Last month the waves in Monterey County California were larger than some surfers had ever seen. Very, very few (if any) surfers dared to challenge them. There was however one man that was up to the challenge; 45 year old Peter Davi. Mr. Davi was know to the locals as “the gentle giant”. Many knew of him, but not many knew of his addiction to meth. Sadly, on this day it was told to all in the San Francisco Chronicle:
The surfer who died off Pebble Beach last month was under the influence of methamphetamine when he went into the water and encountered waves more than 50 feet high, the Monterey County coroner said today.
Peter Davi, 45, drowned while surfing Dec. 4 near Stillwater Cove in a stretch known to fellow surfers as Ghost Trees. A coroner’s investigation found that “acute methamphetamine intoxication . . . may also have played a contributing role” in his death, according to a statement released by the county sheriff’s office.
You see, Meth can make you feel larger than life; like no challenge is insurmountable. 50-60 ft. waves are ripples in a tide pool to a surfer on meth. And it doesn’t matter who you are or what you’re into, meth will temp you into dangerously thinking that you are immortal. The impossible is possible with meth; or so one thinks.
Yet another life lost, another family mourns, another soul committed, at the hands of meth.
R.I.P. Mr. Peter Davi