Peter Daniels 1949-2015
Shaping legend dies at the age of 66
Shaping star Peter Daniels (ZAF) has died in Spain’s Basque Country, aged 66.
Tributes from the world of surfing have already flooded in from friends all over the world. Peter has been part of the Pukas family for over 20 years. His shapes have been rock’n’rolled by top surfers such as Tom Curren, Kelly Slater, Sunny Garcia and many more; Andy Irons, Joel Parkinson, Frankie Oberholzer, Aritz Aranburu, Shingo Nakamura…
He thrilled for high-performance surfing and inspired lots of generations of shapers. Born in Durban (ZAF), Peter would call home his beloved South Africa, Oiartzun (where the Pukas factory is based in the Basque Country of Spain), Japan and Brasil.
Too well loved to ever be forgotten.
Kelly on a Peter
Peter Daniels is a surf contest fanatic and admirer of high-performance surfing.
His duties put him to work with the very best surfers in the world during his career, and this pictures are hanging on the wall of the Pukas factory. Kelly Slater, Sunny Garcia, Tom Curren… a Surfing Mag’s poster featuring Sunny hosts the best quote ever “To Peter, thanks for this board it made me lots of money! Sunny.”
The list goes on and on, from Japanese surfers to basque frothers, from Southafrican pros to Hawaiian hot shots.
Peter is in a constant tour that takes him every year to places he call home; Japan, Brazil, South Africa and the Basque Country where he spends most of the time with us.
Tom Curren on a Peter
Sunny on a Peter