Michael "MP" Peterson (24 September 1952 – 29 March 2012)
As a kid growing up in Coolangatta, Kirra, and Tweed, M.P. was a mythical surfing character who had lived and surfed those very shores. I remember hearing that he hand made every board he rode (something that the over saturated commercial surfers could learn from today) Another story I remember from the school playground is the one that he was involved in a 13 car police chase from Coolangatta to Brisbane over drug charges and did time in Bogga Rd. prison, all before being diagnosed with schizophrenia.

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