Friday, March 31, 2017

Preston "Pete" Peterson


Aloha and Welcome to this chapter on Legendary Surfer Francis Preston "Pete" Peterson!

Pete was the U.S. Mainland’s contest champion of the 1930s, winning the Pacific Coast Surfing Championships (PCSC) – the major U.S. surfing contest of the period – four times out of ten; in 1932, 1936, 1938 and 1941.


No other surfer came close to his dominance of Southern California waves throughout all of the 1930s and it was not until three decades later that a single surfer racked up as many major contest wins within a similar span of time. Yet, Peterson’s greatness as a surfer was not based so much on his skill as a surfer or contest champion, it was because he was THEE quintessential waterman...

To read about Pete, please go to these Chapter segments:
This chapter is part of LEGENDARY SURFERS Volume 3: The 1930s, published in 2012, and is the most complete biographical information about Pete freely available anywhere.