Jeremy Sherwin talks about PD:
First time I saw Pete surfing was at the Lower Trestles WQS 7 years ago. I was standing on the beach watching this kid coming off the bottom and blowing tail out like no one else that day. The shock for me was listening to Rockin Fig claim that this kid is a young Canadian, named Peter Devries. CANADA??! I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I didn’t realize there were waves in Canada. And here is this Canadian kid blowing my mind. Pete has matured in the years since and today is no doubt THE best surfer to hail from the Canadian Pacific Region. He is easily comparable to any of the current top WCT surfers. His fluid carves, fast and aggressive backhand, and aerial stunts are set up by the fluid lines he draws. You can find Pete checking the surf in the early mornings walking his dog, Nia in the Coastal Temperate Rainforest of Tofino, British Columbia. If he is not shredding one of the beaches near Tofino, he’s either globe trotting with the Hurley team or exploring for slabs in his native coastline.
Q & A:
- What does your current quiver consist of?
I ride everything from a 5’6” rippable fish to a standard shortboard of 5’10” most of the year. When the waves get good I ride a 6’1” to 6’3” step-up.
- What is your favorite break?
A semi secret location north of where I live.
- Favorite maneuver?
- Barreling sand bar beach break OR long ripable point break?
Barrels of course
- Do you have an ultimate end goal?
Where do you see yourself as on old timer?
- What would you consider your biggest weakness and/or strength?
I really need to work on my backhand tube riding. I go right way too much!
Special thanks to Chris Burkard / Burkardphoto.com for this great collection of photos.