History

History

Category: History Even though the renowned wedge at First Peak has long gone, the spirit of the wave lives on. Every so often, major media outlets will run an article that refreshes our memory of First Peak. For example, Surfer Magazine recently ran a feature article entitled First Peak in the August/September 2016 Collector’s issue. […]

Website Relaunch

Website Relaunch

The thirty-seven million horsepower chariots of fire mesmerized generations. Each Space Shuttle relaunch reminded us that humanity occupied a place in outer space. Star Wars, Star Trek, and an assortment of science fiction movies motivated students to stay home and do their math homework. Good grades meant you could go to outer space someday. The […]

Accidental Man-Made Waves

Accidental Man-Made Waves

There are many man-made waves in the world. The best are mistakes. Humans are funny when it comes to creating artificial waves. When we try to make man-made waves purpose, we mostly end up dumping tons of sand and material and money into the ocean, to little effect: Chevron Reef in El Segundo in 2000, […]

Structural Damage

Structural Damage Redux

The photo above is our favorite throwback of First Peak. Expert surfing photographer Jimmy Wilson took this shot back in First Peak’s glory days. Jimmy dug deep into his archives and sent us the digital proof to help us champion the First Peak Project. It’s a stellar, epic shot because it captured the unique man-made […]