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.
Surf Happens Foundation LPKB Grom Surf League Format: After the first round surfers are
separated into two brackets, the main event, and a repercharge 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
Presented by Channel Islands Surfboards, Hurley, and Surf Happens Surf School along with
contributing sponsors Go Pro, Cliff Bar, Scosche Audio, and Sexwax. The event features a
fundraiser raffle and silent auction raising funds for the Surf Happens Foundation. Media
sponsors of the event are the Santa Barbara Independent, Deep magazine, and Surfline. Space is
limited. Registration is open between November 1 and December 5, 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.