through the water.
The secret to catching a wave is staying in front of it. That’s something Lakey Peterson knows a little bit about. An unapologetic trendsetter, she’s been pushing the sport forward since she was five years old. And she’s been in the water ever since. That’s how she got her nickname “Lakey Surf Legend” at an Australian surf school. Because she refused to get out of the water. She kept catching wave after wave after wave. Long after all the other kids went in. And for many years, she was one of only a few women out slicing and dicing and threading tubes. Surfing bigger waves. Doing the kinds of crazy tricks women hadn’t done before. Revolutionizing the sport, helping to push it forward.
"You can be a woman and you can be feminine…but also able to go out and surf and rip."
What’s in a name?
With a super-inspiring combination of finesse, flash and freakish talent, Lakey lit up the surfing world like never before. By age 12, she had racked up a national surfing title. At 14, she was the first female to pull a mind-blowing frontside aerial in a national competition. A couple of years later, she won the U.S. Open of Surfing and claimed Rookie of the Year. Her entire career, Lakey has been the driver of so much positive change in surfing. Now, wherever she goes, there are just as many young girls as guys paddling out and dropping in.
A superstar on
and off the waves.
Launching fast and doing good comes naturally for Lakey. Besides being a surf champion, she’s also a committed philanthropist and environmentalist who started a yearly surf contest for kids in her hometown. Lakey's hope is to inspire the same special connection she feels with the ocean to the next generation of surfers. And as a Global Team Toyota athlete, she has an opportunity to go even bigger; to not only take her sport to the next level, but to be an epic force for change in the world.
GO BIG. YOU NEVER KNOW, YOU COULD LAND IT AND REVOLUTIONIZE THE SPORT.
Start Your Impossible
with a single step.