Peter ‘PT’ Townend
As the ‘Epic Big Board Ride’ Project Lead, Townend has been a huge staple within the surfing industry. He won the International Professional Surfers (IPS) World Championships in 1976 and 1978-79, coached America’s Team to World Amateur Championship, and received the SIMA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013. Townend was also inducted into the Huntington Beach Surfing Walk of Fame in 1998, the Gold Coast Sporting Hall of Fame in 1999, and the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame in 2001. He served as president of the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association in 1998 and 1999 and has had experience in coaching, writing, publishing, board making, marketing, and surf fashion.
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