On 29th March, Australian surf legend Michael Peterson passed away from a heart attack while at home in the Gold Coast, Australia. He was 59.
Peterson was far and away the best competitive surfer of his day and, despite a long and tragic battle with schizophrenia, remained universally respected to the end.
Here’s a couple of ways to remember the man. The image above was taken by Albe Falzon while he was filming at Kirra for Morning of the Earth. The video below is from the film ‘Searching for Michael Peterson’ by Jolyon Hoff.
Last, a short tribute piece put out by Rip Curl as they kick off their annual Bells Beach event, which MP won 3 times: