Peggy Oki cemented her place in skate history as the wildly influential Zephyr Team’s one and only Z-Girl in the mid 1970’s. If you ask her, however, she hardly noticed she was the only girl. Her ability to hold her own alongside teammates Tony Alva and Jay Adams wasn’t a statement; it was just a fact. Even though Peggy was the only member of the Zephyr team to take home a 1st place trophy from the historic 1975 Del Mar Nationals where the Z-Boys changed the sport forever, she always said she just skated for fun, pure and simple. Her surf-inspired skateboarding was the beginning of what would shape itself to be a life-long connection to the ocean. Today Peggy is an artist, biologist, environmental activist and model citizen who works and speaks throughout the world to raise awareness for the causes she champions.
Photograph James O’Mahoney 1975 with Jay Adams at Del Mar – Photograph CR Stecyk 1975 Photograph Glen E. Friedman 1976