Pete Peterson

Santa Monica, California, 1966
The girl makes a tandem team. If she looks like a sack of flour up there you wouldn’t get many points.

This article, simply titled “Tandem,” ran in the April 1966 issue of Surfing. Editor Dick Graham did the interview. A few months later, Pete Peterson and partner Barrie Algaw won tandem division of the 1966 World Championships in San Diego.

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I’ve been surfing over 30 years now. There were very few tandem surfers on the coast when I first started. Maybe five or so. Of course, Lorrin Harrison was first on it, then Willy Grigsby at Corona del Mar, and George Harris down here...