PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The 2015 Lakey Peterson Keiki Bowl Presented By The Surf Happens Foundation

Saturday December 19, the Surf Happens Foundation will host the second 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.

The LPKB also serves to promote the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation featuring a learn to surf class for area youth surviving cancer with special pro guests. In addition, we are 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, funds the LPKB and is made possible by generous local donors.

LPKB Grom Surf League Format: After the first round surfers are separated into two brackets, the main event, and a repercharge division based upon heat placings. All skill levels are welcome with push in divisions available for U8 surfers. Registration for the event will be hosted online at between November 10-December 10, 2015. Space is limited with priority established on first come first serve basis. Presented by Channel Islands Surfboards, Hurley, and Surf Happens Surf School with amazing prize give aways. Contributing sponsors include Smith Optics, Go Pro, Cliff Bar, Scosche Audio, and Sexwax. Media sponsors of the event are the Santa Barbara Independent, Deep magazine, and Surfline. Register today at

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