WATCH: JOHN PECK, 86-PROOF AND BREATHING FIRE AT PIPELINE

The Pipeline bits you see here were filmed on January 1, 1963, when John Peck was an 18-year-old high school senior visiting Hawaii from San Diego. He’d ridden Pipe for the first time a week earlier, but this particular morning, New Year’s Day, was his real coming out. Peck was an instant sensation. The big…