Lakey dominates in round 2 of US Open of Surfing

Peterson bounces back to advance to third round in Huntington Beach

POSTED: 10:32 PM PDT Jul 24, 2013    UPDATED: 11:49 PM PDT Jul 24, 2013 

Lakey Peterson did not stay down for long. After a disappointing opening round at the US Open of Surfing, the defending champion turned in the highest heat score in round 2, totaling 16.76 points of a possible 20.

The Santa Barbara native defeated close friend Sage Erickson to advance to round 3 in Huntington Beach. Peterson is expected to hit the waves on Thursday around noon. The finals are on Sunday.