The Californian is hoping to put her progressive attack to work in Brazil.
The Oi Rio Women's Pro will be pivotal in shaping what looks to be the closest, and hardest fought, title race in years.
Lakey Peterson of the USA finished equal 3rd after placing second in Semifinal Heat 2 of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach in clean 4 - 6 foot
Lakey Peterson of the USA advanced to the Semifinals after winning Quarterfinal Heat 3 of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach in clean 4 - 6 foot
Lakey Peterson of USA won her Quarter Final heat at the Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach.
The women's competition is complete after a gem of a day at the Rip Curl Pro. And men's superheats are set after a stunning Round Three.
Lakey Peterson vs. Stephanie Gilmore
Lakey Peterson ended Sally Fitzgibbons' feel good story with a victory by the slimmest of margins.