About

Lakey Peterson grew up in California’s right-point-rich playground of Santa Barbara. She learned to surf at the age of five during a year-long trip around the world with her family, but when she got back to California the unapologetic tomboy was was too busy terrorizing soccer fields and tennis courts to bother much with the beach. Showing the same competitive drive that made her mother a national champion swimmer, Lakey was dominating the boys her age on the playground, as her fellow CT counterpart Conner Coffin (an old schoolmate) can attest. But by age 12 she grew tired of driving for hours to tennis tournaments, and being she’d already racked up a national surfing title going full throttle down the surfing path seemed much more alluring. At 14, she was the first woman to pull an aerial maneuver in competition. At 16, surfing as a wildcard in her first-ever Champoinship Tour event, she finished runner up at the US Open of Surfing. She qualified that same year, and came back to win the US Open in 2012 on her way to claiming rookie of the year. A future World Title run seemed all but certain in the eyes of pundits and fans, but she’s been winless in her five seasons since 2012, finishing consistently just below a revolving list of World Title contenders. During her last three seasons of fulltime competing (she sat out much of 2016 with a broken ankle and finished No. 16) she’s finished in the No. 6 spot. Nevertheless, Lakey’s fast-driving style and whip turns make her especially vicious in down the line pointbreaks like the ones she spent her formative years in. That explains her solid results at Snapper Rocks and Trestles, and you can bet she’s thrilled with the addition of Jeffreys Bay to this year’s schedule. A healthy Lakey could be on the threshold of a breakthrough in 2018.

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  • Women's CT 2018
    #2
  • Heat wins
    20
  • Avg. heat score
    12.64
  • Rookie year
    2012

Competition results

Women's Championship Tour #7
Complete
Jul 30 - Aug 05, 2018
Place
5th
Defeated by
Women's Qualifying Series #31
Complete
Jul 27 - 29, 2018
Place
9th
Defeated by
Women's Championship Tour #6
Complete
Jul 06 - 16, 2018
Place
2nd
Defeated by
Women's Championship Tour #5
Complete
Jun 08 - 11, 2018
Place
5th
Defeated by

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Event results

NamePlacePointsPrize money
Roxy Pro Gold Coast1st10,000$65,000
Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach9th3,085$11,500
Oi Rio Women's Pro2nd7,800$33,000
Corona Bali Protected - Women's1st10,000$65,000
Uluwatu CT - Women's5th4,745$14,475
Corona Open J-Bay - Women's2nd7,800$33,000
Vans US Open of Surfing - Women's CT5th4,745$14,475

Career stats

YearRankPointsEventsHeatsMax heat scoreBest result
2018248,17573316.831st(x2)
2017644,100104219.572nd(x2)
20161621,850101616.273rd 
2015647,000104317.372nd 
2014642,300104117.173rd(x2)
2013735,40083019.133rd(x2)
2012733,70072819.761st 
Lakey Peterson
United States
Lakey Peterson
United States
  • Stance
    Regular
  • First season
    2010 Women's QS
  • Age
    23 Sep 30, 1994
  • Height
    5 ft, 7 in 170 cm
  • Weight
    130 lbs 59 kg
  • Hometown
    Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A.
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