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Lakey Peterson grew up in Santa Barbara, laying into forehand slices like this at spots like Rincon since she was little. Here's her putting muscle memory into practice. Frame: Thomas Allan

Her Grandfather Invented The Egg McMuffin — Talent Runs In The Family

Here’s three minutes of Lakey Peterson pulverizing protein-packed Lowers.

elsewhere // Jun 6, 2023
Words by Christian Bowcutt
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Lakey is currently ranked World #8. If she makes the Final Five, a wave like Lowers could give her the opportunity she needs to clinch her first world title. Video: Thomas Allan

In 1972, Herb Peterson created the Egg McMuffin to bolster Maccas’s fledgling breakfast menu.

For those of us teetering on the Millenial/Gen-Z cut-off, we might remember the glory days of Fuel TV and, in particular, the youth-focused show “New Pollution”. On one of these episodes, Lakey walked into a Santa Barbara McDonald’s, made an Egg McMuffin with Matt Beacham, and proceeded to surf well above her years at Hammond’s Reef.

Now, in 2023 at 28 years old, she is in her prime and sitting at the eighth spot on the world tour, within grasp of the Final Five cut-off. Plus, Punta Roca is the next stop, a wave not dissimilar to the Lower’s right (which she demolishes above.)

Also worth remembering, Lakey is widely touted as THE surfer to bring airs to women’s surfing. She famously landed the first air ever recorded in women’s competitive surfing history at the 2009 NSSA Nationals in HB.

Click above for a damn good reason to add her to your El Sal fantasy team — and to buy a CI Pro.


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