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How to Go Feral (Surfer Magazine)

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Surfing in Southern California | 0 comments

Peter Devries, master of his environment. Photo: Koreski

Having spent his fair share of time in the wilderness fighting off bears, felling trees, and threading secret Canadian tubes, Tofino’s Peter Devries is an expert when it comes to leaving the beaten path, scoring empty waves, and getting home alive. Want to look for waves outside of your pedestrian surf zone? Take a few notes from Pete first.

It’s camping, it’s supposed to be rough: Before you set out, let’s get one thing straight. If you’re truly going bushwacking in search of epic surf, accept that the journey will inherently suck at times. “The hardest camping trip we’ve ever done was probably a 10K hike into a really secluded spot with all of our gear,” says Pete. “We were dropped off by a boat and had to hike this trail that we thought was going to be easy and only take us four to six hours.

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