Lakey Peterson, 17, wins U.S. Open

"It's been a crazy ride," Lakey Peterson said. "Carissa is one of my favorite surfers and I'm just so stoked to win right now." Jason Kenworthy/ESPNHS

Lakey Peterson, a 17-year-old surfer from Santa Barbara, Calif., won the 2012 Nike U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Peterson, who was the runner-up at the Open in 2011, defeated 19-year-old former world champion Carissa Moore 10.90-8.64.

Peterson is the youngest surfer on the women's ASP tour.

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