Peter Hewitt Footage Feast

Above photo courtesy of The Chrome Ball Incident

Cover image by Ed Dominick

Power stance enthusiast, pool charger, non-endorser of helmets and paid up member of the loop club – Peter Hewitt has been charging on his board for years, on his own terms, and shows little signs of letting up. The 18 member isn’t particularly one for contests, and Anti Hero edits often blend the team’s footage together, so the clips you’ll find in our Peter Hewitt Footage Feast are by no means the sum of his output; although we have included his sections in both Cash Money Vagrant and Destination Unknown, any Anti Hero video from CMV onwards contains plenty of Hewitt clips, as does much of P-Stones Beer series.

Check out the footage we have included – some well known sections, some dug out of obscurity – then get hunting for more if you can resist the skate urges bought on by watching one of the gnarliest to ever step on a board. If you get a whole episode of Grosso’s Love Letters to yourself, you’re probably doing something right…

“Skateboarding has Peter Hewitt. Skateboarding wins.” – Jason Jessee

Strange Notes Vol. 1 (1989)

Even as a kid you can see the classic Hewitt stance in effect – this is some of his earliest footage from the Hosoi Skates clip in the first ever Strange Notes from 1989

Santa Cruz – A Reason for Living (1990)

More youthful gnar from Hewitt’s first full section, Santa Cruz’s classic ‘A Reason for Living’.

Thrasher – Scorchin’ Summer (1999)

Two of the most recognisable styles in vert skating, Hewitt and Darren Navarette, share a section in Thrasher’s relatively obscure ‘Scorchin’ Summer’ to a banging cover of Wall of Voodoo’s ‘Mexican Radio’.

411VM Issue 33 (1999)

A cheesy voiceover and crap 90s skatepunk soundtrack can’t distract from how gnarly the skating on display is here…Strung Out = a poor man’s Snuff.

XYZ Clothing – The XYZ Video (1999)

XYZ Clothing seemed to hook up most pro skateboarders of the 90s at one time or another, offering such strange section combinations as this one – the smooth tech of Pat Channita and the flail armed gnarliness of Peter Hewitt. Not that we’re complaining, as both are fucking sick – we’ll save our moans for the truly awful music which accompanies the section…

Anti Hero – Cash Money Vagrant (2003)

Pedro’s first section for Anti Hero, in Cash Money Vagrant, definitely delivers the goods – if you’ve ever been to La Kantera then you’ll know how gnarly the stand up round the shallow end is at 0:54.

88 Footwear – Destroy Everything Now (2004)

Kicking off with absolute backyard pool annihilation and ending with one of the best boneless ones ever committed to film, Hewitt’s section in the 88 (later to become Vox) Footwear video is still one of his best.

Anti Hero – Tent City (2004)

Simply one of the best tour videos ever, it will infect you with the travel bug like a virulent case of mind herpes. There’s Hewitt footage throughout, but we recommend you sit back and watch the whole thing.

XYZ Clothing – A Decade of Destruction (2005)

This one bypassed me until I started working on this article, with the expected pool and park destruction alongside some of the rawest vert skating you’re likely to see.

Top mosher points to the company for the logo at the end too…

Pacific Drive – Garage Days (2005)

Pedro and Navs ride again, reunited in Pacific Drive skateshop’s ‘Garage Days’ and skating to Bad Brains; what more could you want?

Anti Hero – Bonus Footage (2006)

The backside boneless at 1:02 is a lesson in style…

Vox – Black & Blue Vol. 3 (2008)

Home turf at Washington Street means 1 minute 10 seconds of absolute gnarliness.

Anti Hero – Destination Unknown (2014)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last year, you’ll have seen Anti Hero’s Destination Unknown – but it’s worth reminding yourself a) of what a rad team Hewitt and Gerwer are and b) how Pete seems to be still skating just as savagely, all these years and slams later…


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