Sean Doherty writes in the June 2013 issue (339) of Surfing World magazine :
I first met pete bowes a few years back on the internet, in a slaughterhouse. It was the killing floor with the best ocean views on the North Coast, and pete was busy at the time contemplating the meaning of life while chronicling the final minutes of an endless slew of unfortunate beasties.
They were tough yards for this hemophobic, with the talk of ‘charnal dust’ and stuck pigs
I tell him we’d like to run a few of his stories in the magazine. He replies, ‘We’ll see. Get your people to speak to mine.’
pic of warriewood by andrew buckley
Sean Doherty is the author of; My Brother’s Keeper and MP: The Life of Michael Peterson, both published by HarperCollins, he also has an uncanny likeness to Bruce Willis.
A few good things have floated around Bondi from time to time, some have floated north. Some it seems have made it almost to the border, we speak of those in hushed terms, with a certain degree of respect we may not have given them when they pointed out the errors of our ways in years gone by in the 2107 zone.
One made it to the west and has survived in the harshest of impact zones , he gets a nod and a garn ……
Little bloke on an old board, knocked all over the shop trying to get out – emerges from under a broken wave gasping, next to some old boy easing his way through, who looks over at him there, says ..
‘Garn son, give it some curry.’