Author Archives: 1stpeaksteve

About 1stpeaksteve

Welcome to The Side Wedge! The Side Wedge is a product of the journey through life of Steve Zima. Former professional surfer, a writer, surf coach, and hospitality manager. This is a collection of travel tips, motivation, and stories from my past. Finally, I offer surf coaching through The Side Wedge. Please feel free to contact me with questions if you want to improve your performance today! Thanks for reading!

Noise to Note! #143

I was thinking to myself the other day…What have I not listened to in a long time? Then I thought that it had been a while since I turned some people on to what I like to listen to. Let … Continue reading

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The Update – Work Edition

I was like so many people. Working extra hours, taking care of big tasks, and coming to work with shoes that worn through. Working nights, holidays, weekends. There was always promise. The new GM would be better. The new position … Continue reading

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A Note on Christmas Eve

  Hello! Earlier in the year, things really began to morph for me and I kept holding off on posting. Then it went from one month to two to four to six…You get the picture. Now it is only days … Continue reading

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Overview of the Past Few Weeks

My wife and I have been going through the very challenging process of obtaining her Permanent Resident Visa for a very long time. Due to some speed bumps on the road of life, it put the breaks on the process … Continue reading

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How to End Kookdom

Hello Kook! As a surf coach and a former contest guy, I had the joys of analyzing a lot of surfers. The good ones had a solid base so it was matter of making tiny changes. For surfers on the … Continue reading

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The Bridge

  The SideWedge has a few people that comment regularly but mainly most of it now seems to be on Instagram. However, this site will always be my first-born baby for so many reasons. Mainly because it serves as my … Continue reading

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Full Speed Ahead!

    Wow! That is about all I can say. When you are in dire straits, broke, and things are not going your way; it seems your life comes to a stand still. You sit at home. Things break and … Continue reading

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