Roses for a cherished mate
The group gathered from about 7.15am, and the memorial culminated with four of Peter's mates – Brock Curtis-Mathew, Daniel Hotschilt, Sam Patterson and Jamie Hannah – each placing a white rose in the surf.
The group gathered exactly a week after last Tuesday's shark attack which claimed the life of the 16-year-old from Wollongbar.
Yesterday's memorial was attended by a cross-section of Peter's wide circle of friends from Alstonville High School.
Brock Curtis-Mathew, who was surfing with Peter at the time of the attack, was the last to place a white rose in the water.
Brock has been widely praised for his heroic act, and will be nominated for a bravery award.
There were some special touches to yesterday's memorial.
Peter had a fondness for meat pies, so his friends made sure there were some at North Wall yesterday.
They were placed near a cross which was specially made by Peter's Year 11 schoolmates for yesterday's service.
Peter's funeral service will be held today at the Baptist Church in Alstonville.