Michael Peterson

Sydney, Australia, 1975

I’ll never be a has-been. I’ll just drop off undefeated.

Tracks editor Phil Jarratt interviewed Michael Peterson not long after the 23-year-old failed to defend his title in the 1974 Coca-Cola Surfabout. * * * How did it feel when you didn't win the Coke contest? I wasn’t really depressed or anything. I got some information that if I'd [won the] contest I would have had to give half to the taxation department, so I didn’t really try my hardest. You ...

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