahiti and Mainland Mexico. In recent years he’s become one of the best surf commentators and webcast commentators in the business. He’s also a family man who loves to go surfing with his two kids.

    Sponsors: Quiksilver, Sanuk, JC Hawaii, Komunity Project, Future Fins, Freeline Surf Shop
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