Peter Mel Wins Mavericks Invitational

by The Editors on January 21, 2013

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As the San Francisco Chronicle’s Bruce Jenkins said in his story, “It wasn’t the greatest Mavericks surf contest ever held, but it will rank among the most memorable.” While it got off to a rough start with few to no ridable waves and some upset surfers, the 2013 Mavericks Invitational finished well for Peter Mel.

When Mel was announced the winner of Sunday’s event, held in powerful but inconsistent waves up to 30 feet, it was a cherished moment for anyone familiar with the spot’s colorful history. He’s 43 now, with a 9-to-5 job that takes him away from his beloved Santa Cruz, and he had bitter memories about the contest now known as the Mavericks Invitational.

The final results looked like this: 1. Peter Mel, 2. Zach Wormhoudt, 3. Greg Long, 4. Alex Martins, 5. Mark Healey, 6. Shawn Dollar. Click the link for the details.

[Link: SF Chronicle]

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