Lakey Peterson

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Lakey Peterson
Lakey Peterson @ US Open 2011.jpg
Personal information
Born Laura Louise Peterson[1]
(1994-09-30) September 30, 1994 (age 23)
Santa Barbara, California
Residence Montecito, California
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 130 lb (59 kg)
Surfing career
Best year WCT 6th place - 2014, 2015, 2017
Career earnings $317,475
Sponsors Nike 6.0, and Hurley, Channel Islands surf boards
Major achievements 3rd place at US Open of Surfing, 1st place, ASP North American Champ
Surfing specifications
Stance Regular
Shaper(s) Channel Islands – Al Merrick
Peterson at 2011 U.S. Open of Surfing

Laura Louise "Lakey" Peterson (born September 30, 1994) is an American surfer and is ranked #3 by the World Surf League in North America[2] and #6 on the ASP Women’s World Ranking.[3] In 2009, Lakey landed the first-ever aerial in NSSA women’s competition history and won the title.[4]


In 2000, when Lakey was just 5 years old, her parents, David and Sue, rounded up their youngest child and her two older siblings —Whitney, then 13, and Parker, 10 — and set out on a year-long, around-the-world adventure. It was during this trip that Lakey learned to surf. For three months, the Petersons set up shop in Manly Beach, Australia, where their littlest member instantly earned the nickname “Lakey Legend” from the locals for effortlessly catching wave after wave on her boogie board. However, once returning home to the US, Lakey did not continue surfing. It was at the age of 12 when she began surfing again. At the age of 16, Lakey was surfing on the ASP World Qualifying Series, she qualified for the ASP Women's World Championship Tour that year and began her rookie year on tour in the 2012 season, at age 17. Peterson is of Christian faith.[5]

She is currently ranked the #1 women's surfer in the world after winning the 2018 Roxy Pro.

Personal Life[edit]

Lakey has been dating Australian surfer Thomas Allen for the past few years. On January 21, 2018, the couple got engaged, near Peterson's hometown in California, with close friends and fellow surfers near by. [6]



Surf Career Highlights
Year Placed Event
2016 16th World Surf League Ranking
2015 4th World Surf League Ranking
2015 3rd Trestles Women Pro – California
2015 2nd Cascais Women’s Pro – Portugal
2015 9th Women's Maui Pro – Hawaii
2014 6th World Surf League Ranking
2013 7th World Surf League Ranking
2012 1st US Open Surfing - California
2011 2nd US Open Surfing - California



Lakey Peterson currently is sponsored by Hurley, Nike, Channel Islands, Homegrown Surf Shop, Smith Optics Also she is featured in a Toyota Tacoma commercial.


Year Title Portrayal Notes
2011 Leave A Message Herself
2013 Lakey Peterson: Zero to 100 Herself

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