Lakey Peterson, Haddon Cord double efforts for clean water

Lakey Peterson and Haddon Cord at their Clean Water Tour press conference on Friday at the Savoy Night Club in Santa Barbara. (John Dvorak/Presidio Sports Photo)

Professional surfer Lakey Peterson and local musician Haddon Cord are combining forces to heighten awareness and raise money for a cause they share a passion for: clean water.

The pair of local teen trendsetters announced ambitious plans for a “Clean Water Tour” in Santa Barbara last Friday at a media event connected with the New Noise Music Festival.

“The Clean Water Tour is all about having fun and fueling passions to help make the world a better place,” Peterson said.

The tour’s mini-festival format will feature performances by Haddon Cord, DJs and a film-festival format with Lakey’s new feature film as the headliner.

Zero to a Hundred is a new film by Aaron Lieber that chronicles Lakey’s journey from Santa Barbara grom to world-wide surfing sensation. Peterson, 18, just finished her rookie season on the ASP’s World Championship Tour by winning the main event at the U.S. Open of Surfing in August and holding a top-10 ranking in the world. The film has yet to be debuted.

The tour will begin in Boise, Idaho at the 2,000-seat Revolution Concert House & Event Center in March.

The clean-water partnership started last year when Haddon performed at the Santa Barbara premiere of the Nike surf film “Leave a Message” that Lakey starred in.

Money raised from that event went towards building a clean-water well in Honduras with the help of international charity Hands 4 Others. Haddon made the trip herself to help build the well in the impoverished Central American country and was so affected by the experience that she felt like more could be done.

“We hope the Clean Water Tour inspires people to be part of something fresh and purposeful,” Haddon said. “Lakey and I have seen first hand that we can make a difference, and the Clean Water Tour is a foundation for a community that can make a difference in lives all over the planet.”

Haddon plans on recording a handful of new songs in the studio to take with her on tour. Haddon and her band have played such venues as the Lobero Theatre, the House of Blues, the Viper Room, The Mint, and the Sunset Marquis.

Learn more about?the Clean Water Tour and its membership community?HERE