Do you know about her? The Legendary Surfing Champion
One of the world's leading female surfers known for her progressive aerial maneuvers, athletic force, and rise through the ranks at a young age.
If you are a surfer or watch surfers, you must be heard about her.
She is Lakey Peterson.
The daughter of a national swimming champion, she was nicknamed “Lakey Surf Legend” at the age of five and, by 11 years old, was surfing competitively. She began winning National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) titles at 12 years old and at age 14, she became the first female to complete an aerial maneuver in competition.
In 2011, Peterson competed as a wildcard in her first World Tour event, the U.S. Open of Surfing, where she placed runner-up. She went on to win every event in the North American Junior Pro Series that same year, securing an official spot on the 2012 World Surf League Women’s Championship Tour.
Away from competition, Peterson was featured in the Nike 6.0 women’s surf film “Leave A Message” and her first feature-length film, “Zero to 100”, which chronicled her professional and personal journey and premiered in 2013.
Lakey's interests not only lie with surfing. She is an all-around athlete and deeply committed philanthropist, connected to several non-profits that serve the greater good of humanity and the environment. She has raised funds for H4O (Hands4Others) and worked hands-on in the implementation of their clean water systems in 3rd-World countries. She sits on the Advisory Board for Ocean Lovers Collective and is a spokesperson for the SCA (Student Conservation Association), which is the largest volunteer organization for students in high school and college, to help keep our national parks and trails pristine. Lakey is also deeply passionate about raising awareness and money for children's cancer and is connected to several children's hospitals in Southern California. Lakey also has her own yearly surf contest for young kids in her hometown of Santa Barbara, CA. She wanted to be able to give kids a chance to experience the ocean from a young age and have a fun day at the beach with family and friends.
A video that makes you fall in love with her.