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Lakey Peterson is 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. Dubbed “Lakey Surf Legend” at age five and the daughter of a national swimming champion, it was no surprise that by age 11 Lakey was surfing competitively. From age 12 Lakey won multiple NSSA titles and at age 14 she won the NSSA Open Women’s Title by performing the first-ever female aerial maneuver in competition. She went on to defend her title in 2010 and was named the 2010-11 ASP North American Regional Champion for the women’s and junior women’s division. At 16 Lakey had the chance to compete as a wild card entry in the 2011 U.S. Open Of Surfing – a Women’s World Tour event where she placed runner-up in the biggest surf event in the world. Lakey completed her 2011 season by winning every event in the North American Junior Pro series securing her a place on the official ASP Women’s World Tour. In her “Rookie Year” on Tour she won the prestigious 2012 U.S. Open of Surfing. Now in her third year on the ASP World Tour, Lakey has yet again proved herself a force to be reckoned with and is ranked No. 5 in the world. Lakey is psyched to be working with and repping First Descents during the 2015 season!