Congratulations to Peter Devries on winning the Cold Water Classic in his own home town a couple of weeks ago. Had to feel good.
How did Pete Devries win big at home in Tofino? Like any water creature, he evolved to fit his environment.
By Insiya Rasiwala-Finn, 10 Nov 2009, TheTyee.ca
When Pete Devries launched his board out of the choppy surf off Chesterman’s Beach and into the international surfing spotlight last week, it sounded like an impossible Hollywood fairy tale. The reality is a hard-won achievement 30 years in the making, a victory not just for Devries but for his home town of Tofino and the family who raised him to appreciate the wind-lashed west coast and the sublime challenges it can offer a young surfer.
Great article in the Tyee here.