Way, Peter


Big, boisterous, lantern-jawed New Zealand surfing pioneer and surfboard manufacturer; winner of the inaugural New Zealand surfing championships in 1963, and once described as "the epitome of the wild-man surfer." Way was born Auckland in 1939, the son of a former wrestler and Piha Surf Club standout, and began surfing at age 18 on a hollow plywood paddleboard. In the late '50s and early '60s, he...

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