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About 1stpeaksteve

The Side Wedge is a product of the journey through life of Steve Zima. Former professional surfer, writer, and Operational Management specialist; this is an eclectic collection of travel tips, surf coaching, and stories from my past. I also spotlight music that moves me and world events. Thanks for reading!

Noise to Note! #142

I have not churned out a good edition of Noise to Note! in a while so it seems now is a good of time as any to get back on the proverbial horse. For this installment, I am going with … Continue reading

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A Picture and a Few Words

People prize autographs. Scribbled upon squares of paper towels or upon artist controlled photographs. Well, a few days ago I found my prized surfing magazine. A magazine that has various autographs written inside of it. So I was a young … Continue reading

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Stubbies Pro Trails

Recently I found an old YouTube video of the Stubbies Pro Trails which brought back a huge flood of emotions. Mainly…a lot of cringing. You see, I also have found a lot of old videos of myself surfing and old … Continue reading

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Saving the Reef in Satellite Beach

Part of Brevard County has been blessed by nature by not only having a great swell window but it also boasts an inshore reef area that attracts a wide variety of marine life. This natural barrier is currently under attack … Continue reading

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Am I Alive?

  Well, thankfully yes! It has been more than a struggle the past few weeks. Key management members at my place of employment have gone the way of Jimmy Hoffa and have taken some staff with them. So I have … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned – How Surfing has Helped in Life

It was a sticky, humid summer day and the Stubbies Surf Trails had been put on hold due to the conditions. My friend and I had paddled out and caught a few waves with a small group of surfers at … Continue reading

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Noise to Note! #141

  People who know me well chuckle about my off beat sense of humor. How I can find a small part of a big story and twist it into something unexpected which turns out to be ironic or out of … Continue reading

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