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. 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 has been a fan of CLIF products for years; using them to support her in her training, free surfing and competition alike. She officially joined Team CLIF Bar in early 2014 and her commitment to socially and environmentally responsible action are in great alignment with CLIF Bar’s 5 pillars of sustainability. Lakey is a deeply committed philanthropist connected to several non-profits that serve the greater good of humanity and the environment. She has raised funds for H4O (Hands4Others) and worked hands on in the implementation of their clean water systems in 3rd world countries, she sits on the Advisory Board for Ocean Lovers Collective and is a spokesperson for the SCA (Student Conservation Association), which is the largest volunteer organization for students in high school and college, to help keep our national parks and trails pristine. Lakey is also deeply passionate about raising awareness and money for children's cancer and is connected to several children's hospitals in Southern California.
Lakey was featured in the Nike 6.0 women's surf film Leave A Message and her first feature length film, Zero to 100, which chronicles her professional and personal journey, premiered in early 2013. Zero to 100 earned critical acclaim and won awards worldwide at festivals and hit #1 on iTunes Sports. Additionally, Lakey is a guest speaker at sports and motivational conferences across the country.