September 24th, 2013
09:57 PM ET

Lakey Peterson pushing boundaries for women surfers

Male-infested waters.

For years and years, the world of surf was seen as a man's world. But that's all changing as women continue to prove themselves as equals.

We're not talking about Gidget or those girls in Blue Crush.

We're talking about 18-year-old Lakey Peterson from California who is doing things that women have never done before on a surfboard in competition until now.

Erin Burnett has the story.

Filed under: I.D.E.A. • Sports
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  1. Kevin

    If you look at the amount of revenue the male surfers generate for the sport compared to the women, the $100k to $15k difference in prize money makes a lot of sense. In real numbers the gap is much wider. In most surf lineups guys outnumber the girls 50-1. That is not because they are being excluded, anyone who wants to can get in the water, it is just the way it is . Lakey should stop complaining about the prize money and instead be trying to get more girls to take up surfing, these are all sponsored events and the way to raise the prize money is to raise the income from women's surfing equipment and apparel.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Reply

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