Lakey Peterson: super girl

Lakey Peterson has capped off a perfect season by winning the ASP 6-Star Supergirl Pro Junior in peaky two-to-four foot waves at Oceanside Pier today, marking her third consecutive ASP Pro Junior win and solidifying her second consecutive ASP North America Pro Junior Title.

Peterson took to her backhand in the Final and led the heat through its entirety. The Californian capitalized on a lefthander down the beach and belted a 15.54 (out of 20) heat total in the Final to win the 2011 Supergirl Pro Junior over Kauai finalists Malia Manuel, Leila Hurst and Nage Melamed.

“There were some fun waves throughout the day,” Peterson said. “I went down south and surfed the left and it was way better than anything else that was coming in.”

Peterson’s victory at the ASP 6-Star event marks a sweep over the 2011 ASP North America Pro Junior Series where she won the Rob Machado Seaside Pro Junior and the Nike US Open of Surfing prior to today’s Supergirl Pro Junior victory to solidify her position atop the women’s regional rankings.

“Winning today is just icing on the cake,” Peterson said. “I’m really stoked to have won all three events. I’ve been really focused this year and had a totally different mindset. I’m older and starting to do bigger contests. I’ve been trying to stay really organized and just on top of my game and it seems to be working, so I’m stoked.”

The talented regular footer’s ASP North America Pro Junior series title also guarantees her slot to compete against the world’s finest under-21 surfers at the upcoming ASP World Junior Tour which begins in Bali.

“The World Junior Tour is so much fun,” Peterson said. “We have three events this year which is great because I feel like it really shows who should be World Junior Champion and I’m really excited for it. Bali, Brazil and Australia are all really fun spots and I’m looking forward to it.”

Supergirl Pro Junior Final:
1 – Lakey Peterson (USA) 15.54
2 – Malia Manuel (HAW) 12.23
3 – Leila Hurst (HAW) 9.83
4 – Nage Melamed (HAW) 6.96