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Professional Surfer

Lakey Peterson

San Clemente, CA

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. Lakey, qualified for the World Championship Tour at the Age of 16 in 2011, making her rookie debut in 2012. The now 25 year old has been competing the last 8 years professionally and finished 2nd and 3rd in the world 2018, 2019. Winning five WCT events. Lakey has always had a heart for the environment working alongside her local Santa Barbara Channel Keeper as well as being part of the WSL PURE ambassador program.

What is your most favorite event?

My favorite event on tour is the Corona Open J-Bay event in South Africa. Always have loved that wave and the culture is incredible!

When did you start surfing professionally?

I qualified for the World tour at the age of 16 and have been traveling the world and competing sense then. 2018 and 2019 coming close to achieving my goal of becoming world champion finishing 2nd and 3rd in the world. I have learned so much through competing and the journey just continues to get better for me and opened my eyes up to so much.

Lakey by the Numbers


Pro Championships




Years Competing on the WSL World Championship Tour