Peter Hewitt Joins Volcom Skate Team
Peter is one of the most influential skateboarders of his time. Still to this day he is setting the limits for the modern day hellions.
Words by Omar Hassan
Since the early stages of his career, Peter Hewitt has pushed the level of skateboarding in his own way and on his own terms. He came up in the late 80s and early 90s and has been a huge part of skating all over the globe. Resonating out of San Diego, CA, he is a prodigy of the early San Diego skate scene. He grew in parks such as Linda Vista, Mike McGill’s skatepark and any terrain in between and beyond. His childhood crew of skaters included Jordan Richter, Fred Orlande, Alphonzo Rawls, Danny Way, and the list goes on. Pete was able to maintain his drive through the 90s when parks were gone, wheels were small, and pants were way too big. While some 90’s pros quit skating, Pete kept the fire lite and ventured out to find anything that he could rip on. This included backyards. He pioneered the early days of Bellmar’s and Chicken’s pools. “Street‐Pete” also made an appearance here and there.
Peter Hewitt’s approach to skateboarding is pedal to the metal. His patient style is one of the most enjoyable to watch. Hanging up and hanging on is a good reference to explain his commitment when he steps foot on a board. Peter has traveled the world for decades and has a great eye for seeking out challenging terrain. Even if it’s hard to skate, Peter will still find a way to rip it. His selection and deep bag of tricks are a testament to his legacy. He doesn’t take skating too serious to the point that is becomes a job or stressful. He always brings personality to the session. His humor is key and he balances out fun and hectic situations, bringing good energy any time he steps on a board. Not too many people have had the longevity and drive to keep pushing the envelope of progression like Pete. He has become a staple and an icon in past and modern day skating. He packs a lot per square inch. Don’t judge this book by its cover. He is usually blasting, grinding and slamming longer, higher and harder than most. Any real skateboarder that knows his history knows the amount of respect that he deserves. He is the newest member to the Volcom Skate Team, and it’s an awesome addition to a great crew.
This is how we Hewitt.