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Peter Mel

Peter Mel was born and raised along the beautiful coastline of Santa Cruz, California. He grew up in its surf community and in his family surf shop, established in 1969 by his father, John Mel. This combination helped him become a talented surfer. Peter soon became well known in his home town and around the world for his prowess in the big wave ... See full bio »

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Chasing Mavericks
Thu, Sep 23 1:52 PM PDT on HBOF (514)
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Sun, Sep 26 3:31 PM PDT on HBOF (514)

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Chasing Mavericks Magnificent Two
WSL Big Wave Tour Self - Host


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 2012 Chasing Mavericks
Magnificent Two
 2011 Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2 (Video)
Announcer (voice)
 2010 Barbie in a Mermaid Tale (Video)
Surf Announcer (voice)
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 2015-2018 WSL Big Wave Tour (TV Series)
Self - Host
- 2018 WSL Big Wave Tour (2018) ... Self - Host
- 2017 WSL Big Wave Tour (2017) ... Self - Host
- 2016 WSL Big Wave Tour (2016) ... Self - Host
- 2014/2015 WSL Big Wave Tour (2015) ... Self - Host
- 2015/16 WSL Big Wave Tour (2015) ... Self - Host
 2016 Peaking (TV Series)
- Peter Mel (2016) ... Self
 2014 Red Bull Signature Series (TV Series)
Self - Surfer
- Mavericks Invitational (2014) ... Self - Surfer
 2014 Learning to Breathe (Documentary)
 2011-2013 ASP Big Wave World Tour (TV Series)
Self - event winner / Self - World Champion
- 2013 Mavericks Invitational (2013) ... Self - event winner
- 2012 ASP Billabong Pico Alto Copa Burn (2012) ... Self - event winner
- 2011 ASP world big wave tour (2011) ... Self - World Champion
 2012 Making Mavericks (Video short)
 2010 The Find, Claiming Nelscott Reef (Video documentary)
 2010 The Westsiders (Documentary)
Eastside Surfer
 2005 Bicycle Trip (Short)
 2004 Riding Giants (Documentary)
 2003 Billabong Odyssey (Documentary)
Self (as Mel Peter)
 2003 Step Into Liquid (Documentary)

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6' 2½" (1.89 m)

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Favorite actors are Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman.



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