Author Archives: 1stpeaksteve

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!

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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Where the Right is Always Right!

  Maybe I wrote this title to lure in some overzealous political types who like to spend their free time posting their views on some forum. This post…Prepare for disappointment! Yesterday, I drove into the park at Ponce Inlet and … Continue reading

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Farewell to Dick Catri

    Although the hub of Brevard County surfing was only a few miles to the south, I sat in crystal clear water without a soul to be seen as far as the eyes could see. Sets poured in. I rode … Continue reading

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Noise to Note! – 140

A while back, I saw that one of the great early punk bands was coming into town on their 40th Anniversary Tour. I watched some videos and saw some from several years back and the performances were spotty. Their famous … Continue reading

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Thankful That I Still Got Stoke!

First off, what do myself, Jason Apprecio, Chris Makris, and Jimmy Parker all have in common? We were all pro surfers. Traveling together and not always getting the win or the big cash check. Just guys trying to fulfill their … Continue reading

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Noise to Note! #139

  A great song? There are many. This could go on a list of the perfect songs. Even live in a studio. The Cure – Just Like Heaven

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