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Letter from the Publishers Aloha WSSM Readers... Thank you for picking up this issue, and supporting the womens surf industry. We publish WSSM for all you women and girls out there that surf, have surfed in the past, or just love the surfing lifestyle. Most of you probably don’t get to surf as often as you would like, and we hope that WSSM is the cure you’ll turn to, to satisfy the surf cravings within. This issue is jam-packed with all kinds of goodies to enjoy as we head into spring, including a fantastic SURF. BEACH. LIFESTYLE. 2011 Fashion Guide (90), that showcases new apparel & accessories that perfectly compliment a surfer’s lifestyle. The brands shown in this guide are strong supporters of the women’s surfing industry, and we ask that if you see something you like-- please, support them back, by making a purchase, and letting them know you found them in WSSM! Want to win some awesome giveaways? See page 22 for your chance to win sunscreen, sterling silver surf jewelry by The Wave Collection, and so much more. Got something on your mind? Let us know your thoughts, rants, and opinions-- others did, in Voice of the Surfers (24). SURF STOKED, 80 Seconds to the Outside (66), is my (Sandra) personal story of working through the mental anguish while finding the courage to make it to the “outside” on a big day, on Oahu’s famed north shore. I hope this story inspires you to dig deep, paddle harder, and accomplish your goals as you surf bigger waves, one second at a a time. RAILS & TALES showcases the WSSM surf trip to Panama in PANAMAniac (34)... Our first time in Panama, and an adventure we thoroughly enjoyed. TACA airlines treated our surfboards with the utmost respect (unlike Delta), and we embraced beautiful, empty waves that were all ours for the taking, perfect weather, and an awesome host (Morro Negrito Surf Camp) that made this trip one we’ll never forget. We hope you enjoy learning more about this fascinating, and undiscovered country, and make the journey there yourself, someday soon. In our PRO SECTION, we’ve caught up with several pro-surfers that are pioneeiring women’s surfing. Don’t miss this behind-the-scenes look at Anastasia Ashley- Airwalks team rider, and impressive surfer girl (112), and learn more about Holly Beck and her life as a pro surfer (118). Enjoy a Q&A with Bethany Hamilton, exploring how she has found the inner strength to make it through the loss of her arm, and a deeply changed future (128), as well as a quick look at Toes on the Nose team rider-- Joy Monahan (132). In the true spirit of WSSM, we encourage you to recommend to us your favorite pro surfer or up-andcoming, that you’d like to see featured in WSSM. We love to promote not only rising stars, but also women that surf just-for-the-fun-of-it, and who are making a difference in their communities (You’re Designed to Shine- pg 74), so even if they’ve only surfed for a few weeks, months or years-- ALL are welcome in WSSM. Recommend them (or yourself) to us by visiting us at www.womenssurfstyle.com, and click on CONTRIBUTE. We welcome your thoughts, ideas and surf photos; we want YOU to be a part of WSSM- that’s what we’re all about... a community of women and girls connected by the love of the ocean... So don’t be shy-- write to us, we can’t wait to hear from you! We thank you for your support and look forward to a bright and successful future together. Let’s make women’s surf history together, ladies!

PUBLISHERS:

Sandra & Dan Olson

EDITOR: Debbie L. Olson

CFO: John Dotson

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Danielle Marvin, Renee Williams, Sandra Olson, Deborah Anne- Designs by Deb, Amanda Fernandez WSSM STAFF WRITERS: Sandra Olson, Dan Olson, Amanda Fernandez, Carolyn Palma, Renee Williams, Amanda Rigney, Shelsea Brown, Teresa Hodge, Deborah Anne Olson, Bethany P., Gina Abou-Sayf, Karissa Correa, Tracy Rubert, Roxy Saffaie, John Olson, Christina Frankel, Nichole Wagner, Jordan Klinger, Tia Calvo CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: Savannah Bradley, Dr. Linda Fickes, Zofia Karubin, John Philbin, Christina DiMari, Claire Miyamoto, Omil B., Holly Beck, Mike Rutherford, Jennifer Lovelace, Jenny Yoon, Heather McGaffin, Sunny Steurer, Malia Delapenia, Noel McCarthy, Morgon Hoesterey, Sarah Holter, Avra Kouffman WSSM STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERS: Daniel KawasakiDaniel K. Fine Arts, John Olson, Dave Gregerson20foot.com, Dan Olson- WSSM, Dale Basye - HologramVision.com, Gabriel Fernandez, Matt Olson, Jordan Klinger, Karissa Correa, Amy Wong, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS: WahineSurfer.net, PaulTopp.com, Teresa Hodge, Corlyce.com, IslandStyleImages.com, Joem CostesSurferPix.com, EboSurfPhoto.com, Rip-Pics.com, GaryMsCreations.com, Ben Kottke, Shelsea Brown, KazSano.com, SpikeRaymond.com, Dave Miyamoto, AJ Neste, John Olson, Mike Rutherford, Spencer Suitt, Jim Whitney, Aaron Nakamura, Gabriel Fernandez, Jim Russi, Paul Teruya, Ryan Engle, Daniel Russo, Christina Frankel, Moonwalkerphotos.com, Mana Photo, Kevin Voegtlin, Robert Callanan, Grommet, Lucas Yoshida FASHION COORDINATORS: Stephanie Bednarek, Leah Johnson, Trish Edwards SPECIAL EVENT COORDINATORS: Brandy & Rob Chang I.T. DIRECTOR: Stan Olson EDITORIAL & PHOTO SUBMISSION: WOMENS SURF STYLE MAGAZINE P.O. Box 22853 Honolulu, HI 96823 ONLINE: www.womenssurfstyle.com emailus@womenssurfstyle.com Publisher reserves the right to edit all submissions for content/space purposes at their sole discretion. Upon receiving, all submitted materials become the sole property of WSSM and will not be returned. Please send copies of your originals. WSSM is published twice yearly. Distributor and advertising information can be obtained by visiting womenssurfstyle.com. No portion of WSSM may be copied or reproduced in any way without written permission/consent of WSSM editor/publisher. Reproduction in whole or in part is strictly prohibited. All surf photos submitted to, and seen in WSSM, are for content purposes only and remain the sole property of the individual photographers. Reproduction in any way is strictly forbidden. Contact info for photographers may be obtained by visiting their websites. Copyright 2003, WSSM Women’s Surf Style Magazine All rights reserved. Printed in Hong Kong.

Aloha, and we’ll see you in the lineup!

Sandra & Dan Olson

WSSM Publishers / Editors

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Cover Photo: Daniel Russo photorusso.com Surfer: Anastasia Ashley

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In This Issue LIFESTYLE 44 46 50

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PUSH-UP TO BETTER DUCK DIVES

Rails & Tales... PANAMAniac

34 52

4 surfers, 2 photographers, countless waves...

52 54 56

Push UP

to better duck dives

Rise & Shine Yoga Beauty Box | Ask Roxy Makeup tips & product reviews for surfers, from celebrity makeup artist, Roxy Living Energy

Re-Vitalize you day-- from the inside out

Beach Eats Easy recipes for those long, lazy beach days Little Helpers Cool products that make your life easier

SURF STOKED... live, breathe, surf 34

RAILS & TALES

58 64 66 68 70

Ladies

LIVING ENERGY

PANAMAniac; 4 surfers, 2 photographers, countless waves! Second to none

I Got Hooked on Surfing in Waikiki 80 Seconds

to the Outside

Paddle Faster

Catch more Waves !

Beginner Tips & Tricks

We asked-- WSSM readers responded with their BEST advice for beginners

MY COMMUNITY 74

You’re Designed to SHINE!

78 82 84 88

SHE SURFS !

Pearl girls, Melanie

Pitcher and Jessica McLean

Tiki Willis, Ann Yoshida

MESA ENTERPRISES

artistic passion expressed

WSSM SURF DAY Meet The Company

Ultrasol Sunscreens

PRO - FILES 112 118 128 132

photo: Daniel K. Fine Arts

Anastasia Ashley

Airwalks’s team rider and

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Holly Beck

Life as a pro surfer

Q & A with Bethany Hamilton Joy Monahan

Toes on the Nose team rider

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PRO SECTION: ANASTASIA ASHLEY, HOLLY BECK, BETHANY HAMILTON AND JOY MONAHAN

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BEACH. SURF. LIFESTYLE. FASHION GUIDE 2011 20 | womenssurfstyle.com | wSSm

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Inside the Industry

At the Surf Expo Tradeshow

WSSM Summer Surf Party Recap Money Sense

Pipedreams Hawaii

CENTERFOLD Hottie

Zane Schweitzer

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“I have been surfing the same break in front of my house for the past 4 years. Lately it seems to be breaking a little bigger and more consistent. Is it because of global warming or the wax build up on the reef over the years? I will be switching to honey for grip from now on. ” West Side, Kauai, Tiana K.

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“WSSM I love your mag, it keeps me company during study hall at school. If it wasn’t for you I would only have the “guy surf mags” who don’t have a clue about women’s surfing and lifestyle. Keep sending out the ink !”

“I totally love your MAG... Great way to promote the sport, no models or professional surfers for the most part!” Jade Villanueva

“LOOOOOVVVVEEE your magazine. Thanks for looking out for all us ladies!” Kimberly Kirk “Maybe you can clue me in why Roxy was for sale at Macys in the local mall where my Aunt lives in Chicago. Whats next- surfboards in Kansas ? Do real surf girls still wear roxy ? I have a back to school wardrobe budget - what’s your advice ?” Danielle Noslo | Waikiki, Oahu Photos: PhotoLines I.S.

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WSSM: As you can see, we’ve added a Pro section ‘cause NO ONE else was giving them ink- if you don’t care to read it... just grab all 30 pages of it as a chunk, and skip it- then you’re right back to the same great mag you love! Thanks for reading :) “You guys are one of the best surfer mags out there! Keep it up!“ :) Danielle “I LOVE YOUR MAGAZINE... ESPECIALLY SINCE YOU ALSO INCLUDE SOME CHRISTIAN SURFER FEATURES. GOD BLESS!”

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STICKY BUMPS - Sticky Bumps knows how

to add spice and color to one’s life… and they’ve perfected this with their new DayGlo leashes and surf wax. With colors ranging from hot pink, electric blue, lime green, sun-yellow, and bright orange, matching your leash and wax to your personality and mood has never been so much fun! Complete it with a new traction pad, and you’re set for a color-filled summer of surf! Photo: : Daniel K. Fine Arts

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Stoke your surfer friends out with beautiful, gold or sterling silver wave pendants, bracelets & rings from The Wave Collection! New to the industry, The Wave Collection offers REAL jewelry, for REAL surfers, carved with epic barrels & un-crowded peaks... satisfying a surfer’s longing for waves. Reasonably priced and available in several sizes, shapes and breaks… May we suggest the layered look? (see page 102) www.thewavecollection.com

your slippers, flip-flops, or whatever you want to call them, worn out- flat as pancakes? Then grab a friend and head to the nearest Flip Flop Shops, where you’ll find thousands of styles, from every major slipper company in the world, and some you’ve never even heard of. With their vast assortment of styles ranging from all your top surf & skate brands to more unique boutique brands, and the convenience of their ever-expanding list of locations (they’re practically opening a new store every week!), we know you’ll find a style that will fit your lifestyle-- no matter where you live. AND, while you’re there, you might as well benefit from their recent partnership with FILTRATE Eyewear, who offers polarized, stylish glasses, that compliment a beach lifestyle, and is also SUPER easy on your bank account! flipflopshops.com | filtrateeywear.com

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fashion on, all by using Takeya USA’s hot new stylish, glass water bottles! With portable and stylish designs, these eco-friendly glass water bottles deliver fresh taste, without plastic or metal flavors, and are made from naturally organic and recyclable materials. They come in several sizes with colorful silicone jackets that feature see-through windows for checking fluid levels, and their patented silicone jackets also provide a soft, non-slip grip and protection from accidental breakage. So help reduce the millions of accumulated plastic water bottles in U.S. landfills, by using a Takeya USA water bottle! www.takeyausa.com

EPIC ACTION CAMERAS - Capture

the best times of your life via the ever impressive, Epic Action Camera. Whether it’s underwater, in the snow, sky-diving or in a canoe… take on any adventureand bringyour Epic Action Camera! Three camera styles are offered; the Epic HD, the Wide Angle, and the Epic Action, so finding the right one for your sport and specific needs will be easy. Talk to the guys at Epic (they’re really nice), so you can start capturing those incredible life savoring moments that are ahead. www.epicactioncam.com

ISLAND SHADE SHACKS Brand new on

the market, and oh-so-fun… Island Shade Shacks offer protection from the elements via a canopy large enough for several

people to hang out under, while still enjoying a panoramic view. Available in several prints including their popular “Aloha” print, an Island Shade Shack comes with large pockets on both sides that you fill with sand or stones to keep your shade from flying away, and a large, attached sheet to that keeps you off the ground or sand. Fully collapsible and lightweight, these shacks are going to be a HOT item for the lazy summer days ahead! www.islandshadeshacks.com

STORIES OF RELL SUNN: QUEEN OF MAKAHA... provides readers with the

opportunity to learn about the legendary Hawaiian waterwoman Rell Sunn, and the values and culture of the people that revered her. Each story compiled by Greg Ambrose is a snap shot from Rell’s personal photo album. Raw and intimate, the stories reveal details about the Queen of Makaha, and the people she loved and served. She lived and embodied the aloha spirit and inspired those around her to do the same. Stories of Rell Sunn will leave readers with a greater understanding of Rell Sunn, the people of Hawaii, and what it means to live aloha. (review by Jenny Yoon) www.besspress.com

CHEATER 5 SURFIN’ SALSA - Bring your love of surfing right into your kitchen, tantalizing your taste buds with Cheater 5’s delicious and inspiring collection of salsas that will liven up any feast! Try the Shreddin’ Serrano Hot Sauce for a blend of fire roasted flavors, or the Totally Tubular Taco Sauce, which is just hot enough to excite, without the commitment of a full-on burn (this is

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our favorite sauce for breakfast!). Want even more spice? Try the Caribbean Hot Sauce, which is a flavorful blend of fresh tropical fruit and habanero chilis. All the salsas are low on sodium and vinegar free, so no matter which you choose, your taste buds and body are going to thank you! www.cheater5.com


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SURF EXPO

the best trade show EVER! by Sandra & Dan Olson

u Filtrate & Flip Flop Shops

From all over the globe they come to shop their wares and network. Meeting with the best of the best, at the show where business gets DONE… The Surf Expo!

u C-Spray Glass Blasting

u Joscelyn, Amanda, Micha & Gabriel (wssm photographer)

u Christina, Sandra, Olivia

(Coreban) and Nichole

u Erik- OnIt Pro | Dan - WSSM

u Betty Belts

u Jeff Clark |Mavericks Surf Shop

Clearly the best tradeshow for the action sports industry anywhere in the USA, the Surf Expo stands head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to customer service, industry participation, buyer attendance, and order writing.

With a twice-yearly held show, those looking to break into the industry while on a limited budget are best suited to exhibit at the January show, as it is larger, and has a stronger attendance than the fall show. However, if cash allows, we highly recommend both shows, as you will meet people from all over the world, all walks of life, and business goals and needs. Over a one year period (2 shows) you’re bound to receive valuable insight into what the market requireschallenging you to grow your business effectively. You’ll also meet people with whom you can network and build strong partnerships with in the future, and on top of it all… you’re going to have a LOT of fun, too! As a buyer, Surf Expo features a bevy of categories including Surf, SUP, Swim, Skate, Boutique, Souvenir and Resort, all clearly marked and defined so you know exactly where you are on the huge floor plan, therefore, making the most of your valuable buying time.

u XSIZE

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u The WSSM crew- Nichole,

Sandra & Christina

Floor attractions include a twice-daily fashion show, a gigantic half pipe and skate area for team riders to show off their tricks, and there’s also a SUP demo & wake pool on showcase that is worth checking out. Free daily seminars are held on a variety of business related subjects, and Saturday night offers a prayer and worship service with Christian Surfers USA, which is a great way to relax from the show, and mingle with like-minded companies and friends.

u Hot Tuna

u Kevin (Beatnik Trading)

So don’t miss it… after all, the Surf Expo is where business gets done! www.surfexpo.com

u Dan & DUNKELVOLK u Ocean Star Gifts


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u Stephanie

Photo: Daniel K. Fine Arts

u Dan & Sandra present

the FREE RV’s Surfboard to the winner!

u Heather

u Naomye, Pua, Doni, Beccy,

Nichole, Tiffany, Brian, Cory, Trey

u John Olson (above) special event coordinators, Brandy & Rob Chang, & WSSM publishers, Dan &

Sandra Olson, together with the WSSM models as the last fashion show draws to a close.

u Steven, Trey, Phil, Brian in

Pipedreams Hawaii boardshorts

u WSSM hostesses, Stacey, Linda, Heather, u Malia & The Belly Dancers in Paradise

June 20, 2010: WSSM celebrated their annual summer surf party at Senor Frogs, Honolulu, much to the delight of long-time fans! Well known for hundreds of great giveaways, fun, fun, fun, a positive vibe, belly dancing and fashion shows galore, this evenings event did not dissapoint.

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Chauntee, Lani, Shanae, Francesca

Guests enjoyed a night of jamming tunes, WSSM go-go dancers that kept the crowd up and dancing all night, and WSSM hostesses that mingled with the crowd, passing out over 1,000 giveaways such as Sex Wax surf wax, Shaka Laka lip balms, Charming Shark Surf Jewelry, Frisky Shoes


u Johnelle, Jaimee, Deanna,

Nichole & Cory in Honey Girl

u Brandy (WSSM spec. events coord.) Shanae,

u Rob, Steven, Elise

Maura, Rob (WSSM spec. events coord.)

u left page photos: BobMcKeand.com | below photos: Wilber Bergado Photography

u Elise

| above photos: WahineSurfer.net

u Reiko, Shanae, Trieu u WSSM publishers, Sandra & Dan Olson, with

best buds & special events team, Brandy & Rob, preparing for the night.

u Kristiana u Malia, founder of

The Belly Dancers in Paradise u Chelsea in H2oh!

u WSSM security: Allan, Nick, Shane, Dane, Sean

u Stephanie in Pualani

u Sandra & Dan give out goodies to the crowd

slippers, t-shirts GALORE from Pipeline Gear, Ocean Star books, sunscreen samples from Smart Girls Who Surf, Siren Surf hand creme, and so much more. The evening also showcased 2 swimwear bikini fashion shows sponsored by Guria, Dunkelvolk, H2Oh, Legal Beach, Bikini Joe’s, Pualani Hawaii,

u Doni in Pualani

and Honey Girl, as well as a stunning perormance by Malia and the Belly Dancers in Paradise, that had the entire club shimmying and shaking. Wanna see more photos from this event? Log on to www.womenssurfstyle.com, and click on SPECIAL EVENTS... continued next page... wSSm | womenssurfstyle.com | 31


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Rails & Tales

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t was finally here...

Panama awaited us, and we were SO ready to go! The day started off at the Waffle House, across from the Daytona 500, as we waited for our photographer, Gabriel, to finish photography class. After filling our bellies with the last US meal we would enjoy for a week, we headed to FedEx to mail my diamond ring back home. We had been in Florida for business, but didn’t want to be “targets” in South America, so we were taking all the necessary precautions. After all, no need to tempt anyone there, right? We picked up an excited Gabriel and headed to the airport, surfboard bags sticking out the side of our small rental car. We were excited... After months of planning and research, we were finally on our way! Arriving at the airport, we searched several floors of the parking garage before finally finding a cart (we never pay for those things!), and piled it high with backpacks and board bags, then headed for the TACA Airlines counter. Unlike most airlines these days, TACA Airlines checked us in with glowing smiles and everyone was extremely helpful. We knew the board bags would be a hassle- they usually are, but surprisingly-- not at TACA. It was almost like it was a usual occurrence for surfers to be traveling with them. Through security, down the ramp, and onto the plane, TAKEOFF!! That’s when we knew there was definitely something different about flying with TACA. Unbeknownst to us, included in the flight (for FREE) was a nice meal (even on our 45min flights), and right after takeoff they came by with drink carts stocked with complimentary snacks, coffee, soda, juice, and adult beverages. Free headsets were also offered (with a smile), and with over 30 movies to enjoy on our personal video screens, time flew. Upon landing in El Salvador for a quick plane change, a cruise of the airport- making note of anything we liked and might want to pick up as a souvenir on the way home-IF we didn’t happen to find it in Panama City, we were back onto TACA to our next leg, Costa Rica. TACA filled us with another round of food and drinks, a bevy of in-flight entertainment, and touchdown—we were in Costa Rica. It was the rainy season for South America this time of year, and clouds filled the evening sky,

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Dan & Gabriel... Happy to be flying TACA Airlines! making it feel even more remote and exotic. The Costa Rican & El Salvadorian airports were quite interesting to explore, and with a 1 hour layover, we spent it cruising the shops, sipping on coffee samples (the airport shops offer free coffee, chocolate and liquor samples right there in the airport. Strange, but who’s gonna turn down free coffee!) and watching the planes come and go on the water-soaked runway. Boarded flight #3 and we were now amped. Next stop? PANAMA!!! Touchdown... Panama City! Once through customs, we were greeted by David; Morro Negrito had sent him to meet us, take us to the bus station, purchase tickets, and show us where to wait-- nice! Our good friend, Christina (surfer/ photographer), who had arrived earlier from Florida on a different airline was with him also. After excited hugs, jumping up and down in excitement, anticipating the fun we were about to have, we followed David to the van, loaded our bags, and made our way through downtown Panama City to the bus station. Now Panama’s bus system is a little different than what you’ll find in the States... To start with, the terminal was more like an airport... 2 levels, and HUNDREDS of double-decker buses that were plush—and air conditioned. We had been told to dress warm for the ride—the night bus was known to be a bit frigid. After a bite to eat at the bus terminal, we purchased water and boarded our bus (only $15 US per person for a 5 hour ride) bound for the province of David. The midnight bus would be making one stop about 3 1/2 hours into the trip, and we were warned to set our watches and NOT FALL ASLEEP after that point, as we would have to remind the driver to let us off at our remote stop. It was in the middle of nowhere, and if we missed it, it could be hours before getting back. Sure enough, it WAS in the middle of nowhere, but it wasn’t a problem, because as soon as we got off the bus, we were greeted by our Morro Negrito contact, who loaded up the boards and bags again, and we began the slow 1/2 hour drive to the waters edge, through winding roads hedged with thick, lush, jungle foliage. Arriving at the Morro Negrito Surf Camp “holding area” was a relief. It had now been 15+ hours of travel, and brushing our teeth, taking vitamins, wrapping our bags securely in plastic (they warned us everything may get soaked during the boat ride- they were right!), and catching a quick snooze was at the top of our lists. Though the staff offered us beds to sleep in as we waited, we opted for the outdoor

Sandra adding her bikini sponsor stickers (Honey Girl), to her brand new FLUID SURFBOARD

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David, ready and waiting to pick us up in Panama City Christina, Dan, David and Gabriel

REAL cuban cigar anyone?

Making our way through the bus termina with our guide, David

Now THAT’S a view to remember!


At the Morro Negrito Surf Camp holding area, waiting for the tide to rise high enough to allow the boat to come pick us up.

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Headed to the boat launch... ready for adventure!

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hammocks instead, and relaxed as Gabriel snapped photos of the local horse that roamed freely about, the chickens, and a picturesque bridge near the boat launch. We were waiting for the tide to rise high enough to allow the boat to come pick us up. 7am brought the sound of the boat’s motor, and we eagerly gathered our bags and started down the cobblestone path to the boat launch. Doug (surf guide) and Irvin (boat captain) greeted us. We piled in and were off for a watery, rain-drenched ½ hour ride down a winding, twisting river, surrounded by thick jungle, leading to the open ocean. Majestic outcroppings of black rocks and small islands dotted the horizon everywhere. After 15 minutes, we could finally see the Morro Negrito Surf Camp up ahead, with its bright orange bungalows dotted against the deep green and uninhabited landscape. The rain began to let up SLIGHTLY as we arrived on shore where a handful of staff greeted us and proceeded to carry ALL our bags and boards up to the camp- what service! A short 3 minute walk later, and we had arrived at camp, soaked to the bone, but stoked on our adventure as we followed our guides to our individual rooms. Well groomed trails seem to lead in all directions, each to its own small bungalow, and since Dan and I were the only couple on the trip, we got to stay in the family room, which was farthest from shore, but also had its own private lanai and bathroom, and the best view! Smooth, round, black rocks tumbled in and out with the shoreline break- a mere 25 yards below, and the bungalow overlooked Emily’s… a nice little left that was dependant on the tide levels, but always a fun way to catch a few more waves before dinner, when you needed just one more! Emily’s was unique in that you could surf it ANYTIME you wanted since you didn’t need a boat to get to it, and your friends could watch you surf from the nearby openaired dining room or hammocks. It was like having your own cheering section! That first day in we took much needed naps, and woke to the sound of the lunch bell (love that sound every morning, afternoon and night!). After a filling meal, Christina, Dan and I loaded up the boat with the boards, accompanied by Doug (surf guide), and Eric (boat captain), and we left in search of surf. Morro Negrito Surf Camp is awesome in that there are all styles of waves available. The staff made sure we knew which spots we were surfing, and where they were on the large map drawn on the dining room wall... offering a buffet of

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waves and conditions. You have ankle-kissing baby waves near the boat launch (Elijah’s), Emily’s- the smaller break directly in front of the camp, and Snickers—which soon became one of our favorite waves. Snickers is a solid beach break, canvassed by a mile-long black sand beach, and gets REALLY good on a rising tide (lefts and rights). El Toro (the bull) is another great wave, nestled between giant, foliage covered black rocks, and offering a punchy left or right that looks like it’s going to break right on shore—yet you rarely touch the sandy bottom. There are more advanced waves available- on the right swell- such as Nestles (we didn’t get to surf this spot since it only breaks when it gets over 15ft). Nestles is apparently a death defying drop, into an extremely shallow, boulder-filled, ocean bottom— and just waiting to teach you a lesson. We’re told this is a pop-up fast- while air-dropping into a stand-up barrel that shoots you like a rocket out of the danger zone. No shoulder to speak of on this wave AT ALL. Yikes! Lastly, you also have the ever popular Point, which was close to camp, and offered heaving barrels galore. Less sketchy than Nestles, this was the spot to hone your barrel riding skills, without the crowd. At the Point, a steep and dedicated takeoff is mandatory, and there’s no avoiding the closeout by going for a doggy-door here either. On the waves that barreled, you had to ride into a closeout almost every time, or pay your dues on the shallow, rock-infested inside, that sits mercilessly near a steep, un-scalable cliff. Not the friendliest conditions, but a magnificent wave to say the least. While the Point was FUN we later found out, it also drew most of the other 10 surfers at camp, and after living in Hawaii and dealing with crowds, this spot wasn’t at the top of our list. After all, we were in Panama to surf waves all to ourselves, without hassling with lineups or overly aggressive paddle-battlers. Instead, our crew usually opted for Snickers, which hosted 6’-10’+ wave, after wave, after beautiful glassy wave, after another. As with any surf spot in Panama, the tide really affects the breaks, so on our first day in, we chose the Rock, which was just that… a little rock sticking out of the ocean, that peeled a fun right-hander, with a sometimes, make-able section. Coming from Hawaii, this little wave was a lot of fun to play around on, and I got a serious wake-up call when I caught the rail of my board… squarely on the right jaw. Hearing an alarming crack and fearing the worse I checked my teeth—they were still all there. (Praise God!) An immediate froggy appeared though and cuts lined

Christina and Jordan, practicing their own “surf duet”. They met here in Panama, were inseparable, and have been dating ever since. NICE! Photos: SecretSurf007.com Dan and Sarah at Emily’s


Morro Negrito Surf Camp

Dan at El Toro

Surf guide, Doug, at The Rock

Dan & Sandra, headed to Emily’s for an evening session Sandra @ Emily’s, testing out her new Honey Girl swimwear. BEST SWIMWEAR for surfing... EVER! (honeygirlwaterwear.com) Christina hitting the lip at Snickers

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the inside of my mouth where my teeth had almost pierced through my cheeks. Swelling set in and by nightfall—I looked a bit like a chipmunk hoarding food—for a really long winter. Not all bad came from the accident however. Back at camp that night, after multiple chunks of ice were applied, I was officially awarded the camp’s daily trophy of excellence. Surf guide, Jordan, explained that every evening, directly after dinner, they give an award to the person who really gave it their all that day, made an impressive snap or maneuver, or also- for the most stupid move of the day. I laughingly accepted the award, admitting I had won for the latter, and promised to try to get the award later in the week, for something “smarter”. That night, worn out from traveling, we were asleep by 8:30—and dreaming of surf. Dan and I were excited to greet our longtime friend and surf buddy, Sarah Dean, to camp the next morning. She had endured a laborious flight delay coming out of Hawaii due to engine plane failure, but had now finally arrived! Now, Sarah is famous for getting hurt. The girl rips/charges/she does it all... but she occasionally beats herself up in the process. So upon her arrival, the rest of us felt better-- knowing she was likely to be the one taking the “injury” cake. Coffee and a breakfast of fresh fruit, eggs and fried Indian bread with jelly filled us up, after which we grabbed our boards, some snacks for later on the boat, and headed out for our first surf session that day. El Toro was the call this time… and we enjoyed a day of trading wave after wave with our core group of 6, hooting each other on. Dan was stoked to be in the water and experimenting with his new HD GoPro Camera that he had mounted on the nose of his board via an FCS plug. He later realized that some his best and favorite video taken was of us duckdiving through the waves when paddling back out. But, he warns to watch out when duck-diving, because he took the skin off his nose a couple of times before he learned his lesson-- to not bring his head so close to the camera. That session was one of those when all you can do is sit on your board, drinking in the exotic beauty around you, and wondering why you’ve been blessed with such an experience. Life doesn’t get much better. No injuries to report this second day… tired, sunburned and worn out though, we hit the beds early, in anticipation of the building swell and our 5:30am wake-up call.

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Ding, ding, ding… the

breakfast bell awoke us from a delicious, deep sleep, and it was all we could do to pull ourselves out of our comfy beds, and into a cold shower to wake up. The sun peeked up soon, revealing a well-formed Emily’s. The swell had come up—a little bit! Excitedly, we ate breakfast, and headed to the boat launch, where we each helped the boat guys by lying wood down in front of the boat, and rolling/ pushing them to the waters edge. Kind of tribal and a very different surf experience. The other surfers (5 guys) took one boat to go check an outer island spot, and their girlfriends piled into the WSSM boat, for a quick ride over to Snickers. Leslie (camp chef), was just learning to surf. She was a bit cautious, yet eager to surf with all the girls, but was admittedly in over her head when one big set rolled through (which we couldn’t believe she paddled for- and caught). It took her all the way to the beach! After considerable effort, she simply wasn’t able to make it back to the outside, so she settled for an onshore view of the action. Rayna and Milica had surfed before, but due to where they live (MT and northern CA) they don’t get the chance to do so very often, so Snickers, this day, was a great way to get them back in the water—without having to deal with barrels, or wave hungry dudes.

Sarah snags a nice one at the Point Photos: SecretSurf007.com

After 2 hours of fun waves, we all piled back onto the boat and headed over to EL Toro, where we enjoyed more countless waves and laughter. What a fun day! Evening came, and it was my turn to pass the trophy torch. I gave it to Rayna, who- though she had just had a baby 18 months before, and RARELY surfed, had gone above and beyond – paddling herself into overhead waves, and riding them! Rayna had easily overcome the intimidation that comes with surfing with a group of girls she didn’t know, that were better surfers, and she didn’t give up. Way to go Rayna! The swell continued to rise overnight, and we slept to the sound of rain pounding on the tin roof while waves crashed below. With not a mosquito in sight, we didn’t utilize the mosquito nets- thankfully, and awoke to the breakfast bell, once again. This was the day of all days for Dan and me in particular. The group headed to Snickers, but the tide hadn’t quite come up enough yet, causing closeout conditions. Christina and Sarah became disillusioned and headed back to camp after about an hour to try out Emily’s and later on- the Point. Dan and I, Doug (surf guide) and

Dan dips deep to avoid taking one on the head at the Point. His HD GoPro camera got some great underwater video of this wave! (goprocamera.com)


Christina @ the Point

Sandra @ the Point

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Eric (boat captain) stayed behind-where we soon enjoyed one of the most memorable, epic and perfect surf sessions of the trip. Doug had advised us all to stay, saying the rising tide would fill in nice; dissolving the dumpy, shifty, morning conditions. He is a wise man! Sure enough, about 45min after the girls left, the wave turned on, churning out set, after set, after set, of well overhead, perfectly glassy, smooth faces-- both lefts and rights! You would catch a wave, paddle a short distance back out, and there came another one, and another one, and another one.

waves, we reached the shoreline, and began our beach exploration as we made our way back to camp. Seashells littered the beach as far as the eye could see, and sand dollars the size of small pancakes were easily found. What a magnificent place Panama is!

The swell held and we all enjoyed some barrels at the Point the next day, amid pouring rain and the most crowded session we had surfed to date while in Panama. After our 5 hour surf session the day before, we were so stoked and worn out, and didn’t want to deal with the “crowd” factor of 10 guys at the Point, so after a couple quick After another 2 hours, we returned ones, we headed back to Snickers, to the boat for a quick snack and picking up a new arrival, Bram from second application of Ultrasol Sunthe Netherlands, on the way. He creen spray (love that stuff!). Doug unfortunately got TRASHED on an asked us if we were tired and wantoutside set that rattled him, but he ed to return to camp for lunch, but stuck with it, and after we returned it was like a dream we never wantto camp about an hour later, he ed to end. With only four of us out, enjoyed a much more successful and Gabriel snapping photo after session with Dan that evening, photo on the shore… how could catching Emily’s until the stars we leave? The waves were perfect, came out. 8-10ft+, and the We had worn water warm. The It was like a dream ourselves out-black sand beach and knew we had that we never stretched out for reached the pinnaa mile- without a wanted to end... cle of our surf trip, single person in it just couldn’t get Wave after wave, sight. This was truly any better! Panama paradise, and we after perfect had become a blur never wanted to of perfect waves, wave, and only leave. good friends, four of us out! 6 hours had finally early mornings and passed since we sunrise sessions, left camp, and our arms finally exquisite yet rustic surroundings, wore out, so we paddled back to and evenings spent playing guitars the boat to drop off the boards. and ping pong. Our plan was to walk the beach Two days before we left, we got to back to camp, since this would sit down and chat with the camps probably be the only time to do co-owners, Steve and Marilyn. so, since the rest of our time was Turns out, they started the camp spent either surfing or relaxing 12 years prior, importing the bafrom the surf. nana and coconut trees that now The ocean, however, had one more supply all the camp’s fruit needs. nugget in store. As we all paddled They also built the bungalows, and back to the boat, we were about hired boat captains, cooks and halfway there when a sneaker set maids to keep the place running rose up in front of us. It began pullsmoothly. Overall, it had been a real ing up, and up, and up in front of undertaking that was now a beautius- each of us looking longingly at ful and successful surf camp. it. We were beat- our arms hanging by our sides, how could we? Swapping surf stories and experiDan couldn’t resist… and with a ences made the evening fly by far quick whip of his board, he turned too quickly. Steve told us about around, letting out a “you’ve got to the famous surfers who had stayed be kidding me…I can’t let this one with them. Christina showed her go!” He gave two quick paddles shark bite scar- which led to the and dropped into the biggest set discovery that this particular area of the day… out of sight. had been over fished in the 50’s A faint whoohooo echoed from by the Japanese whaling boats, far away, and Doug and I sat and therefore, sharks no longer up waiting for Dan to reappear, existed in the area. Marilyn joined shaking our heads in disbelief. We us on our last night for the big were almost halfway to the boat group bonfire, chatting about life already-- This wave had come out in Panama, children, and all the of nowhere… AND we couldn’t work that had gone into making believe he caught it! this fabulous place possible. She also answered the question we had Stoked and smiling from ear to about the “star” that shone bright ear, Eric and Doug dropped us above us each night. Turns out it close to shore and raced the boat was actually Neptune. Wow! back to the safety of the open ocean before the next gnarly set Our last day finally arrived, and Dan, rolled through. Swimming with the Gabriel and I packed up and

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Sarah’s here! Fresh coffee or coconut, anyone? Dan-the-Man, in a boat full of ladies. WSSM surf travel rules!

Milica doing a funky-board dance

Photos: SecretSurf007.com

Sarah, tossing water at Snickers

Sarah, Sandra and Dan-- surf buddies for life! Brave soul, Leslie, catching her wave of the day


Dan setting up for a floater at Snickers Fresh coffee and a full breakfast greeted us each morning...

Our FLUID SURFBOARDSs were an excellent choice for these South American waves. Thank guys! (Order YOUR next board at Fluidsurfboards.com) The camp “enforcers” Gabriel’s self portrait on the beach at Snickers.Thanks for all the great photos, dude!

Rayna drops into her second wave at El Toro

Fresh coconut!

The coconut cutting station

Sandra, Sarah and Christina at El Toro Back at camp, Jordon teaches Christina how to play the guitar, while Dan and Gabriel look at the HD video footage from Dan’s GoPro camera

Dan exiting his tube at the Point

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headed back to Panama City where Christina and Sarah would be joining us later that evening. We left in the early afternoon, eager for our 5 hour bus ride through the countryside during the day, so that we could get a feel for the “real” Panama. It looked a lot like Mexico, brightly colored buildings, small towns where simplicity in living is just regular life for most. Pure poverty is the norm, but they don’t seem to mind and for the most part are a happy and welcoming people. We spent the night at a nice hotel ($42 US total- no tax, for 3 people) called the Vera Cruz, in the heart of Panama City. It was 70’s decor to the core, but extremely clean and we felt safe there. Across the street we checked out the Fiesta Casino. Initially Dan wasn’t allowed in because he wore a shirt with cutoff sleeves, however (with a sweatshirt on) we did finally go in, only to find guys in slippers, wearing old, dirty stained t-shirts, and women in spaghetti strap tank tops. What a trip! Panama City itself was quite beautiful and picturesque. Old buildings that were once quite detailed and ornate line the narrow streets. Far away on the horizon, large ships and barges wait in long lines for their turn to pass through the Panama Canal. That day we explored an older part of Panama City, also known as the French quarter, gathering souvenirs, macking on $.75 gourmet hotdogs and snapping photos. One thing we noticed while in Panama, is that EVERYONE uses US dollars! No matter where we went, from the fruit stands, to the restaurants, to the airport & bus terminals... EVERYONE uses US dollars, and acted as though we were from Mars, when we asked for Panamanian money for our coin collection. We managed to find some coins here and there, but we could count them on one hand. Nuts! Christina and Sarah left early in the day to catch their flights home, but the rest of us weren’t due to fly out until the next day—which meant we would have time to check out the Panama Canal! Yeah! After our morning of adventure in the city, David picked us up at 4pm and took us to the canal, where we got to see one of the great wonders of the world. Built in 1913,

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everything about the Panama Canal oozed with history, making it a very surreal experience. David explained to us how the locks work, the schedules on which the ships pass through (different directions at different times), all of which was rather interesting. One ship in particular came through right as we entered the 4th level viewing deck. The seamen were yelling and waving at all of us tourists, laughing and beckoning to us, celebrating what must have been a milestone in their journey. It was as if they had been out to sea for MONTHS and were excited to return to civilization. What a different life that must be than ours. Looking back, Panama was so much more than we had anticipated and hoped for. Though we endured sea lice and Portuguese Man-o-war that stung us, intense rain and lightening storms at night, a banged up jaw and loosened teeth for two of us girls, we had enjoyed ourselves tremendously. On the injury list, my swollen jaw was a battle wound that could have been a lot worse. A nasty fin cut turned into a gnarly looking bruise that lasted for weeks, and in addition, I also nearly knocked out my front teeth. Seriously! Having too much fun and not paying attention to an approaching set after exiting a wave was my mistake. I whipped my board around too quickly, placing it between me and the wave-- a real no-no. I got hit so hard, my teeth actually punctured the fiberglass, and were a bit wobbly for the next day or so. Thank you, God, they’re all good to go now. Sarah, our other casualty, was true to her reputation of injuries, as she also made contact with her board. Upon surfacing after a long hold down at the Point, she caught the tail of her board directly in the mouth! It completely knocked out her lower retainer, but her teeth were saved! Minor injuries (war wounds?) aside, we had the most fulfilling, wonderful time in Panama and at the Morro Negrito Surf Camp. The food was good, people friendly, landscape inspiring, and the surf will definitely be calling us back for many years to come.

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Photos: SecretSurf007.com The Panama Canal

Sarah Panama City!

The WSSM crew! (L to R) Leslie, Sarah, Christina, Sandra, Dan and Gabriel

“Wear the Beach” anklet- one of the coolest souvenirs I’ve ever had! You fill it with sand from your favorite beach... and wear it!

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LIFESTYLE

. . . Push-Ups

PUSH-UP

to Better Duck Dives

Push-ups are a great way to stay fit and strong,

they work your entire back, chest and arms, and can be done anywhere, anytime, making them a super-duper, duck-diving necessity. When you duck-dive your board through a wave (short boards only) it requires a lot of upper body strength, and you’ll also need endurance to make it through each set of waves. If you burn out after one set and have to turtleroll your way through the next or even worse, bail your board and swim down, then the following exercises will benefit you the most. Practice these moves 2-4 times per week over the next 3 months and watch your duck-diving skills and fitness level improve dramatically! The following 3 moves work together to target your entire upper body including the abdominal muscles, as well as the buttock and leg muscles, that is, if you use proper form and are doing them right. All three moves can be performed in “traditional” pushup position or in “girlie” pushup position, or a combination of the two depending on your fitness level. DISCLAIMER: Always check with your physician before starting or performing these or any other exercise. Should you feel pain, stop immediately and rest.

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u Warm-up:

(arms should be directly beneath the shoulders) 1st set: 6 girlie pushups 2nd set: 10 girlie pushups

u Stretch: Gently

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wrists for 2 minutes before continuing the exercise routine, these are key joints in pushups and its important to protect them.

u SET:

1st set = 8 pushups 2nd set = 10 pushups 3rd set = 12 pushups Rest for 1 minute between sets.

u Perform 3 sets of each exercise in the following order. Traditional pushups Wide-arm pushups Triangle pushups

------------------------------------u GIRLY PUSH-UP (warm up) ------------------------------------While performing pushups in the bent-knee position (a.k.a. girlie push-ups), you may feel like you’re not really working very hard, but this is actually an essential way to start your workout by gently warming up the chest, arms and back without straining or pulling them. Let’s call it “prep work”. It’s also a great way to finish a set if you’re extremely tired but are determined to finish. A girlie push up is performed exactly like a traditional push up when it comes to hand placement, but the key here is to place your knees on the ground, providing support to your core and assisting the arms (placed slightly farther than shoulder width apart), and shoulders during the push-up movement.

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When you can complete all 3 exercises (3 sets each) in the “girly push-up” position without excessive straining then you should begin performing the exercises in the traditional pushup pose.

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Lay on your stomach on the floor as if you were going to do a regular push-up.

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Place your hands flat on the floor so that your elbows are up and out ward at a ninety-degree angle. (This is proper form for any push-up.)

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Keep your knees on the floor as you push your upper body up and off of the floor. Be sure to keep your torso as straight as possible from the top of your head to the bottom of your spine. (Don’t forget to keep your elbows at a 90-degree angle.)

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Slowly lower yourself down to the floor, keeping your back straight, as far down as possible without your body or nose touching the floor. Repeat steps 1-4.

from you. Breathe out as you push. The majority of your power will come from your shoulders and chest.

GIRLY PUSH-UP

Continue the push until your arms are almost straight but do NOT “lock” the elbows. Repeat this step for the remainder of the exercise.

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u WIDE-ARM PUSHUP

-----------------------Wide arm push-ups really activate the upper back muscles and chest and you should notice a tremendous growth in strength after doing these consistently for a month or more. Wide arm push-ups are performed exactly like the traditional push-up, the only variation is the placement of your hands and arms. Arms should be at almost twice your shoulder width. TIP: Try performing this exercise in “girlie push-up” form (knees on the floor) until you’re comfortable with the position and are strong enough to support your full weight.

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TRADITIONAL PUSH-UP

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Lie flat on the floor or another hard surface that can support your body weight. Keep your feet together.

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Place your hands slightly farther than shoulder width apart with your palms on the ground. Curl your toes upward (towards your head) so that the balls of your feet touch the ground.

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TRADITIONAL PUSH-UP

-----------------------Again, this exercise is performed exactly like a traditional push-up, only the placement of your hands is different. Place your hands close together, with your index fingers and your thumbs touching, forming a diamond shape - then slowly lower your body towards the groundjust like a tradiitional push-up. These are hard! TIP: Try performing this exercise in “girlie push-up” form (knees on the floor) until you’re comfortable with the position and are strong enough to support your full weight.

WIDE-ARM PUSH-UP

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Raise yourself using your arms. At this point, your hands and the balls of your feet should be supporting your weight.

(This position is called “plank,” which is used for other various exercises. This is the beginning and the end position of a single push-up.)

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Make sure you’re balanced and steady, then slowly lower your torso to the ground until your elbows form a 90degree angle. Keep your head facing forward and try to keep your nose pointed directly forward as you’re lowering down. Breath IN as you lower yourself. PAUSE… Then raise yourself back up by attempting to push the ground away

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LIFESTYLE

. . . My Morning Routine

Yoga

by Zofia Karubin | photos by: OnIt Pro

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ake up your body and mind in the morning by doing these Yoga poses. You’ll feel refreshed, revitalized, focused, aware, energized and relaxed as well as feeling stronger, more confident, and peaceful. Your self-esteem and concentration will improve and you’ll reconnect with your spirit.

The most important of all is staying in a relaxed state by focusing on your breath at all times, being very gentle on your body, never forcing or straining in any way, moving slowly and lovingly into and out of each pose. Relax into every pose and stay centered in your core.

Yoga will enhance every part of your life, especially surfing. Yoga and surfing go hand in hand. Both are about breath, balance, flexibility, concentration, strength, endurance, and staying in a focused and relaxed state. By doing yoga, you’ll be able to paddle stronger and surf longer.

Tip: Always inhale as you lift up, and exhale as you release down. Don’t hold your breath; instead use the power of your breath to energize you. Expand your lungs completely, from the bottom to the top and exhale slowly and completely. Sometimes emotions will come up and this is very good. Let the feelings flow through you as you exhale and let them go, just like observing white clouds passing by across the blue sky.

It’ll take about 5 – 15 minutes do these poses. Five minutes may seem like nothing, yet after five minutes you’ll feel like a new person. If you do yoga regularly, even just 5 minutes a day, after one year you’ll see and feel so many benefits, and after ten years of doing Yoga for five minutes a day you would have done about 300 hours of Yoga. That’s pretty good on 5 minutes a day! It’s like saving money, for example, five dollars may not be much. But if you save five dollars a day for a year, you’ll have $1,825.00, and after ten years you’ll have saved $18,250 and we haven’t even added the interest. Yoga is all about “interest” in your real Self. By doing Yoga you’re investing in yourself, your health, and in your inner peace and happiness.

Yoga is not about perfection, it’s all about moving in the right direction. No matter how you feel about your flexibility

and strength now, focus only on going in the right direction. Just like you can’t force a flower to blossom, nor should you force your body in any way. Keep doing Yoga regularly and with patience and practice you’ll see how wonderful you’re feeling- and this is true perfection. The more you do Yoga, the more benefits you will feel from every pose.

Start every pose from the mountain pose, and end each pose with the back bend and forward bend. This will help your muscles stay warm, flexible and relaxed.

Mountain Pose

(Tadasana) Standing up straight, legs together, hands at the belly – one hand over the other. Focus on one point in front of you or close your eyes. Breathe deeply and allow the belly to expand as you inhale and deflate as you exhale. Get grounded and centered and take 5 - 10 deep breaths.

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Move into the BACK BEND as you bring the hands together over the head, stretch up and back. Bring the pelvis forward and tighten the buttock muscles. Continue breathing deeply for several breaths, allow the lungs to expand from the bottom to the top with each inhalation, and deflate with each exhalation. Roll-up slowly and release down to the forward bend pose. Benefits: Improves flexibility in the spine. Strengthens the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. Increases lung capacity and brings oxygen to the body.

Warrior I Pose

Forward Bend

(Uttanasana)

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From the back bend stretch the arms out to the side and as you exhale bend forward from the hips, not from the waist.

Bend the knees, relax your head down, and grab the back of your legs with your hands. Press the heels firmly into the ground and lift the sitting bones up. Keep breathing for 10 – 15 breaths and keep the neck and shoulders relaxed. Allow yourself to surrender, let go, feel the stretch in your spine, hips, and legs. Roll up very gently and slowly, feeling the spine stretching gently. Benefits: Allows blood to flow to the head and soothes the mind and increases energy. Massages the internal organs, stretches and strengthens the leg muscles, and stretches the spine and hips.

Warrior I Pose

(Virabhadrasana I) pictured left

Repeat 1 – 2 times on each side. Take 5 – 10 breaths on each side.

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Gently pivot from the hips, reach forward with the arms as you lift back with the left leg. Keep a straight line from your left foot to your hand and breathe deeply. Inhale as you lift up and come back to mountain pose. Switch to the other side, going down further as you pivot from the hips each time. Eventually the body will be parallel to the ground. Be very gentle and don’t force or strain. Just enjoy every breath. Warrior III Pose Place your hands on the hips to make sure hips are squared and evenly facing to the front. Bring the arms straight up over the head, palms together. Stretch your arms up, look up, and drop the head back. Keep the shoulders relaxed as you release the hips down. Stay grounded as you reach up to the sky. Take several deep breaths, step forward back to mountain pose and repeat on the other side. Be very gentle, don’t force or strain, enjoy every stretch and every breath Benefits: Warms you up. Strengthens and stretches the shoulders, arms, abdomen, thighs, ankles, and the back muscles. Expands the chest, lungs, and shoulders. Increases lung capacity, stamina, endurance, balance, and concentration.

Benefits: Helps quiet the mind, calm the nervous system and will lift up your mood. Strengthens back, legs, abdomen, shoulders and arm muscles. Stretches hamstrings and thighs. Expands the chest, lungs and shoulders. Improves memory, concentration, posture, and balance. Tones and invigorates the whole body.

Triangle Pose

(Trikonasana) pictured below

Repeat 1 – 2 times on each side alternately. Take 10 – 15 breaths on each side.

Warrior

III Pose

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pictured above (Virabhadrasana III)

Repeat 3 – 5 times on each side. Take 10 – 15 breaths on each side.

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From mountain pose, lift the arms up over the head, palms together, cross your thumbs, and keep the shoulders relaxed. Balancing on the right foot, lift the left leg back behind you slightly, and flex the toes in. Just stay there and feel your balancing point.

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From mountain pose, step the legs 3-4 feet apart, pivot the toes to the right and bring the arms up to shoulder level. Reach to your right as far as you can, elongating the torso. Keep breathing deeply. As you exhale, release your right arm down and the left arm up, stretch ing the arms in opposite directions. Look up at your hand and bring the chin Triangle Pose

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Yoga Rise & Shine to the shoulder. Inhale reach up and exhale down, releasing down lower and lower with each breath. Don’t let your rib cage arch up. Keep the torso straight by pivoting from the hips and extending the torso, aligne the shoulders with the legs. Bringing the pelvis forward and upper body back. Keep breathing deeply for several breaths. Inhale as you gently lift up and repeat on the left side Benefits: Calms the mind, stretches and invigorate the entire body completely. Strengthens the legs, thighs, ankles, neck, and back. Improves lung capacity and concentration.

Namaste: My inner light bows to your inner light

Forward Bend with Legs Wide Apart (Prasarita Padottanasana)

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Standing with the legs 3-4 feet apart, inhale reach up and back with the arms wide apart.

Exhale and release forward pivoting from the hip joints, extend your arms out to the side as you release down slowly. Feet should be parallel to each other, and press the heel in to the ground.

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Grab the back of your legs and bring the forehead down toward the ground. Take a few breaths. Relax the head and neck down. When you are ready, walk your feet in and roll up to mountain pose. Benefits: Brings blood and energy to the brain and calms the mind. Strengthens and stretches the legs and spine. Massages the internal organs. Balances your internal system inside out.

Bio: Zofia Karubin first started doing yoga when she was a little girl with her mother who is also a Yoga teacher. Teaching yoga is Zofia’s passion, she has been teaching Yoga to children, teens, and adults for over 10 years throughout Los Angeles. She is currently publishing a book for surfers “Surfboard Yoga Warm-Up” with lifelong surfer, Erik Nordskog. The book will be available in the near future. Look for more yoga poses by Zofia Karubin in the next issue of WSSM!

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B box

. . . Living Beautiful

EAUTY

Fashion and Celebrity Makeup Artist Roxy

hand selects some of her favorite makeup and skin products perfect on land or in the water. Email her your questions at: roxy@roxylook.net

Photo: Ashley Barrett | ashley-barrett.com

Dermalogica Ultra Rich Body Cream

Meet Mark Good Riddance Concealer “When I love a product, I can’t stop talking about it. This is one of my favorite finds in a LONG time. This little pencil of goodness provides a beautiful, natural, skin perfecting finish and is as easy to apply as signing your name! Just apply where needed and blend with your fingers or a foundation brush. It’s oilfree and fits easily in your bag for touch-ups. I never leave home without mine.” www.meetmark.com

“It’s in the name. This lotion hydrates richly like a cream, but goes on light like a lotion. It continues to protect the skin with its hydrating properties for hours and leaves behind a beautiful sheen. It contains no essential oils, fragrances or color. Use it daily and you will be amazed with the turnaround in your skin.” www.dermalogica.com

Burberry ‘Warm Glow’ Natural Bronzer

“Burberrys new beauty collection is simply gorgeous. Their natural bronzer is a perfect way to achieve a sun-kissed glow. The formula reproduces your natural skin color to help keep it natural looking and give off a flawless finish. This is a perfect way to keep a healthy glow in the winter.” www.burberry.com

Philosophy Replenishing Hyaluronic Acid/Peptide Capsules

Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask

“These are a must-have. The oil-free capsules deliver an amazing blend of hyaluronic acid, which plumps skin by binding up to 1,000 times its weight in water, and unique peptides to boost and stimulate natural collagen production while softening fine lines. Your skin is instantly left nourished, smoother, and glowing.”

“This mask mimics the effects of their famous Triple Oxygen Treatment Facial in just seconds. With a complexion brightening formula, it delivers oxygen to the skin for complete rejuvenation. It also releases the most active form of Vitamin C available to lighten and tighten your skin. I love this after traveling, a long day of surfing, or when my skin needs a quick pickme-up before a night out.” www.blissworld.com

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Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes “As a traveling makeup artist, you must have good strategy when it comes to your packing skills. I am all about simplifying and convenience. Makeup Forever’s Aqua Eyes offer both to me. These pencils come as both liner and eyeshadow that adhere to your lids and stay put without running or smearing. They blend on creamy, are waterproof and come in a range of 25 beautiful colors.” www.makeupforever.com

Ask ROXY

Q: I’m a personal trainer, and the majority of my time is spent in the gym

training myself or working indoors/outdoors with clients. I get tired of looking like a gym rat, especially since this is my profession. I don’t want to look made up, but I want to feel pretty and put together when I am at my job. What make up essentials would you recommend to give me a fresh, “barely there”, but polished appearance to help me feel more confident about my appearance while I am at work? ALEXIS CEDILLO | REDONDO BEACH, CA

A: “Awesome question Alexis. It’s important to feel and look polished when you are working, regardless of what your profession is and I understand how it can become trickier when your profession is physical. Below are the features of your face and the products you want to focus on to keep you looking fresh and polished.

1. BROWS The first area that is always overlooked, but is so key for a polished appearance are the eyebrows. Most don’t realize this until I fill one brow in and show them the difference between the other. Your eyebrows help to bring a well-rounded structure to your face and of course pop your eyes. For the most part, my favorite way to fill eyebrows are with a pencil such as SHU UEMURA’S “HARD NINE” brow pencil. Ultimately you want to try to add more definition to the brow vs. just adding color. Think of it as if you’re trying to draw a soft frame around them, filling in the little blanks. Make sure you have a sharp pencil because a dull one can result in applying too thick of a line. 2. SKIN Next you want a cream concealer such as MARK’S “GOOD RIDDANCE” concealer pencil for under your eyes and around your nose where natural shadows and discolorations tend to be. I like applying it to my skin with my fingers and then using a natural hair makeup brush to blend it out. This helps to keep it looking very natural. 3. CHEEKS/LIPS Another important element for this look is a flushed cheek. Adding some color to the apples of your cheeks is an excellent way to flatter the skin. A hint of color on the lips to match your cheeks will keep everything pulled together in a very “undone” manner. A lip stain that can also be used as a cheek stain such as KORRES “LIP BUTTER” is awesome for this reason. You can continue to re-apply this product to both areas and it never gets cakey or overdone because it deposits such a soft wash of color while adding a dewy finish to the skin. Don’t be afraid of bright colors because they tend to look more natural than you think. 4. EYES Simplicity is key here. A good, volumizing waterproof mascara will pop your eyes open without having to use anything else. I can always rely on “DIORSHOW’ by Christian Dior for this.

Applying all of the above should take no more than around 15 minutes, but will leave you looking effortlessly beautiful. Hope this helped!” Roxy


LIFESTYLE

. . . My Morning Routine

Living Energy

Re-Vitalize your day… from the inside out! By Renee Williams

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othing substitutes pure, natural energy. But unfortunately, we just don’t seem to get enough in this hectic and fast paced life that we lead.

Without energy it’s easy to get grumpy, listless and lazy. So what do you do when you just can’t seem to get your act together? Read on.

Here are our 3 favorite ways to energize your body! WHEATGRASS Yes, the stuff you get at Jamba Juice or natural food stores. A handy way to take it is in the powder form such as Green Kamut, and you CAN disguise the “grassy” taste by simply mixing it with apple juice… It really helps! I personally have found that after drinking wheatgrass after only a week, I can skip my coffee each morning without so much as a passing thought. That’s a miracle for this coffee-junky. CAUTION: Don’t let the clerk sell you a double shot to start off with or tell you to take 1-2 teaspoons in the beginning. A ½ teaspoon MAX should be taken each day (powder form) until your body adjusts, or a ½ to a single shot when taken in liquid form. Wheatgrass is a powerful cleanser with potent detoxifying powers and should be taken carefully so as not to upset your stomach.

PROMAX BARS Low in fat and carbohydrates, but high in protein and flavor, these protein bars beat all the others. Slightly more expensive but oh-so-worth it, these bars are perfect for right before you paddle out, and come in such a tempting array of flavors such as black forest cake, chocolate coconut, iced oatmeal raisin, wild berry cheesecake, caramel macchiato… deciding which one to eat will be the hard part. Promax bars are available at most health food stores or national grocery stores. Learn more by visiting www.promaxnutrition.net

JUICING Fresh juices can be energy producing due to quick absorption throughout the body. Because you skip the whole digestion process, your body is able to begin using the nutrients immediately making this a great way to refresh after a long day of surfing in the sun. Our favorite recipe is easy to make, requires relatively inexpensive produce and is deliciously addictive. Other fruits or vegetables may be substituted such as pineapple, mangoes (if firm), cherries, grapes, etc. “FRUITBASKET in a Glass” 1 Orange 1 Apple 2 Lg. Carrots Juicing Machine

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TIP: Make sure you purchase a quality juicer such as a JuiceMaster, which is easily found online. The money spent is worth it right from the start as you’ll find cheaper versions, though enticing in price, will end up “mushing” your fruits instead of quickly juicing them and you’ll find yourself cleaning the unit a lot more and, more importantly, wasting valuable produce. u


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Eats

. . . Dawn Patrol Munchies

BEACH

By Sandra Olson

Wheat, Raisin, Oatmeal & Banana Muffins… Source: “Loved for being light and fluffy, even though it’s mostly wheat flour... this (modified) recipe was used extensively in my family and has enjoyed many variations over the years. It can be found in its original format in the Betty Crocker Red Checked Cookbook along with many other tried & true recipes.” INGREDIENTS 1 c. wheat flour 1/3 c. white flour ¾ cup rolled oats 2 tsp. baking soda ¼ tsp. salt 1 beaten egg ½ c. milk ¼ c. oil 2 lg. bananas (mashed)

milk to egg mixture, stir together well and set aside. Mash bananas; add to flour mixture with the milk, egg and oil, all at once. (Optional: Stir in raisins or nuts if desired).

Lightly grease muffin pan well, or use paper muffin cups and don’t grease the pan. Fill cups ¾ way full, or until all cups are evenly distributed. Bake in oven at 400degrees for 18 minutes or until golden brown and springy to the touch. Makes 12

DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400g degrees. Mix both flours, oats, sugar, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl. In a measuring cup, beat the egg until blended. Add oil and

TIP: Top it off in style! Directly before baking, sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon & sugar, nuts, coconut… even a scoop of jelly is really good when placed in the center of the muffin before cooking. Simply fill the cup 1/3 of the way with batter, add 1 tsp. of your favorite jelly, and then fill with more batter until ¾ full.

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Sausage Cheese Balls…

Source: “I remember living in Montana, getting up at the crack of dawn to head out on road trips to Seattle, with baskets of these sausagy-cheesy goodies - all warm and toasty... a perfect start to a great family trip.” INGREDIENTS 1 c. wheat flour 1 c. white flour 1 tbsp. baking powder 2 tsp. sugar ½ tsp. cream of tarter (makes them so fluffy) ¼ tsp. salt ½ c. butter, softened 2/3 c. milk 1 c. shredded chedder cheese 1 c. uncooked sausage

DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 450gdegrees. In a large bowl, stir together both flours, salt, baking powder, cr. of tartar and sugar. (If you usa a whisk, it will mix more thoroughly.) Cut in the butter using a fork until crumbly. Add cheese and sausage and mix until just blended. Make a well in the center and add the milk all at once. Stir with a strong spoon until dough sticks together.

With floured hands, scoop 1 tbsp. of mixture and roll between palms, forming balls. Place on cookie sheet ¾ inch apart. Bake for 10-14 minutes or until browned. (Make sure they’re cooked thoroughly; they contain pork!) Makes approx. 30 cheese balls.

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Sausage C heese Balls are ideal for the beach ... Enjoy bot h protein & flavor!


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LIFESTYLE

. . . Hot Products

LittleHelpers

Super cool products we have found that are sure to make your life easier... Sound good?

The name alone conjures up a bevy of mental imagery consisting of crystal blue water, white sandy beaches, and world renowned surfers dropping into epic barrels on the famed Hawaiian shores.

Yes, Pipedreams Hawaii represents all of those things through their stylish and affordable boardshorts, but they also represent the power of dreams, as in “The Dream Is Alive”, and the ability to evolve and bring the industry value closer to what is affordable. While there are many “Pipe Dreams” branded companies out there such as surf shops, smoke shops, etc., PD Hawaii is unique in that they have specialized specifically in boardshorts and

PURSEHOOK

No need to drop your purse on that dirty restaurant floor anymore! Millions of bacteria live on your pursethe sides and bottom especially, happily picked up from the array of surfaces it comes in contact with daily; pretty gross when you start to think about it.

The PURSEHOOK is a simple solution that you can carry with you everywhere you go. It comes in a variety of colors and patterns and hooks gently onto the ledge of your table or counter, which will keep your purse right there in front of your watchful eye… no longer tempting the purse burglars that lurk in public areas… and the best part about the PURSEHOOK is that it can hold up to 30 pounds! www.pursehook.net

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POCKET DISC Photos: PhotoLines I.S.

A brand new, fantastic toy for the beach! Floppy, comfortable, and so bright you’ll never lose it at the beach; WSSM loves this beach toy because it allows people of all ages to play Frisbee, without hurting themselves on the traditionally hard surfaces of your average Frisbee. Available in a multitude of colors: www.pocketdisc.com

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SARESS

The Saress is a light, cross-over style beach dress that’s flattering to all figures, is super easy to slip on over that wet bikini for a quick trip into the local beach store, and it’s also great for cruising, resorts, or just a comfortable lounging dress for around the house. The unique thing about the Saress is that there are no buttons, ties or zippers… just slip on and go! www.thesaress.com

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EAR SAVER

For surfers, swimmers and anyone enjoying aquatic activities in cold water- especially those who are already experiencing “swimmers ear”... You need to pick up a bottle of Ear Saver! Specially formulated by Tim Bessell of Bessell Surfboards who habitually suffered from ear infections, you simply spray a few squirts in each ear directly after water activity, it then travels down into the ear canal, and dries up the extra moisture that is a breeding ground for bacteria. www.bessellsurf.com

surfboards since 1988, without all the other gear a lot of huge corporations produce. Thus, they’ve being able to keep their costs low AND pass on tremendous savings to the consumer. Pipe Dreams Hawaii began as a grassroots company, one that supports the active surf lifestyle via apparel that is surfer tried-tested-and approved. They’re driven to compliment YOUR surf lifestyle with boardshorts that are of the highest quality, ones that will last more than just a few months, and won’t break your budget either. From the start, the owners decided to offer budget-conscious consumers the same high quality boardshorts they would normally find at surf shops nationwide, but at a fraction of the cost. This allows you, the consumer, to purchase several pairs of their shorts-- for the same price as just ONE of the “other guys”. Nice! Essentially, Pipedreams Hawaii is revolutionizing the over-priced, saturated, corporate surf industry version of the boardshort, which needs changing. While most brands markup their goods by anywhere from 50% - 100%+, PD Hawaii doesn’t feel that is the best way to treat the ohana they’re reaching out to. Their mission to support the Hawaiian “ohana” (family) and the kama`aina (people of the land) in both style & budget is what truly sets them apart from other industry leaders. Shop & support online at www.pipedreamshawaii.com Above photo: Daniel K. Fine Arts Beccy’s bikini “The Jewel Leopard” Legal Beach (legalbeach.com), necklace: “PeaceLove-Hope” collection by trendyjewels.com


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. . . California Girls


a photo essay by Dale Basye |

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SURF STOKED

. . . California Girls

I was at Steamers Lane the other day and noticed a woman surfer getting edged out by this rude guy that wasn’t waiting his turn. I wondered if they still believe in wave etiquette. I began talking to some of the local women surfers.

Surf Etiquette first rule:

1) First Surfer up, closest to the curl has the right of way. These are the signs posted in our area of the country, and I would assume the rule #1 would apply for both men and women.

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(Left) She has surf in her blood. She says “it ticks me off a bit” .. But Julia doesn’t let them bother her much more than that... She’ll be on the next wave.

Annie Sakamoto

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Who doesn’t get edged out, finds many to be gentlemanly. Annie says “Sometimes they even hoot me into waves”.

a photo essay by Dale Bayse |

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. . . California Girls

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One of many great surf riders in Santa Cruz. April says that though she gets her ride taken now and then, she gets more encouragement from fellow surfers to be “be more aggressive”.

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Says “I don’t get intimidated … I love to surf and focus on having fun and challenging my own surfing ability.”

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It seems women are dealing with this issue well.

Many thanks to the women surfers of Santa Cruz, California.

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i k i k i a W in

. . . In Waikiki

ON SURFING HOOKED

I got

about getting run over by other surfers. I kept waiting for an easy wave to come, but all the waves that came didn’t break at all... At least I had some good practice paddling, turning around, and paddling out some more.

Photo by Erik Nordskog

By Zofia Karubin, April 2008

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eeks before my first trip to Hawaii I was already mentally surfing. I was so fortunate to go to Waikiki with my entrepreneur boyfriend/partner, Erik Nordskog, who’s a lifelong surfer. Erik got hooked on surfing in Waikiki when he was a kid and now it was my turn to get hooked. The main reason for our trip to Hawaii was to introduce our new product line for surfers and paddlers, Xtreme Cream by ON IT PRO, at the New Product Expo. It’s a bottom coating for surfboards, which gives you more performance and speed by reducing friction by over 15%. There was no better place to demonstrate the benefits of Xtreme Cream and to learn to surf than Waikiki. On my flight to Hawaii I read the article on beginner tips and tricks in the WSSM Winter issue, so I was emotionally prepared to surf the waves of Hawaii. We were in one of the most famous surfing spots in the world, and Erik promised to teach me how to surf. On the first day we rented two soft surfboards. The guy attending to the boards wanted to give me a board with a lot of dings on it. I know dings create drag, something I learned from Erik, so I chose a board that had very few dings. We grabbed our boards and walked carefully into the warm tropical blue water. Even though there’s a lot of soft sand on the beach, I was happy to be wearing booties to protect my feet from the reef. As we got deeper we started paddling out and I tried to follow the leader as much as possible by carefully observing Erik’s every move. I could feel I didn’t have the balance or control that he did. Since I’m a Yoga instructor my balance on the ground is excellent, but I had to learn proper techniques for balancing on top of a surfboard in the ocean. I was eager to learn the tricks of staying on the board and catching the best waves from an expert. It takes a lot of practice to learn to even sit on a board! We chose a break with very few people because I was freaked out 64 | womenssurfstyle.com | wSSm

After a while of going back and forth, I was getting tired so we decided to paddle over to another spot. I followed Erik to the bigger break with lots of surfers. I was worried about how to stay clear from the expert surfers, out of control beginners, and the outrigger canoes with tourists on them, as I didn’t want to get in the way or hurt. While it was flat, we paddled through to the other side where I was safe from harm. Erik would tell me which waves were going to break so I could get ready for the approaching wave. He gave my board a push from behind whenever a good wave came and I tried to paddle as hard as I could, but it felt as if I was paddling through molasses. I couldn’t move my arms fast enough through the water to get enough speed, but with only one hour left to go before the surfboard had to be returned I was determined to keep going, even though I was getting frustrated and the water was getting saltier with every wave I tried to catch. At this point I didn’t know if I could really catch a wave or not.

I didn’t have a long board like most of the beginners in the water, so I couldn’t catch as many waves as they did, but as I watched all sorts of surfers zip by, it gave me motivation that I could do it too. When I finally caught my first wave I was so excited and raised my arms up in exhilaration while riding it!. I quickly made my way back into position and caught another wave and that made me even more excited- until, as I was walking through the water to get back into position again, I hit my shin on the reef, very hard. It was so incredibly painful and all my nerves were screaming. I normally don’t feel pain so quickly and strongly so it was shocking to feel so much pain so intensely. But in true surfer fashion, I got over it because time was running out and I wanted to catch more waves. I got into position again and waited for the next good wave to approach. As the wave came, I only paddled a little bit this time when I felt the wave take me for a ride. I was amazed that I was moving forward so fast and so effortlessly. This was a perfect opportunity to see if I’m more comfortable with my left or right foot in front, but in the end I still wasn’t sure. I caught a couple more amazing waves that made me very happy, however, I still needed to avoid other beginner surfers who were getting in my way. After waiting for more waves, but none coming, time ran out. I let the swells carry me back to the shore and Erik helped me take the surf board back to the rental shop. After two hours I came out of the water with some bruises and a scrape on my shin in the shape of the Hawaiian Islands. The scrape was an awesome souvenir from my first surfing experience. I was surprised that I didn’t feel the gravity weighing me down when I came back to the land. In fact, I felt invigorated. My first lesson was a success and I can’t wait to go surfing again - especially in the warm waters of Waikiki. In the mean time, I’ll be surfing in the cold waters of Southern California. u


SURF STOKED

. . . My Story

by Sandra Olson | 2005 Photo: Ben Kottke

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y heart beat heavily as we walked past Ehukai Beach lifeguard stand and headed towards Gas Chambers. The swell was on the rise, almost double overhead and with me being a whole 5’ tall and about 105 pounds, on the north shore, that’s big enough for me. For those of you that are familiar with Oahu’s north shore, you know that this particular area, from Waimea to Sunset, is the proving ground for surfers worldwide and that the ocean can and will teach you life lessons here within seconds if you’re not careful. So not only does wave size matter, wave conditions, winds, tides and other surfers in the lineup are all determining factors as to whether you’re in for a great session or about to get your entire body and ego worked. Though we’d been surfing here for 7 months or so, I was still getting used to shortboarding after having ridden mostly funshapes for the past 6 years, meaning I wasn’t used to duck-diving but rather turtle rolling my board- but at this stretch of beach, it’s imperative that you duck-dive in order to reach the outside. Gas Chambers wasn’t spitting barrels that day but the heavy north swells had pounded the sand over the reef, forming the sandbar on the inside which transforms Gas Chambers into a super heavy wave that can push you deep into the reef and boulders below if you happen to get stuck on the inside, as well as the ever-present west bound current that grabs you and sends you sailing alongside the beach as you try to paddle out, making you look like a complete beginner since you have to duck-dive constantly just to make it to the outside. The current on the inside is insane and if you aren’t careful, you can be swept down to the lifeguard stand or in my worst nightmares, to Pipe! Now wouldn’t that be embarrassing.

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Now, my duck-diving skills leave something to be desired… ok, a LOT to be desired – though I am getting better, so I was feeling particularly nervous about the paddle out on this day. There isn’t much of a channel to talk about on the bigger days, at least not if you’re used to the south shore where you ALWAYS have a channel, but if you time the sets right and don’t give up, you can make it to the outside where you’re able to sit back, relax and wait for your set. Usually. Dan and I made our way further down the beach and sat down to watch it for a few minutes. My heart sank as I looked upward at the beach access road, only to receive a knowing nod from the photographer sitting there… It was as if he could sense my nerves and was waiting for me to mess up, he’d have it all on digital. Being a girl, and especially on such a flamboyant board (hot pink), I knew eyes would be on me as I paddled out into the mostly male lineup, and this time I was determined to make it out without flailing about or bailing my board and swimming under the sets. We sat and watched for a bit and I tried to calm my heart rate by deep breathing. It wasn’t the waves themselves that made me nervous… it was the paddle out! I can always catch waves once I’m out there and have a ball doing it, but it’s getting there that has been a struggle for me. What if I can’t make it out? What if I get washed down in front of the lifeguard stand (with the boulders on the inside!) and a guard has to come rescue me? These self defeating thoughts raced through my head as we sat and counted the sets. They looked about 10 minutes apart for the BIG sets, with multiple smaller sets in between. Though the lulls weren’t really all that far apart, I knew if I timed it right, I could make it… and I was sure gonna try.


I saw another surfer walk down the beach and drop in, and though he was a guy and much stronger, I counted the seconds as he paddled and ducked his way to the outside. He passed through one set, then up and over the next incoming set, diving through multiple waves and suddenly he was out, in about 80 seconds. I can do that! Dan was ready to go as we both saw the window of opportunity open after another big set rolled through, connecting Gas Chambers and Pupukea. We both prayed, he then kissed me and said... “You’ll be fine! Remember... it’s only 80 seconds to the outside!”

With a big grin he dove in and I watched as the first set pounded on top of him. He dove through and paddled on. This was my moment. I grabbed my board and headed out. Heart pounding and breathing so hard from my inner excitement so that I could hardly think straight, I actually prayed out loud for strength as each wave crashed in front of me, paddling, paddling, paddling. Halfway there I looked around briefly for Dan to see where he was at. Neither of us had time to wave, but I knew he was somewhere close, however, I had to get myself out there first, then find my better half (he’s the better surfer too I must say).

Dark lines began to form on the near horizon as I told myself I was almost there… I could taste the outside, it was right there!!!

But sure enough, I wouldn’t be lucky enough to make it out in just one set. The dark lines jacked up in front of me and came down with a thunderous roar. This time I had to bail. I swam down and my ears tickled, the water pulled and swirled as I returned to the surface. Slipping quickly atop my board, I stuck to the deck and paddled with all my heart… I made it. Laughing as I gasped for breath, sheer excitement and adrenalin pumped through every cell in my body as I realized once again, this is what living life is all about. It’s the thrill of overcoming odds and

conquering fears. It’s about doing what you know is dangerous yet trusting God to see you through. I believe He meant for us to ride waves because the experience gained from all aspects of surfing translates so brilliantly into other aspects of our lives. Never give up. That’s what surfing means to me… even if it takes more than 80 seconds to reach the outside! u

Its funny how alone you really are out there, as much as someone may have your back, it’s you and you alone that has to determine how to survive out in the ocean, and it’s up to you to follow through.

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. . . Stick Tricks

PADDLE FASTER Catch More Waves ! ...

Have you ever wished you had just a little bit more speed when trying to catch or drop into a wave? Or do you wish you

could paddle just a little faster when trying to make it past that outside set that’s building on the horizon? Well now you can! WSSM is proud to present an incedible new product that really works- Xtreme Cream!

Proven to reduce friction and drag on your surfboard by 15%, Xtreme Cream is magic for your stick,

and “Xtreme-ly” easy to apply. Your board will not only paddle faster, you’ll be taking later drops, experiencing more responsive turns, and if you have an old favorite board thats seems to be a bit “slow”... show it some TLC- get some Xtreme Cream on it and we’re gonna bet it will quickly become #1 in your quiver again! So next time you’re looking over the ledge and wondering if you can actually make that late drop... if you’ve applied Xtreme Cream to your board... then go-for-it! You’ve got that extra edge you’ve always wished for and needed.

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APPLYING BLUE GOO ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY POWER CLEANER:

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FOR USE ON: Surfboards, Paddle boards, Ocean Canoes (OC1, OC2, OC4, OC6) and Kayaks, K1, K4, K6 boats, Racing Skulls, Wind surfers, Kite boards, Jet Ski’s etc. Use to clean, restore and replenish surface. 1) For surfboards, remove wax build-up with plastic scraper. Remaining wax residue will be removed by Blue Goo.

2) Apply liberally with damp sponge or cloth. Blue Goo will prep the surface for Xtreme Cream by cleaning it of wax, dirt, salt, grime and scuff marks. Blue Goo has a light grit which will clean but will not damage the surface. 3) Rinse off or rub out with soft cloth. For best results, let dry to haze then buff with soft cloth. CAUTION: MAY REMOVE PAINT, CLEAR COAT OR DECALS. TEST IN A SMALL, INCONSPICUOUS SPOT FIRST.

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APPLYING XTREME CREAM:

For optimum performance on new boards and rigs; Use3 Blue Goo Power Cleaner per instructions for a quick wipe down. Rinse and dry. This will prep the surface for the 1 application of Xtreme Cream High Performance Coating 1) Shake bottle. Use damp sponge or soft cloth to apply; squeeze product liberally onto surface and buff in a circular motion. (bottom only for surfboards because Wax will not stick and deck will be too slick to stand on)! Rub in as much as needed to fully coat surface. Xtreme Cream can be applied and rubbed out with a buffer (use lambs wool or soft cloth) for maximum bonding. 2) Cover entire bottom, fins and rails for surfboards or apply to select areas to enhance performance. Can be applied to decks and entire rigs to keep them looking clean and new. Salt water will not stick to Xtreme Cream giving you an easy clean up!

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3) Let dry to haze. Air temperature determines the drying time. However, you can wipe off immediately or leave on overnight for best results. The longer it sits, the better Xtreme Cream bonds. Xtreme Cream’s exotic polymer starts bonding from the moment it’s applied and completely cures in approximately two weeks time. 4) Rub out with soft cloth, making sure all Xtreme Cream residue is removed. Use buffer for optimum shine and performance. Instantly, you’ll see and feel the difference! Xtreme Cream High Performance Bottom Coating will last approximately 2-4 months depending on use. One bottle covers approximately 100 sq. ft. To Remove Xtreme Cream- Apply Blue Goo product per instructions above.

If you have any questions regarding these products, contact: On It Pro, LLC 4562 Westinghouse St. Unit E, Ventura, Ca 93003 Email: info@onitpro.com or visit them online at www.onitpro.com

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SURF STOKED

. . . live, breathe, surf

We asked WSSM readers for the wisdom they’ve learned on their surf journey. Let’s listen & learn!

u “If you paddle out in any kind of waves, whether they be all mush & white water… or stormy, closing out, brown monsters… the fact that you are getting out there will make you a better surfer for the days that are perfectly glassy.” - Elise Nicole Kauffman

u “Beginners, when first jumping into a wave

fun!” - Christina Frankel

remember that having too much weight towards the back of your board will make you drop out of the wave, but too much weight toward the front and you’ll pearl. The size of the wave matters too. On bigger waves you’ll want to be a hair further back. Play with it, the more you go out there the better you’ll get!” - Nichole Paree DeWald

u “I always remind my friends who are start-

u “Hold on to your board! Letting your board

u “Never go in on a bad wave, and always have

ing out that wave count is important -- the more waves you catch, the faster you are going to learn. So get a board that will catch you a lot of waves (higher volume, more glide), and don’t hesitate to go for as many waves as possible in each session (more mistakes made means more lessons learned). Go for broke!” - Keoki Ching keokisurfboards.com

u “Tip 1. For first time surfers: relax, look where

you are going, “keep your head up” and keep those knees bent. If you do those things, then foot placement becomes a little less important. As you progress and move down to smaller boards you’ll need to have some muscle memory, so for foot placement, go home and get some masking tape. In the beginning, place a tape lengthwise, that will be your imaginary board’s center line, then put a piece of tape perpendicular at about your ribcage and another piece of tape also perpendicular to your first one- about shoulder length back from the first one. Then practice popping up, landing your feet in the same place every time. HINT: If you have a mirror, it’s even better because you don’t want to look down at all. If you look down and check your feet every time then it goes into your muscle memory and that will be how you surf and we don’t want that, so try to look ahead as much as possible. Practice this 20-25 times a day for a while. If you mess up correct it immediately. Practice this enough times and you’ll find getting your feet in the right spot out in the surf will be a breeze. Tip 2. Whether you are just beginning or have been surfing a while, get an Indo Board and practice on it (www.indoboard.com). It will help tremendously!” - Jennifer Lee

bounce through the surf un-checked is a sure way not to make friends and can cause injury to yourself or others.” - Leah Johnson

u “Keep your legs together when lying on the board and your fingers together when paddling.” - Sarah

“Carry your board fins first... it helps to cut down on wind friction, and from flapping around. For longboarders, same as above, and in addition, carry the wax side against your body. It will help you control and grip your board SO MUCH better.” - Dan James

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u “Don’t turn your head away from the water or waves behind you, or you’ll get it!” - Carolyn Stanley

u “When you take off, look in the direction

you want to go (right or left). Your head weighs about 8 pounds; if you look down- you’ll throw your balance off and pearl.” - Tracy Rubert

u “When riding, keep your head in line with your front knee.” - Miguel Koropecky

u “Work on your swimming skills before you

even attempt to surf. Leashes do come off in the surf and if you are not a strong swimmer, you’re in trouble! I know from experience!” - Wilber Bergado

u “Tip 1. Beginners should stay inside where the

whitewater/smaller waves are, OR paddle beyond where the bigger waves break... Just don’t stay in between. You won’t catch anything, and you’ll also be in the way of other surfers riding the waves. Tip 2. Always surf in a crowd of one hundred. You reduce the chances of the shark biting you to 1 percent.” - Jaimee DiNovo

u “Never turn your back on the waves. The

ocean is in control no matter what you think, or it thinks. One minute it is going one way and the next another. Talk to and watch the other surfers before going in. See if anyone is friendly enough to give advice or /and help you when you’re out there. Most of all... have fun watching and being out there. Any wave you catch lying down or up on a board is a good wave.” - Jennifer Owens Roth

u “If you’re SUP’ing and take your skegs off for

“It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever tried to learn!!... but also the most amazing! Don’t give up and try not to get discouraged. Enjoy each and every little ‘break-through’ moment and have fun :) It helps to increase your fitness and study the ocean/wind/swell relationships too! ALSO, if you’re wary of what’s lurking below the surface, be sure to watch the documentary Sharkwater. You won’t regard these beautiful misunderstood creatures the same way again.” - Daina Deblette Scarola

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storage, don’t forget to bring them when you drive 40 miles away from your house to paddle!” - Brandy Chang “Have respect for the ocean and each other - NO DROP IN! Most importantly, just have fun & smile.” - Shelsea Brown u

u “Always check your fins and leash string be-

fore paddling out to make sure they’re secure. Strings can came undone due to a frayed string... and on a big day, could be life threatening.” - Renee Williams

u “Even out your weight on the board when paddling.” - Aubry DuPree

“Stay loose and don’t be discouraged.” - Jason Gomez

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MY COMMUNITY

. . . Shine for others!

You'reSHINE Designed

By Christina DiMari

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As A.W. Tozer once said, “Though my fire is not large, it is real, and there may be those who can light their candle at its flame.”

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he vision started with one person speaking life into me. It has now spread to thousands and thousands of girls all over the world, speaking life into the girls in their own communities. After writing a six-session life coaching study called, You’re Designed to Shine, I began to gather girls in beach communities all over the world and encourage them on their journeys. During one of these events, I looked at the girls all spread out along the edge of the ocean as they were using a starfish we gave them to write their dreams in the sand.

I was smiling to myself thinking how much I love seeing girls get excited about their lives, go after their dreams and be all that they can be. There were so many girls that needed to be encouraged. That’s when it hit me. ANYONE can do what I was doing! I then wrote a Leaders Guide that easily walks girls ages 8-88 through the steps to gather their own group of girls in their own communities and lead them through the six chapters. This can be done as a one-day event, a weekend retreat or once a week for six weeks.

A Pearl Girl

“When a simple grain of sand enters into the living membrane of an oyster, it causes the oyster fits of conflict and irritation. The oyster’s reaction is to continually coat it and over time, the grain of sand is eventually transformed into a pearl. The pearl symbolizes deep inner change that now shines with beauty outward to the world. The Latin word for pearl literally means ‘unique’, attesting to the fact that no two pearls are identical.

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earl Girl...

MELANIE PITCHER

All six lessons are drawn from meaningful life lessons I shared in writing my memoir, Ocean Star. But now it is time for the girls to take a look at their own story. m Explore the Dreams you have for your life m Discover the unique way your Star shines m Travel with a supportive Pod of Friends m Uncover Pearls for your Journey from

mentors along the way

m Creating new life by surrendering the old

things that drag you down m Ride the Wave of God’s dream for your life by using your gifts to shine bright for others! GIRLS SHINING BRIGHT ALL OVER THE WORLD! The premise is basically simple: Pass it on! If you have been blessed, take some time to be a blessing to others. If someone has spoken life into you, take some time to speak life into other girls. Each girl who goes through You’re Designed to Shine then helps another girl go through it. This is by far the most exciting time of the dream landing. Girls and women of all ages are gathering groups of girls all over the world!

HOW YOU CAN BE INVOLVED

SHINE! Realize no matter how young or old you are, you can be a pearl for other girls and make a lasting difference in their lives. Purchase a set of You’re Designed to Shine to view and see if this is something that you would like to do on your own, and hopefully, lead other girls through. Find it on our website at www.oceanstargifts.com Much Amore’

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Age: 36 | Living in: Barbados | Fav. color: Turquoise Fav. food: Indian & Thai Curry Books you find inspiring: Ocean Star, by Christina DiMari & Divine Nobodys, Jim Palmer Fav. quote: “I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly.” - Jesus What do you love most about surfing: That it is always different. Different waves, different conditions, different boards, different people. What do you like to do for fun: Dance, surf, cook, eat, listen to music. If you could travel to one place in the world, where would you go and why? Tahiti, to sit in the channel at Teaphoo when it is HUGE. Who is your “pod” (favorite people to hang out with?) My kids, and good friends that inspire and uplift me. Who has been a pearl to you and how? (a pearl is someone who you have learned something valuable from either in person, through books, or through unexpected circumstances. It is someone who has impacted your life and you have learned something that you have decided to carry with you on your journey of becoming the shining star God designed you to be.) My Granny, my mom, and my friend Lisa Marshall. What is something that has been a challenge to you that you have overcome? Being a single mother, I wouldn’t say I have overcome because it is always a challenge, however having God by my side makes the hard times a whole lot easier. What is your occupation: I own and operate a surf travel business in Barbados. I set up surf trips for people wanting to surf in Barbados. I do accommodations, airport transfers, car rentals, surfboard rentals, surf lessons, surf tours..pretty much a bit of everything.


Melanie's Dream...

A BIGGER DREAM of mine that I’ve had for a long time, and that I am now working on... Is to create a place where people from all over the world and all walks of life can come and experience not only the beautiful waves that Barbados has to offer, but experience the culture and people that make Barbados a special place.

I would like to provide more than a place to sleep: I want to make it a place that offers guests comfort, relaxation, and rejuvenation, and have them enjoy these things not only because of the physical aspects of the accommodations, but by the Heart, Life, and Light that fills its walls... a home where friends are made, laughter is had, and experiences are never forgotten. For the last 4 years I have been organizing surf trips for surfers who want to visit Barbados. I work with them through emails and phone calls to set everything up for them. Airport transfers, car rentals, accommodations, surfboard rentals, surf tours, surf lessons, island tours and activities are all things taken care of by me. Everything to make their Barbados experience a great one. Over the last 2 years, God has been speaking to me about Bajan Surf Bungalow and now more than ever I am BELIEVING it will happen. I also believe my experience over the last 4 years will greatly add to the success of the New Bajan Surf Bungalow. My Dream...God’s Dream for my life...OUR Dream for my life. It started 14 years ago and today is a new beginning in pursuing this dream. I’ve been putting it off saying to myself, “This is way too big a dream”, “It won’t happen, little me can’t do it all... has God really put this in my heart?”, but God had been showing me daily over the last few months to get my butt in gear and GO FOR IT! What is a meaningful symbol to you that you have learned from in nature, and what does it remind you of? A pearl. Do you know that one of the most precious and beautiful gems starts off as a simple grain of sand. The sand entering into the living membrane gives the oyster fits of irritation. The oyster coats the sand with Nacre and over time the layers build up and forms a pearl. WE are like the grain of sand when we come to God. He takes us as we are and through the troubles and challenges of our lives(the irritations), He coats us with His grace and love and we become like a beautiful pearl. Admirable and valuable. How are you using You’re Designed to Shine to reach out to girls in your local community? Over two summers, I have held 4 weeks of Surf and Shine camp where we do “You’re Designed To Shine” lessons in the mornings at my house and then head to the beach for afternoon surfing fun. So far, over 80 girls have attended Surf and Shine! Why did you step out to make a difference? This life isn’t easy, our hearts are tender, we are easily hurt, and we go through hard times, everybody does. I get great joy out of sharing what God has done for me, and how Awesome He is. We don’t have to be alone, God is there to help us through. He gives us dreams for our lives that are so great and I like young girls to realize there is a wonderful plan for their life. What is the most rewarding gift you get from giving light to other girls? For some of these girls, their dream is to learn to surf, so seeing them get up and ride a wave is a great gift! If you were standing in front of thousands of girls who were coming up the road behind you, what would you say to them to encourage them along their way? You are all beautiful, and unique. Each one of you are treasured and loved more than you can comprehend, you were made for so much more than the troubles and hurts of this world. Keep looking up and He will guide you all the days of your life. Live your dreams and don’t settle for a life of mediocrity. Go after the impossible, because with God all things are possible.

Website: http://bajansurfbungalow.webs.com Facebook: Melanie Welch Pitcher

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. . . Shine for others!

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earl Girl...

JESSICA MCLEAN

Age: 27 | Fav. color: Coral & lime green

Occupation: Recording artist, musician & film production assistant Fav. song: Way too many to name. My favorite as of now would probably be “Desert Song” by Brook Fraser or anything Sufjan Stevens. Books that have inspired you: The Bible, Ocean Star, The Cross & The Switchblade, Breaking Free, Battlefield of The Mind, Beautiful Boy Fav. quote: “Look up, open your eyes. Today’s a brand new day.” What do you love about surfing? I love being able to spend time with friends out in the water. The ocean is a place where I can be carefree and have fun. There is nothing like the feeling of the sunshine, the ocean, and riding clean small waves. What do you do for fun? Play music, fish, travel, surf, wakeboard, cook, go to beach, write, read poetry, spend time with friends & family, anything creative. Who is your “Pod”? MMy husband Nic, my mom, my dad, my family, and all of my Outer Banks friends. I also have a global pod that I’ve met from my travels!! Thank goodness for the internet and skype. Who has been a pearl to you? My husband Nic always encourages and inspires me in my music and in all that I do. My mom has always been my best friend, my role model, and encourager. Also, my mam, and my close girlfriends(Corissa, Buffy, & Whitney). So many people have touched my life in one way or another. What is something that has been a challenge to you that you’ve overcome? My mom got pregnant with me in high school at 16. My dad battled substance abuse and couldn’t hold it together. At an early age I watched him abuse my mom and was constantly fearful of my environment. This cultivated a pattern of putting up walls and pretending like everything was fine in order to cope. My parents divorced when I turned 6 and my dad moved across the country, leaving my brother and me rejected. This was a huge obstacle that took a long time to overcome. I struggled with much insecurity and am still learning to let my guard down and be who God made me. My own self-image is another battle I’ve had to overcome. I struggled with excessive dieting and exercising in order to satisfy the extreme expectations I placed on myself. I strived to be beautiful and in the process lost all of my joy. It took me a long time to realize that true beauty can only come from the inside out. If I focus on being a beautiful person on the inside, then I will radiate beauty outwardly. I wrote the song “Beautiful” from this experi-

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ence, and I still consistently get emails about how the song inspires and relates to girls going through the same struggles. Therefore, I’m thankful that I went through this journey in order to help others. What is a meaningful symbol to you that you have learned from in nature? Birds. They choose to sing a melody that echoes through creation. And I believe that those who wish to sing will always find a song. How are you using “You’re Designed to Shine” to reach out to girls in your local community? It has been amazing to travel and shine love for others through my music. However, I also feel it’s important to be involved in my local community, the Outer Banks of North Carolina. This last year, I traveled with a group of teenagers to Guyana, South America. On the trip, I was able to connect with all of the girls. It reignited the desire of my heart, to be an encouraging pearl to the younger generation. When we returned, I had a good friend approach me about joining her to encourage local girls. The first thought that came through my mind was Christina’s “You’re Designed to Shine” study. The first night twelve girls showed up. The next week, it doubled. I was blown away at the girl’s willingness and honesty in sharing. Each one seemed to take hold of the life lessons, responding in such a vulnerable and genuine manner. They opened up about abuse, family struggles, identity issues, insecurities, and personal confessions. It was a safe environment that allowed them to let go of the many issues they were facing in their lives. I could see the excitement in their eyes each week as they began to find their dreams, shape their identities, and find purpose amidst their circumstance.

When I think of our weekly time together, a few words come to mind: freedom, encouragement, faith, and direction. The study was such

a hit, that we are going to begin another group study in the fall. The girls seemed so blessed, but I am truly convinced that the six weeks of this study blessed me just as much as them. There is no greater feeling than touching the lives of someone else. This is my purpose, this is my dream. Shining bright for others in this difficult world we live in. Going through struggles, overcoming them, and then encouraging another in return. What is the most rewarding gift you get for giving light to others? Hearing stories of how my music has related to other girls is the most rewarding thing! To see how my struggles can be expressed and recorded through music and in turn inspire others makes the hardships so worth it!! If you were standing in front of thousands of girls who were coming behind you, what would you say to them to encourage them along their way? No matter what you are going through, never lose hope. God is with you and longs to walk this journey alongside of you. You are beautiful just the way you are. Don’t try so hard to fit into the world’s mold of beauty. Be unique and shine with the special gifts that only you possess! He has a plan for you that will blow your mind! If you begin to let the Lord inside your heart, He will direct and guide you through this life, bringing joy and purpose!!! So begin SHINING BRIGHT today! Website: www.jessicamclean.com | Facebook: Jessica McLean


SHE Surfs

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that she likes to stand up paddle, longboard and shortboard, all equally, but since the waves were still good she was going to surf her shortboard. She led me out to baby Queens, her favorite surf break. This 6 yr. old girl paddled directly out to the line up and instructed me to stop. She then proceeded to take off on every wave she went for. So to not be shown up by a 6 yr. old, I started paddling for a few of the waves that came

through. “Aunty you have to wait for the right waves,” the brighteyed 6 yr. old told me. “Then you have to stand up when the wave pushes you, not before then or your board will not get into the wave.”

Wow…that is all I have to say! My surf instructor took off on wave after wave, and I sat on my board in awe of her. “Don’t worry aunty; I have been surfing since I was three.” Tiki tells me as she paddles back out to me.

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Tiki Willis

As told by Sasha Leitner ...

“In Waikiki on a Sunday morning, I had the chance to surf with a very special little girl. Next to the Star Beach Boys tent, where her father Alika Willis works on the weekends, I found Tiki Willis playing with the other Waikiki groms in the sand. It was a beautiful Sunday, light winds and a lingering south swell. Tiki’s mom, Dina Willis, a surf instructor for Faith Surf School, told me that “Tiki’s birthday was December 16, 2003 and that she was a water baby from the start.” As if to prove her mom right, Tiki came right up to me and insisted that we go surfing together. She grabbed her 6’2 Koa Board Sport board, and led me to the waters edge. When we were putting our leashes on, Tiki proceeded to tell me

While we were sitting and waiting for the right wave, Tiki started squeaking and squawking… “I am Natiri” she tells me, “from Avatar, my favorite movie.” She likes to play Avatar all the time. I have to say that Tiki had me giggling, and grinning the entire time we were in the water. Her sparkling personality is contagious. She waved and said “Hi” to all of the instructors and kids in the water. She even stopped next to a 7 yr. old girl whose mom was pushing her into waves, and gave the girl some encouraging pointers! Tiki has 2 older step-brothers. One is 18, and the other is 16, but they are teenagers and not around all that much. She fills her spare time surfing with boogie boarding, skate boarding, and drawing. Her family lives on the outskirts of Waikiki and she’ll be a first grader next fall. This soon to be first grader is already sponsored by Honey Girl Water Wear for bathing suits, Kaimana stand up paddle boards for her SUP, and Koa Boards for her shortboards and longboards. Tiki has been competing in SUP, shortboarding, and longboarding. After our second surf session, I was spent. Tiki was sitting next to me singing, and she stopped suddenly and whispered into her mother’s ear. Grinning from ear to ear she asks me to go with her to Yogurt Land, her favorite snack spot in Waikiki. As we filled up on Coconut yogurt covered in Oreo cookie pieces and chocolate sprinkles, Tiki asked if I would surf with her again next week. I had to smile. I felt so special that this wonderful, talented 6 yr. old wanted to spend more time with me in the ocean. She told me next time she would show me how to SUP. I had to laugh, my little surf instructor wanted to teach me how to SUP. I think it goes without saying that we should expect to see great things in the future from this wonderfully talented, young water girl. I personally look forward to watching her surf career blossom and progress.” u

Ann Yoshida

AGE: 34 | YEARS SURFING: 4 year in a chair and 13 years before that FAVORITE SURF BREAK: Gas Chambers FAVORITE SURF COMPANY: AccesSurf Ann came to us through the recommendation of Gary Miyata of GaryMsCreations.com. He knew she should be a “featured” surfergirl because of her incredible and uplifting spirit, intense enjoyment of life despite the challenges she faces daily, and selfless dedication to others. Here is her story. ”…On February 10, 2000 I was in an automobile accident while I was in college up in Utah. I was a passenger and a car failed to yield to us while they were turning. My aorta ruptured in that accident and I got an ischemic injury. The blood and oxygen was cut off and it killed the nerves in my spine and paralyzed me. Yes, before my accident I was a surfer. I loved to be in the water and I surfed all the time I could. I’m not really sensitive on the subject… I don’t really talk about it too much since I don’t really see a difference between me and others until someone points it out.” TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF ANN, HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN SURFING? AND WHAT INSPIRED YOU? My first time out in the water was with my brother. He took me to mothers beach and paddled me out, then told me to go in as he went surfing with his friends. That day I thought to myself, either I catch a wave in or get worked chickening out. Once I caught a wave and felt the rush of a 78 | womenssurfstyle.com | wSSm


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Ann Yoshida-

continued...

A bathing suit and surf shorts that don’t fall off when I am getting worked by the waves. ADVISE FOR OTHERS LEARNING TO SURF? Go with people you love and be careful of who you listen to...oh and it helps to know how to hold your breath! ARE YOU INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY? IF SO, HOW? Absolutely! I am just a part of the whole. I stay active in volunteering my time to non-profit orgs like... ILW, DOH (NEUROTRAUMA ADVISORY BOARD), rehab of the pacific, and of course church service. I am a strong believer in service. It helps me step out of my world and share the talents that God gave me with others.

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wave pushing me and feeling the drop, going in was not an option. After that experience, I lived and loved getting in the water every day I could. I actually come from a legacy of women surfers. My mother and grandmother surfed in the days when there were very few women surfers. They left a legacy in my family that empowered me to surf. I guess you could say that being in the water and on the waves is in my blood.

Inspiration comes from so many sources...

but the most influential inspiration is my grandmother. She was a surfer and an accomplished swimmer. She taught me the importance of striving to be the best I can in all I do. Even after surviving a stroke and brain surgery in the 70’s she still was strong and strived to be the best she could be in and out of the water. She inspired me to work toward my potential and show gratitude to those who helped me along the way. WHAT IS IT INSIDE THAT DRIVES YOU TO KEEP SURFING? A SPORT THAT OTHERS IN YOUR SITUATION WOULDN’T THINK OF TRYING! Knowing that there is someone like me out there that does not think she can surf makes me go on and reach for the next level. My goal is to show people that it can be done so come out and try. 80 | womenssurfstyle.com | wSSm

WE ALL HAVE FEARS AND DOUBTS IN LIFE, WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST OBSTACLE IN SURFING AND HOW HAVE YOU OVERCOME IT? The biggest obstacle with surfing is by far “access to the beach” and getting over the fact that I think I can do it all myself. The fact is that I probably could do it myself but it is a whole lot easier and enjoyable sharing the experience with someone else. It fulfills two vital needs, service and gratitude. Looking to my foundation has always helped me overcome obstacles. My foundation consists of having faith in Christ and all he stands for, learning all I can and having a sense of humor when I make a mistake. NAME 3 THINGS THAT MAKE YOU LAUGH? 1. People that think my life is worse than theirs because I am in a chair. 2. My family and friends 3. The thought that I am actually surfing and living my wildest dream. FAVORITE GRINDS AFTER SURF? Everything tastes better after a killer surf session but I’m pretty happy with a great sandwich, a peanut butter granola bar and a ton of water. WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE INVENTED FOR THE WOMENS SURF MARKET THAT ISN’T OUT THERE YET?

CLOSING THOUGHTS? Surfing is much more to me than a sport, it is a lifestyle that encompasses my spiritual, physical, mental, social and emotional wellbeing. It helps balance my life in a world that seems to have little balance. My future has some contests and hopefully the ASP world tour in it. u


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. . . Artist in Motion

Artistic Passion Expressed An interview with

MESA ENTERPRISES founder & designer, Melissa Matarese

W

hen did I begin? I began surfing when I moved to New Zealand (NZ) in 2004...

I am a true lover of the outdoors and wanted to live somewhere that I could surf and snowboard in the same day. I decided that NZ was the place to be. I learned to surf in Raglan, NZ on a beat up 9’0 Bic.

My favorite pieces that I’ve designed thus far are: New Zealand Tree This piece is a strong example of my pen and ink work /watercolor combination. I believe that my love for nature and my surroundings really shows through in this painting. 4 Seasons | This piece is a great example of my intricate line work and is the original painting used for our most popular print, “Tree of life”. Mesa | This piece is a self portrait depicting not only my physical attributes, but also a representation of my personality.

I began drawing and sketching at a very young age. As I reached junior high school, I found myself quickly excelling in my art classes, winning awards and being asked to enter regional contests. I was encouraged by my family, especially my Uncle Brian, who is an artist as well. My inspiration is driven by the everyday, natural beauty of this world. It is seen in the trees we walk past daily, the wonders of wildlife untouched by man, and the beauty of the human form. I feel that my style is best known for its intricate pen and ink work. I had always dreamed of being an artist… creating all day through painting, sculpting and sketching. But it was quickly brought to my attention that this was not a practical way to make a living. I also believed this would be a somewhat selfish lifestyle and that does not reflect who I am as a person. I began to brainstorm a marketable way to use my creativity while passing on a positive message. I wanted to take my art off of the wall and into the everyday lives of people. Thus the process was created… follow my passion …stick to my roots… paint and use nature as my inspiration. I would simplify that painting down to a graphic and print it using earth-friendly inks on earth-friendly garments. Industry blunders? When I made the shift to solely working with earth-friendly products, I was unaware of the extra heating and processing time required to cure alternative inks. I found the ink was fading after multiple washes in the first batch of shirts. I quickly learned that in order to properly cure the ink, the garments needed to be run through the dryer 3- 4 times instead of once with standard oil based ink. I won’t make that mistake again! The biggest obstacle I’ve encountered is getting my name “out there” and marketing my product. As a small company with a small budget, this is an extremely difficult industry to break into. It is my hope that the action sport industry is going to begin focusing more on independent artists who stay true to their roots and project a positive message, instead of most shops selling the same 5 brands. I create 2 collections each year. There is a spring/summer line, which is introduced in January, followed by a fall/winter line, introduced in August. The idea behind my product is to make earth-friendly wears for the everyday person. Although my product is higher in quality, it is still affordable. I am mindful of the fact that cost is an issue in the eco-fashion world. I think it’s wonderful in theory, but reality is that the average American consumer between the ages of 17-35 simply can’t afford it. Therefore, my products range from $18-$50 per piece. As for community involvement, I believe it is important to stay connected in the community. Therefore, Mesa offers discounted graphic design services to all non-profit and fellow earth-friendly businesses. In addition, 5% of all Mesa Eco Apparel & Accessories profits are donated to Conservational International. Looking forward, Mesa will continue to grow brand recognition and popularity within the industry while staying true to its roots and being more than a clothing line. It will become a way of life, connecting individuality to Mother Earth and community.

u To learn more about Mesa, please visit: www.mesa-enterprises.com and www.facebook.com/MesaEnterprises

u To purchase Mesa gear, please visit www.missmesames.etsy.com u Questions or comment? Feel free to contact me directly at melissa@mesa-enterprises.com

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. . . Surf Day!

Surf Day

TOP ROW (left to right): Laarni, Nichole, Tiffany, Marsha, Deanna BOTTOM ROW: Jenny, Nichole, Christina, Sandra, Sasha, Jules, Sierra

WSSM Photos: GaryMsCreations.com

Tia (this photo)

Jules (surfing), Christina (left), Laarni (right) Marsha

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“When Nicole Wagner & Christina Frankel told me they would be visiting Hawaii (from Florida) for a surf trip, I knew we needed to get some girls together, and have a WSSM Surf Day! Even with all our hectic schedules,14 surfer girls & 2 photographers converged on Flies (to the dismay of the 3 male surfers that were already there, LOL), for a morning of friendship, waves, and Jenny’s incredible oatmeal cookies! A big mahalo to Gary (GaryMsCreations.com), and Aaron (HawaiiRedDragonPhotography.com) for the photos and sharing this beautiful day with us!” - Sandra Olson | WSSM Publisher For behind the scenes footage, visit www.HawaiiRedDragonPhotography.com/WSSMSurfDay

Sierra (left), Sasha (surfing)


Laarni got hit with a foam ball on the way down after this late take-off, but didn’t let that deter her. With a quick swipe of the hand... she continued to charge! Jenny... all smiles!

Leah’s here... Now it’s a party!

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. . . Surf Day!

Sandra

Jules

Nichole (left), Tiffany (right)

Leah Tia (surfing), Sasha (left), Deanna (right)

Surfing rocks! Sierra (left), Tia (right)

Surf Day

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See what happens when you get a little surf in us? TOP ROW (left to right): Nichole, Sandra, Nichole, Tiffany, Tia BOTTOM ROW: Deanna, Jenny, Christina, Sierra, Sasha, Jules

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. . . New to the Industry

Meet the

Company

ULTRASOL SUNSCREENS WHO

(World Health Organization) statistics claim that sea surf (foam) can account for an added 25% of harmful rays; dry beach sand reflects a further 15% and even on a cloudy day as much as 80% of the sun’s UV radiation can penetrate the clouds.

Riding waves is why most of us are ocean enthusiasts...

It’s what keeps our moods cheery, our bodies in tune, and minds sharp. Many of us will end up spending WEEKS if not months out in the direct sunshine during our lifetimes, since our beach and ocean time is something we cherish and look forward to, and is to many of us—essential for mood control and uplifted spirits. What we’re not all that enthused about however, is that UV sun radiation is known to be the major cause of irreparable damage to the skin. Damage such as premature aging, discoloration, sun spots, deep wrinkles and skin cancer are dangers we KNOW we all face. Even when out surfing on a cloudy day, covered in a wetsuit, those two things alone do not prevent sun radiation from reaching exposed facial areas.

If we want our skin to be healthy and beautiful, we HAVE to take care of it throughout our entire lifetime, not just when we’re young and vibrant. If we fail in this area, our skin will certainly show it. We can all agree that pre-mature aging is the LAST thing that we want to happen, especially with the hours of water time ahead of us that we’re looking forward to—after all, it’s not like we’re going to stop surfing or enjoying the beach, right? So instead, we need to find a way to combat the sun’s harmful effects, while staying protected and IN the water! While there are many sunscreen options available on the market, we came across ULTRASOL®, a newer line of sunscreens, at a recent industry tradeshow. Due to

its reputable parent company, Fischer Pharmaceutical Laboratories (FPL), we knew they had something special that we should try, and we weren’t disappointed. You see, although the particular brand ULTRASOL may be new to the US market, FPL represents some of the most advanced and innovative technology, offering protection against the dangerous and aging effects of the sun. You’ve probably heard of them before, but just never realized it since they’ve been around for such a long time, and have been integral in the sunscreen protection industries development. After all, they have specialized in internationally acclaimed dermatological products and anti-aging skin treatment preparations, for close to half a century! Over the years, FPL has been in the forefront of many sunscreen innovations such as the introduction of the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) system and the incorporation of antioxidants and moisturizers in sunscreens. Ultrasol® sunscreens were the first to incorporate, worldwide, the broad-spectrum UVA & UVB filters in their preparations. We liked that ULTRASOL offers several levels of protection, and since

we’re surfers, we were immediately drawn to the Ultrasol® Sport,

because it provides athletes, those exposed to hours outdoors in climate extremes, with the most appropriate sunscreen protection. It’s especially helpful during extreme exercise such as biking, surfing or competitive sports like volleyball, because it allows the athlete’s skin to perspire freely, won’t run in the eyes or sweat off, but instead remains active and highly effective! Want more info? Check out www.Dr-Fischer.com

ULTRASOL sunscreens are durable, quick-drying and non-greasy, very water and sweat resistant, contain antioxidant protection, are superbly skin-friendly and hypoallergenic, having been tested worldwide by leading dermatologists and approved for use on sensitive skin, and come in easily spreadable lotion or spray form— perfect for those hard-to-reach places. AND… ULTRASOL also carries the prestigious American Skin Cancer Foundation’s seal of approval!

ENTER TO WIN a bottle of this fantastic sunscreen, ULTRASOL, online at womenssurfstyle.com ... See page 22 for more details!

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DUSTIN

shirt: “Rafaga” by Dunkelvolk (dunkelvolk.com) sterling silver bracelet & rings: “Island Pleasure” bracelet, “Indo Lefts, A Frames, Wind n’ Lefts” rings by The Wave Collection (thewavecollection.com) sunglasses: “Flow” lightweight, polarized sunglasses by Filtrate Eyewear (filtrateeyewear.com)

NICHOLE

tank: “Live Your Passion - Retro Stars” by Empowered Clothing (empoweredclothing.com) sterling silver necklace & bracelet: “Sunset” pendant, “Summer Swells” bracelet by The Wave Collection (thewavecollection.com)

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WINTER / SPRING 2011 LIFESTYLE AND BEACH FASHION “This issue’s beach & lifestyle photoshoot was shot on location in Ka’kaako Beach Park on Oahu, Hawaii, by Danile K. Fine Arts. The pieces you see in this guide were selected at several industry tradeshows, where we scouted for new brands- most never-beforeseen in WSSM. They offer new styles of apparel/accessories/footwear/etc., that fit well into a surfer’s relaxed lifestyle. We strive to bring you the very best surf & lifestyle fashion, while still maintaining fit and function... all without breaking your budget! Enjoy this issue’s fashion guide, and if you see something you like, please support these companies by making a purchase, sending them an email, “liking” them on Facebook or giving them a quick call to let them know you saw them in WSSM, and appreciate them supporting the women’s side of surfing. They will really enjoy hearing your feedback, and we all are thankful for your support. Want to see what happened behind the scenes? Log on to: HawaiiRedDragonPhotography.com/ WSSMFashion A WORD ON THE MODELS... Because we realize that not every woman is a size 2, and most of our readers are active women that appreciate seeing strong, healthy women showcasing clothing that can be worn in daily life and not just on the runway, we chose models that were athletic and strong water women and men. They come from all walks of life and occupations, and patiently dedicated their energy and time... taking time off from their “regular jobs” to be a model for a day, to make this issue’s fashion come alive for you. We hope you enjoy WSSM’s (unique?) and realistic approach to beach & lifestyle fashion. Thank you to the wonderful WSSM crew for making this such a fun day; Dan Olson, Stephanie Bednarek, Trisha Edwards, Stan & Debbie Olson, Leah Johnson, Bill Edwards and John Olson”

Sandra Olson Publisher / Editor

All photos by: Daniel K. Fine Arts Makeup by Nikki nikki.obayley@yahoo.com Makeup provided by: Addiction NV Cosmetics www.addictionnv.com Hair & Makeup by Berenice Fernandez, Cherry Bond, Kristin Kuba and Ursula Mazik, from the Paul Mitchell School- Honolulu (http://ulupono.paulmitchell.edu)

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NICHOLE (left)

voile dress: “V501” Elan International (elan-usa.com) necklace: “Under the Sea” collection by trendyjewels.com shoes: Volatile (volatileusa.com)

DUSTIN (left)

shirt: Orka (orkaclothing.com) necklace: Charming Shark Surf Jewelry (charmingshark.com) jeans: Rock Revival (rockrevival.com) belt and buckle: “Hip Hop Boombox” Buckle-Down (beltsdirect.com) shoes: “Manuka Drift” in brown by Cushe (cushe.com)

NICHOLE (below)

swimwear: Flojos Swimwear (flojos.com.ve) earrings: “African Tribal” collection by trendyjewels.com sterling silver bracelet: “Summer Swells” by The Wave Collection (thewavecollection.com)

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HEATHER (top left)

swimwear: “Ipanema” Bikini Thief (bikinithief.com) hat: “Carribean” by Sunday Afternoons (sundayafternoons.com) necklace: “Under the Sea” collection by trendyjewels.com

DEANNA (top right)

swimwear: “Dots & Stripes” Poko Pano (pokopano.com) sunglasses: “Molly” polarized Bombshell collection by Peppers (peppersusa.com)

KYLE (bottom left)

shirt: “DKVK” Dunkelvolk (dunkelvolk.com) sunglasses: “Witness” polarized by Smith Optics (smithoptics.com)

HEATHER (bottom right)

dress: “MD526” by Elan International (elan-usa.com) sterling silver bracelet & rings: “Summer Swells” bracelet by The Wave Collection (thewavecollection.com) leather cuff and pendant: “Lefts and Rights” cuff, “Vision” pendant by Forever Stoked (foreverstoked.com) necklace: “Peace-Love-Hope” collection by trendyjewels.com

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HEATHER (left)

dress: “MD549” Elan International (elan-usa.com) sterling silver necklace & bracelet: “Sunset” pendant, “Summer Swells” bracelet by The Wave Collection (thewavecollection.com) shoes: “Jasmine” by Flojos (flojos.com)

CRYSTAL (right)

dress: “Mia” with Underwater Print by Mesa Enterprises (mesa-enterprises.com) necklace: “Black Sea Jewels” Calypso Studios Inc. (calypsostudiosinc.com) cuff: “Beaded Shell & Coco Cuff” by trendyjewels.com

KYLE (right)

shirt: “Live On Purpose” Empowered Clothing (empoweredclothing.com) fedora: “Hudson” Peter Grimm (petergrimm.com) jeans: Rock Revival (rockrevival.com)

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CRYSTAL (left)

bikini “Olympia” LoveTrueLove (lovetrueloveswimwear.com) earrings: “Sierra” Betty Belts (bettybelts.com) sterling silver bracelet: wave engraved, by The Wave Collection (thewavecollection.com) surfboard: Keoki Surfboards (keokisurfboards.com)

DUSTIN (above left)

shirt: “Typewriter Center Block” Empowered Clothing (empoweredclothing.com) boardshorts: “Honu” Pipe Dreams Hawaii (pipedreamshawaii.com) sunglasses: “Lockwood” Smith Optics (smithoptics.com) surfboard: Keoki Surfboards (keokisurfboards.com)

KYLE (above right)

shirt: Orka (orkaclothing.com) boardshorts: “Cristal” Dunkelvolk (dunkelvolk.com) sunglasses: “Halogen”Polarized by Filtrate Eyewear (filtrateeyewear.com)

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surfboard: Viking Surfboards (vikingurfboards.com)

NICHOLE (right)

bikini: “Ipanema” Bikini Thief (bikinithief.com) hat: “Experience” Peter Grimm (petergrimm.com) necklaces & bracelet: “The Earth Tone” collection by trendyjewels.com

CRYSTAL (bottom left)

shirt: “Ancient Dial” in black by Jaco (jacoclothing.com) necklace: “Sundance- 40in.” Calypso Studios Inc. (calypsostudiosinc.com)

DEANNA (bottom right)

shirt: “Walkout” in teal by Jaco (jacoclothing.com) necklace: “Tropical Fun” collection by trendyjewels.com


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HEATHER

bikini: “Black & White Jungle” by Amigas da Annika Swimwear (amigasdaannika.com)

JAMES (below)

shirt: “Vanguard Respect” by Jaco (jacoclothing.com) fedora: “Cardiff” Peter Grimm (petergrimm.com) sunglasses: “Flow” Polarized by Filtrate Eyewear (filtrateeyewear.com) slippers: Frisky Shoes (friskyshoes.com)

KYLE (right)

boardshorts & shirt: Dunkelvolk (dunkelvolk.com) shoes: “Andy Mac” Airwalk (airwalk.com) pants: “Hybrid Training Pant” stretchy & oh-so-comfy, by Jaco (jacoclothing.com) sunglasses: “Witness” polarized glasses by Smith Optics (smithoptics.com)

BECCY (right)

bikini: “Honeycomb” by Honey Girl (honeygirlwaterwear.com)

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NICHOLE (this page - top left)

shirt “Hearts on Fire- Distressed” Empowered Clothing (empoweredclothing.com) shorts: “Stella” Body Glove (bodyglove.com) bracelets: “The Leather Studded Wrap” bracelets & “African Tribal” collection (red) by trendyjewels.com sunglasses: “Banray” polarized by Filtrate Eyewear (filtrateeyewear.com

DEANNA (this page - top right)

coverup: “Gabrielle” Body Glove (bodyglove.com) scarf: Mesa Enterprises (mesa-enterprises.com) sunglasses: “Onasis” polarized by Filtrate Eyewear (filtrateeyewear.com)

HEATHER (below left)

bikini top: H2Oh Swim (h2ohswim.com) boardshorts: “Red Hot Boyfriend” Fighter Girls (fightergirls.com) surfboard: Viking Surfboards (vikingsurfboards.com) traction pad: “Cube” by Sticky Bumps (stickybumps.com)

DEANNA (below middle)

bikini top: “Ipanema” Bikini Thief (bikinithief.com) boardshorts: “Queen of Hearts” Fighter Girls (fightergirls.com)

NICHOLE (below right)

boardshorts: “Blue Balls” Fighter Girls (fightergirls.com)

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To the beach ! (please?)

DEANNA (above)

shirt “Boy Friend T” is super-soft to the touch, by Juli and Fred (juliandfred.com) necklace: “Tropical Fun” collection by trendyjewels.com sunglasses: “Cameo” black polarized gray, Smith Optics (smithoptics.com)

NICHOLE (far right)

bikini: Guria Beachwear (guriabeachwear.com.br) sunscreen: Sun Bum sprayable sunscreen, offering EXCELLENT coverage for all those hard-to-reach areas. Silky smooth, doesn’t sting or burn, and it lasts! (trustthebum.com)

DUSTIN (right)

boardshorts: “Jaque” Dunkelvolk (dunkelvolk.com) beach totes: “Leila” collection by Franchelle Contreras, “Gypsy” by Doris Castle (orange) S.H.O.P. totes (start helping our planet) calypsostudiosinc.com frisbee: ”Fun Gripper Camo Flyer” by Saturnian (www.sat1sport.com)

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DEANNA (left)

shirt: “MD3” in plum, Elan International (elan-usa.com) bead necklaces & bracelets: “Coco Banana 30in.” necklace & bracelet by trendyjewels.com sterling silver necklaces & bracelet: “small circle, medium diamond, large circle” pendants, exquisitely engraved with waves, “Island Pleasure” wave bracelet by The Wave Collection (thewavecollection.com)

DEANNA (above)

tank: “Hybrid Racer Tank with Sports Bra” in Blue Iris by Jaco (jacoclothing.com) pants: “Hybid Training Pant” with flare leg by Jaco (jacoclothing.com) headband: “BH Baby” Violet Love (violetloveheadbands.com) shoes: “Stylus II” in Silver by Cushe (cushe.com)

DEANNA (below)

shorts: “Stella” by Body Glove (bodyglove.com) tank: “Ancient Dial” standard tank top in Blue Iris by Jaco (jacoclothing.com) Indo Board Balance Trainer: indoboard.com

KYLE (below middle)

shirt: “DKVK” by Dunkelvolk (dunkelvolk.com) boardshorts: “ULU” by Pipe Dreams Hawaii (pipedreamshawaii.com) sunglasses: “Witness” Smith Optics (smithoptics.com) slippers: Frisky Shoes (friskyshoes.com)

ROBBIE (below right)

fedora: “Lawn” Peter Grimm (petergrimm.com) shorts: FlowLuckyFree (flowluckyfree.com) shoes: “Vinyl Frontier Canvas” in white by Cushe (cushe.com)

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BECCY (far left)

bikini top: “Zuma” by Bikini Thief (bikinithief.com) boardshorts: “Lotus” by Body Glove (bodyglove.com) pipe board: “Pink PipeBoard & Deck” Get your balance on! This extreme balance board gives a full range of motion so you can perform skateboarding tricks while defying gravity! (pipeboard.com)

CRYSTAL (opposite page- top right)

dress: “Eco Lana Womens Short Sleeve Tee Dress” by Mesa Enterprises (mesa-enterprises.com) hat: “Captiva” by Wallaroo Hat Company (wallaroohats.com) bangle and necklace: “Sea Glass” purple bangle, “Sundance 40” necklace” by Calypso Studios Inc. (calypsostudiosinc.com)

DEANNA (opposite page- bottom right)

shorts: “In Motion” by Body Glove (bodyglove.com) shirt: Orka Clothing (orkaclothing.com) surfboard: Viking Surfboards (vikingsurfboards.com) surf leash & traction pad: “Day Glo” 6’ leash in green, “Alana Blanchard” signature traction pad by Sticky Bumps (stickybumps.com)

RYAN (above)

boardshorts: “Classic” by Pipe Dreams Hawaii (pipedreamshawaii.com)

BECCY (above)

bikini: “The Jewel Leopard” Legal Beach (legalbeach.com) necklace: “Peace-Love-Hope” collection by trendyjewels.com

KYLE (right)

shirt: Orka Clothing (orkaclothing.com) boardshorts: “Tapa” by Pipe Dreams Hawaii (pipedreamshawaii.com) sunglasses: “Witness” Smith Optics (smithoptics.com) sterling silver bracelet & rings: “Island Pleasure” bracelet, “Indo Lefts, A Frames, Wind n’ Lefts” rings by The Wave Collection (thewavecollection.com) shoes: “Boutique Sneak Leather” by Cushe (cushe.com) beach cruiser: BIKEFACTORY (bikefactoryhawaii.com)

DEANNA (right)

romper: “Beleza Romper” Juli and Fred (juliandfred.com) sterling silver necklace: “Sunset” pendant by The Wave Collection (thewavecollection.com) earrings: “MOP Teardrop Earrings” by trendyjewels.com

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Surf photos: Aaron Nakamura HawaiiRedDragonPhotography.com

Interview questions by: Matt Olson, Aaron Nakamura, Jennifer Lovelace, Jennifer Cannon, James Olson, Nicole Dewald

BECCY (far left)

rashguard & bikini: “Surfboard” print, long sleeve rashguard and matching bikini by Makena Surf Wear (makenasurfwear.com) sunglasses: “Molly” Bombshell collection by Peppers (peppersusa.com)

CRYSTAL (middle)

bikini: “Sunset” scoop front bottom and bandeau top in Olive, by Toes on the Nose (toesonthenose.com) surf leash: “Day Glo” 6’ leash in orange by Sticky Bumps (stickybumps.com) surfboard: Viking Surfboards (vikingsurfboards.com)

HEATHER (above)

fedora: “Summit” Peter Grimm (petergrimm.com) shirt: Bless Apparel (blessapparel.com) jeans: Rock Revival (rockrevival.com) shoes: “Boutique Sneak Leather” by Cushe (cushe.com) sunglasses: “Banray” polarized by Filtrate Eyewear (filtrateeyewear.com) bracelets: “The Leather Studded Wrap” bracelets & “African Tribal” collection (red) by trendyjewels.com

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DEANNA (far left)

fedora: “Lawn” by Peter Grimm (petergrimm.com) sterling silver necklaces & bracelet: “medium oval, medium diamond, large circle” pendants, exquisitely engraved with waves, “Island Pleasure” wave bracelet by The Wave Collection (thewavecollection.com) shirt: Orka Clothing (orkaclothing.com)

DEANNA (below left)

shirt: “Script”Long T Cover-up in Mushroom by Toes on the Nose (toesonthenose.com) necklace: “Gold Sea Jewels” Calypso Studios Inc (calypsostudiosinc.com) sunglasses: “Onasis” Polarized by Filtrate Eyewear (filtrateeyewear.com)

ROBBIE (below right)

shirt: “Rafaga” by Dunkelvolk (dunkelvolk.com) hoodie: “Standard” hoodie by Jaco (jacoclothing.com) boardshorts: “Arabic” by Dunkelvolk (dunkelvolk.com)

HEATHER (right)

hat: “Balconi Hat” This patented, unique style and high function make it a musthave, no matter your sport or activity. It blocks the sun, rain and snow while allowing breathability, protecting eyes and ears from the howling wind, bitter cold, or splashing waters. Made in the USA. (balconigear.com) sweatshirt: “Logo Boxes” by Airwalk (airwalk.com) leather cuff: “Electricity” cuff by Forever Stoked (foreverstoked.com) sterling silver necklace: “medium oval” pendant exquisitely engraved with waves, by The Wave Collection (thewavecollection.com)

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CRYSTAL (left)

bikini: “Malibu” triangle top and blue shorts by Tose on the Nose (toesonthenose.com) earrings & bangle: “Navy Blue & White Sundance” earrings, “Lime Sea Glass” bangle by Calypso Studios Inc. (calypsostudiosinc.com) sunglasses: “Cameo” Smith Optics (smithoptics.com) surboard: Keoki Surfboards (keokisurfboards.com) leash & traction pad: “Day Glo Blue” leash & surf wax, “Angulo” traction pad by Sticky Bumps (stickybumps.com)

CRYSTAL (above)

shirt: “Graffiti” by Dunkelvolk (dunkelvolk.com) earrings: Charming Shark Surf Jewelry (charmingshark.com) sunglasses: “Hibiscus” polarized by Maui Jim (mauijim.com) hat: “Military Cap” by Toes on the Nose (toesonthenose.com)

RYAN (right)

boardshorts: Dunkelvolk (dunkelvolk.com) beach cruiser: BIKEFACTORY (bikefactoryhawaii.com) sunglasses: “Flow” polarized by Filtrate Eyewear (filtrateeyewear.com) slippers: Frisky Shoes (friskyshoes.com)

BECCY (right)

fedora: “El Dorado” Peter Grimm (petergrimm.com) bikini top: “Blue Rose” Legal Beach (legalbeach.com) boardshorts: “Bruised Boyfriend” Fighter Girls (fightergirls.com) skateboard & big stick: “Kahuna Hydro™ 44” Pro Shredder” longboard skateboard & bigstick by Kahuna Creations (kahunacreations.com)

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ANASTASIA ASHLEY AGE: 23 YEARS SURFING: 17 YEARS AS A PRO SURFER: 6 FAVORITE SURF BREAK: Backdoor, Kermas FAVORITE BOARD SHAPE: shortboard, thruster HOMEBREAK: Riviera and Backdoor IN THE BEGINNING... I taught myself how to surf, actually. All my friends in Hawaii surfed, so I wanted to join in. One of my friends who really got me into surfing was Jamie Obrien, who I still surf with. He is always pushing the limits and is so fun to surf with. In the beginning, I actually learned to surf on a boogie board, and then moved onto a BZ soft top, and then onto a shortboard. It was my dream to be a pro surfer, and I also feel it’s my destiny. There was never a question of what else I was going to do. The first surf break I really mastered is a little spot called “Shores” on the inside of Sunset Beach. It was a mellow, short wave, and never got too big, so it was never scary or threatening to surf. As far as the first surf trick I’ve mastered… definitely my bottom turn; I still think that is the most important maneuver in surfing, since mastering a bottom turn is key to learning any turns. The hardest surf trick to master and that I’m still learning is definitely airs. I’m still trying to master those, just by trial and error, and also by watching surf videos. My first sponsor was HIC. I was approached by the team manager at the time, and they asked me if I wanted to be a part of the team… they were so cool! As for modeling, I just kind of fell into it. I never thought I’d be a model or anything. It just happened to work out with my sponsors as they began using me for promotional things. It definitely has helped me in my career. I would say I get seen by more people, and also people can identify me with my sponsors, which is a bonus for all involved. ... continued next page

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THEN THERE WAS PRO SURFING... The pros and cons of pro surfing are definitely there. I would say it’s a dream job, because I get to surf for a living, and go on surf trips. Some of the cons to it would be that there is pressure to be the BEST, do really well in contests, look a certain way, and also not have any off-days. Many sports athletes have rituals such as “no washing the socks”, “use the same jersey!” before a big game, and things like that. As a surfer, when preparing for a contest, I definitely try not to stay up late before the event, getting a minimum of 9 hours of sleep! Very important, I feel. As a pro surfer, my sponsors expect me to be a good role model, and an outstanding member in the surfing community. Being positive in life will get you far, I’ve learned.I’m currently sponsored by Airwalk, Old Spice, Rusty Surfboards, and Oam. They’re all awesome guys! Airwalk is one of my newer sponsors; they are a really cool company, and we just fit really well together… it’s an organic fit! My favorite Airwalk shoe is definitely the classic “Rio” casual. Love ‘em! This past spring I won the Women’s Pipeline Pro in Hawaii. I was a bit nervous surfing this spot, but I had been training hard, surfing it day in and day out, all of the good days in the winter, so I felt better prepared on the day of the contest. It is so hard to catch a lot of waves out there when it’s good; it gets so crowded, so it was definitely cool to have it with only 3 other girls out. My heart raced with excitement just thinking about it, and definitely on the last day of the waiting period, too. Every day leading up to it was like Groundhog Day, wake up, check the waves, check the call, and it was never on. The last day of the holding period I knew it was going to be the day, and it was going to be a long one. Being out there all winter helped so much, and I was so happy to win. Jamie Obrien called and congratulated me and said “welcome to the club!” I have accomplished a lot of things in my surfing career, but winning at a spot like Pipeline is really special!Have I ever been scared just paddling out at a break? Not so much in contests, but in free surfing… I have definitely been scared. I just try not to let myself get overwhelmed, and focus on relaxing.

ON BEING A ROLE MODEL AND INDUSTRY LEADER... As a pro surfer, lots of young girls look up to you as a role model, and it makes me feel proud to do my part. I wish growing up I had more positive role models to look up to, such as athletes that I thought were really cool. I am glad people are able to see what I do, and that I can be a role model for the next generation as well.I’m no Lindsay Lohan (haha!), so I don’t really feel trapped by the fame so far, and the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me about my surfing career was that I’ve had longevity. I’ve been around for a while competing, so that was nice to hear. Sometimes a sponsor can present their rider in ads/content/etc., that doesn’t match their personality. But that has NOT been the case with me. I am not a fake person; I don’t put on a front, and so what you see is what you get. Magazines sometimes like to twist quotes, and make things seem more interesting than they are, but that’s just the magazines. Staying positive and thankful for everything in my life is one of my future and ongoing goals, and I’d love to be remembered in life as a good role model, and a positive person! wSSm | womenssurfstyle.com | 115


ON THE WOMENS SURFING INDUSTRY... I attribute the growth in the women’s surf industry to movies like Blue Crush, and TV shows like Surf Girls. I think they showed surfing in a positive light, and showed that a girl can be cute, yet be an awesome surfer at the same time. Of course, we could always use MORE support in the main surf magazines for girls. A company I feel has stepped it up and supported is definitely Roxy; they were the first girls surf brand to really support women’s surfing and the lifestyle. Thanks Roxy! As for women surfers that I feel have gone above and beyond in changing women’s surfing, it would probably be Lisa Anderson. She was the first face of women’s surfing in the modern times. She was a great personality, and a great surfer. u

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AT A GLANCE... - Favorite food: Sushi - Slippers or high heels: Slippers and High Heels - Lipstick or gloss or bare: LipFusion by Fusion Beauty - Favorite dessert: Mmm! Ice cream sundae - Favorite song: Walking on a Dream - Last movie you watched: Inception - Favorite guy surfer: Jamie O’Brien - Favorite magazine: Flaunt - Top 3 favorite surf brands: Airwalk, OAM, Rusty - Dream surf destination you haven’t been to yet: Tahiti - Favorite color: Pink - Pets: None yet

- Favorite quote: “You don’t drown from falling in a river, you drown from staying submerged” - Paulo Coehello

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Life as a Pro Surfer

AGE: 30 YEARS SURFING: 15 YEARS AS A PRO SURFER: 11 FAVORITE SURF BREAK: Secret spot in Nicaragua FAVORITE BOARD SHAPE: 5’11 squash shaped by Rick Hamon of Rusty Surfboards SPONSORS: Body Glove, Rusty, Sector 9, Paul Mitchell, go211.com, Smith Sunglasses, Simple Shoes, Bravo Condoms, Silver Joes Coffee FAVORITE COLOR: The blue of my boyfriend’s eyes

Who taught you to surf and do you still surf with them? I was completely self-taught. When I was 12 and 13 I used to go to the beach in the summer and flop around on a boogie board. I would see surfers and think that riding waves while standing up looked like a lot more fun. I asked my mom if I could start surfing and she said no- “surfing is for boys. You should be on the beach looking cute in a bikini, not out competing with them. You’ll never get a boyfriend that way!” A year or so later, I found an old surfboard that belonged to my uncle in the rafters of my grandparent’s garage. I begged my mom to let me bring it home, but she said no. It took another year of begging till she finally relented but the board was big, heavy and old and not easy to learn on. I saved up babysitting money and bought a surfboard and wetsuit at a garage sale and then it was all trial and error from there. Little by little, I eventually figured it out. What kind of board did you learn on? My uncle’s board was an old 70’s 7’0” super thick board with two little fins right on the end of the tail. The board I got at the garage sale was a 6’0” 80’s T&C surfboard quad. As a little girl, did you always dream of being a pro surfer, and does that dream match reality? When I first started surfing, I never had any thought of going pro. I had only been surfing for 2 years when I graduated high school and while I had won some contests in NSSA, I just never thought I was good enough.

First surf trick you ever learned? The first surf “trick” I learned was how to duckdive. That was tricky at first. Hardest surf trick to master for you personally, and how you did it? Backside tube riding was always my Achilles heel. In tubes, I would just always ignore the rights and go left. A few years ago I started trying to push it and just go on every right I could, but one morning at my home beach break I took off on a right and the backwash hit me and sent me headfirst straight into the sand. I heard my neck crack and I was just underwater going, “Am I ok? Can I feel my toes?” I didn’t break anything, but it scared me and made me more timid. Eventually, that wore off and I started going for it again and eventually gained back my confidence. How old were you when you got your first sponsor and how did it all come about? I was 16 and had only been surfing for about a year. I was one of three girls on my high school surf team, but was the highest ranked out of the three. One of the other girls heard a rumor that Rusty was looking for girls to sponsor. We put together a portfolio with bios for each of us and photos of us surfing and hanging out and sent it in. A few months later the people at Rusty called.

I went down there thinking it was a surf trip, not realizing they had invited me as a model. I had a boardshort tan and scabby knees from skateboarding and the other girls all had fake tans and nails...

It wasn’t until my first year in college at UCSD that I went on a photo trip for SG magazine to Puerto Escondido. Former World Champ Freida Zamba was there along with WCT surfer Prue Jeffries, WQS surfer Falina Spires, and young Kristin Quizon. They were all better surfers than me, but I realized that there wasn’t as big of a gap between us as I had thought. After the trip they were going to Australia for the next contest and I was going back to sit in lecture halls. At that point I decided that I wanted to be a pro surfer and I started taking extra units and summer school in order to graduate as soon as possible and pursue it. I ended up finishing in 3 years with a degree in psychology, won the Open Division of NSSA Nationals & officially turned pro from there.

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What was the first surf break that you felt you really mastered and what did it break like? I can’t say that I have any surf break mastered. There is always room for improvement.

They said they weren’t interested in sponsoring us, but were glad we liked their product enough to send in the portfolio and offered to let us go down to the office and pick up a box of clothes. It happened to be summer and both of the other two girls were on extended family vacations, so I went down to pick up the box of t-shirts and boardshorts. While I was there they asked me to try on a bikini. They then invited me to go on a photo shoot to Cabo. I begged my mom to let me go, and somehow she agreed. I went down there thinking it was a surf trip, not realizing they had invited me as a model. I had a boardshort tan and scabby knees from skateboarding and the other girls all had fake tans and nails. We did some photos and I felt a little out of place. One morning all the guys were going surfing and I asked to go along. They had a board for me to ride and once they saw I could surf too, they decided to sponsor me. I’ve ridden Rusty surfboards ever since!

What’s the funniest product you’ve been asked to represent and did you do it? That’s a great question. I’ve represented Coast

Bodywash, Silver Joes Coffee, and Betty Belts, but the funniest product is actually Bravo Condoms! They contacted me via myspace about sponsorship and at first I wasn’t sure I wanted to be associated with a condom company. Then they explained that they wanted to sponsor me because I have a clean image and am a good role model and they want to spread the message that condoms are cool and girls are just as responsible for safe sex as guys are. Just being on the pill doesn’t mean you’re having safe sex. So that was a message I could believe in and want to spread. Still, it’s pretty funny having a sticker for a condom company on my board!


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Life as a Pro Surfer ... continued

Explain how you felt (joy, excitement, nervousness) when you first officially became a pro surfer and what that meant to you at the time. Did you get a phone call? Was it earth shattering? Or did you simply “drift/surf” into the position?

I guess technically, it was a phone call probably when my first sponsor offered to pay me some money, but I don’t even remember it. I feel more like I became a pro surfer little by little. I started getting a few dollars from sponsors and I won some money in contests, so technically I was a pro surfer when that started, but I didn’t really feel like a “pro” until I graduated college and was earning enough money to live and travel around the world doing contests. It was definitely exciting. It is always gratifying to have something that you’ve worked for come to fruition. I would feel proud when someone asked me what I did and responded, “I’m a pro surfer”. I never had a lot of confidence growing up, I was really shy, and turning pro made me feel “cool”.

What is the lifestyle of a pro surfer like? There are a lot of

different ways to be a pro surfer. You could be a big wave surfer and spend your time looking at swell models for the place the next big swell will hit and then get on a plane to chase it. You could be a photo pro and focus on surfing in front of a photographer at a place with good light and an interesting backdrop. Or you could be a contest surfer and try to make sure you can rip in anything from one foot onshore slop to overhead perfection. I started out worrying about contests. I would try to surf in all types of conditions. Surfing good waves is a lot easier than surfing in crap. So I tried to practice in overhead closeouts and one foot mushy slop, the type of surf that contests were usually run in. The lifestyle includes long flights, a lot of time in airports, hoping your surfboards show up on your flight, cramming into a hotel room and a rental car with way too many girls… That’s the downside, but it’s also exciting and those girls have become my best friends. The first trip I ever made to France, and the first year I was on the tour is a good example. My friend Nicole Grodesky and I went. We had looked at hotels on the internet, but everything was in French so we figured we’d just show up and find somewhere to stay. We arrived in the afternoon and made the one hour drive to the beach from the airport. We had dinner, checked the surf and then started looking for hotels. Everything was booked! We figured we might have to stay further from the beach and just drive in everyday, but even the hotels 30 min from the beach were booked. We ended up going all the way back to near the airport for one night, and then had to buy a tent. Even the campsites were all booked but one of the campground owners felt bad for us and gave us a place to camp. It poured rain for days and there were noisy partying French college kids on summer vacation camping next door. It wasn’t the best conditions for getting a good night’s rest before a contest, but it was a trip I will never forget.

There’s a lot of responsibility that comes with the job of being a pro surfer... Give us some pros & cons of your occupation? The responsibility comes from being a good role model. I turned down a sponsorship opportunity from a beer company because I didn’t think it fit with the image I wanted to portray. After I was on the Boarding House TV show I even had an offer to pose for Playboy which I also turned down. 120 | womenssurfstyle.com | wSSm

“As a professional athlete, Holly’s approach to her surfing as a career is a huge asset. She represents her sponsors well, whether she’s competing at the USO of Surf or in Fiji for a photo shoot. Holly’s positive attitude along with her creative mindset made her a perfect addition to the Go211 team. Not only is Holly a top notch surfer, but she’s also an engaging individual who can articulate her lifestyle and ideas in both videos and blogs and she’s willing to share her insight and experience with the world at large. In her relationship with Go211.com, Holly’s been involved with creating exclusive content via blogs, videos and photos, she is also one of our hosts at a majority of major surf events sharing her perspective and giving viewers a chance to see what it’s like to be a pro surfer. We are stoked that she is a part of our amazing roster. Holly summed up in one word to GO211.com? REAL! We encourage WSSM readers to join GO211 and follow Holly’s adventures via her profile page and the events she covers… Check her out at the US Open of Surfing live on Go211.com” - Jeff Greenwood

“I’ve known Holly since she attended UCSD here in San Diego. She’s bright, energetic, a talented surfer, and a good representative for the Rusty brand. I build her surfboards, and she gives me very articulate feedback. That synergy helps both of us... better boards come from good communication, and I hope to keep making Holly surfboards for a long time to come. Holly summed up in one word to Rusty? Vivacity (Synonyms: animation, brilliance, brio, dash, energy, enthusiasm, fire, gusto, life, sparkle, sprightliness, verve, vigor, zeal)” - Rusty Preisendorfer

People will come up to me and want to chat and think that they know me because they saw me on tv. I’m shy by nature and not always in the mood to chat, but I try to be as friendly as possible. There are also a lot of photo shoots and autograph signings. The photo shoots can be fun sometimes, but it’s often either really cold and you’re in a bikini or really hot out and you’re in a fullsuit, just walking back and forth for the camera, trying to look natural. I was in Portugal doing a photo shoot for the Portugese version of Maxim magazine. It was freezing cold out, everyone else was in jeans, sweaters, and beanies, but they had me kneeling in rocky sand in my bikini trying to get me


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to wax my board in a sexy pose. Then they wanted me to jump into the water in just my bikini when I had been wearing a 4/3 and booties while surfing! I’ve gotten a lot better at it, but it is never my favorite part of the job.

Take us through a typical day for you in off-season? Off-season? There’s no off-season! The last contest of the year is in December and the first starts in January. I can talk you through a typical day at home. I get up early, around 5:30am, appreciate brushing my teeth in the tap water (unlike in Bali or Mexico or so many of the other places I go where you have to use bottled

water to brush your teeth), make one strong cup of coffee and get some work done on the internet, answering emails, blogging, writing a story or editing photos from my last trip, ride my Sector 9 down to the beach to check the surf. If it looks fun, I’ll put my wetsuit on at home and run down. After surfing, I’m doing laundry, buying plane tickets or packing for my next trip, shopping at Whole Foods for dinner, have a nice healthy dinner with my boyfriend and one good Belgian ale, then to bed around 8:30pm, happy to be in my own bed. continued next page... wSSm | womenssurfstyle.com | 121


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What are some of the things your sponsors expect from you as a team rider? They expect that I keep a clean image that is worthy of being a role model. I am to represent their product, which means always having their sticker on my board, wearing the product at all times, but especially at events or whenever cameras are around, and showing up to events they organize such as autograph signings and photo shoots. I used to have to do contests, but in the last year I was able to convince them that I can be of more benefit to them if I stop doing contests and just focus my time and energy on photo shoots, so now my primary goal is getting their logos into magazines.

As a pro surfer, lots of young girls look up to you as a role model. How does this make you feel and does it affect some of your life choices? I’m happy to be a role model. I went to college first before becoming a pro surfer and I like to encourage others to pursue an education before anything else.

Have you ever felt trapped by your fame? After I was on the Boarding What’s it like surfing with other pro surfers & what are some of the challenges you face? Surfing with other pros can be frustrating because we are all very competitive and wave hungry, but it is also inspiring. It pushes my surfing because if I see another pro do a good turn, I want to do

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House TV show I definitely felt trapped. I never realized the show would lead to “fame”. Suddenly, I was getting recognized in the grocery store. The bank teller was asking me about the show. I would be going for a run and get stopped to talk about the show. I would be at a restaurant with my boyfriend and he would get up to go to the bathroom and a bunch of guys would come over and start talking to me. At first it was fun and flattering but it definitely became overwhelming. People thought that because they had seen me on tv, they knew me. It was strange. Fortunately, after about 6 months it faded. I can’t imagine how real stars deal with it all the time.

What is the nicest thing anyone has ever said to you regarding your career? Anytime someone tells me that I have inspired them it feels really good.

Do you feel the image you and your sponsors present in ads/editorial/etc., as a pro surfer matches who you are as an individual person? The ads that sponsors create portray the image that they want to associate with their products. Sometimes that image also describes my lifestyle. Of course there is always a lot more to a person that what you see in an adverEnjoying the onboard shower setup of The Super Camper after a session at El Cap in Santa Barbara tisement. I am really into doing my one better. Surfing with the other pro girls is always hilarious. We’re laughown writing and hope that in that way I can paint the picture of who I am. ing and yelling and gossiping with eachother. Anyone else that was in the lineup usually paddles away and we end up having the place to ourselves. Who are some of the pro surfer women you feel are doing the most for women’s surfing and how? Stephanie Gilmore is the best representaWhat do you find to be the most stressful and most enjoyable tive that our sport has right now. She is incredibly talented, has great style, aspects of being a pro surfer?The most stressful is dealing with airports, is very articulate, funny, friendly, beautiful, and also strangely humble for especially if your luggage doesn’t arrive, and organizing car rentals and a young girl who pretty much has everything she wants in life as well as a places to stay. The most enjoyable aspects are stepping off a plane into a lot of expectation on her shoulders. I hope she goes on to win many more new place and getting to explore. The girls on tour are always entertaining. world titles and give Layne a run for her record. I have friends that live all over the world, but on tour we get to hang out, climb trees, go for massively long hikes barefoot, and have breakdancing What are some of the best products you’re sponsored with and competitions. When I stop the tour for good, I will miss the girls most of all. why do you love them? Body Glove wetsuits are very comfortable and keep me warm. I actually prefer wearing a wetsuit to surfing without one, although if I’m going to wear a bathing suit, Body Glove makes bikinis designed with surfing in mind that stay on when duckdiving and also look 122 | womenssurfstyle.com | wSSm


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good walking up the beach. Body Glove clothes are also really comfortable. Rusty surfboards have always worked really well. I’ve been getting boards from Rick Hamon at Rusty lately and they’ve been some of the best boards I’ve ever had! Paul Mitchell hair products are a necessity for keeping my hair brush-able after so much time in the sun and salt water. Go211.com is the best place online for action sports. They have webcasts for all the major surf and snow events plus a lot of other great video content. I ride a Sector 9 skateboard every day. “Push, don’t pollute!” DaKine leashes keep my board in reach after a wipeout and the boardbags keep my boards in one piece after a long journey. Silver Joes Coffee gets me fired up in the morning. Smith sunglasses are polarized and protect my light eyes. Simple Shoes are super comfortable and I like knowing that they are recycled and made of earth friendly materials. Bravo Condoms keep me from getting pregnant before I want to & spread the message of safe sex!

Have you ever been asked to compromise your comfort level or personal beliefs in order to succeed as a pro surfer and how did you deal with it? I’m a tomboy. I’m most comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt or

All the girls on tour on the north shore after a heavy basketball game

boardshorts and a bikini top, depending on the weather. I don’t wear makeup or spend much time in front of a mirror. My hair is always in a ponytail. I like having dirty feet from running around barefoot. But… when I was first getting into the surf industry I realized that looks help a lot, especially in women’s surfing. If you can surf well and look good too, it’s a winning combination. So, I won’t say I compromised any personal beliefs but I try to dress up a bit and change my image slightly in order to achieve my goals of making a living from surfing.

If crowds were not an option and you could surf anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? I have a few favorite places that I like to go that

have great waves and are un-crowded, but I’m definitely not naming them! A better question would be if the distance (flight time, cost of airfare) were not an issue where would I surf? In that case, my favorite wave in the world is Macaronis in the Mentawais. It’s a rippable wave that allows tubes and turns. Every time I go there I freak out and try to catch as many waves as possible because it is so far away and so expensive to get there that I think it might be the last time I ever get to surf it.

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Do you have future plans of starting your own company? Apparel, hardgoods, surf lessons? There are so many options for the future!

I’m getting my MBA in marketing right now just to add to my knowledge base and list of credentials. If I live in California I could see myself working in one of the marketing departments or web content creator at one of the brands. Alternatively, I have become obsessed with Nicaragua and have started a small girls-only surf camp, called Suave Dulce. Ideally, I’d like to do something where I can split time between both places. I still have a couple years, so we’ll see.

What do you feel is the most important aspect of the industry that should be focused on and accomplished in the future of women’s surfing?

More support of the athletes via magazines like this would definitely help the women. It’s incredibly difficult these days to secure sponsorship. One of the required elements is visibility, but without a magazine focused on women’s surfing, there are very few places to get photos published and thus attract or reinforce sponsor interest. (So, thanks!)

Do you think the women’s surf industry is looking bright for the next generations? Or do we ALL still have loads of work to do? More girls will

start surfing, they’ll improve, and some will want to compete. Whether or not they will be able to do that and earn a living doing it, is dependent on fashion -if the image of surfing remains cool enough for companies to use it in their advertising, and the willingness of those companies to utilize the athletes in place of or in addition to models in those advertisements.

What companies do you feel are contributing to the future of women’s surfing the most and how? Roxy and Billabong are contributing the most to

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women’s surfing because between the two of them, they sponsor the majority of the girls on tour. O’Neill and Rip Curl help tremendously as well by sponsoring quite a few themselves as well as some high profile events.

Words of advice for girls wanting to secure a sponsor? Look through the advertisements in the magazines and direct your efforts towards the company whose advertisement most closely resembles your image. For example, if you are into hula skirts and ukuleles, go to Roxy instead of Volcom.

Enter as many contests as possible, get a friend or professional photographer to take as many photos of you surfing, cruising on the beach, posing, etc. as possible, and put everything together into a portfolio. Make yourself a YouTube video that shows in 2 minutes or less, who you are, how you surf, why you love the company, and how you would be useful to them. Be persistent. If they don’t call or email back right away, call them again and again until they do.

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What is the #1 mistake most up-and coming surfers make as they climb the ladder of pro surfing success and how can others avoid making it? The biggest mistake is doing it for the wrong reasons; wanting to be a pro surfer so you can hang out on a beach somewhere exotic is only going to lead to frustration. It’s also easy to get frustrated by failure.

The best way to avoid those is to remember the fun and why you started surfing in the first place. There’s a lot of hard work to be done, but in the end, it should be all about the simple act of having fun while riding waves.

What do you find to be the most meaningful & inspirational guidance to you as you grow older? All you really have is right now. If you

spend too much time dreaming about and planning for the future, you are never really enjoying what you have right in front of you. u

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AGE: 21 NICKNAME: B-Ham or Bethy FAVORITE BOARD: 6’1” Merrick FAVORITE SURF BREAK: Pinetrees (my home break)

Insights on SURFING ... How old were you when you first knew surfing was going to be a part of your future and a way to make a living? Around 10 yrs old. What is your favorite surf trick and why? Probably the Reo (vertical re-entry). When I do a good reo I can keep my speed, and transition well into other maneuvers. If you had the perfect swell and no crowds... what break would you surf and why? Probably Pinetrees, because it’s SO fun on the perfect swell! Obviously the shark attack was a huge obstacle to overcome both physically and mentally. Aside from that experience, what’s been the hardest obstacle for you to overcome in surfing and how did you do it? Surfing with one arm in a crowd- But it’s difficult for everybody when it’s crowded. I don’t limit myself; I just go out and try to have fun! Some breaks are easier than others for me, so I have my preferable spots. What is the toughest break you’ve ever surfed and why? Margaret River was hard because the rip is strong when it’s big and the lineup is constantly changing- big rolling waves moving around all over the place. The takeoff spot is always changing and unpredictable! We’ve gotta ask ya… how do you duck-dive since the attack? My dad glues a handle on my board along the stringer, which I grab onto and I open my eyes under the white water to see where I’m going. With the women’s surf industry growing and changing over the past 10 years, what do you see as the biggest improvement in the industry for women specifically? More women are surfing now, and the pool of talent has raised the caliber and that pushes the level of everything (training, skill, competition) up, which attracts more sponsors for the women. What does surfing mean to you in 1 word? Life Advise for beginner surfer girls? Practice a lot and have fun!

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so he kind of knew who to talk to. My dad and brothers helped put together a package of photos and video of me surfing that we sent to RC. Then we negotiated a sponsorship deal! Who are some of your current sponsors and why did you decide to ride for them? Rip Curl – they’re like family now! Sambazon – I love their Acai products and I feel like it really gives me the energy and nutrition I need for surfing! Ocean Minded – great slippahs and purpose! Surf Co Hawaii – they have all the goodies I need! Kawasaki – I love their jet ski for towing in! Hanalei Surf Co – Been with me from the beginning! Great supporters of the local groms and talent!

What’s the funniest product you’ve ever been asked to promote, and did you do it? Sunny D sport drink – it was like sugar water, but they had a positive message for kids. That was before I fine-tuned my organically conscious diet! You have an extensive line of jewelry available at Claire’s… tell us about your inspiration in choosing the designs? I thought they should be “beachy” and casual since that’s how my life is; we chose mostly shell and surf inspired accessories. Revelations is also a great line of perfume that you offer… how did you choose the scents and do they mean something special to you? It was really fun actually, I got to meet with the owners of the company and they brought me like 12 options for the girls and guys fragrances. I, my brothers and friends got to smell all of them and narrow down which ones we liked best! We all liked the fruity (pineapple, coconut) and floral (orchid, jasmine) scents in Stoked because they remind us of home! But the best part of it is the surfboard shape, which means you can never throw away the bottle!

What other products are you involved in that you can share with us and that you’re excited about? Ocean Grown – They make really good all natural skin-care products made from ocean elements! www.iamoceangrown.com UV Natural – Their sunscreen gives such good protection and it’s not harmful to the ocean or our bodies! www.uvnatural.com iAmplify Faith – they just released an animated 90-Day Devotional podcast-type product that is based off of one of my devotional books “Rise Above”. www.iamplifyfaith.com/90Day “HEART OF A SOUL SURFER” – my documentary! We’re about to release a special edition dvd!! www.heartofasoulsurfer.com SOUL SURFER Feature Family Film – is a theatrical movie about my story! It’s based on my book and documentary and you can expect to see it in theatres this year! Check my website for updates: www.bethanyhamilton.com

Insights on FAITH & what keeps you focused in life... Your faith in Jesus Christ has been a driving force for you through your trials and especially in the aftermath of the shark attack. Did you find yourself depressed or feeling “why me?” after the attack and if so, how were you able to overcome those emotions? There was too much going on to feel sorry for myself. My mom helped me focus on the fact that I was alive, and we were thankful for that! My mom and dad raised me to have a solid foundation of faith and trust in Jesus as sovereign God. I just came to the conclusion that I couldn’t let my loss ruin my life and I looked for the purpose that God had for me and found joy in the fact that I was alive! Are you scared that you might go through something like that again since you remained a surfer and continue to play in the natural habitat of sharks… the ocean? Dangers lurk everywhere - on land and in the sea. But I am more cautious now and the thought enters my mind occasionally. I just try not to think about the dangers and, instead, focus on life. You obviously are a part of women’s surfing


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history already… but in your own words, how do you want to be remembered in life? As a girl who loved the one true God, Jesus Christ, who fills her life with hope, purpose, love, surf, and the promise of eternal life. If this were your last chance to influence someone’s life, what would you tell them? The One who made the waves, Who walks on water, Who’s abounding in mercy, love and grace has the power to give you hope and new life in Him. Do you have a particular “Life Verse” or any that especially helps keep you focused and resting in the Lord Jesus Christ? I love Psalm 91: 14-16 because it’s one of God’s promises to those of us who put our trust in the LORD and make Him our dwelling place and refuge! “Because [she] loves me,’ says the LORD, ‘I will rescue [her]; I will protect [her], for [she] acknowledges my name. [She] will call upon me, and I will answer [her]; I will be with [her] in trouble, I will deliver [her] and honor [her]. With long life will I satisfy [her] and show [her] my salvation.” (This is the NIV version; I switched the ‘he’ & ‘him’ to ‘she’ and ‘her’, since this is specific to us ladies!)

As you grow older, what are some of the goals you have set for yourself that you can share with us? I’m just taking life one day at a time, but my overall goal is to honor God. As I’m surfing the WQS this year, one goal is to qualify for the WCT and do the best I can with the ability and opportunity God has given me! In addition, my love for Jesus motivates me to go beyond surfing and focus on helping others in specific places or ways - Like supporting orphanages, feeding the poor, meeting the medical needs of disabled children, and digging water wells and cisterns in communities of places I go to surf like Nicaragua, Thailand, Indonesia, South Africa, and South America. True joy comes through helping others and not living for yourself! Anything else you’d like to say? All my friends like to read my website and follow surf contents on the live webcasts! You can follow and learn more about my story through my website www.bethanyhamilton.com. Also, if you like, you can sign up to be on my email list and receive “The Coconut Wire” (my monthly eNewsletter) or be on our prayer

team. Sign-up info is on the website! Love Life! u

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“Rip Curl sponsored Bethany for her love and talent for the sport of surfing. I believe she was only 9 years old when she joined the Rip Curl team, and in that period she was showing great potential and having success in the amateur ranks. Her charisma and love for the sport at an early age made her an easy candidate for sponsorship. Before the attack, before the worldwide acclaim, Rip Curl identified her as a potential superstar and great representative for the brand and the sport of surfing. With Rip Curl, wetsuits, apparel, watches, and accessories are the products Bethany represents, because those products are very necessary for a surfer’s pursuit, and those are the products we specialize in. Bethany will continue to be an integral part of our professional surf team, travelling around the world for photo trips and competitions- representing the Rip Curl brand as the

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world class surfer she is. Rip Curl has supported women’s surfing for decades, and from our trips to films to events, we give women the same opportunities as males, because we feel the sport, the lifestyle, and the philosophy of Rip Curl identifies universally. Male or female, it’s pursuing your dream, finding the world’s best waves, and sharing your stoke with the world. Bethany Hamilton in one word? Belief Next year will mark the 10th year we have sponsored and supported Bethany Hamilton- we couldn’t be more proud.” Dylan Slater | Rip Curl

“As a lifestyle company, committed to redefining the aging process through an active lifestyle, Bethany’s passion and relentless determination epitomize the essence of living an OGILife™. As we focus on the ocean as a source of numerous health benefits, Bethany’s respect for its power and beauty complement our company’s mission. Bethany endorses our initial product line, OAVE™ (oh-ave), a skincare line designed to protect, nourish and build the body’s largest organ. One of OAVE’s headlining ocean actives, Astaxanthin (red algae extract) comes from Bethany’s home state of Hawaii (Kona) and has natural UV protection. Later this year we are introducing an innovative delivery system in supplements (snack based) called OceanBreakers™, and Bethany will be a huge part of their promotion. Bethany also is drawn to our charitable commitment, OceanGrown Trust™. OGI focuses on preservation and sustainability and donates to organizations dedicated to keeping the world green and ocean blue. We call these organizations, OGI TrueBlue Parnters™. We currently give to Ocean Conservancy and Surfrider and are looking forward to adding additional partners, especially one of Bethany’s choice.”

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Revelations PERFUME & COSMETICS “Stoked Perfume For Girls and Wired To Live Photo courtesy of OceanMinded

photo: OGILife

Cologne For Guys were developed as a result of the very exciting, very young and ever-popular and emerging “surfing as fashion” trend. The awardwinning package was created as a replica surfboard and the outer-carton mimics the board standing in the “hot” sand. This was created prior to meeting Bethany, however, we felt very strongly about the importance of having a surfer/celebrity endorse this new and unique fragrance. Larry Couey, President of Revelations Perfume & Cosmetics, heavily researched the “surf” industry by visiting many surf shops in California, Florida, and The Jersey Shore. During a trip to a surf shop in Laguna Beach, CA, he happened to pick up a postcard advertising Bethany’s upcoming book – Soul Surfer. It was then that he knew that this was the perfect match. Stoked and Wired to Live were created for the teen market and what better teen surfer than Bethany – with her amazing story of courage, faith, and talent – to become the spokesperson for this collection. Through a web address found on the postcard, we were able to contact Bethany’s manager (Roy) who expressed immediate interest in our proposal. Larry, Roy, and Bethany met just a few weeks later to further discuss this opportunity. Also developed at this initial meeting was the actual scent. We had many submissions for Bethany and her friends to evaluate and the fragrance that is now Stoked was agreed upon at that first meeting – And Bethany loved the name “Stoked” as she explained to us that it is one of her favorite words. The spraythrough actuator on the bottle was a bonus feature as it eliminates the need for opening a cap – and of course she loved the surfboard bottle!! The package and marketing concept of Stoked and Wired To Live was so targeted to the surf culture and lifestyle – that it only made sense to find someone who was admired and respected in the surfing community and who also represented fashion and beauty as well. Bethany is the perfect combination. Bethany’s amazing story and journey continue – She is competing as a professional surfer again. She has faced the most incredible obstacles in her life and yet has overcome these challenges and remains positive, driven, and a winner in all aspects of her life! She is an active member in the Christian community and a percentage of all proceeds from the Stoked and Wired To Live collection is donated to her favorite charity – World Vision. World Vision

is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty. What Bethany means to us in 1 word? Inspiration “

“To us, Bethany epitomizes the words ‘Ocean Minded’, so she is the perfect Brand Ambassador for our company. People can’t help being ‘drawn’ to her – she is a global symbol of bravery, perseverance, and strength. On top THAT, she is one of best young female surfers on the planet – she is absolutely RIPPING, right now! We’re primarily a footwear company, at this stage of Ocean Minded, so it made sense for us to work with Bethany on a signature sandal first. We were able to fast track the project, and shipped the initial quantities of the ‘Meilani’ sandal in July 2008. Bethany’s middle name is ‘Meilani’, and she offered it immediately after I said to her ‘We need to come up with a name for your sandal’. Her dad, Tom, then told me ‘It roughly translates to “Heavenly Flower” in Hawaiian’. I think the name for her sandal was decided in about 15 seconds, over dinner! Like all of our sponsored athletes, Bethany will be involved in the creation of new products and her feedback resonates deeply within Ocean Minded. Since coming on board on 2/8/08 (her 18th birthday), she has made public appearances on behalf of the brand, and will continue to do so throughout the rest of the year. In trhe future, we will have a much larger offering of women’s products than in the past. We will have an expanded footwear line (which includes both sandals and closed toe shoes), a line of organic cotton tee shirts, as well as a bag/ backpack line for the women. Opportunities to work with someone as inspirational, motivating, and talented as Bethany only come along once in a lifetime. We (Ocean Minded) realize this, and are looking forward to a long relationship with her. We did a lifestyle photo shoot with her on Kauai, right after we signed her, to get some imagery of her. During a break, she told me how much she values our brand message and how glad she was to be working with us. I instantly knew Ocean Minded and Bethany both made the right choice in starting this relationship!”

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Larry & Carol Couie | RP&C

Bob Tanner | OceanMinded


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JOY MONAHAN AGE: 24 YEARS SURFING: 16 YEARS AS A PRO SURFER: 6 BOARDS IN QUIVER: 9’x21”x2 5/8”, 5’6”x19”x2 1/4” SPONSORS: Toes on the Nose, Dakine, Xcel, Honey Girl, Guy Takayama Surfboards, Hoven

IN THE BEGINNING...

My dad taught my three sisters and me to surf when we were younger. It became our family activity--going out surfing together. The very first time my dad took us out to Diamond Head, I was six years old. Soon after, a coworker told him he should take us to Waikiki. Once we started going there I was hooked. I have a lot of fun memories surfing with my sisters during the summer days in Waikiki. I really started to surf a lot when I was about eight or nine. Besides surfing Waikiki, I would surf the Aina Haina area (Secrets, Lefts). About 99% of the time, I would surf with my sisters. When I was 13, the summer before my freshman year of high school, I decided I wanted to start competing and try to improve my surfing skills. I loved the feeling of pushing myself and always trying to improve.

LIFE WAS GOOD...

Though the option was there to shortboard, I started out longboarding and basically stuck with it. Nowadays, I probably shortboard 75% of the time when I’m freesurfing, but still stick with longboarding when I compete. I love both longboarding and shortboarding and feel they can complement each other. Shortboarding helps me learn to create speed with my longboarding, and longboarding helps me smooth out my shortboarding. After graduating Kaiser High School, I moved to Utah to attend BYU. After my freshman year, I really missed being able to surf and compete, so I transferred to BYU Hawaii in Laie for two years. During those years, I traveled and started to compete on the professional level. In 2008, I won the ASP Women’ Longboard World Championship in Biarritz, France. It had been a goal of mine since I started to compete to become a world champion one day. I picked up two new sponsors after winning Worlds (Xcel and Hoven Sunglasses), and continued to have the full support from my previous sponsors.

SURFING’S CHALLENGES...

I don’t think I’ve ever had a horrible surfing experience. The worst thing that ever happened to me was surfing Waikiki. Someone let go

of their board going over a wave just as I caught it, so the board shot back into me and cracked a couple of my ribs. Competing has taught me a lot of things, like how to be more patient out in the lineup, work on being in the right position, and following through on every wave.

MARRIED AND LOVING IT...

I married my high school sweetheart in Dec of 2006. Drew does know how to surf, but would rather be on the golf course than out in the water. He has been 100% supportive of my goals in surfing since we first started dating and has continued to support me throughout our marriage, which I am extremely grateful for. Some friends were concerned that he doesn’t surf, but it actually is kind of nice to have time to ourselves, me going out surfing and he going golfing. Of course, we love doing other things together--watch movies, hike, play with our nieces and nephews, chores, etc. Hopefully one day, we will be able to take our kids to the beach (or the golf course) and enjoy family time there. :)

PRO SURFING BRINGS SPONSORS... like Toes on the Nose!

I feel very blessed to have the support of my sponsors. All of them have been very supportive, even when I was living in Utah eight months out of the year for school. A really good friend of mine, Belinda Baggs Peterson, used to ride for Toes, but changed sponsors. When she changed, she recommended me to the Toes family and they decided I would be a great fit. I was so thrilled to be riding for a fun, stylish, family-oriented surf company. Toes really cares not just about their product, but about their riders and workers that make up the Toes family. It’s icing on the cake that Toes continues to produce cute products that fit my lifestyle.

WHAT OCCUPIES YOUR TIME NOW...

I just graduated in April from BYU in accounting, but don’t have a job yet. I barely came back from going to France for the ASP Women’s World Championships in Biarritz. I placed third this year and was pleased with my surfing. My husband surprised me with a few days in Paris after Biarritz, which was an awesome way to end our trip. Since I’ve been in Utah going to school for the past few years, I haven’t done much traveling except to France during the summer. Now that I’m done with school, I hope to be able to travel and surf a lot more.

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JOY’S WORDS OF ADVISE FOR OTHER SURFING WOMEN...

As a female surfer, I think the best advice I can give is to always have fun. My parents taught me to “work hard, play harder”. I do enjoy competing, but I really just enjoy being out in the ocean, experiencing Mother Nature, and building friendships through the surfing community. u


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A D Surfboard Productions..........................................668-4553 Aikane Kai Surf Co. …………………….…..........…......637-4966 B K Ocean Sports..........................................................696-0330 Ballistic Board Co.........................................................261-2510 Barnfields Raging Isle Surf & Cycle ..........................637-7797 Ben Aipa Surfboards.....................................................842-0822 Blue Hawaii Surf ............................................................677-9696 Blue Planet Surf Shop ..................................................922-5444 Boardriders Club Hawaii ..............................................924-8100 Chans Surf Inc. .............................................................922-5664 Classic Surfboards........................................................735-3594 Da Board Shop ..............................................................627-0717 Downing Hawaii .............................................................737-9696 Drift Surf LLC .................................................................941-6699 Edge Board Works.........................................................847-3154 GoNUTS .........................................................................926-3367 Function Surf .................................................................922-5717 Groundswell Hawaii. ....................................................247-9184 Hale Nalu Surf Company.............................................696-5897 Hans Hedemann Surf Schools ................................... 924-7778 Hawaiian Island Creations: Ala Moana ....................................................... 973-6780 Kailua .............................................................. 266-6730 Pearlridge ........................................................ 483-6700 Haleiwa ............................................................ 637-0991 Hawaiian Southshore Outlet .......................................597-9055 Hawaiian Watersports ..................................................262-5483 Honolua Surf Co. .......................................................946-0794 Island Glass Surfboards ................................................. 457-9919 Inter-Island Surf Shop................................................945-2982 Jammin Hawaiian Kine Surfboards ...........................637-7663 Jon B. Mar Surfboards ...................................................277-0800 Kimo’s Surf Hut ............................................................262-1644 Koa Board Sports .........................................................923-0189 Koa Surf Classics.........................................................593-0747 Local Motion: Koko Marina Shopping Center ..................... 396-7873 Waikiki ............................................................ 924-4406 Windward Mall ............................................... 263-7873 Waikele Outlet Center.................................... 668-7873 Pearlridge ...................................................... 234-7873 Hawaii Kai ...................................................... 396-7873 Minami Surf....................................................................637-9994 North Shore Ohana Surf ...........................................638-5934 North Shore Boardriders Club .................................. 637-5026 OffDaLip.com Inc. ..........................................................396-8676 Pang Dennis Hawaiian Surf Designs & Hawaiian Paddle Boards ..................................... 638-7339 Pipe Dreams Surf Co. ............................................... 550-0275 Planet Surf .................................................................... 637-5002 Rush Jay ....................................................................... 596-0580 Russ K Makaha Quiksilver Boardriders Club ........... 951-7876 Quiksilver (Waikiki) ..................................................... 926-5800 RIPCURL (Ala Moana Center) .................................... 943-2490 RIPCURL (Kalakaua Ave) ............................................ 926-4100 RV’s Ocean Used Surfboard ....................................... 348-0441 Seawind Challenge Inc. ............................................... 922-0036 Sera’s Surf & Shore Ala Moana Center.................... 949-7828 Shack Daddy Surf & Kite ............................................. 637-2383 Sick Surf Hawaii .......................................................... 864-6742 Strong Current Surf Design ...................................... 637-3410 Surfboard Factory Outlet Hawaii.................................. 637-9190 Surf Garage ................................................................. 951-1173 Surf ’N’ Sea ................................................................... 637-9887 Surf News Network Hawaii ....................................... 593-2170 Town & Country Surf Shop: ......................................... 733-5699 Ala Moana Ctr................................................. 973-5199 Pacific Beach Hotel........................................ 971-5419 Uptown Pearlridge ........................................ 484-5499 Tropical Rush Surf Co. ............................................... 637-8886 Wave Riding Vehicles................................................... 637-2020 Wet Feet ....................................................................... 255-6255 XCEL Wetsuits Hawaii: Honolulu ......................................................... 596-7441 Haleiwa ........................................................... 637-3248

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Action Sports Maui ..................................................... 871-5857 Boardriders Club ........................................................ 667-7978 Billabong (Lahaina) ..................................................... 667-1840 Da Beach House Maui: Harbor Shops at Ma’alaea ........................... 986-8279 Kihei Kalama Village ..................................... 891-1234 Enzo Custom Gear......................................................... 575-9020 Extreme Sports Maui.................................................... 871-7954 Hawaiian Energy Surf Designs..................................... 572-5145 Hawaiian Island Surf & Sport ......................................871-4981 Hawaiian Surfworks.......................................................242-1431 Hi-Tech Surf Sports ....................................................... 877-2111 Honolua Surf Co. (toll-free).......................................... 466-6582 1000 Limahana Pl., Lahaina ....................... 667-9781 845 Front St. ................................................. 661-8848 Whalers Village............................................... 661-5455 Honolua Underground ................................................ 661-5722 Island Groms ................................................................ 874-5788 Kalama Surf Sports ..................................................... 875-0655 Kazuma Surfboards Hawaii......................................... 573-5555 Lightning Bolt Maui....................................................... 877-3484 Local Motion: 1295 Front St., Lahaina.................................. 661-7873 1819 S. Kihei Rd., Kihei ................................ 879-7873 M. Miura Store ............................................................ 822-4401 Maui Boogie Man ........................................................ 249-7873 Maui Surf & Skates ......................................................... 874-5788 Maui Island Surf Co..................................................... 667-1813 Maui Surfboards .......................................................... 264-2648 Maui Tropix, Paia ............................................................ 579-9816 Maui Tropix, Kahului ..................................................... 871-8726 Maui Tropix, Lahaina .................................................... 661-9296 Maui Windsurf Co. ........................................................ 877-4816 Neil Pryde Maui.............................................................. 877-7443 Ole Surfboards ............................................................ 661-3459 Pakaloha Bikinis ........................................................... 280-6888 Outrageous Surf ............................................................ 669-1400 Roxy Quiksilver ........................................................... 873-6311 Sailboards Maui .......................................................... 579-8432 Second Wind Sail Surf & Kite.................................... 877-7467 Shapers ......................................................................... 877-7873 Surfboards by Vedder ................................................. 575-9960 Surf Dog Maui ............................................................. 667-5560 Timpone Hawaii ............................................................. 545-2649 Valley Isle Surfboards................................................... 244-5230 West Maui Cycles.......................................................... 661-9005 West Maui Sports & Fishing Supply .......................... 661-6252

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Aloha Surf Lessons ..................................................... 639-8614 Deja Vu Surfwear............................................................ 822-4401 Dr. Dings West Side Surf Shop ................................... 335-3805 Hanalei Surf Co. ........................................................... 826-9000 Kai Kane......................................................................... 826-5594 Kauai Water Ski & Surf Co. ......................................... 822-3574 Nukumoi Surf Co. ....................................................... 742-8019 M. Miura Store ............................................................... 245-2174 Progressive Expressions.............................................. 742-6041 Rex Kauai....................................................................... 821-1588 Tamba Surf Co. ........................................................... 823-6942 Underwater Surf Shop.................................................. 822-2111 Wellman Surfboards...................................................... 338-0888

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A’ama Surf & Sport..................................................... 326-7890 Big Island Surf Co.......................................................... 959-2472 Big Rock Color Works................................................. 775-9714 Honolulu Surf Co: Waikoloa................................................................. 886-1019 Kona........................................................................ 329-1001 Jeff Hunt Surfboards LLC............................................. 965-2322 Kona Boy’s Inc.............................................................. 322-3600 Local Style..................................................................... 959-6121 Meaulu Inc...................................................................... 935-4485 Miller’s Surf and Sport................................................. 326-1771 Orchid Land Surfshop................................................... 935-1533 Pacific Vibrations........................................................... 329-4140 Rite Of Passage........................................................... 965-2345 World Core Surf Shop................................................... 329-8825

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Aqua Surf Shop: Sloat Blvd.......................................................... 415-242-9283 Haight St. .......................................................... 415-876-2782 Shoreline Surf Shop ............................................. 831-471-SURF Cowells Beach N Bikini Surf Shop....................... 831-427-2355 O’Neill’s: 41st Ave. ........................................................... 831-475-4151 Cooper St. .......................................................... 831-469-4377 400 Beach St. ..................................................... 831-459-9230 Pacific Wave ........................................................... 831-458-9283 Paradise Surf Shop (womens surf shop) .................. 831-462-3880

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

Clout Women & Surf Shop ................................. 310-457-1511 E.T. Surf / Just Longboards ... 310-379-7660 | 310-376-8847 Hanger 94 Industrial Sports ................................. 619-660-9393 Horizons West Surf Shop ..................................... 310-392-1122 Kanoa Surf Schools............................................... 310-374-1994 Malibu Surf Shack................................................ 310-456-8508 Ocean Echo Sportswear....................................... 310-823-5850 Players SurfBoards................................................ 310-545-9626 Spyder ..................................................................... 310-374-8276 SpyderII .................................................................. 310-374-2494 Surf Concepts........................................................ 310-545-7397 Ventura Surf Shop ................................................. 310-643-1062 WaveFront Surf Shop ............................................ 805-652-2201 ZJ Boarding House................................................ 310-392-5646 Zuma Jay Surfboards ............................................ 310-456-8044

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Action Beach Surf Shop ...................................... 760-722-7101 Active Ride Shop ................................................. 909-592-0661 Alternative Surf ..................................................... 562-431-1010 Aquahine................................................................. 858-488-8181 BeachCombers....................................................... 714-960-0031 Becker Surfboards (Pier Ave) ............................. 310-374-7626 Becker Surf (Malibu) ............................................. 310-456-7155 Becker Surf Shop (Yorktown Ave) ...................... 714-374-8900 Bluelink Surf Boutique ........................................ 310-450-7221 Bobs Mission Surf.................................................. 858-483-8837 Bruce Jones Surfboards........................................ 562-592-2314 Bunker Surf Shop ................................................... 858-488-7412 Capistrano Surf & Sport ...................................... 949-234-0320 CBS Board Shop .................................................. 949-455-0237 Cheap Rentals........................................................ 858-488-9070 Cheap Rentals No.2 .............................................. 800-481-7761 CHP Surf ................................................................. 310-540-1214 Chuck Dent Surfboards ...................................... 714-960-2882 Clairemont Surf Shop ............................................ 858-292-1153 Custom Surf & Sail ................................................ 858-270-1147 Dan Taylor Surfboards ........................................... 949-642-1316 Dive N Surf ............................................................. 310-372-8423 Elyzium Surf & Skate............................................ 619-460-0797 Emerald City Surf n Sport ..................................... 619-435-6677 Endless Summer Surf Shop ................................. 858-488-8983 Dan Taylor Surfboards ........................................... 949-642-1316 Dive N Surf ............................................................ 310-372-8423 Greenroom Surf Shop ............................................ 619-226-1311 Girl In The Curl (womens surf shop) ........................... 949-661-4475 Hansen Surfboards................................................ 760-753-6595 Harbour Surfboards ............................................... 562-430-5614 Hawaii Freestyle ..................................................... 858-755-6629 Herbie Fletcher Surf Shop.................................... 949-492-5721 HB Wahine (womens surf shop) ............................... 714-969-9399 HSS GIRLS (womens surf shop) ............................... 714-374-6266 Hobie Sports........................................................... 949-497-3304 Huntington Surf & Sport ......................................... 714-846-0181 Icons of Surf ........................................................... 949-429-7133 Inflight Surf and Sail ........................................... 562-493-3661 Island Surf ............................................................... 619-435-1527 Islands Surf............................................................. 310-315-7244 Jacks Surfboards (Hunt. Beach) .......................... 714-536-4516 Jacks Surfboards (Newport) ................................. 949-673-2300 K-5 Boardrider Shop............................................ 858-679-6822 K-5 Surf & Sport .................................................. 760-436-6613 Kane Garden .......................................................... 858-549-2073 Katin Surf Shop ..................................................... 562-592-2052 Killer Dana Surf Shop........................................... 949-489-8380 La Jolla Surf Co..................................................... 858-454-4547 La Jolla Surf Shop ................................................ 858-361-4957 La Jolla Surf Systems........................................... 858-456-2777


WSSM | SURF SHOP DIRECTORY LG Boarding Shop ................................................ 818-707-1944 Line Up Surfboards .............................................. 714-842-1648 Liquid Foundation Surfboards ............................ 858-488-3260 Longboard Grotto Surf Shop ................................ 760-634-1920 Malibu Surf Shop .................................................... 310-456-8508 Mitchs Surf Shop ........................ 858-459-5933 / 858-481-1354 OB Surf Shop ....................................................... 619-225-0674 Ocean Beach Surf Shop........................................ 619-225-0674 Ocean Girl (womens surf shop) ................................ 858-456-9283 Ocean View Board Sports ..................................... 818-541-9127 Offshore Surf Shop................................................ 760-729-4934 Old Town Surf Co................................................ 619-574-7873 Pacific Beach Surf Shop....................................... 858-373-1138 Pacific Drive Surf Shop....................................... 858-490-2563 Palapa Surf Shop................................................... 619-224-2715 Pesce Surfboards ................................................... 714-739-2882 Pier Surf.................................................................. 310-372-2012 Plumeria Surfboards.............................................. 760-479-0080 Pride Surf Skate & Snow...................................... 619-222-1575 PTA Surf Topanga................................................. 310-455-9283 Rip Curl (3rd St.) .................................................. 310-656-2875 Rip Curl (San Clemente) ......................................... 949-498-4920 Raw Skin Surf n’ Sport .......................................... 760-434-1122 Robert August Surfboards .................................. 714-960-2266 Rockin Figs Surfboards ....................................... 714-536-1058 Rockys Surf Shop.................................................. 619-223-4460 Rusty Surfboards ................................................. 858-551-0262 Safari Surf & Sport ................................................. 818-349-9283 Safari Surf School.................................................. 858-488-2334 Salty Sports .......................................................... 310-532-1781 San Diego Surfing Academy .............................. 858-565-6892 SoftCore Surfboards............................................... 949-650-2015 Soul Performance .................................................. 310-370-1428 South Coast Longboard......................................... 619-223-8808 South Coast Surf Shop.......................................... 619-223-7017 South Coast Wahines (womens surf shop)................ 858-273-7600 South Coast Windansea Surf .............................. 858-483-7660 Star Surfing Company ......................................... 858-273-7827 Sun Diego Surf & Sport........................................... 619-299-3244 619-299-3244 | 760-743-4133 | 858-452-2963 Surf Club................................................................. 858-483-4854 Surf Hut .................................................................. 619-575-7873 Surf Ride Board Shop .............. 760-433-4020 | 858-755-0858 Surf Savvy School ................................................. 858-454-8273 Surfboards by Kennedy ........................................ 818-225-1999 Surfboards by Small Faces................................. 949-642-5690 Surfside.................................................................. 949-675-2855 SurfNStuff.com ..................................................... 727-643-9395 Thalia Street Surf Shop ........................................ 949-497-3292 The Rusty Boardhouse........................................ 858-551-0262 Toes on the Nose (womens surf shop) ........................ 949-494-4988 Val Surf (Ventura Blvd.) ......................................... 818-225-8177 Val Surf (Whitsett Ave.)............................................ 818-769-6977 Val Surf (Pasadena)................................................ 626-796-0668 Valley Surf & Skate................................................ 818-892-5566 Vanguard ................................................................ 310-373-2501 Waterlines Unlimited............................................. 858-635-9480 Wavelines ................................................................858-675-9696 WindanSea Surf Shop .......................................... 858-488-9374 Witts Carlsbad Pipelines...................................... 760-729-4423 World Core.............................................................. 858-456-6699

The Break Surf Shop............................................. 904-276-7878 The Surf Station..................................................... 904-471-9463 Waves Surf Shop................................................... 904-247-6830

CENTRAL FLORIDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Balsa Bill Surf Shop.............................................. 321-779-8580 Catalyst .................................................................. 321-728-2960 Cocoa Beach Surf Company 321-799-9930 | 321-799-9921 INLET WATERS, INC. ............................................ 321-725-6828 Island Fever Surf & Sport .................................... 352 536 9283 Longboard House ................................................. 321-951-8001 Mad Dog Surf Shop................................................ 386-761-5999 Maui Nix Surf Shop: (635 N. Atlantic Ave) .................................... 386.253.1234 (250 N. Atlantic Ave) ................................ 386.253.9099 (1700 W. Intl. Speedway) ......................... 386.254.5099 (Coconut Grove) ........................................ 305.444.6919 MTB Surf Emporium ........................................... 321-777-3685 MTB2 Surf and Skate ......................................... 321-779-2141 Nekton Surf Shop ................................................ 727-593-8292 Playalinda Surf Shop ........................................... 321-383-1633 Red Dog Surf Shop.............................................. 386-423-8532 SALTY DOG SURF SHOP: (S. Atlantic Ave.) .................................... 386-253-2755 International Speedway Blvd ............... 386-258-0457 N. Atlantic Ave ....................................... 386-673-5277 Spectrum Surf Shop ............................................. 321-768-7873 Suncoast Surf Shop .............................................. 727-367-2483 The Goods Surf Shop ............................................ 321-723-5267 University Surf and Skate .................................... 407-380-7427 USW Surf Shop .................... 321-725-1333 | 321-953-4879 ZWAVE SURF SHOP .................................. 386-439-WAVE(9283)

SOUTHERN FLORIDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B.C. Surf and Sport...................... 305-715-9912 | 954-564-0202 Boca Surf and Sail................................................ 561-394-8818 Epic Surf Shop....................................................... 561-272-2052 Impact Zone.......................................................... 305-374-6528 Fox Surf Shop....................................................... 561-582-3807 Groundswell Surf Shop ...................................... 561-622-7878 Island Water Sports ............................................ 954-427-4929 Island Water Sports ............................................ 561-588-1728 Juno Surf Shop.............................. 561-626-3569 | 561-575-6649 Maui Nix Surf Shop (Biscayne Blvd.) ........................................ 305-692-9191 (Ft. Lauderdale) ......................................... 954-522-5255 (Destin) ........................................................ 850.269.1234 Nomad Surf Shop ................................................ 561-272-2882 Ocean Magic Surf Shop .................................... 561-744-8925 SALTY DOG SURF SHOP: Panama City Beach ......................................... 850-230-3430 Surf Central ...................................................... 772-283-9002 Shirley Can’t Surf................................................... 305-292-1009 Surf World- Pompano ........................................... 954-545-7873 Surf World- Dania Beach....................................... 954-922-9056 Surf Syndicate ...................................................... 954-489-1335 Tommys Surf Slalom.............................................. 561-586-0073 Underground Surf Company Surf Shop ............ 954-428-5678 X isle Surf and Skate- ............................................ 305-673-5900

MARYLAND

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Malibu’s Surf Shop (Ocean City)................................ 410-289-3000

FLORIDA

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NORTHERN FLORIDA Aqua East Surf Shop............................................. 904-246-2550 Blue Sky Surf Shop ............................................ 904-824-2734 Clean Ocean Surf Company................................... 904-247-3810 Driftwood Sun and Surf ...................................... 904-321-2188 Fluid Surf Shop..................................................... 850-244-3554 Girl Next Door Surf Shop (womens surf shop) ........... 904-461-1441 Innerlight Surf and Skate: Destin ........................................................ 850-244-2469 Gulf Breeze................................................ 850-932-5134 Pensacola ................................................. 850-434-6743 Mr. Surfs Surf Shop .............................................. 850-235-2702 Outer Limitz Surf and Skate ................................ 904-260-2320 Perfect Sets Surf Shop ...................................... 904-246-3007 Pipeline Surf Shop ................................................. 904-277-3717 Pit Surf Shop ...................................................... 904-471-4700 Ponte Vedra Surf Company ................................... 904-285-1676 Quiksilver Retail..................................................... 904-363-8898 Sunrise Surf Shop .................................................. 904-241-0822

NEW JERSEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3rd Ave Surf Shop (Peddlers Village) ................ 732-223-7433 7th Street Surf Shop.............................................. 609-398-7070 Aloha Grove Surf Shop ....................................... 732-869-1001 Anderson Sports LLC ........................................... 732-530-3353 Brave New World: Ocean Port Ave .............................................732-842-6767 Point Pleasant ............... 732-899-8220 | 732-892-8220 Toms River ................................................... 732-505-3600 Eastern Lines Surf Shop (Belmar) ...................... 732-681-6405 Freedom Surf ........................................................ 609-494-6554 GoingOFFSurf.com Heritage Surf and Sport: Sea Isle City ............................................... 609-263-3033 OceanCity ...................................................... 609-398-6390 Vetnnor Ave. ................................................ 609-823-3331 Inlet Outlet ............................................................. 732-223-5842 Island Style Surf Shop ........................................... 732-842-0909 Ocean Hut Surf Shop ............................................ 732-793-3400

Primal Surf Shop .................................................. 609-264-1999 Right Coast Surf Shop ......................................... 732-854-9300 Ron Jon Surf Shop ............................................... 609-494-8844 Spellbinders (Main St) .......................................... 732-531-SURF Spellbinders (Ocean Blvd. N.) .............................. 732-870-2223 SheBeSurfin (womens surf shop) ............................... 609-967-3110 Summer Sun Surf Shop ...................................... 609-884-3422 Surf Unlimited “The Complete Surf Shop” 609-494-3555 Surf Shack ............................................................. 609-494-4017 Wave Jammer Surf Shop ..................................... 732-929-8656 Wicked Quiver Surf Shop ..................................... 212-924-3279

NORTH CAROLINA

. . . . . . . . . . . . . WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH / CHARLOTTE - - - - - - - - - - - - Surf City Surf Shop ............................................... 910-256-2265 Sweetwater Surf Shop ......................................... 910-256-3821 Wallerbears Surf Shop ................... 704-341-3414 | 704-369-7873 Wrightsville Beach Supply Co............................. 910-256-8821

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Allison Surfboards ................................................ 910-686-0043 Aussie Island Surf Shop ..................................... 910-256-5454 Bert’s Surf Shop ........................... 910-392-4501 | 910-458-9047 Blowing In the Wind .............................................. 910-763-1730 Cove Surf Shop .................................................... 910-458-4671 ESA .......................................................................... 910-452-3033 Good Sessions Surf Shop Inc. .......................... 910-392-7041 Hot Wax Surf Shop .............................................. 910-791-9283 Island Kite And Surf ............................................. 910-458-7005 Pride Surf Shop ..................................................... 910-799-7811 Surf Camp Inc. ....................................................... 910-256-7873

SURF CITY - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - On Shore Surf Shop ............................................. Bert’s Surf Shop .................................................... Spinnaker Surf & Sport ...................................... Local Call Surf Station (Southport) .....................

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KITTY HAWK / KILL DEVIL HILLS / NAGS HEAD - - - - - - 17th Street Surf Shop ............................................ 252-441-1797 Cavalier Surf Shop ............................................... 252-441-7349 Coastal Edge .......................................................... 252-449-5560 Gale Force Glassing ............................................. 252-441-9095 Kitty Hawk Sports Inc. ........................................... 252-441-6800 Nolte Surfboards .................................................... 252-491-2590 Outer Banks Boarding Co. ..................................... 252-441-1939 Pit Surf Hang Out .................................................. 252-480-3128 Secret Spot Surf Shop ............................................ 252-441-4030 Watermans Classic Longboard ........................... 252-449-0459 Wave Riding Vehicles .......................................... 252-261-7952 Whalebone Surf Shop ......................................... 252-441-6747

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Berts Surf Shop................................................... Eternal Waves Surf Shop..................................... Head Shots Surf Shop........................................... Inner Island Surf & Sport....................................... North Shore Surf Shop.......................................... Pipeline Surf Shop................................................. Surf City Surf Shop..................... 843-626-5412 | Sydney Surf Company........................................... Village Surf Shop.................................................. Wallerbears Surf Shop.......................................... Wave Surf & Sport.................................................. X-Treme Surf & Skateboard...................................

843-272-7458 843-839-1239 843-281-2324 843-961-9937 843-280-5071 843-626-8945 843-272-1090 843-839-4845 843-651-6396 843-238-4079 843-235-8902 843-626-2262

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Girls Who Surf ..................................................... 808.371.8917 www.girlswhosurf.com

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April Grover’s Surf School ................................... 808.561.7142 www.surflessonhawaii.com

Loco Boyz Surf School ......................................... 808.739.5588 www.locoboyzsurf.com Hawaiian Surf Adventures………………............... 808.396.2324 www.hawaiiansurfadventure.com SURFCLINICS.com by Nancy Emerson .............. 808.294.5544 Sunset Suzy Surf School ..................................... 808-781-2692 www.sunsetsuzy.com

MAUI, Hawaii - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Maui Waveriders .................................................. . 808.875.4761 www.maiwaveriders.com

Girls Gone Surfing ................................................. 808.280.0103 www.girlsgonesurfing.net Big Kahuna Surf Adventures ................................. 808-875-6395 Maui Surfergirls ..................................................... 808-280-8165 www.mauisurfergirls.com

KAUAI, Hawaii - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Garden Island Surf School ................................... 808.652.4841 www.gardenislandsurfschool.com

Kauai Surf School ................................................. 808.651.6032 www.kauaisurfschool.com Learn to Surf........................................................... 808.826.7612

BIG ISLAND, Hawaii - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors........................ 808.324-0442 Kona Beach Boys.................................................. 808.326-7686 Ocean Eco Tours................................................... 808.324-7873

CALIFORNIA - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - THE NEXT WAVE - Progressive Surf Coaching Southern California ......................... Toll Free - 877 NXT WAVE www. nextwaveusa.com

Wrightsville Beach Surf Camp & Lessons ......... 910-256-7873 www.wbsurfcamp.com

Folly Surfing Lessons (Folly Beach) .................. 842-588-9145 www.follybeach.com

Soul Surfers Surf Camp (Mt. Pleasant) ............... 843-881-6700 www.soulsurfers.net Surf The Earth (Pawleys Island, SC) ................ 1-800-864-6752 www.surf-the-earth.com

MASSACHUSETTS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Little Overhead Surf Lessons (Eastham) .......... 508-240-1455 www.littleoverhead.com

EL SALVADOR - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SunZal Surf Tours ............................................... 407.745.1524 www.sunzal.com

CANADA - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Surf Sister Surf School ..................................... 1.877.724.7873 www.surfsister.com

AUSTRALIA - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Surf Easy Surf Lessons ....................................... 07 5525 6818 www.surfeasy.com.au

SURFBOARD REPAIR OAHU, HAWAII:

The Ding Kings Hawaii ............. 808-391-7483 | 808-923-0067 Edge Board Works ............................................... 808-847-3154 RV’s Ocean Sports ............................................... 808-732-7137 Surf Garage ........................................................... 808-951-1173

MAUI, HAWAII:

Ron’s Board Repair ..................... 808-283-6462 / 808-575-7447 Maui Ding Repair................................................... 808-572-6636

KAUAI, HAWAII:

R&R THERAPY AND SURF INSTRUCTION Specializing in Children with Special Needs ..... 818-787-6889

Dr Ding’s Westside Surf Shop ............................. 808-335-3805 Akamai Surf-Lihue................................................. 808-632-0797

Costa Azul Surf Lessons (Laguna Beach, CA) www. costaazul.net ................................................ 949-497-1423

CALIFORNIA:

FLORIDA - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Florida Surf Lesson............................................... 561.625.5375 www.floridasurflessons.com Central Florida Surf School ............................... 1.877.366.7873 www.surfschoolcamp.com EZride Surf School................................................ 954.803.7988 www.ezridesurfschool.com Surf Guy Surf School .....................1-866-SURFGUY(787-3489) www.surfguyssurf.com

TEXAS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Island Native Surf House Surf Lessons ............. 956-772-7100 www.islandnativesurf.com South Padre Island Kiteboarding Surf Lessons 956-772-1098 www.southpadreislandkiteboarding.com Galveston Beach Bums Surf Lessons .............. 409-515-0587 www.galvestonsurflessons.com

NEW JERSEY - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7th Street Surf Shop Surf Lessons ..................... 609-391-1700 www.7thstreetsurfshop.com

VIRGINIA - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Hourglass Manufacturing Inc............................... 714-894-0050 Ding King Surfboard Repair ................................. 760.753.0316

FLORIDA:

Blue Room.............................................................. 850-235-0401 Surf Station............................................................ 904-471-9463

SURF/PHOTOGRAPHER Aaron Nakamura | HawaiiRedDragonPhotography.com C.M. Olivieri | WavesGoneWild.com (California) Dave Gregerson | 20Foot.com (California, Intl) Dale Basye HologramVision.com (California) Elliott Wong | WahineSurfer.net (Hawaii) Gabriel Fernandez | SecretSurf007.com (Florida, Intl) Gary Miyata | GaryMsCreations.com (Hawaii, Intl) Jim Whitney | SessionsSurfPhotography.com Joem Costez | SurferPix.com (Hawaii, Intl) Joanne Barrett | IslandStyleImages.com (Hawaii)

Titus Surf School ................................................ 870-370-SURF www.titus-international.com

Kaz Sano | KazSano.com (Hawaii - Intl)

Hotline Surf Camp - Virginia Beach .................... 757-428-6703 www.hotlinesurfboardz.com

Nicole Sanchez | BehindTheLensMaui.com (Hawaii)v

Surf & Adventure Surf Lessons & Camp Virginia Beach ...................................................... 757-721-6210 Norfolk .................................................................. 757-321-9551 www.surfadventure.com

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Mary Radcliffe | Rip-Pics.com (Florida) Paul Topp | PaulTopp.com (Hawaii - Intl) Spike | SpikeRaymond.com (Hawaii - Intl)

SURF REPORTS CALIFORNIA: Santa Cruz: 831-475-2275 Huntington Beach: 714-536-9303 DELAWARE: Fenwick: 302-539-5800 FLORIDA: North East Coast www.911surfreport.com (2 x daily PHOTO surf report) Jacksonville Beach (904) 828-4848 Jacksonville Beach (904) 241-1019 Jacksonville (904) 241-0933 Jacksonville (904) 249-4452 St. Augustine (904) 824-9855 St. Augustine (904) 471-1122 Central East Coast FL East Coast 976-7873 976-SURF Titusville (321) 383-0165 Cocoa Beach (321) 728-8118 ext. 2030, (321) 799-8888 ext. 3 Cocoa Beach (321) 868-8967 Cocoa Beach (321) 783-6440 Cocoa Beach (321) 784-2400 Satellite Beach (321) 773-0428 Indialantic (321) ALL-SURF (255-7873) Melbourne Beach (321) 768-7601 South East Coast Stewart (561) 287-7806 West Palm Beach (561) 744-8805 Palm Beach (561) 832-9299 Northern Gulf Coast Pensacola Beach (904) 432-3566 Ft Walton Beach (904) 244-2223 Central Gulf Coast Clearwater (813) 442-3227 Madeira Beach (813) 383-SURF (383-7873) Indian Rocks Beach (727) 596-WAXX (596-9299) Treasure Island (813) 363-SURF (363-7873) St. George Island (850) 553-6236 St. Teresa Beach (850) 697-8330 Southern Gulf Coast Gulf Coast FL (941) 778-WAVE (778-9283) Sarasota 1(800) 953-SURF (953-7873), (941) 346-SURF Ft. Walton Beach (941) 778-1001 Holmes Beach (941) 779-0000 Lido Key (941) 472-0004 HAWAII O’AHU: 808-596-SURF OAHU : 808-637-RUSH MAUI: 808-572-7873 KAUAI: 808-241-7873 BIG ISLAND: 808- 324-7874 NEW JERSEY Sea Bright: 732-842-4024 Belmar: 732-681-6405 Ocean City: 732-531-1028 Ocean City: 609-398-7070 Ocean City: 609-298-6390 Ocean City: 609-823-3331 Ocean City: 609-399-8399 NORTH CAROLINA Clearwater/Wrightsville Beach: (910) 256-8184 SOUTH CAROLINA Folly beach: (843) 588-2261 VIRGINIA Virginia beach: (757) 428-1877


WSSM | SURF CAMP DIRECTORY SURF CAMPS AUSTRALIA - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Nancy Emerson School of Surfing Phone: (61) 413-380-933 www.SurfClinics.com BARBADOS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Barbados Surf Trips Phone: 1.246.262.1099 www.barbadssurftrips.com BRAZIL - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Easy Drop Surf Camp Phone: (55) 73 - 3251 3065 www.easydrop.com Calima Surf School & Camp Phone: (34) 626 91 33 69 www.calimasurf.com CANARY ISLANDS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Lanzarote Surf Camp Phone: (34) 971 306 992 www.nomadsurfers.com CANADA - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Inner Rhythm Surf Camp Toll Free: 1-877-393-SURF www.innerrhythm.net Surf Sister Surf School Toll Free: 1-877-724-SURF www.surfsister.com COSTA RICA - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Blue Surf Sactuary PH: 011 805-443-5495 www.bluesurfsactuary.com Costa Rica Surfing Chicas PH: 011 (506) 2643-3197 www.costaricasurfingchicas.com Endless Summer Surf Camp Phone: (949) 498-7862 www.endlesssummersurfcamp.com Green Iguana Surf Camp Phone: (506) 825-1381 www.greeniguanasurfcamp.com Pura Vida Adventures Phone: (415) 465-2162 www.puravidaadventures.com Rainforest Outward Bound Surf School Phone: 1-800-676-2018 www.crrobs.org Third World Productions Phone: (506) 643-1497 www.thirdworldproductions.org Voec Retreats www.voecretreavvts.com Witches Rock Surf Camp Phone: 888-318-SURF | (011) 506-2653-1262 www.witchsrock.com ECUADOR - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Marejada Surf School Phone: 593 5 2622971 www.marejadasurfschool.com EL SALVADOR - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SunZal Surf Tours www.sunzal.com FIJI - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Matanivusi Surf Fiji www.surfingfiji.com Nagigia Surf Resort Phone: (679) 333 7774 www.fijisurf.com

INDONESIA - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - G-LAND Jungle Surf Camp - Bali Phone: (62) 361-777649 www.g-land.com

Oregon Surf Adventures (Cannon Beach) Phone: 503.436.1481 www.oregonsurfadventures.com

Bobby`s G-Land Surf Camp Phone: (62) 361.755588,762364 www.grajagan.com

Ossies Surf Camp & Lessons (Newport, OR) Phone: 541-574-4634 www.ossiessurfshop.com

Padang Padang Surf Camp Phone: 62 81 337 737210 www.balisurfingcamp.com

South Coast Kiteboarding & Surf Lessons (Corpus Christi, TX) Phone: 361-949-3278 www.southcoastkiteboarding.com

MEXICO - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Pescadero Surf Camp - Baja Phone: (52) 612-130-3032 www.pescaderosurf.com MOROCCO - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Taghazout Surf Camp Phone: (34) 971 306 992 www.nomadsurfers.com Villa Argane Surf Camp Phone: (34) 971 306 992 www.nomadsurfers.com NICARAGUA - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Suave Dulce Women’s Surf & Yoga Retreat www.surfwithhollybeck.com PANAMA - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Panama Surf Camp www.morronegrito.travel PORTUGAL - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Lagos Surf Camp, Algarve Phone: (34) 639 39 39 94 www.nomadsurfers.com SAMOA - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Salani Surf Resort Toll Free: 888 669 SURF (7873) www.surfsamoa.com/ SPAIN - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Golfino Surf School Phone: 679 932 586 www.golfinosurfschool.com Sopelana Surf Camp, Bilbao www.nomadsurfers.com Phone: (34) 639 39 39 94 SUMATRA - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Baneng Island Resort Phone: (61) 2 6286 9033 www.simeulue.com/ USA - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Bolinas Surf Lessons & Camp (CA) Phone: 415-868-0264 www.surfbolinas.com C-SickSurfin Surf Lessons (Galveston Island, TX) PH: 409-770-9455 www.c-sicksurfin.com Cannon Beach Surf (Cannon Beach, OR) Phone: 503-436-0475 www.cannonbeachsurf.com

South Padre Surf Company (Texas) Phone: 956-772-7272 www.southpadresurfcompany.com Surf Diva Surf School (La Jolla, CA) Phone: (858) 454-8273 www.surfdiva.com Surfing Rabbi (Venice Beach, CA) Phone: (310) 877-1482 www.Surfingrabbi.com WB Surf Camps (Cape Hatteras, NC) Phone: 1.866.844.7873 www.wbsurfcamp.com Richard Schmidt Surf Camp (Santa Cruz, CA) Phone: (831) 423-0928 www.richardschmidt.com Nantucket Surfari Phone: (508) 228-1235 www.nantucketsurfari.com Walking on Water Surf Camp (San Diego CA) Phone: (858) 509-7977 www.walkingonwater.org HAWAII | USA - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - North Shore Surf Camps - Oahu (808) 638-5914 www.northshoresurfcamps.com Nancy Emerson School of Surfing - Oahu (808) 294-5544 www.SurfClinics.com Nancy Emerson School of Surfing - Maui (808) 244-7873 www.MauiSurfClinics.com LocoBoyz Surf Camp (808) 739-5588 www.locoboyzsurf.com Lightning Bolt Surf Expeditions (808) 877-3484 www.lightningboltmaui.com Girls Gone Surfing PH: 808-280-0103 www.girlsgonesurfing.net Maui Surfer Girls PH: 808 280-8165 www.mauisurfergirls.com

CLUB ED Surf Camps (Santa Cruz, CA) Phone: (831) 464-0177 www.club-ed.com Eli Howard Surf School Encinitas & San Elijo State Beach, CA Phone: 760-809-3069 www.elihoward.com Endless Summer Surf Camp Phone: 949-498-7862 www.endlesssummersurfcamp.com Islands Surf Camp | Phone: 310-866-1941 www.isurfcamp.com

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