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!

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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Personal Freedom or Neglect?

    Frequently, I have written about focus, and about self-improvement. Useful topics that can help with surfing and also can be used in life in general. Todays post is a bit different than most but it ties in with … Continue reading

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Pivoting

So the past few weeks have been somewhat interesting. We were hit with a large swell and as my luck has been lately, I could only surf when the swell was far from good. I managed to find myself out … Continue reading

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Welcome Back

    I am back! I read posts from another blogger I know who was lamenting about the battle to write when you are down. I knew that I had to stop and write. Write something! So today I came … Continue reading

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