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3rd Annual Lakey Peterson Keiki Bowl

  • Leadbetter Beach Shoreline Drive Santa Barbara, CA United States (map)


The Lakey Peterson Keiki Bowl is a free surf contest for youth ages 14 and under in the Santa Barbara Region funded by the Surf Happens Foundation. The goal of the contest is to provide a fun and healthy event that gets kids outdoors, sharing in their passion for the ocean together. 

Through these free events we aim to raise awareness and funding for the Surf Happens Foundation programs. The 2016 Lakey Peterson Keiki Bowl will be raising funds directly for our Girls Inc. Surf Club. Our goal is to raise $10,000 through the event to fund 12 girls year-round in a after school Surf club. Most of these girls come from low-income families that would not otherwise have this opportunity. Please take a moment to learn about this program and make a DIRECT DONATION or participate in the RAFFLE to support this program and "pay-it forward". Aloha!

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2016 Keiki Bowl Info

Saturday December 17, the Surf Happens Foundation will host the third annual Lakey Peterson Keiki Bowl (LPKB) at Leadbetter Point, Santa Barbara. The Keiki Bowl is a FREE U14 Surf Competition that employs a unique format where nobody loses in the first round. The event is designed to promote a healthy lifestyle, goal-setting practices, and community while serving as a pay it forward fundraiser for the Surf Happens Foundation.

Lakey Peterson will be on hand as the master of ceremonies administering beach games and activities, pushing kids into waves, and hosting a beach clean up at 1230pm promoting the Surf Happens Foundation High Five program of picking up five pieces of trash every time you go to the beach and five simple solutions to reducing pollution and personal carbon handprint. The nonprofit arm of Surf Happens Surf School, the Surf Happens Foundation, is a registered 501C3, which funds the LPKB through the support of sponsors and generous local donors.

LPKB Grom Surf League Format: After the first round surfers are separated into two brackets, the main event, and a repechage division based upon first round heat placing. Each bracket then runs all the way through to separate finals. All skill levels are welcome. A special “Push In Party” division is available for U8 surfers who need assistance catching or surfing on waves. The Push In Party is an expression session with special pro guests, and/or parents or family members pushing them into waves with every participant receiving a trophy.

The Lakey Peterson Keiki Bowl is presented by Channel Islands Surfboards, Hurley, Surf Happens Surf School, and Bill Urbany Real Estate with amazing prize give aways. Contributing sponsors include GoPro, Cliff Bar, Scosche Audio, and Sex Wax. Media sponsors of the event are the Santa Barbara Independent, Deep Surf Magazine, and Surfline. Space is limited. Registration is open between November 1st and December 5th, 2016.

About the Surf Happens Foundation: The Surf Happens Foundation is dedicated to sharing the sport and healthy lifestyle of surfing with area youths while teaching environmental stewardship and ocean safety. Administered programs include: weekly after school programs for Girls Inc Santa Barbara & Goleta Centers, annual surf days and surf camps for children and young adults surviving cancer, surf days for at risk and low income youth, surf camp scholarships, along with environmental awareness programs and surfing centric safety and first aid promoted through free youth surfing contests / Grom Surf League Events. 

Special thanks to our official sponsor of the Girls Inc Surf Club

Earlier Event: November 1
Pete Muller & Friends Benefit Concert
Later Event: May 20
Second Annual Rincon Luau