WSSM Womens Surf Style Magazine-- Winter/Spring 2010 Issue

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Letter from the Editors Aloha WSSM Readers!

PUBLISHERS: Sandra & Dan Olson

Thanks for picking up this Fall/Winter ’09 issue of Women’s Surf Style Magazine; a magazine that is published for all you women out there that love to surf, regardless of your ability, and who enjoy living a full, healthy and happy life.

CO-EDITOR: Debbie L. Olson

As 2009 comes to a close and 2010 begins a new chapter, we- as a publication, pass yet another milestone in our company history. This issue marks the anniversary of our 6th year on stands! Can you believe it? What started as a simple, down-to-earth magazine for the amateur women surfers, through hours of dedication, input from readers, and stories that encompass all the many facets that make up Photo: Wayne our daily lives, has since grown into the #1 women’s surf magazine in the US, with distribution in four other countries and growing, and we’re so very grateful to all the helping hands along the way that have made this journey possible. God has truly blessed us, and in turn, we want to extend a warm thank you to all the photographers that have donated their photos to us over the past 6 years. We couldn’t have done this without you guys and girls, and we know that you’ve made HUNDREDS of surfer girls extremely happy over the years when they saw their photos in WSSM! We’d also like to say thank you and welcome aboard to two new faces in the WSSM family; Stephanie Bednarek, our new fashion coordinator that worked tirelessly on our fashion column (pg 102) , coordinating all the little details that go into the behind-the-scenes chaos of a fashion shoot. You did a great job, Stephanie, and we look forward to your work in our Spring/Summer 2010 issue as well! The other new and welcome addition is Danielle Marvin, our new graphic designer that gave the “pro” section a beautiful makeover and has shown tremendous skills in her design. Danielle previously worked for ESM (Eastern Surf Mag) and has since become a freelance graphic designer, so if anyone out there needs a designer… she’s a great gal to work with! More inspiring design coming from her in our next issue as well… so welcome, Danielle, and thank you so much! Now in this issue, we’ve got so many goodies tucked away inside, we simply can’t list them all here… so we’ll give you some of the highlights. Big wave riding has become more and more popular among female surfers, but none have taken it to the max like the 7 women profiled in “Today’s Big Wave Riders… 7 of the World’s most Fearless Female Surfers”, see page 74. Saving your breasts and detecting breast cancer has never been more important than it is in today’s world… so learn all you can about Breast Thermography, and how to detect the early warning signs of breast cancer (pg.44). For the shop-o-holics out there, we have over 20 pages of surf-style fashion to feast your eyes on (pg 102), a wetsuit buyers guide for the winter swells ahead (pg. 52) and company profiles on some up-and-coming faces in the action sports industry, Kandi Swim (pg 84) and Frisky Shoes (pg. 82). Learn how to “paint your stick” and express your personal style in Paint Pens 101 (pg 68), find rest and relaxation ANYTIME with some Break-Time Yoga (pg 50), and de-clutter your house with organizing tips from B-Kay, in B-Kays’s Closet (pg 62). With a whole slew of other goodies awaiting you inside these pages, we encourage you to take your time reading this issue, absorb it all in (you’ve got 6 months to read it before our next issue comes out), and feel free to contact us with your surf stories, thoughts, and input. We love hearing from you, and creating a magazine that relates to you, the surfing woman of today. So, until next May when we bring you another fun-filled issue, aloha- and we’ll see you in the lineup!

CFO: John Dotson, going waterboarding.

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Laura DiPede, Justin Uda, Renee Williams, Sandra Olson, Shelsea Brown, Deborah Anne- Designs by Deb, Amanda Fernandez, Danielle Marvin. FASHION COORDINATOR: Stephanie Bednarek WRITERS: Sandra Olson, Leah Johnson, Dan Olson, Amanda Fernandez, Carolyn Palma, Renee Williams, Amanda Rigney, Shelsea Brown, Savannah Bradley, Teresa Hodge, Dr. Linda Fickes, Deborah Ann, Zofia Karubin, Linda Grover, Betty Depolito, Bethany P., Ben Marcus, John Philbin, Christina DiMari, Claire Miyamoto, Omil B., Kim Gilbert, Aubrey Falk, Holly Beck, Emilia Perry, Michelle Sheptak, Christina Dimari, Mike Rutherford, Karissa Correa. WSSM STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERS: Daniel Kawasaki-PhotoLines I.S., Dave Gregerson- 20foot.com, Dan Olson- WSSM, Dale Basye HologramVision.com, Dennis Sanchez, Gabriel Fernandez, Matt Olson, Karissa Correa, Amy Wong. CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS: Gallery808.com, WahineSurfer.net, Clay Valverde, Dave Brown/ DaveSurfPhotoAloha, PaulTopp.com, Teresa Hodge, Corlyce.com, IslandStyleImages.com, MauiStockPhotography.com, Joem CostesSurferPix.com, EboSurfPhoto.com, Terry Reis- SurfshooterHawaii. com, Rip-Pics.com, GaryMsCreations.com, BeppuPhotos.com, Ben Kottke, Shelsea Brown, 20foot.com, BorelliPhotography. com, KazSano.com, Leading Edge Photography, Women’s Pipeline Pro, Dave Miyamoto, AJ Neste, John Olson, Mike Rutherford, Spencer Suitt 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, Women’s Surf Style Magazine All rights reserved. Printed in Hong Kong.

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In This Issue...

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SURF YOUR HEART OUT 22 30 63 66

RAILS & TALES Namotu, thru the eyes of a surfer FINDING MY INNER PEACE A story of self-acceptance and discovery GIRL’S SURF DAY A day at Bomburas with the girls BEGINNER TIP’S & TRICKS How to apply your surf wax for maximum grip and minimal wax loss

68 PAINT PENS 101: Easy steps to embellish your stick! 74 BIG WAVE WOMEN Today’s most fearless women surfers 88 SPOTLIGHT ON MALIBU: How to surf this break 92 YOU GUYS, THE SAND SPARKLES: NJ urban surfer 100 EAST COAST SURF TRAVEL With Dan & Sandra

LIFESTYLE 44 46 50 52 56

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TYLE Winter ‘09

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SAVE YOUR BREASTS NOW! Detecting breast cancer up to 10 years before a mammogram can EMILIA’S BEAUTY STATION Beauty tips for surfers BREAK TIME YOGA Rest, relax, unwind. Give yourself a break, anytime, anywhere WETSUIT BUYERS GUIDE Wetsuits & springsuits that are stylish, functional & affordable WHAT’S UP WITH SUP? The craze of Stand-Up paddle surfing... Are you in? RECIPE CORNER BBQ Chicken Pizza & Pudding Cake Delights B-KAY’S CLOSET Tip’s for organizing your living space LEI MAKING For special occasions

COMMUNITY 82 84 86 94 96

MEET THE COMPANY Frisky Shoes MEET THE COMPANY Kandi Swim DATE NIGHT WITH WSSM: A night at Coffee Talk SURFER GIRL Kelly Krusnowski YOU’RE DESIGNED TO SHINE Encouraging girls ages 8-88 to Shine Bright and Ride the Wave of their Dreams

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wssm pro 122 128 134 136 140 148 150 154 158

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MEGAN ABUBO a Q&A session VANINA WALSH Roxy team rider SCHOOL’S IN SESSION Tail slides with Holly Beck EAST COAST SURFING IS ALIVE & WELL Surf update THE WOMEN OF THE US OPEN History in the making THE KLEIN SISTERS Elli & Rossi BREE KLEINTOP Getting to know the WSSM covergirl ALYSSA WOOTEN Reef’s team rider & Hawaii local WOMEN’S SURF CONTEST RESULTS

other goodies 36 37 38 70 102 138

INSIDE THE INDUSTRY At the Surf Expo trade show THE ORIGIN OF CHRISTMAS Word find CHRISTMAS GIFT & STOCKING STUFFER GUIDE WSSM SUMMER SURF PARTY RECAP SURF STYLE | BEACH FASHION INSIDE THE INDUSTRY Attending the ASR trade show

wssm essentials 40 42 90 162 165 168 170 171

VOICE OF THE SURFERS BE INSPIRED Quotes & thoughts CENTERFOLD Paul Mclaughlin HAWAII TIDE CHARTS CALIFORNIA TIDE CHARTS NATIONAL SURF SHOP DIRECTORY SURFER RESOURCES DIRECTORY INTERNATIONAL SURF CAMP DIRECTORY

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20foot.com At Home Computer Repair BeachtownGirls BIKEFACTORY BoardBuddy Charming Shark Surf Jewelry Coffee Talk Dis-N-Dat TV Exceed Wetsuits Fab Beauty Hawaii Flojos Frisky FUMI GaryMsCreations.com Gidget Honolulu Club Hula Hitch Kahuna Creations Keoki Surfboards Killer Tacos Viking Surfboards The DROPS MailOrderHawaii.com Mike Rutherford Photography Nani Hair Care Nukumoi Surf Co.

55 OnIt Pro 99 Paul Topp Photography 33 Pualani Hawaii 99 Rip-Pics.com 139 RV’s Ocean Sports 43 Sacred Surf 85 Salon Atlantis 139, 178 Shaka Laka 85 Siren Surf 43 Smart Girls Who Surf 61 Spike Raymond 157 Sticky Bumps 95 Stortos 69, 95 Surf News Network 41 Sunday Afternoons 139 Surferpix.com 19 Surf Expo 99 Surf Garage 61 Surf-N-Sea 65 The Scarlett 2, 133 The Strapper 83 Violet Love Headbands 85 Violet Love Legwear 61 WahineSurfer.net 67 Winki Island


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Bula…Bula…Bula…. !!! Now that I am home and the pictures are in albums, I want to share my second trip to Namotu with everyone…I’m still reliving the trip…the warm water, the amazing food and the friendships that are reunited. I learned more about the island and the culture this trip and hope you will all feel that for at least during the moment you read this, you were part of the trip to Namotu-Vinaka!!

by Michelle Sheptak

There was more Fijian I learned this time than in 2005, and because I asked Sereana (one of the Fijian workers on Namotu) every day to teach me something new, although it’s limited, it was fun for her to test me and have me ask “how do you say…” 2005: VINAKA-Thank-you, BULA- Hello or Welcome 2009: YADRA (pronounced YAN-dra)- Good Morning MOCE (pronounced MO-they)- Good Night NADI (pronounced NAN-di not NA-di) LAKO MAI- Come here LAKO TANI-Go away KERE KERE (pronounced KEReh Kereh) - Please Namotu island differences... 2005: The 70’s Rock Night Party 2009: Still a big party, but the Karaoke and wigs came out 2005: Surf was 6 ft.- on arrival and 15 ft. by last day, helicoptered off island 2009: Surf was 4 ft.-on arrival 15 ft. by last day, super broke this time so took the boat off island 2005: Best day of surf for me was at Namotu Lefts 2009: By far my best day at ...Desperations a.k.a. DESPO’S 2005: Got sunburned, so stayed out of sun when wasn’t surfing 2009: Never burned, so did stand up paddle boarding in between surf sessions 2005: Met amazing friends...stayed in touch with some of the Island workers and crew workers 2009: Was like a family reunion...our group is like one big family eating, drinking and surfing together

Experience the trip thru my daily log... thru the eyes of a surfer: April 30, 11:30 pm- After convincing a friend to call in sick to take me to airport, getting lost driving to LAX (I know, not a good start), checking in bags (lost credit card), a quick hello to familiar faces from my first trip, a couple refreshments, prior to boarding my flight… I was finally on the way. This year was a much different trip compared to 2005....my health being the biggest difference. I’m still broke leaving for the trip, but the bills are paid and when I’m on an island so far away there’s not much you can do about it. You just hope you come back home, having scored amazing waves and have a tan. I don’t know what made less sense to me, returning to Namotu... 2 months before the full deposit was due, in a horrible economy, which cost $1k more than 4 yrs. ago, OR trying to understand what went wrong in the most amazing relationship I’ve ever been in just one month before my trip. I decided I couldn’t find the answer to either, but hoped relaxation and waves would help to heal my bank account and my heart. 22 | womenssurfstyle.com | wSSm

My biggest challenge was having 2 minor neck surgeries within 3 weeks of the trip. Thanks so much for your amazing work Dr. Chisholm!! I had been diagnosed with severe spinal cord stenosis… repetitive motions from surfing and golfing helped exacerbate the diagnosis. Being uncomfortable and in pain the last 2 yrs. was what really drove me and motivated me to do the trip again, thinking- “one more time”… in case my situation gets worse. All it took was one quick text to my friend, Kevin, saying, “ I’m jones-ing for a surf trip… how do I get back on the Namotu crew?” He replied, “You’re on the A-list, deposits due in a week!” So let the money saving start... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - May 1- cross dateline in flight May 2, 5:10 am- Landed in Nadi after a 10 hr. flight. Prior to deplaning, we had a small delay as they quarantined the rows around row 34 due to a possible “Swine Flu” outbreak.....rumor has it


the person vomited and had a fever. Had they known I vomited one hour into the flight, I may have been quarantined also... but I would have sworn my illness was due to the quick martini and tequila with the group before boarding! Once we stepped off the plane, the sweet floral scent of frangipani and orchids filled the air, and the humidity hit you like a storm. But, we were there and our feet were in Fijian land now!! The first day we drove into Nadi and bought Kava to present to the island on arrival, per tradition, but this year we ordered it and had it sent ahead. While mostly everyone relaxed and ate breakfast, I went shopping with Gail -our massage therapist. Ironically I also met Diana, an adorable surfer girl, who was also supposed to be my physical therapist for my neck. If I’d have kept my appointments the last month I would have met her beforehand, but it took going to Fiji for us to be introduced and then find out we only live about 5 miles from each other too!! Needless to say, we were inseparable surfer girls on this trip. When shopping on this trip, I asked more about the culture and the weapons. I didn’t want to buy any cannibalistic souvenirs in 2005, but after learning all about the weapons and the history from a girl at Jack’s Fiji Gift Shop, I was intrigued and bought my first cannibalistic fork!! In Fiji, the turtle is considered “lucky” and therefore any wooden carved mask or weapon with a turtle carved into it is considered good luck. I learned there were four major weapons, the uniquely and self explained “neck breaker”, “skull crusher”, “paddle”, and then “fork”. It was simple in cannibalistic days; they would break your neck, crush your skull, then flatten your skull with the paddle and eat you with the fork. I felt better buying a mask and fork because it had a big lucky turtle on it! 10:00 am- After a short wait at the hotel , we did the van ride to the Uciwai Jetty, where we jumped in boats and did the short ride over to Namotu. The water was crystal clear—and as blue as blue can be, warm… and at that moment, you couldn’t ask for more-- except perfect surf. We met the previous group leaving, and their faces told us their week was flat-- but that today, the swell was picking up. We tried to sound empathetic, but truly we were stoked waves were rolling in, just as we were gonna roll up!! 12:30 pm - Arrived on Namotu, greeted with shell lei’s handmade by Sereana and the Fijian Island workers. Then we met at the dining area; quick hugs and bulas were exchanged and we met with Scotty and Mandy, who gave us our room assignments. Lucky again... the girls got The Villa (basically the only other house-styleplace, besides Scotty and Mandy’s). Everyone else stayed in a Bure...which are very island like and very nice. We were all informed Larry “the water photographer” this year, was now known as Ben-Larry ... Ben’s amazing; he was there my first trip and coincidentally was back again the week I was with Liam -the fisherman and Gregthe lifeguard. Met a new lifeguard this year named Mike, and after the quick group intro, we unloaded our bags into our places, threw fins in the boards, waxed up and away we went. 8:30 pm- After a 2 hr. surf at Namotu Left’s, a great supper and a couple

photos by: Ben Kottke


refreshments, we were all ready for bed... when you cross the dateline it’s a long first day!! We caught the swell good, got a nice 4-5 ft. first day, nice conditions, amazing warm water and a great start to a week of surf that was heading our way. May 3, 5:30 am- Didn’t sleep too well, but fell asleep easy listening to the sound of the surf thru the open windows in the Villa. I woke up several times, including 4am, to stand on the deck and just look at all the stars. The galaxy is so very different in this part of the world; you feel like you can just reach out and grab the stars from the sky. 7 am- Decided to wake up and stretch and catch a light breakfast... yogurt and fresh island fruit is plenty. Sereana showed me her thumb this morning. I asked her what the bandage on it was and she proceeded to tell me she has had an infection for over a month and it is painful every night. Turns out she had a massive infection, and it was staph. Being an ER nurse I came prepared and had the right antibiotic and cleaning supplies for her. I made her promise to come to me the whole week, twice a day for sterile dressing changes and medicine. We developed a much better friendship and we spent 45 min. together every day so I could drain the wound and change the dressings. I also learned more about her family, since we knew each other from 2005… and I think we will be friends for a very long time. 11 am- Namotu gets morning sickness every morning, so when the tide filled in and the light wind blew off, we all were off and surfing for the rest of the day. Half the group went to Despo’s, and Diana and I went to Namotu Lefts. Once again, nice 4-5 ft., “gain your confidence” waves, that you could take off late, and just rip off the top. Oh, but this attitude changed as the week went on!! 1:30 pm- Well, we slept; we surfed; now, you eat... again!! Lunch was the traditional grilled fish- usually Wahoo, along with salad, rice and fruit. After a sleep in the hammock and reading for the rest of the afternoon, it was time to get ready for appetizers, refreshments and supper. I had heard that there were lots of sea snakes out this year... so I was now on a mission to find one and see it this year, and not just their morning tracks in the sand! Bob already had the luck of having a morning shower with one!!! May 4, 6:00 am- Slept awesome last night!!! What a difference when I turned my mattress upside down!! The night was filled with tropical rain and it smelled amazing in the morning. There was light rain and slightly overcast, so we all ate big breakfasts and we were pretty much in tune with having a day of relaxing, reading and just enjoying the ability to rest. 24 | womenssurfstyle.com | wSSm

Diana and I went for a walk around the island; however, we dragged our feet so slow and focused so much on all the small intricate shells we didn’t make it too far. You can really walk around the whole island in 10 minutes; we walked maybe 50 ft. in 1 hour!!! By the time we passed the boat house and happened to look over at the Left’s, all it took was one set to come thru and shell picking was done… we ran back to get our boards!!! 11:00 am - The rest of the group was in sync when we showed up at the boat house to wait for Wonga to call a boat man for us. Ben Larry yelled, “Ladies...today’s the day....photo opp session at Despo’s!” Diana was here for her first time and enjoying easing into Namotu… but today, my friend, we just gotta go!! Of course, we were thinking we were going to test out new bikini’s and surf Namotu Left’s ourselves, but on the boat ride out to Despo’s (about 30 min. from Namotu) we ended up triple tying our bikini’s, waking up a bit more and were ready to charge. All we heard was either you loved Despo’s, or you didn’t like it! You get dragged in too far… and you’re now on Despo’s Tour.... The Story At Despo’s: One word....PERFECTION!!! I loved Desperations!!! It was glassy, buttery smooth, perfect A-Frames at 7-10 ft. and way out past Wilkes Pass. Waves were consistent and lining up. The trick is to not get sucked into wanting to ride it all the way out, which is incredibly hard to resist when you see this perfect wall lining up. The conditions were so perfect you could see the reef, even though we were so far out. Despo’s is a wave on a reef break, but conditions are like a beach break. There are peaks all around you, they’ll line up, but if you get too greedy, you pay. Before you know it you are about 200 ft. from the line up and trying to paddle back out in ankle deep water. I loved this wave. On my first 2 waves I dropped in, kicked out a little early taking the boys advice, and found the opening back out to the line up no problem.....3rd wave 8 ft. set wave - there I was in the slot, paddling, paddling...getting pelted with sea lice, but still focused, Ben Larry’s sitting right under the lip as I take off trying to get me shots for the magazine.....I stood up, instant stand up barrel and then like a train it rode me over.....pushed me inside about 50 yds. and held me down....all I knew is I had to lay flat and saw 3 colors of blue on


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the way up.....but that was only a baby introduction to Despo’s...... after a couple more sets then it happened.....went for the big set again....dropped in, made the drop and then realized Al wasn’t going right, he was going left....oh crap! I didn’t want to snake my new Aussie friend, so decided to kick thru the back....bad decision or maybe just too tired to do it precise, but got half way thru the back before getting pushed all the way to the inside. I felt my hands first hit the reef and then my feet......feet up, stay on your board and here we go....WELCOME to DESPO’s TOUR....you paddle once and feel like the current is pushing you two strokes back. On the paddle back, you watch picture perfect AFrame waves breaking way out in different sections wrapping around you like a horseshoe, no channel to paddle back out, just stay calm, paddle your heart out and try to find the opening. I was doing fine, stayed calm and then noticed Greg take a wave; I gave it a looky look on the wave to see if he could see me... after all I’d been paddling 15 min. Greg was an amazing friend and lifeguard, who took one in and then came to do the paddle back out with me-- not because I couldn’t make it, but because it’s so long to get back out- it’s nice to have the company!! 3:00 pm- After 4 hours we were all full of smiles, dehydrated, good

hearted and simply STOKED! This was by far the best session of the trip (looking back) and when the water crew was saying it was the best they’ve seen Despo’s in awhile, I was glad I skipped the Lefts this morning. Our whole group was on this session except 4 others and you can be certain we never let them forget the insane waves they missed!! When you miss lunch and your group is still gone, you know you missed something!! Al was complete comedy wearing his Silver Alien helmet....got some movies of people surfing, but it was more hilarious with Ben wearing the gear on the boat ride back to Namotu ....no lie.... put those 2 in a boat or anywhere and you will not stop laughing!! You guys are good medicine for the soul! With my arms feeling the burn, my face seeing too much sun today, a raspberry rash on my knees and reef rash on my hands and feet... I sat quietly for a moment on the boat trying to remember how perfect today’s surf was, knowing it would be one of my best sessions of the trip. There’s nothing like taking off on a set wave and feeling your fins grab the face. You feel close to death knowing the reef is only 2 ft. below you, but you come out unscathed, tired because you paddled non-stop and happy with how you performed that day. wSSm | womenssurfstyle.com | 25


photos by: Ben Kottke

Rumor is, the swell is building… eat well, stay rested and be ready to play hard!! Al, Rob and Greg all got insane waves at Despo’s taking off late, and landing it in the flats! Thanks for da view fellas! Nice to see how easy it can be done!! May 5, 5:45 am- When I looked out my window from my bed and saw the high winds and the current moving fast, I laid back down, closed my eyes and remembered how amazing yesterday’s surf was. This morning everyone kind of did their own thing; Liam and Al fished, reeling in 3 Wahoo, but also lost a Yellowfin to a shark. 11:00 am- Joel, Diana and I walked around the Villa and took pictures of ourselves posing like the statues. It was a windy, low-tide morning and the only day I did not surf. After hearing 3 different groups going out and hearing the same thing “really windy, currents too strong”, I didn’t feel like I missed much.

rolled over in bed and looked out my window to confirm the wind and rain I heard all night was definitely true!! I promised I would be up and ready to go, so I walked out to the dining area to find Liam, eating a bowl of cereal!! Eyes not open, but he was waiting. I borrowed Dano’s rain jacket and away we went. In pouring rain, we headed out to Liam’s fishing spot to hopefully bring back some Wahoo. It was comical. After trolling for a short while we had three of four lines reeling out. When you only have 2 people on a boat, heading upwind and 3 lines tagged…you can imagine the comedy of trying to steer the boat, nonetheless, we lost 2 bites, but I managed to catch my first Wahoo. I had visions of the skull breaker as I watched Liam bash the fish to finish the kill. “Good job mate- we got one,” Liam says. The rain settled and after one more pass we didn’t get any more action on the lines, so we headed back in.

4:00 pm- Diana and I decided to use the afternoon to learn to standup paddle surf. Wasn’t the best conditions, but we got the hang of it quickly. I know I’ll never laugh at people again when they fall for no reason. You gotta keep moving, keeping a rhythm and then it feels natural. Our feet got cramps, but it was a good stretch thru your core and shoulders.

11:30 am- We took a little break, and then Diana and I paddled out to Namotu Lefts. We thought we’d just grab an hour because it was still pretty blown out, but apparently we thought the surf was better than it was…so much better we stayed out 2 hrs.., making everyone wonder if it really was better than it looked. Eventually the whole group came out and we all enjoyed the last part of the day surfing together.

5:00 pm- There was a house party at the Villa tonight (our house), but we didn’t know until we walked by the message board to see the notice “House Party-Villa”. We walked into the Villa only to see a Kava bowl decorated and glasses with umbrellas and fruit in them….guess we better shower and get ready …

4:00 pm– Finally my massage time! I never wanted to miss surf to book my time for a massage, but today was the perfect day for that. The massages were done on the deck, where you could hear the ocean and smell the beautiful scents in the air… It was the perfect treat for midweek.

5:30 pm- The party was under way; we ate sushi and drank a punch… it was a fun gathering. We heard the familiar drum announcing supper was going to be ready soon.

5:30 pm- KAVA NIGHT! For this part in my journal, I asked my friend Sereana to explain to me in her words what Kava Night means to the Fijians, and she wrote me this-- unedited to make it feel more traditional.

Most of us were an hour late to dinner, taking group photos and hanging out in the Villa. Another amazing dinner and we all ate well. I don’t think I’ve ever had dessert after every dinner for so many nights in a row!! May 6, 6:00 am- This was my morning to go fishing!! If I didn’t go today I probably wouldn’t go this year again. I knew if the swell was going to fill in, I would be surfing early morning, not fishing. I 26 | womenssurfstyle.com | wSSm

“I WILL TELL YOU ABOUT KAVA NITE IN THE SIMLPLEST OF EXPLANATION THAT I CAN GIVE YOU. KAVA IN FIJIAN KNOWN AS YAQONA AND IS A PEPPER PLANT WHICH I DONT KNOW THE SCIENTIFIC NAME FOR IT BUT IT IS OUR TRADITIONAL DRINK USED IN ANY FORM OF CEREMONY FROM BIRTHS TO DEATHS. IT IS MIXED IN A CLOTH SEWN AS A BAG. KAVA PLANTS ARE


HARVESTED WHEN IT IS MATURED AND THAT DEPENDS ON THE FARMER HOW MANY YEARS... 5 TO 15 YEARS...THE MORE THE MATURITY THE BETTER THE TASTE... INFORMALLY YOU CAN DO KAVA CEREMONY AT HOME FOR INSTANCE, WHEN YOU HAVE A VISITOR COMING TO YOUR HOUSE. THE VISITOR WILL FIRST PRESENT THEIR KAVA AND THERE WILL BE A SPOKESPERSON WHO PRESENT THEIR KAVA SAYING ALL THE NICEST THINGS TO THE HOST, THEN THEY WILL ALL DRINK THAT KAVA FROM THE VISITOR... THEN THE HOST WILL PRESENT THEIR KAVA AND WILL PROBABLY THANK THE VISITOR FOR COMING TO VISIT AND WILL SAY ALL THE NICEST WORDS TO THE VISITOR... AND THEY WILL DRINK TILL IT’S FINISHED AND AT SAME TIME THEY WILL GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER WELL IN CONVERSATIONS THAT IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF HOW WE DO IT AT HOME, BUT IN BIG FORMAL KAVA PRESENTATION THAT INVOLVES THE CHIEFS... KAVA IS PRESENTED IN ROOT FORM TO THE CHIEF. WE HAVE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE CHIEF WHO DOES EVERYTHING FROM PRESENTATION TO WHEN THE CHIEF IS READY TO LEAVE, SO ITS QUITE A BIG CEREMONY FOR US AS A FIJIAN. WHEN INVOLVING THE CHIEF, KAVA IS USUALLY PRESENTED TO THE CHIEF IN A SPECIAL MEKE...THAT IS FIJIAN DANCE.” - Sereana

During the ceremony, tradition is to clap your hands one time, drink Kava from the bowl handed to you and then clap three more times when you are done. You continue to pass the bowl. Kava is the Fijian’s alcohol, so often they stay up, gathering and laughing, drinking the Kava until it is all gone. I managed to drink 3 bowls this year, but Kava is still not in my top 10 drinks!! During the MEKE they sang a song which repeatedly said “ Leywa, leywa”… it sounded beautiful, but the men often sang and when we asked Mika what it meant, they all smiled and just drank more Kava. In the end we found out the song was about a boy who falls in love, but cheats on his girl and when she finds out, he just moves on and finds another girl to fall in love with. I laughed thinking,”Well, you don’t have to live in Fiji to experience the meaning of that song!” May 7, 9:00 am- I FINALLY saw my first sea snake!!! I was walking down the path with Diana to go for a walk and collect shells… when dead in our tracks, we saw a black snake with white spots all coiled up!! I told Diana to stay there and watch where it goes, and I sprinted back to the Villa to grab my camera!! I came back and one of the Fijian maintenance men picked it up and was holding it. He says to me “Here, you hold it!”

After I watched it stop squirming, I finally felt confident enough to hold it by it’s tail… granted, these snakes have small mouths, but IF you get bit… you will be dead. I walked around to show everyone, but that was long enough to realize I’d been pinching this snake’s tail and it was starting to make me nervous… so I walked down to the beach and launched it back in the ocean… aimed directly at TAVARUA !! Lazy morning- I started to not feel well. I was freezing cold, felt extremely tired and not hungry. Here I was in Fiji , wearing a longsleeve shirt and a hoodie, and just wanting to wrap up in a blanket and drink hot tea. WHAT!?? I tried to surf once today and when I asked everyone if they thought the water was cold, I knew something wasn’t right. Today was supposed to be Flip Flop Golf on Plantation Island… where I was supposed to give a Long Drive lesson to half the people that knew I competed at World’s, but for me to miss golf they knew I was run down. (I found out when I got home and was then hit with another bout of Tonsillitis, that I was sick with Mono… and my tonsils have to come out!).

I was hoping I would be quarantined with Swine Flu and would be able to stay another week on the island!! Surf was predicted to be 20 ft. and rumor was- Kelly Slater and Laird Hamilton were flying over to surf Cloudbreak. Afternoon- Went to Tavarua to revisit the island and to do some shopping. Diana and I went and walked around and bought a couple souvenirs. We didn’t get to surf Cloudbreak or Restaurants … but then again… we got Despo’s- so good- even the Tavarua photographer had heard how good it was!! Evening- Ben did a slide show tonight. He has such fantastic creativity with his photography. The big swell is brewing. I still don’t feel too well, so tripled up on Vitamin C tabs and took some homeopathic medicine for fevers. Hydrated, added some Motrin and hoped for the best wave of my life tomorrow. I needed to get my energy and feel better, and there was no way I was missing big, warm water surf this far from home!! On my way to sleep, Ben told me, “I want you to paddle in as hard as you can on the big ones tomorrow… we’ll get the shot!!” I was stoked and went to sleep dreaming of watching Blue Crush with a friend… reliving how it feels to hit the reef hard, and knowing I wSSm | womenssurfstyle.com | 27


wasn’t going to let that happen tomorrow! May 8, early am- Swell is here! The weather still has high winds, but the surf is pumping. Our whole group was out at Namotu Lefts with Ben shooting photos all morning. It was windy, with a strong current and you couldn’t stop to rest or you were swept out so fast you felt like you’d never be sitting on the peak. Surf was up to 10-12 ft. sets. Dano and Rob were using the winds to their benefit and got rigged up for kitesurfing. They probably had the most fun out there this morning. Afternoon- Tired from paddling all morning, but wanted one more session. It was getting bigger and on sets you couldn’t see one another as you paddled over the peaks. Diana and I went out and found out quick, the choppy afternoon was still firing and when the sets came in, it was building to 15 ft. Mike (lifeguard) sat on the jet ski in case we needed to be bailed out if we got caught inside, but we held our own. If I needed to be thrown on a sled to get out of there I probably shouldn’t be out there, so I kept my mind in the game. Dano was out kitesurfing and catching huge airs… my next trip-- Dominican Republic, I want to learn how to kitesurf!!! Took a boat over to Tavarua to look at Cloudbreak and Restaurants with the swell. Sets at Cloudbreak were 15 ft.+ with only the lifeguards towing each other in. It was chunky, and it was big!! We saw a turtle swim by our boat and I was happy, I had seen the LUCK of Fiji in the water!! May 9- early morning- We all were awake early, checking the surf in anticipation of one last session before packing up to head home! To our surprise it has backed off some and again Namotu had morning sickness with the lowtide. It was inevitable we wouldn’t get one last surf in, so we ate breakfast and got our boards all packed up to leave.

Mid morning- Some of our group decided to golf at the hotel back in Suva which included a helicopter over, so they got to leave in style. I was dragging my feet all morning, not ready to go home with a nice swell in the water. Sun was out, which it hadn’t been for a couple mornings, but it felt like a traditional way to leave the island. When I realized Scotty wasn’t going to hire me as a lifeguard for the next groups arrival… it was finally time to say goodbye! I walked down to the beach and loaded up the Namotu One boat for the trip back to Uciwai Jetty. It felt nice to enjoy the surrounding islands, and the half hour boat ride was just an extended way of saying goodbye. Early afternoon- We arrived in Nadi, but still had 10 hrs. before we left to the airport, so Diana, Gail and I, headed to go souvenir shopping and experience the culture . We shopped in the open market where the freshest spices, fish and fruit are in abundance. My feet were so sore from reef cuts I finally bought socks to wear with my flip flops. I’m sure the Fijians thought I was insane for wearing socks when it was so warm out. We ate at Curry Restaurant and after we were shopped out, we took a taxi back to the hotel to meet our group. Early evening- A short stay at the hotel to shower and get ready for the airport; we’re scheduled to leave at 6:30 pm and board the plane at 10:20 pm. After a 3 hour wait in the check-in line and a quick refreshment and slice of pizza, we were now boarding the plane back home. This makes a perfect ending to our trip--you leave at night and will arrive at home the same day in the afternoon. The night flight is nice, and it’s always sad to leave a beautiful island like Namotu, but what better way to cross the dateline back into the USA by dreaming of the last 7 days in paradise? Vinaka!! Michelle Sheptak

“I flew from Cali to Oahu to see my favorite Women’s magazine crew... None other than WSSM!! Attended the 6th Annual WSSM Summer Surf Party at Senor Frogs in Honolulu and it was a blast! From the bikini fashion show, to the belly dancers and great music, it was THE party to be at that night. NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS would I have thought I’d come home with a new surfboard... I WON A BRAND NEW PIPE DREAMS HAWAII SURFBOARD BY BRET BOARDS, a 6’3” thruster that is one sick board!! I want to thank everyone again for a fantastic party, celebrated in true Aloha style !! It was so exciting to see Sandra and the crew at the mag, and was even more memorable to be able to bring Vaughn and friends too! The beginning of an amazing surf vacation started at this party!!! ALOHA NEI LUI !!! ” Lot’s of Love, MICHELLE 28 | womenssurfstyle.com | wSSm

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Finding My Inner Peace A Story of Self Acceptance and Discovery

By Danielle Marvin

I best describe the paths I chose, the people I met, the places I’ve been and all the things that have so far occurred in my life as my journey.

So far, my journey has brought me down several paths. Happy, sad, good, bad, things which I never in my life expected that I might endure and things that have brought me more happiness than one could wish for. Most of the people who know me know the “Danielle Zirkelbach”, Florida Southern #13 Soccer Standout. My teammates and friends described me as the “always happy people pleaser”. But what they didn’t know was the personal battles I was fighting. March 2000, my senior year at Flagler Palm Coast High School ended with signing a letter of intent for Florida Southern College. This was a dream that I have had my entire life. Not only did I, the girl who “wouldn’t make it past 4th grade because of her dyslexia”, do well academically, but athletically as well! I wanted to be a professional soccer player. A big part of me wanted to live up to my brother’s professional soccer status; another big part of me loved the game. I loved training endless hours perfecting my game, running as fast and as far as I could. I loved the feel of my feet in my cleats on the fresh cut grass, but most of all I loved the feeling that nothing mattered except what was going on between me and the other players on the field for 90 minutes. However, I left my biggest love, the ocean, behind to be a part of a professional career that I would soon lose my passion for. I grew up living on the beach and I had an indescribable love for the ocean that I just figured was a childhood thing. I was wrong. I was two hours away from the nearest beach access, which would ultimately pay its toll on me. Playing soccer full time, alongside 18 credit hours almost every semester, didn’t allow me to drive to the beach for a weekend get away by any means! May 2004, my journey at Florida Southern College came to a conclusion. I earned myself a BA of Science, and Fine Arts, and a minor in Communications. I graduated Cumlate and walked with high honors. I also set several FSC women’s soccer records that still stand in my name to this day. I played the most minutes ever played in the history of Florida Southern soccer, appeared in 76 scheduled games, set the record for quickest goal scored in a match, was one of the only two FSC soccer players to ever start games as both a field player and goalkeeper, and I also made the Commission’s Student-Athlete Honor Roll throughout my college career. Before I walked off FSC’s large green soccer fields, my coach approached me and told me something that I’ll never forget. We had a young prospect that was to come in and take the place of some graduating seniors. My coach sat this young prospect down to interview her after sitting in on one of our games. The first words to come out of the girl’s mouth were, “Coach, if you can turn me into a player like #13, then I’ll come to this school hands down.” I felt so proud and amazed, but began to feel very sad for her. I, too, once loved my game that much. I would do anything, and I did. I chased my dream, left people behind, left the ocean behind, and then realized that I left myself behind, also. What most people never knew about me is that over the four

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years that I was there, my passion for my game started to die, and as stupid as it sounded, I missed the ocean. By the time my last soccer season passed, I felt numb to the concept of furthering my soccer career. I started to feel lost; my whole life was this game. Who was “Zirk” without this soccer game? About a month after I graduated, I received a letter. This letter presented me with a tryout for a professional soccer contract. I cried, and then I ripped the letter into tiny pieces… This is the first time in my life that I am strong enough and spiritually alive enough to share with the world what I went through during the last year of my college career. I was a lifeguard during the summer at Flagler Beach, Florida. During this time, I met people who would change my life and stay with me to this day. One of those people is now my husband, Scott Marvin. Scott was a professional surfer who was on his way back to Hawaii where he grew up, but then completely gave up surfing for a year just to be with me. He knew me better than anyone during this time, better than my own family. One day Scott approached me about something. Looking very worried, which was far from his normal aloha spirit, he explained to me that when he was younger, his mother’s roommate suffered from a severe eating disorder called bulimia. He explained that he had seen similarities between her and me and the eating habits we had. And then he just asked me, “Danielle, are you bulimic?” I got that feeling of complete speechlessness, and fear. I broke down crying, feeling completely ashamed, and embarrassed. I was so disappointed in myself. I was a strong and smart person that really had no weakness or fear, up to this point. A very small part of me felt happy that someone knew about this horrible part of my life and cared about me enough to help me. With lots of support and guidance, I figured out the reason for my bulimia. It wasn’t because I thought I was ugly or fat. I wasn’t living for the things I loved. I loved soccer, but I was realizing that I was doing it for all the wrong reasons--to impress or please the people who believed in me. This game is what I was good at. It was such a big, deep and painful realization that I didn’t want to focus on anymore. I created a diversion from those feelings to focus on something less painful and, unfortunately, it was an eating disorder. From this point on, my life got so much harder, but it would be the part of my journey where I would find myself. It was easy for me to “kick the habit” only after I brought my feelings to my attention. Letting people know that I was truly unhappy was the toughest thing I’ve ever done. I felt a sense of failure. I really wasn’t “the happy people pleaser” after all. Although I know some people were disappointed in me or couldn’t understand why I walked away, I knew I had to live for me now. I was eager to start a new chapter in my life. After getting help and recovering, I graduated from college and moved to St. Augustine with Scott. I was back to the ocean, back to my love, and finally free. I could live my life. I didn’t have to perform, focus on winning, and live in a sheltered college dorm. I thought this freedom would feel so good, but then I just found myself completely lost. In college, I was a full time student slaving away on 18 credit hours a semester alongside being a full-time athlete. From the time I woke up, to the time I went to sleep, I was rushing from class to the soccer field and again back to class. Don’t get me wrong, my college experience was amazing and I am thankful for the things I learned and people I befriended, but looking back on that I realize that I just became somewhat of a robot, just doing what I thought would make people proud! I didn’t have the ocean to escape to and as minor as that sounded to me at the time, it


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really took a deep toll on me. I think students come out of college thinking, “I have a degree, World, I’m really something,” and “watch out, because here I come”. I know that when I came out of school, I thought things would be way different. The world didn’t wait for me; in fact the world didn’t care if I was just a student who barely made it out of college or if I was the best athlete and student in the universe. What the hell did I go to college for? All I’ve been doing for 4 years is playing a character in a game. I was broken-hearted and lost. I was no one, nothing to the world.

I began to surf more and more and more to escape. I started living MY life for the first time.

And by MY life, I mean Danielle Zirkelbach, the girl from a small town that loved to work hard, surf, paint, be free, and be around friends... I knew my family wanted and expected me to be something amazing--someone who was to change the world in some way. But I only seemed to drive them into a panicked state of disappointment for years to come. I strayed away from the corporate world because I never felt that I belonged. I never had, and still don’t have, the desire to build a financial empire or be rich! I love helping others and being close with the spiritual part of life. I worked as the graphic designer for Tom Addison of Addison Fitzgerald for some time, and then for Eastern Surf Magazine, as the Assistant Art Director/ Webmaster after that. I loved working for ESM; they are some of the most amazing people I’ve met. I am forever thankful for the things they taught me, and for all the love they gave me while I was there. It was when I was working in my last month with those guys that I realized some people are hand selected to be in your life. People like that will make a lasting impression on your life and they will help you when you need it most. 32 | womenssurfstyle.com | wSSm

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Working for ESM made me feel like I did have great talents, and had great things ahead of me. I knew from being in that environment how much I loved surfing and how badly I wanted to seriously surf, not just be some weekend warrior, lucky enough to catch “the swell” on a weekend. So I did, I went after it. December 2008, I’m currently doing freelance web design, graphic design, film, paintings, and surfing. Looking back on all those years, I have to smile and be so thankful for the path I’ve so far traveled. Through all the confusion, all the fears I had, and through all the self-doubt I had, I came to a point where I just gave it all up. I gave my life up to something greater than myself. I found great strength in faith. I don’t really want to call myself Christian, or anything with a label. I just know that I believe very deeply in my faith. I have deep satisfaction in knowing what I have in my heart. It doesn’t matter how other people view my faith. It’s a personal thing that I use as a growth tool. I look at the bad things in my life as a blessing. I have learned who I am from heartbreak and grief. The good parts of life are gifts to help us understand just how truly amazing life really is. It wasn’t until I immersed myself in surfing and books by Dan Millman- Way of the Peaceful Warrior, did I finally figure all this out. I began to see things differently after a session! The water was my church. I did my best thinking and decompression in the water. I have seen some of the most breath-taking sunrises and sunsets, with front row seats, while surfing. I’ve met some of the most life changing people in the water. I’ve been able to connect to life as a human and not a machine working to impress. I’ve seen nature do some of the most unexplainable things that bring you to understand how special everything and everyone is. My purpose in life is just to live, surf, work as hard as I can at whatever job might come my way, and accept anything that is sent into my life and learn from it. Everything I do revolves around it. EVERYTHING!!! I’ve felt the most comfortable I’ve ever felt in my entire life when I’m surfing, or involved with anything related to surfing. I spent the last year competing. With little experience, I have been doing very well in the competitive circuit of surfing. Scott has been training me and helping my surfing in and out of the water. I have amazing support from my amazing family and rad friends! They believe in me and are proud of the decisions I have made. Chris Wyms, team manager for Kaenon Sunglasses, has supported me in ALL my endeavors and surfing goals. Not only does he represent one of the best companies in the business, but is the best darn team manager that ever lived! Chris is one of those people that, if you’re lucky enough to meet once in life, will inspire and push you to do your best. He would be willing to give you the shirt off his own back to make you happy! And again, I credit surfing for another amazing part of my life. I also received tons of support from my board sponsor, Mike Walker, of Walker Surfboards, and Kelly, of Nikita Clothing, and Dave, from Blue Sky Surf Shop! But most important, my husband, who’s been by my side through thick and thin and pushes me to be better. Even if I am going through a very hard time in life, he pulls something positive out of it and encourages me to push on. My goal for the upcoming year is to incorporate my love for art and surfing into a full time deal. With faith and believing in myself, I am going to take on the year working on my art show and doing well in contests around the world. I’m deeply respectful and beyond thankful for my journey!


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Surf Expo… The #1 Action Sports Trade

Julia & Bruce, from WRV Sandra (WSSM) & Vicki Vasil (Surf Expo Surf Mrk. Mgr.)

Show in the Country Another year has passed so quickly and we find ourselves once again, back in Orlando, FL, for the best action sports trade show on the planet! The staff at Surf Expo is a huge part of what makes this show such a success; they’re not only helpful and quick to meet your needs, they are a genuinely friendly crew and welcome you with open arms. At first glance the layout can be dizzying on paper, due to the strong presence of the surf, skate, wake, swim, boutique and resort industry leaders, but after browsing the floor, you’ll find that it’s carefully organized, making it a snap to finding your next appointment. Which brings us to the real reason why anyone would attend the Surf Expo… for business !

Carve Designs Crew

Charming Shark Surf Jewelry

Ocean Tec | Frank Martin

Rip-Pics.com Surf Crew Calypso Studios Inc.

JesAla Couture Swimwear

Dunkelvolk... Awesome Typhoon party guys!

Surfrider Foundation Gals

While attending other shows is nice, after all, you get to party and hang out with friends, right? Let’s face it, most of us do not travel thousands of miles for a party. So if business is what you’re after and you’re watching your promotions budget as well, then by all means, skip all the other trade shows and just attend this one. Surf Expo has built its name on quality, consistency and variety, they have been around for over 30 years, and continue to be the #1 order writing show in the country. This reason alone makes it an easy choice for small businesses looking to expand their brands, gain exposure, and meet buyers from around the world. It’s a launching pad of the “who’s-who” in the industry, and your presence here shows you’re serious about your company and its growth goals. At the Surf Expo (especially the January show) you are sure to see all the “Big Guys” of the industry, as well as the up-and-coming companies that are fighting tooth and nail to compete in the marketplace, making this a show where you never know what you’re going to stumble upon next. As editors, we enjoy seeing all the fresh ideas and new products that are helping our industry continue to grow in this economic downturn. You can check out some of these new items in our Christmas Gift & Stocking Stuffer Guide on page 38. We hope you’ll join us, the exhibitors, buyers, media and models this January 14-16, 2010 for another fabulous, business oriented show… and who knows- if you hold a copy of WSSM, your picture just might appear on this page in our next issue! Until then... aloha and see you at Surf Expo! -

WSSM Staff

Shaka Laka - the BEST lip blaka!

Love True Love

Greg Chica Rica Bikini Co.

Flipables Ladies

Gabriel & Amanda Fernandez - WSSM staff

Robbin - Sunday Afternoons

Clayton - Land Surf, Inc.

Frisky Shoes

Chica Rica Bikini Models Surf Expo Genius- Josh & Matt Olson (WSSM)

Winki Island Bikini Model

Viking Surfboards Camila of Guria Beachwear

Joan - Wave Riding Vehicles - we told ya we’d print it!

Winki Island

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LUKE 2: 1-20 1) And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 2) (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4) And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David) 5) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. 6) And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were

3 WISEMEN BABY JESUS BETHLEHEM DONKEY ETERNAL SALVATION FAITH FRANKINCENSE GOLD HEAVENLY HOST HOLY BIBLE HOPE INN ISRAEL JESUS CHRIST JOSEPH JOY KING HEROD LAMB OF GOD LUKE 2:6 MANGER MATTHEW 1:1 MYRRH NAZARETH PEACE SAVIOUR IS BORN SHEEP SHEPHERDS SINGING AND PRAISING STAR

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accomplished that she should be delivered.

in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

7) And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

12) And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

8) And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9) And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10) And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11) For unto you is born this day

13) And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14) Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. 15) And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

16) And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. 17) And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. 18) And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 19) But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. 20) And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

FIND THE WORDS IN THE PUZZLE

When you’re finished, the unused letters will spell out a hidden message. Words can go left & right, up and down.

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Christmas Gift & Stocking Stuffer Guide

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1) Biggah Small Kine SPF 30 Face Stick by SHAKA LAKA: Longlasting face stick sunscreen that lasts, won’t sting your eyes or burn your skin. Great stuff! | $6.49 | www.shakalaka.com 2) Tote Bags by Calypso Studios: These beautiful & sturdy bags are perfect for groceries during the Fall & Christmas Holidays. 17” x 19”- made of Polyester. Holds 20 lbs. | $7.95 | www.calypsostudiosinc.com 3) DAY GLO Surf Wax by Sticky Bumps: Showcase your personal style with your favorite colored, all natural surf wax. Available in 7 brilliant colors & a choice of Cool/Cold or Warm/Trop temps. (pack of all 7 colors) $14 | www.stickybumps.com 4) Merci Kisslock Wallet by RoomItUp: A unique kisslock design featuring 8 slots for cards, a clear window ID, zippered slot pocket for loose change, and a compact mirror inside. Perfect for a night out! $20 | www.roomitup.com

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5) Zebug Sunscreen Holder: A small container that attaches to your watch band, bikini strap or sunglasses, which can be filled with your favorite SPF lip balm. $1.50 | www.zebug.com 6) “Manuka Fearless” by Cushe: Strong, comfortable, super light & flexible... Cushe knows how to make a great slipper! $34.99 | www.shoebuy.com or www.planetshoes.com 7) Toilet Odor Eliminator by The DROPS: Keep the house (specifically the bathroom) fresh this Holiday Season with The DROPS! Available in Citrus Bubble & Fresh Lavendar scents... these toilet drops seriously work! $6.99 | www.thedrops.com

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8) Smart Repair Kit “Basic Level” by The Ding Kings: A one-in-all repair kit for minor dings. Perfect for beginners that want to learn how to fix their own dings. More advanced ding repair kits available at www.HawaiiSurfboardRepairKits.com

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9) “HANDS” Surfboard Rack by Beatnik: Keep your prized surfboard, artwork, or even your flatscreen TV safe from harm with these hand-carved “hands”. Double key-hole mounts withstand better than average load weights. $45 | www.beatniktrading.com

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10) License Plate Covers by Hula Hitch: Island inspired frames to spread the Aloha! a)Two tone chrome plated base with 24 Karat Gold plated Palms: $31.99, b) Chromed plastic thin frame with UV resistant polycarbonate tribal graphics $9.99, c) Hawaiian style painted bamboo $19.99 | www.hulahitch.com 11) Custom Hitches by Hula Hitch: The coolest custom Hula Hitch Flip-Flops, Honu (turtle), and Shaka hitches, design precision CNC machined from pure T6 Aluminum and polished to a high gloss shine. Designed to fit a standard 2” receiver, but 1 1/4” available also. $36.95 | www.hulahitch.com 12) “Sexy Ink” Coasters by Buckle-Down: These high quality coasters will be the talk of your next party. Available in other styles. (4) $25 www.beltsdirect.com

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13) Perfume & Lotions by Revelations: Stoked, (girls fragrance), a blend of tropical orchids, lotus blossom, pink muguet & jasmine to calm the senses while sandalwood, creamy coconut & musk create a sensual finish. Wired To Live, (guys) has a juicy orange & Asian pear scent, mixed with jasmine, spike lavender, bamboo leaves, juniper, cedarwood & sandalwood, with the smoothness of Nirvanolide musk. Match it with the shampoo, conditioner and body lotion for a complete

set! STOKED: 1.7oz. $15 | WIRED: 1.7oz. $15 Lotion: $15.95 | www.revelationsperfume.com 14) Eyewear by Soda Sunglasses: Light, and ohso-stylish, Soda presents the “Avenue” (rose) $70 and “La Rue” $68 | www.sodasunglasses.com 15) Nani Hair Care: Sulfate & paraben free shampoo, conditioner and leave-in conditioner by Nani top our list as a MUST-have for any surf enthusiast who cares about their hair. The leave-in conditioner is essential for tangle free hair...trust us- it will turn your hair to silk- even after a gnarly surf session! Approx. $20 | www.nanihair.com 16) “FanSea Face” Skin-Perfecting Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20, by Smart Girls Who Surf: This sheer tinted, oil free & Paraben free moisturizer protects against premature aging, with antioxidant Vitamin C & SPF 20. A weightless finish that keeps skin feeling hydrated all day while giving an even & healthy glow. Wear alone or under makeup. Available in three tints: Light, Medium and Dark. $26.99 | www.smartgirlswhosurf.com 17) Jewelry Roll by RoomItUp: A great travel accessory in “Hippie Chick” offers three zippered pockets, a padded ring & earring keeper, complete with tie closure. $16 | www.roomitup.com 18) Organic 30SPF+ Face Stick, by Smart Girls Who Surf: One of the creamiest and BEST face stick sunscreens we’ve ever used! It stays on for hours, and provides maximum coverage- even in the most tropical surf! No chemicals, No parabens, No fragrance. Just the good stuff! $19.98 | www.smartgirlswhosurf.com 19) Xtreme Creme by OnIt Pro: Increases speed by reducing friction on the surface of your board by over 15% ! Use for better response, reduced paddle fatigue, access to bigger waves & more radical tricks. Resists salt & dirt, while giving the surface a beautiful protective shine. XC & Blue Goo combo: $24.95 www.OnItPro.com 20) XtreMP3 by Finis: A high quality, digital, waterproof music player that works AMAZINGLY well in the surf. Secured in place with an arm band; upload your favorite tunes via USB. AWESOME! $149.99 | www.finis.com 21) Indo Board Trainers Volume 2 DVD: A group exercise video featuring a wide variety of group fitness exercises utilizing the new Indo Board Original FLO GF. A new, fun & exciting form of group exercises that improve core & leg strength, balance, proprioception, coordination, static & dynamic stability, motor skills, & overall fitness. www.indoboard.com 22) Holy Bible: Find comfort, peace, asnwers to life’s puzzling questions, & most importanty- the road to Eternal Salvation in the pages of the Holy Bible. The best gift you can ever give! | www.amazon.com 23) Perky Jerky: The world’s first caffienated, allnatural meat snack. This teriyaki flavored beef jerky comes with a serious kick and is bursting with flavor! 2oz. $4.99 | www.perkyjerky.com 24) The STRAPPER: Tired of your bra straps showing, or having to re-adjust them in public? The STRAPPER to the rescue! Light, comfortable & extremely useful. Available in 11 colors. (1) $5.99, (all 10 colors) $29.99 | www.thestrapper.com 25) “Legendary” by Groove Footwear: Spice up that little black dress with these sexy, ruby red wedges. Super comfy! $47.95 | www.vybefootwear.com


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Want YOUR voice heard? Thoughts, rants, encouragement... whatever you want to say! Send it to us by visiting www.womenssurfstyle.com, and click on CONTACT US! We want to hear from YOU! “Hello Guys, I was looking through and reading WSSM today. I have to say, this is a first class magazine and it keeps getting better. You guys have really stayed the course, not wavering, and have really come through. I also like Sarah Deans profile in the mag. Way to go. I hope she gets the RCVA sponsorship she wants. Other than that, love and blessings from Southern California.” - Burke | BeachtownGirls - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - “You’re the shizzle!!! Just got a private shoot for 3 days in Puerto Rico this November, due to the Carissa Moore shot of mine in the 2 page spread you published in the previous issue of WSSM! It’s covering a 15 year old girl from Daytona who bought your mag! Freakin’ stoked… I still keep a board down there at Werner Vegas “Hang Loose” surf shop!” Aloha... - R | Spike Raymond Photography - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - “Aloha Sista! My friends and I had a blast at the party! Mahalo to you and everyone who made it happen -Dan, Brandy, Jimmy, Darren ... Tell Jimmy I said thanks for the tickets! And to Darren and Dan, who hooked us up with phat giveaways. Super schweeeet! We all had a blast, even bettah than the Christmas Party at Indigos that the (Girls Who Surf) girls and I attended a couple years back. Many mahalos!” - Jennifer Yoon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - “Hi Sandra, You must feel really good knowing that you will be the longest running female surfing magazine this year... I was thinking about your magazine and what makes it special... In other magazines, you have just about NO chance of getting into a surfing mag. In yours you do. All the little things you do, like how to cook something, little small contests, parties you have (one day I will get to come to one), all the fun stories from the girls. It’s like a little family on paper… just average people, telling fun stories. A lot of girls reading WSSM may not have the greatest family life. They do have a little family in you Sandra, I know you and Dan go without things to do this magazine. I know you want to sell it someday and make some money. You both will be able to look back on this someday with great pride, and also GOD in Heaven who loves you both. Aloha.” - Mr. Big Wave Dave 40 | womenssurfstyle.com | wSSm

“I just wanted to tell you how great it is to see girls that love surfing as much as I do, and put some much passion and love and effort into their surfing. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve paddled out into the lineup and end up being the only girl out there! I would love to see more and more girls get out there and learn how to surf! I don’t compete, I did once, but it made me discover how much of a soul surfer I really am. Hope to visit the islands one day and catch some beautiful waves!! Love the magazine!! (: Great job!! Peace, Love, Happiness “ - Samantha | Myspace - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - “Aloha! I found WSSM while vacationing in Florida a few weeks ago and I am absolutely hooked on your mag! I just love it... real women who really surf! Could you please let me know where to find it here in Southern California? Keep Shining! - Michelle WSSM: Aloha Michelle! Thank you for the compliments and we’re stoked to have you as a fan. If you surf, send us a couple photos of youself- they don’t have to be perfect- and we’ll include ‘em in our next issue! In the meantime, you can always find WSSM throughout the entire US at Barnes & Noble, Borders, Books-A-Million, Waldenbooks, and now at ALL HOLLISTER stores nationwide! Subscriptions are also available by visiting: www.womenssurfstyle.com (and subscriptions come with extra goodies!) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - “Sandra, Words can’t describe my admiration for you and Dan “living the life”. Don’t get me wrong, I have a great life with my family here in Austin, but seeing the exuberance of youth, surfing, laughing, and having fun is so refreshing. When I grow up I want to be just like both of you!” - Tom – the five toed surf sloth WSSM: Ahhh… You’re just too kind. Thank you for your heartfelt words. It makes our “job” feel more important in life. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - “I just wanted to say that I love this magazine!!! I love how u just go out and pick any normal local girl who is just surfing for the fun of it and display her pic and talk about her in ur magazine!!!! Thats so awesome!!!! I love to surf and I just think that this magazine is awesome!!! Thanks for promoting WOMEN’S SURFING!!!!” - *Chelle*

“Aloha! It’s been a long time since I’ve written, but I wanted to say Hi!...smiles... Nov. 4th, I’m going to Oahu to surf camp with Sunset Suzy who was also in Blue Crush. She rocks and is a pro surfer (my age) for over 30 yrs. It will be a great week spending time with her- learning better tips I love surfing and it’s my passion...just wish I had thought of it 20 yrs. ago...smiles... I would go pro circuit- but maybe I still can. You’re never too old... and if it is a problem, I’ll advocate to make it so us older surfers who still can look hot, and are good, can be on pro tour...hehe Anyways, I’ll send you some of my surfing pics in November this year, as Suzy will have someone take some rocking photos of me surfing...Yay! I can’t wait... I’m so stoked!!!! Take care and talk soon I Hope... smiles and hugs.” - Melody - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - “I just wanted you to know how much I enjoy your magazine. I look forward to every issue. Thanks for putting it out there for us!!” - Maggie - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - “WSSM, For me, surfing is like no other feeling! When I am in the ocean I forget that the rest of the world exists. The ocean is my sanctuary; it is the closest connection for which I relate to Heaven and God. When I am stressed or have a problem, I grab my board and hit the surf, let the tears fall, and know that God will do the rest. My ex-husband once told a close friend that they do not need to worry about me; as long as I have the ocean I will be safe.

In conclusion, I would like to say much mahalos to WSSM for giving me the opportunity to voice my surfing opinion. WSSM rocks!” - Marsha Robinson


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Be Inspired

Got a favorite quote, verse or saying you want to share? Send it to us by visiting www.womenssurfstyle.com, and click on CONTACT US! We want to hear from YOU!

Character, Wisdom and Happiness... “Govern thy life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other.” - Thomas Fuller “Like a gold ring in a pigs snout, so is a beautiful woman that shows no discretion.” - Proverbs 11:22 “Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny.” George Dana Boardman “My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.” - Proverbs 1:10 “We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates.” - Denis Diderot “Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though ‘twere his own.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.” - Epictetus

Life Goals...

“We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” - Yogi Berra

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“Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.” - Seneca “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” - Benjamin Franklin “The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.” - Elbert Hubbard “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” - Helen Keller “Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.” - Samuel Johnson “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” - (NKJ) Matthew 6:19-21

Love Those Around You

“Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life.” - Jean Paul Richter “You are the embodiment of the information you choose to accept and act upon. To change your circumstances you need to change your thinking and subsequent actions.” - Adlin Sinclair

“Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.” - William Arthur Ward “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” - Marianne Williamson

Do Not Worry

“Ask yourself this question: “Will this matter a year from now?” - Richard Carlson “The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable.” - Seneca “Don’t waste your life in doubts and fears: spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours or ages that follow it.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson


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SAVE YOUR BREASTS NOW!

Detect the

EARLIEST Warning Signs of Breast Disease

by Dr. Linda Fickes

Breast cancer is now the leading killer of women aged 35 to 54, and you may be surprised to know that it is also found in women as young as 11 (as well as men). Under age 50, breast cancer is more aggressive and life threatening and one in eight women will have breast cancer in their lifetime. However, due to advances in technology, women from 12 to 40 now have an opportunity to prevent a future cancer… and it’s by using Breast Thermography.

HOW BREAST CANCER STARTS

Some cancer researchers believe that ALL breast cancers are initiated long before menopause- the cancer simply shows up at different phases of life, due to its nature and other triggers. Breast cancer initially starts when a normal cell becomes defective. It then grows and reproduces uncontrollably. The normal cell becomes defective due to damage to the DNA- a mutation- and multiple mutations are needed to cause a cancer. Unfortunately, mutations can be caused by the thousands of chemicals we are exposed to in our environment every day, such as pesticides, plastics, hormones in our milk, eggs and meats, prescription drugs, vaccinations and radiation.

YOUNG DNA IS MORE VULNERABLE

Its detox and repair systems may be immature, and the younger we are when our cells are damaged beyond our body’s capacity to repair, the greater the number of mutations we will accumulate that can then lead to cancer. When an older woman is exposed to radiation, there is a lower risk of breast cancer. The younger a woman is when exposed to radiation, the greater risk of breast cancer.

DID YOU KNOW… that pregnancy before the age of 20 dramatically reduces the risk of a later breast cancer?

DIFFERENT TYPES OF BREAST CANCER

There are three types of breast cancer. 1) Very slow growing that may never even be a threat. The healthy hormones of pregnancy also reduces breast cancer risk when the pregnancy 2) Very rapidly growing, with micro metastases that is between ages 20 to 30, there’s just not as much of a reduction. After age 30 though, spread before a tumor can even be detected by there is no benefit of the pregnancy hormones in reducing breast cancer. traditional means. 3) Moderately fast growing tumors, that may or may not be metastatic and spreading when they are detected. The moderate or slow growing breast cancers that appear after menopause statistically are “better differentiated” or less damaged... more like the original cells, but with more well developed estrogen receptors. They grow slower and prognosis for survival is better. However, the very aggressive cancers are mainly found in women under the age of 40. The good news is, the younger you are when you repair your DNA damage, the better you can prevent these breast cancers for the rest of your life. The key is finding the warning signs of damage and increasing risk, and you can do this by using Breast Thermography. 44 | womenssurfstyle.com | wSSm


WHAT IS BREAST THERMOGRAPHY

Breast thermography uses a computerized, infrared camera and sophisticated software that creates heat images of the breasts. NO RADIATION and NO COMPRESSION are involved, so it is a 100% safe procedure for all ages, even for those with breast implants, women that are nursing, during pregnancy or have had previous cancers. All ages and all breast densities are imaged at the rate of 88% accuracy — better than a mammogram under all but the most ideal circumstances. Mammograms (a breast x-ray) on the other hand, are as little as 19% accurate in the young, dense breast population, making early detection like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Thermography is the only accurate breast risk assessment for younger women. Of course, mammograms have value. As x-rays, they locate shapes of at least one centimeter in size. But, these shapes have been growing for at least 8 to 15 years on average, before being large enough to be detected on the x-ray. Most cancers take 8 to 10 years to grow to one centimeter in size, but only one and a half years to grow to 3.5 centimeters. Thermography works by clearly showing the amount of heat, patterns, and locations- or absence of heat- therefore, giving early, safe information about breast health. It also shows organ stress, over or under function, nerve irritation, nerve damage and much more.

IF YOU’RE AT RISK- YOU’RE HEATING UP!

The advantage of thermography is that it is not looking for shapes, but for heat activity. Because cancer alters the breasts’ temperature and blood supply, signs of breast disease or pre-breast disease appear clearly on the thermal image. A thermogram can find and evaluate risky heat activity up to 10 years before it causes a growth big enough for mammogram detection. Findings are then evaluated using an international scale and give important information about your risk for breast cancer. This information helps you make the best decisions that can save your life. When breast thermography detects the first sign of a developing cancer, there is a 61% increase in survival rate.

WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENS IN A THERMOGRAPHY SESSION

The thermography procedure is comfortable. After filling out a simple questionnaire, the patient relaxes and cools down for 15 minutes at 72 degrees. A female technician then takes a series of images from all angles, and uses a cold pack challenge (to the hands) to bring out details. Images are immediately viewed with the doc-

tor, who is also a Certified Clinical Nutritionist. Nutritional imbalances and causes of the heat patterns are discussed, and suggestions are made to help improve future images. A report that is understandable and professional is usually sent out within two weeks.

NORMAL BREASTS

WHEN SHOULD YOU START GETTING SCREENED

Thermography is recommended to start at age 20 with screenings every three years. After age 30, annual exams are recommended. An average thermography session costs about $120... about $10 a month when you break it down. Not a bad price for your breasts’ health.

ABNORMAL RIGHT BREAST

BREAST THERMOGRAPHY IS PARTICULARLY HELPFUL FOR: - young women, women using birth control methods containing hormones, or using hormone replacement therapy

ABNORMAL LEFT BREAST

- women with fibrocystic breasts - women with confusing or unclear mammograms - women with large breasts who may have discomfort with other imaging procedures - women with implants - breast cancer survivors monitoring for possible reoccurrence

NORMAL IMAGE

- breast cancer patients monitoring effectiveness of treatments - any woman who wants to take advantage of the earliest possible detection of breast disease

EARLY DETECTION IS KEY

ABOUT DR. LINDA FICKES

Studies indicate that age 20 to 30 is an important time for the initiation of cancer causing cell lines. Therefore, this is the window of opportunity to reverse the damage! The safety and early detection of breast thermography are its greatest assets because it empowers every woman with choices. Signs of early risk can be improved within months with the individually tailored, nutrition recommendations that each patient receives with her thermogram. Because thermography gives additional information that is helpful with finding the causes of the excess heat, knowing your unique vulnerabilities gives you the power to create a healthy life.

Dr. Linda is the only Board Certified Medical Thermographer in Hawaii, and she’s been taking images since 2000. She is also a chiropractor and Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist, and it’s this background that allows her to make practical suggestions for specific supplements to improve what she finds on the images. Call for an appointment for breast thermography at 808.395.6800, or visit her websites for more information, or to find a Board Certified Medical Thermographer in your area. www.HolisticCareHawaii.com www.MyBioPro.com/DoctorLinda

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EMILIA’S BEAUTY STATION

Beauty Tips for Surfers- by surfer Emilia Perry

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SPECTACULAR NAILS that Shimmer & Shine What do Beyonce Knowls, Solange, Eve, Rihanna and Mariah Carey all have in common? They have all been spotted wearing Minx Nails. These nails catch your eye in an instant, why? Because they’re like no other! You can’t obtain the kind of detail or high quality shine that Minx offers in a limited amount of time with other products; Minx is sassy and new, and where nails become an exciting and completely different experience.

Minx Nails are not an alternative to acrylic nails, rather they go on top of them — or on top of your real fingernails, and are especially nice because they are only an alternative to nail polish. Minx nails reportedly have several benefits that make the procedure superior to regular nail polish. The main one being that the coatings don’t chip, so there’s no need to replace them until your nails grow out enough that they’re noticeable. Minx does take longer to apply than nail polish, about 15 to 20 minutes longer, but once they’re on… there’s no waiting for them to dry. Minx nails come in the standard reds, pinks and mauves, but you can also get a Minx coat in all kinds of patterns, from fishnet and cheetah, to hibiscus aloha print, as well as chrome/ silver, and a true metallic gold. KMGB9.com describes Minx Nails as “A new polish alternative that heat-bonds a super thin film of color to your nails.” Minx is for high-end salon use and is made of flexible film. To remove Minx nails at home, all you need to do is warm up the film with a hair dryer, and then peel it off very gently.

Because Minx is a luxury... I recommend them for special occasions.

Emilia Perry Talented professional model and surfer on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, Emilia (above)lives to charge Pipeline, and competes there in all three divisions of the Pipeline Women’s Pro each year. Emilia is also a host for FUEL TV, Wahine Blue and FlHi Girls TV. Her recent graduation from beauty school has prepared her for her dream job of helping surfer girls around the world take better care of their hair and nails. Photo: Mike Larson

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They’re attention grabbing and will have people stopping you and asking about them. I personally love my toes being done with Minx, since I’m on the go all the time and with ordinary polish, I find myself never waiting for the polish to dry, therefore defeating the purpose of painting them. For the lucky ones in Hawaii, you can now get YOUR Minx nails applied at Salon Atlantis, on Oahu’s north shore. Call 808.637.2511 for more details… it is nothing like you have ever seen before— because once you’ve been Minxed, your life will never be the same.

NOURISH AND PROTECT Your Hair

Winter is here and so are the harsher elements and bigger surf, therefore putting additional demands on your hair. This season however, try something natural and sweet


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smelling, instead of smearing all those nasty chemicals on your hair. In our environment today we are surrounded by harsh chemicals - chemicals we’ve all become used to seeing in our products every day. However, by carefully reading the labels on your favorite (store bought- not salon) hair care products, you’ll be surprised to see that parabens and sulfates are RAMPANT. Our skin is the body’s largest organ, and quickly absorbs everything that is put on it, so using sulfate-free and paraben-free products, whether it be on your face, body, or hair, reduces your exposure to toxins and minimizes their potentially harmful effects on people, animals, waterways and the overall environment.

For surfers that are health and environmentally conscious, I want to

recommend to you, NANI Hair Care, which boasts a wide range of natural botanicalsmost of which are found in the Hawaiian Islands, and best of all… not only are they sulfate and paraben FREE, they also REALLY work!

NANI is Hawaiian for “Beauty”

and was developed in the islands by co-creators, Hawaiian native and hair stylist Francis Loo, and Andrew Beager (NANI’s creative director) also an International Stylist. Bio-infused with natural exotic botanicals, antioxidants and 4 source proteins, they started with these objectives in mind: #1) Create products that incorporate many of the natural, exotic botanicals found in the Hawaiian Islands, #2) Eliminate harsh, harmful, and carcinogenic chemicals from the products they produce, #3) MAKE THE PRODUCTS REASONABLY PRICED with cost effective manufacturing techniques and packaging.

NANI products are great because as I myself am in the water every day and I care about not only what I’m putting in my hair and therefore, absorbing through my skin, I also care about what I wash down the drain. Anything that has a UV protectant is very significant- especially for those of us spending hours on end in the sun, and NANI products helps to maintain your color while also protecting it during styling. NANI has considered all of these factors and found a way to combat them effectively, and one of the best things about NANI products, is that they are of such high quality, that you really only need a very little bit with each use- so they last FOREVER!

EMILIA’S FAVORITE PICKS:

My favorite picks are the Shaka Shine Spray (4oz. $15.45) and the Leave-In Conditioner (10oz. $14.95), which works great even for very curly hair, and is so light- so you can use it every day. I recommend spraying a light coat on your hair before entering the surf, for maximum, tangle-free locks. Learn more about NANI products and where to purchase them at www.nanihair.com

THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT SULFATES Both Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) and its close relative Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) are commonly used in many soaps, shampoos, detergents, toothpastes and other products that we expect to “foam up”. Both chemicals are very effective foaming agents, chemically known as surfactants.Unfortunately, both sodium laureth sulfate and its cousin are also very dangerous, highly irritating chemicals. Far from giving “healthy shining hair” and “beautiful skin”, soaps and shampoos containing sodium laureth sulfate can lead to direct damage to the hair follicle, skin damage, permanent eye damage in children and even liver toxicity. Although sodium laureth sulfate is somewhat less irritating than SLS, the liver cannot metabolize it and its effects are therefore much longer lasting. This not only means it stays in the body tissues for longer, but much more precious energy is used getting rid of it. A report published in the Journal of The American College of Toxicology in 1983 showed that concentrations of SLS as low as 0.5% could cause irritation and concentrations of 10-30% caused skin corrosion and severe irritation. The National Institutes of Health “Household Products Directory” of chemical ingredients lists over 80 products that contain SLS and SLES. Some soap has concentrations of up to 30%, which the ACT report called “highly irritating and dangerous”. Shampoos are among the most frequently reported products to the FDA. Reports include eye irritation, scalp irritation, tangled hair, swelling of the hands, face and arms and split and fuzzy hair. This is highly characteristic of sodium laureth sulfate and almost definitely directly related to its use. So why is a dangerous chemical like sodium laureth sulfate used in our soaps and shampoos? The answer is simple – it’s cheap. The sodium laureth sulfate found in soap is exactly the same as you would find in a car wash or a garage, where it is used to degrease car engines. In the same way as it dissolves the grease on car engines, SLES also dissolves the oils on your skin, which can cause a drying effect. It is also well documented that it denatures skin proteins, which causes not only irritation, but also allows environmental contaminants easier access to the lower, sensitive layers of the skin. This denaturing of skin proteins may even be implicated in skin and other cancers. Perhaps most worryingly, sodium laureth sulfate is also absorbed into the body from skin application. Once it has been absorbed, one of the main effects of SLS is to mimic the activity of the hormone estrogen. This has many health implications and may be responsible for a variety of health problems from PMS and Menopausal symptoms to dropping male fertility and increasing breast cancer, where estrogen levels are known to be involved. PARABENS ARE JUST AS BAD! Methyl, Butyl and Propyl Parabens can be found in shampoos, commercial moisturizers, shaving gels, cleansing gels, topical drugs and toothpaste. They are also used as food additives in some products. Basically, a huge percentage of the products you buy for everyday use contain some form of paraben, so it can be difficult to find products that do not use them. Parabens can mimic the hormone estrogen, which is known to play a role in the development of breast cancers. In 2004, Dr Philippa Darbre at the University of Reading U.K. published a study in the Journal of Applied Toxicology that said her group analyzed 20 breast tumors and found high concentrations of parabens in 18 samples! Parabens also have been found to disrupt your body’s endocrine system (i.e., hypothalamus, ovaries and thyroid). These chemical preservatives typically enter the body by being absorbed through the skin where they bind to the body’s estrogen receptors and encourage the growth of cancer cells. Anything that enters the body through the skin may be as high as 10 times the concentration of an oral dose. wSSm | womenssurfstyle.com | 47


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BreakYoga Time

Photos by: On It Pro

By Zofia Karubin - certified yoga instructor

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ive yourself a break, anytime and anywhere. Keep your body fit, strong, relaxed, and ready to take on some waves at a moment’s notice.

Find a peaceful and quiet place where ever you may be; take a few deep breaths, center yourself, and feel your body relaxing with each breath. Keep breathing deeply as you send your breath into your body and feel any tension melt away as you continue to relax every part of your body. With the inhalation expand the abdomen, then rib cage, and then chest. Next, as you exhale, release the chest, then the rib cage, and then abdomen gently contracts. Keep your spine straight and relaxed. This is one of the most powerful things you can do on your break – become aware of your breath and reconnect with yourself. You may be able to do only one pose during a short break or ten poses during a longer break. Either way, keep it balanced and breathe deeply. If you bend or twist one way, always go the other way, too. You may do any pose that feels right at that moment for your body.

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Benefits: Strengthens abdomen and back. Stretches the spine, torso and arms. Increases lung capacity and brings oxygen to the body.

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Be sure to listen to your body, and allow your breath to move you forward. Be very gentle with each movement, and don’t force anything, it’s not worth it. Your body will tell you what it needs. Some days your body may need deep stretches, and other days it may need to build more strength, while other days all you will need is to breath very deeply and improve your balance and focus.

2 > SITTING POSE (Vajrasana – variation): Sitting on your heels with toes curled under and with hands interlaced behind your back. Breathe deeply as you expand the chest, roll the shoulders down and back, and squeeze your shoulder blades together with each exhalation. Then when you are ready, release the hands and fold forward, forehead down. Stretch the arms over your head on the floor for an added stretch. Keep breathing deeply as you rest and relax in this pose. Don’t force anything. Repeat 2 – 3 times. Benefits: Stretches the feet, shoulders, arms and chest. Improves posture and lung capacity.

Whether you can stand or to sit is up to you during each break. You may also stay seated in your chair and do a pose or two right there without getting up at all. At other times you may be able to lay out a blanket or yoga mat and lay down to do some gentle poses. WANT MORE? Check out the poses described in the last two issues of WSSM for more poses to do during your break time.

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1 > BACK BEND & FORWARD BEND: This is a good warm up pose. Sit comfortably with your back straight. As you inhale lift up and back, keep stretching gently. Then when you are ready gently fold yourself forward and slowly bring your body down, keeping your hands together over your head with arms straight. Engage your abdomen muscles and feel your inner power increasing. Repeat 3 – 5 times.

3 > SPINAL TWIST* (Ardha Matsyendrasana - variation): Sitting with the spine straight, both sitting bones are balanced on the floor, bring one leg over the other, and wrap your arm from the opposite side around the outside of your leg. The other arm is stretched out touching the floor for guidance as you twist back gently, don’t put your weight on your hand. Be sure to keep both shoulders down and balanced. Be very steady, gentle, and slow as you begin the twist from your lower back and up into the neck.


With each inhalation stretch the spine straight up and with each exhalation keep twisting back gently. Don’t force anything. Allow yourself to relax into the twist. Then do the same on the other side. Repeat 2 – 3 times. *There are many variations of the spinal twist, check with your local yoga instructor for the most beneficial variation that is right for you.

Benefits: Increases flexibility in the spine. Strengthens the joints of vertebrae, shoulder and hips. Massages the internal organs. Calms the mind and the central nervous system. Energizes and balances the entire body.

4 > Give yourself a well deserved hug. Bring your knees in, forehead down on your knees, and wrap your arms around the legs. Rest and relax for several breaths. This a good pose to do before and after each asana (yoga posture).

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Affirmation: “I love and appreciate myself. All is well.”

5 > BOAT POSE (Navasana): Sitting balanced on your sitting bones, bring your hands under your thighs, lift the legs up as you lean back gently with the spine elongated, but don’t arch your back. Keep breathing for 5 – 10 breaths as you stay balanced for as long as you can. Shoulders stay down and relaxed. Engage your abdomen muscles, especially if you straighten the legs up, and you may brings the palms out and stretch them forward. Best to take it little by little with this pose and don’t strain. Allow the energy to flow and keep breathing. Release down gently and give yourself another hug (see figure #4) Benefits: Tones the back and abdominal muscles. Massages the internal organs. Releases stress and tension. Increases inner power and inner balance.

6 > CRAB (Kulirana) A: Sitting with the knees bent, feet flat on the floor, hipwidth apart. Bring the arms behind you with hand on the floor fingers point in or out, whichever is more comfortable. Take a few breaths here and keep your shoulders relaxed down. Extend the spine straight up.

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7 > CRAB (Kulirana) B: This is also known as the Table Pose. Engage your abdomen and back muscles to lift your hips gently off the floor on the inhalation, and bring the hips to the same level as the knees and shoulders. Elongating the spine and holding the head up gently and look up, don’t force it in any way. Hold the pose for 5 – 10 deep long breaths. When you are ready, gently release down and give yourself hug again(see figure #4).

8 > INCLINED PLANE (Purvottanasana): From a seated position, extend your legs and place the palms of your hands on the floor behind your hips. As you gently lean onto your hands, lift the whole body up to create a straight line from the feet to the top of the head. Keep the shoulders away from the ears. Let the energy flow through your body and continue holding the pose for 5 – 10 deep breaths. When you are ready, release down to another big hug (see figure #4.) Benefits: Strengthens the entire body, especially the back and abdomen. Calms the mind and nervous system. Expands the shoulders, chest, and lung capacity. NAMASTE:

My inner Light bows to your inner Light.

8> Zofia Karubin is a certified yoga instructor who resides in Los Angeles where she has been teaching yoga to adults, teens, and children for over 10 years. Zofia’s lifelong yoga practice and passion for teaching yoga was passed down from her mother who is also yoga teacher. Currently Zofia is publishing a book for surfers, Surfboard Yoga Warm-Up, which will be out in the near future. Look for more yoga poses with Zofia Karubin in the next issue of WSSM.

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“FULL WETSUIT” 3/2mm - $200 | 4/3mm - $228

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A strong, great quality wetsuit, with some fun sleeves that match the other Girls4Sport rashguards and bikinis. Glued and single blindstitched, the super stretch neoprene- from the waist up, gives you the ultimate freedom of movement and a great fit.

Super-comfy, featuring flatlock stitched seams and overstretched shoulders, arms and leg panels for increased mobility. A mesh chest panel for wind protection and anti-abrasion, a Lycra adjustable ultrastretch collar, with a front-zip for ease of entry and comfort. Unique, built-in Lycra sleeves for protection, and decorative tattoos and designs made with patented super-stretch ink.

Super comfortable and easy to slip into. Provides maximum flexibility through the shoulders & arms, while helping maintain core body heat.

A high performance womens full suit, featuring Flex-Lite ultra stretch Neoprene panels, 100% super strong Flush Loc seams, a Velcro shoulder tab and Tread Flex kneepads. Vibrant and full of color, this wetsuit is for the confident surfer, and photographs brilliantly in the surf.

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“EVOLUTION” Womens Shorty | 3mm | $89.99

Made with the finest, extra stretchy neoprene & designed for maximum fit & performance. Featuring overstretch shoulders, arms & leg panels for increased mobility. Mesh chest panel for wind protection & anti-abrasion. Yamamoto smooth-skin, ultra stretch collar for increased flexibility & comfort, with glide-skin wrist & ankle seals. Includes a hidden key holder & tattoos/designs made with patented superstretch ink.

Stretchy, flexible, and super high quality. Back zip with a Velcro shoulder tab for a water-tight seal, complete with re-enforced knees for ultimate durability. Available in 7 colors. (Model: REEF team

A well-made wetsuit that features super stretch neoprene- from the waist up, to give you the ultimate freedom of movement and a great fit. Durable and functional, with a hint of femininity. Available in blue/black, or pink/black (shown).

Featuring flatlock stitched seams, overstretch shoulders, arms & leg panels for increased mobility. A mesh chest panel for wind protection and anti-abrasion, with a Lycra adjustable ultra-stretch collar. Tattoos and designs are made with patented super-stretch ink.

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Comfortable, durable and oh-so-colorful! A superior fit designed specifically for women, featuring a Flex-Lite Neoprene lumbar panel, Flush-Loc stitch construction, and a Lycra key pocket. Made of 2mm neoprene, this is the perfect suit for Pacific winter swells.

Stretchy, flexible, and super high quality. Code neck design for easy entry and a water-tight seal, complete with reenforced knees for ultimate durability. Available in 7 colors. (Model: REEF team

Made from the finest extra stretchy neoprene, designed for maximum fit and performance. Flatlock stitched seams, and overstretched shoulders and arms for increased mobility. Adjustable Lycra ultra-stretch collar, and tattoos/designs are made with patented superstretch ink.

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What’s up with SUP?

Photos and story by Amanda Rigney

As the premier builders of stand-up paddle boards for women in California, we decided to talk to Siren Surf about what’s up with SUP. Here’s what they had to say:

The reason that stand-up paddling, or SUPing for short, is the biggest craze to hit the beach since surfing itself is because it’s just so much fun. Based on the same general principles as surfing, SUPing lets you take a shortcut to the best part about surfing: walking on water. By using boards that are built big enough to float the rider, even when the board is perfectly still, an SUP board takes all the frustrations about catching waves and battling crowds out of the equation. Instead of the long learning curve associated with surfing, stand-up paddling has you upright and cruising from day one. And while SUP boards were originally developed for riding waves, they are now being ridden in lakes and rivers as the sport is being embraced as the hottest new wellness activity.

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SUPing is so much fun you’re going to find your self out there for hours on end... but your skin’s not going to thank you for it. Protect yourself with a sports hat from SundayAfternoons.com (WSSM favorite: Sun Dancer in African Violet)

Enhance Your Experience Groove to what moves ya with the XtreaMP3 Waterproof Digital Music Player by Finis. Choose your mood for the day by uploading up to 240 of your favorite tunes via USB. Excellent for solo SUP’ng!

If you’re still wondering whether stand-up paddling is something you might enjoy... here are Siren’s Top 5 Reasons to pick up a paddle today: 1. OK, so SUPing is more than just great fun, but the reality is that most people SUP for the unique thrill that comes from standing on the water. There are lots of ways to get wet, but once you experience the feeling of truly walking on water, you’ll be on board for good. 2. SUPing is a great addition to your cardio routine, but you’ll hardly notice you’re getting a terrific workout. It’s just like being a kid again: playing hard, but focusing on the fun. 3. SUPing strengthens muscles you didn’t even know you had. The subtle core body movements required to balance the board challenge muscle groups that are not easy to target with traditional exercise.

4. If surfing is your thing, nothing makes for better cross-training than SUPing. Build on all the fundamentals needed to be a good surfer, even when there are no waves. Because you can SUP no matter how flat the surf is, there is no need to do battle with the surfstarved masses. Learn more at FinisInc.com

5. Did we mention that it’s fun? Even though there are plenty of great reasons to make SUPing a part of your life, it’s the sheer fun and feeling of freedom that will really capture your spirit and have you hooked.

Want to find out more about Siren’s line of women-specific stand-up boards and surfboards? Visit www.sirensurf.com

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Recipe Corner FABULOUS (HOMEMADE) BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA

by Dan Olson

We all know that pizza made from scratch, and at home, usually leaves you wishing you had just shelled out the money and dined out instead… but, you probably haven’t tried THIS recipe. It’s super easy to make, is full of flavor- with a decadent, crunchy crust, and after having made it a couple of times, you’ll really get the hang of it, knowing exactly how long to cook it, and how much pizza/bbq sauce to add. Just don’t be surprised if you find pizza in a restaurant rather lacking after this, (we did), and chances are- you’re gonna get stuck making pizza for your family and friends, as you will have officially become THE gourmet pizza maker!

INGREDIENTS:

TOPPINGS: 2-3 cooked chicken breasts (chop into 1/2” pieces) 2 ½ c. mozzarella/cheddar cheese mixture 2/3 c. pizza sauce (use your favorite store brand) 1/3 c. bbq sauce (use your favorite store brand) 3-4 sprigs of fresh chopped cilantro (optional)

DOUGH: 2 ½ c. flour 1 packet (rapid rise) yeast ¾ c. warm water 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 tsp. salt

DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven: 400 degrees

Making the Dough: 1. In a large bowl combine: ¾ cup of flour, salt and yeast. Set aside. 2. Heat the water, mix in a cup with the olive oil, to a very warm temperature (not hot). Stir, then mix the water/oil together with the flour/salt/yeast, and beat at high speed for 2 minutes, or 200 strokes by hand.

3. Add 1 ½ cups more flour into bowl, and mix until super thick. Then knead with hands for 10 minutes (set timer and don’t cheat!). Continue kneading the dough until it’s smooth and elastic. 4. Roll dough into a smooth ball, then cover it with a towel, and let it rest/rise for 10 minutes. 5. Grease a 19” x 12” cookie sheet with butter. Then press dough into buttered cookie sheet until the entire sheet is covered. Try to press the edges at least a ¼ inch up the sides of your pan. This will allow for shrinkage while baking. Dough will be thin. Poke dough with a fork all over to keep the dough from bubbling up while cooking. Place in 400 degree oven to slightly bake the crust for 10 minutes.

Easy Pudding Cake Delights

by Sandra Olson

Heading to a friend’s house, but don’t know what to bring? Easy Pudding Cake Delights is a quick-to-prepare dessert that will truly delight your friends with its presentation, is super easy to make, and is reasonably inexpensive. Happy eating!

INGREDIENTS: Preparation time: 1 hour (includes baking time) 1 devils food cake mix 1 tub of cool whip 1 box of INSTANT vanilla pudding 1/2 box of Andes Mints (optional) 8 tall glasses

Makes 8 servings

DIRECTIONS: 1. Bake cake according to the directions on the box. Refrigerate or freeze for 1 day- this allows the cake to “set”, becoming firmer, so that it retains its shape and texture when cut into cubes, in step 3. 2. Make pudding mix according to the directions on the box. Chop ½ a box of Andes mints into 1/8 inch pieces, mix into pudding mix and set aside (optional- see tip below). 3. Cut the refrigerated cake into 1/2 inch cubes. (If you’ve frozen the cake, allow it to warm up for at least 15-20 minutes before cutting.) Cut only the amount of cake that you will need, and save the rest for another munchie session; it will stay much fresher that way, and you won’t feel obligated to eat more than you want to, just to avoid wasting it. 4. In tall glasses or goblets, place alternating layers of cake and pudding, until the glass is ¾ full. Top with cool whip, sprinkle with more Andes mint pieces. Serve immediately.

Adding the Toppings: 1. Remove crust from the oven and change oven temperature to 450 degrees. 2. Spread desired amount of pizza sauce on the crust. 3. Spread (in small clumps- so as not to mix the flavors together completely) 1/3 cup, or desired amount, of BBQ sauce over top of pizza sauce. 4. Add desired amount of cooked/chopped chicken on top. 5. Add desired amount of cold or frozen cheese (this keeps the cheese from burning/bubbling up too soon). Sprinkle chopped cilantro on top of pizza (optional). 6. Cook for about 10 – 15 minutes checking the bottom of crust to ensure no burning. Remove from heat and cool in the pan for 3 minutes. (This will also allow the cheese to set)

7. Cut it Chicago-style (squares) and serve immediately.

TIP: Not an Andes mint fan? Substitute with caramel, butterscotch or semi-sweet chocolate chips, or with pieces of your favorite chocolate candies. You can also try using caramel or your other favorite pudding flavors in place of vanilla, and you can even add food coloring to the pudding, to match a specific Holiday! Top it off with a drizzle of caramel and chocolate shavings for extra effect !

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B-Kay’s Closet

by Bethany K.

“Thanks for checking out another fabulous article on organizing your life! With all the stresses we put on yourselves, I sincerely hope these tips will help you slow down, become more organized, and get you out enjoying this amazing life!” - Bethany STREAMLINE YOUR LIFE - Create and enjoy empty space. Don’t have wall to wall furniture, don’t fill the bookshelf, and don’t fill drawers or cabinets just because there is an empty space. It’s so relaxing and peaceful to be in a room that is cozy, but not cluttered. USE ONLY WHAT YOU NEED - Don’t keep (out) full sets of dishes, glasses, silverware, cooking utensils, etc., just because they’re a set; if there are two of you in the house, use at most 4-place settings. It cuts down on the clutter in your cabinets and drawers, and eliminates that horrible stack of dirty dishes waiting to be washed. - Keep out only two sets of sheets, one on the bed, and the extra set can be laid out neatly in between the mattress and the box springs. Again, eliminate clutter. - Have only one shower towel. Use it, hang it, wash it once a week. LAUNDRY TIME - Cut down on laundry time by sorting your clothes as you put them in the hamper. If you have children or partners that don’t understand what goes where, put pictures on the side of the dirty clothes bins. A picture of a white sock for the whites, a red short for the colored garments bin and a towel for the bath items should do the trick. This is just a simple way to help speed up doing a day ‘n and day out chore, and teaches your children the important lesson of separating clothes, which they will use for a lifetime. SMART LIVING TIPS - Avoid the hassle and expense of calling a locksmith by getting a duplicate key made and purchasing a magnetic holder that sticks under your car. For both it costs less than $10 and believe me, it’s worth it! I’ve used my spare several times, I’ve even locked my nanny kids in the car by accident and was about to freak out before I remembered the spare key. It’s a lifesaver, truly. TIP: don’t forget to be very discrete while putting the holder on your car, make sure there aren’t spectators! 62 | womenssurfstyle.com | wSSm

OTHER USES - If you’re short on space in the bathroom, a 20 pocket shoe holder that hangs on the back of a door works simply wonderful for storing brushes, hairspray, cold curling irons, extra shampoo and conditioner, clean rolled-up wash clothes, hand towels, etc. If you can find a holder that hooks at the top AND bottom of the door it works even better. FOR THE MOMS OUT THERE… - Don’t forget to check out the baby consignment shops. Babies outgrow all the necessities like clothes, blankets, washable toys, bouncy seats, and everything else so fast that most of the time these items are in fantastic condition. Save the money for all those amazing (but expensive) outings to the zoo, aquarium, and mommy and daddy date nights that await you. - Can’t seem to incorporate exercise? Try taking the kids for a brisk walk in the stroller. Change up the scenery if needed, but just start walking. Before having my daughter I worked out hard 4-7 days a week, so my fitness level was pretty high. 3 years after having my daughter, I’m still 10 lbs under my pre-pregnancy weight and my fitness level is pretty close to what it was before. Add on lunges and push-ups later if you like, or as your energy permits, but don’t give up your brisk walks! - If you’re looking for other moms with similar interest to go do things with, try Meetup.com. It’s a website where people from the same city can plan outings together. I’ve found some great mom groups on there that have had many wonderful activity ideas I never knew even existed… like touring a fire station, a new kiddy wading pool, public outdoor movBethany & daughter Lucy ies, or free family nights at the museum. As always, be cautious and stay in public places with any of your meet-up play-dates. MONEY SAVING TIPS - When purchasing containers of any kind, buy square or rectangular shaped ones. Most everything is built on the square these days so don’t waste space by using rounds. - Do you love to change the decor in your nest according to the seasons, or your mood? When you’re inspired and want a new look, don’t run to a retail store first! Try shopping second hand, or on eBay, craigslist, etc. Continued on page 86


It was early spring... and as evening came, the text messages and phone calls began buzzing as we lined up our mornings session. The south shore that had been steadily pumping a variety of early spring swells had blessed us with a solid, overhead swell that was definitely on the decline- but still fun. What made this morning session different, was that Gary Miyata of GaryMsCreations.com, had contacted us earlier in the day saying he would be shooting Bomburas the next morning, off of Magic Island on Oahu, and for us to gather our girlfriends and come surf and get some photos. He warned us “No late night partying, and be there by 6am, because we want the best light possible and morning glass!” Yes sir! 6am came WAY too early, but coffee in hand, we tucked our boards into our cars and headed to Ala Moana Beach Park. Parking was easy- as it usually was this early in the morning, and as we waxed up, Guy Hagi (Oahu’s KGMB9 weather man) walked by, broken epoxy board in hand. Apparently Bowls was tossing harder than expected and he was simply in the wrong spot. Bummer! Leah joined us and we walked to Bomburas, excited for the rides ahead. Sarah was already there, and Beccy & Sasha joined us soon thereafter. After a quick photo opp with Gary, we jumped on our boards and paddled through the keyhole to a beautiful, glassy, left-breaking Bomburas. Thanks Gary, for capturing our surf memories!

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Lei Making

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A homemade gift can say more than words ever could to someone you hold special to your heart. It’s a gift that is unique, and can last for many, many years… And especially in today’s economy, who’s not into saving a little bit of money too ! In Hawaii, leis are often given to friends, family and people of importance for all sorts of special occasions. They are a sign of respect and honor, and because it is a low-fragrance lei- it can be worn by both men and women. While there are many types of leis, the ti leaf lei is one that is simple to make & can easily be customized. Due to the unique nature of a ti leaf lei, not only will the recipient appreciate the time spent making it, it often will become a permanent fixture on their wall for years to come- especially when themed around a special occasion such as a birthday, new baby, wedding, Christmas, Valentine’s Day… the list is endless, and so are the embellishment options. SUPPLIES: (Makes 2- 36” strand leis, which can then be woven together) 18 ti leaves 1 pen, pencil or chopstick 1 tbsp baby oil 1 pair of sharp scissors 1 stovetop burner OPTIONAL EMBELLISHMENTS: shells, ribbon, cording, flowers, beads, etc.

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DIRECTIONS: Step 1) Select ti leaves that are a dark green, with minimal brown spots on the edges- which indicates that it is an older, dryer leaf. When cutting, keep the stems long, so that you can hold them while steaming in step 2. Place leaves in a large bowl of cold water to keep them moist. Step 2) With your stove top burner on medium heat, take one (wet) leaf at a time, and begin slowly passing it over the hot burner, starting at the stem and working towards the tip (a & b), “steaming” the leaf. Do this several times for each side until the leaf becomes soft and pliable, and is easily twisted. TIP: Do not allow the leaf to stop, or to remain in one spot for too long as this will scorch the leaf, burning holes in it. Even if you burn the edges though, save them anyway- they’re salvageable. When each leaf is very soft, place it in a bowl of warm water, allowing it to soak until ready for use.

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TIP: If the leaves are still slightly crunchy after steaming, place them in a bowl with several handfuls of warm water. Microwave on high for 40 seconds. Leave in the water until ready to use.

Step 3) You will want to use leaves that have no charred edges, as these tend to fray easily, and look ugly, so trim off any brown edges (c). Step 4) Remove the stems by cutting along each side vertically with scissors (d). Be sure to cut- not slide- the scissors along, as you will end up sliding off to the side and wasting leaves. Discard the stems. Return the leaves to the bowl of warm water. Step 5) Move to an outdoor area where sap and water can drip without making a mess. Locate your longest leaf, and with the outside edges of the leaf facing AWAY from your body, begin twisting, twisting, twisting- away from you (e). If it’s slightly crunchy, don’t let it crack, but twist it gently and firmly, until when tight- small beads of sap begin to appear. Twist the leaf until it naturally begins to fold in half (f), then, holding the ends in one hand so that it doesn’t unwind, slide a pencil or chopstick into the formed loop (g), and place it between your toes, or anything stable, as you begin twisting each end individually, and then the two strands around eachother TIP: Dipping your fingers lightly in baby oil as you twist will keep your fingers from sticking to the sap and dragging. It also helps preserve the lei for years to come, and adds a glossy shine.

Step 6) ADDING A LEAF: As you near the end of each twisted strand, take another long leaf, with the stem- edge facing towards your body, wrap it gently around the end of the first leaf- like a burrito (h), and twist it - away from your body (i). Allow at least 1-2 inches of the new leaf-end to remain loose, as this makes it look decorative (j). Continue twisting and adding leaves until you reach your desired length (k). Step 7) When your strand is as long as you want it, tie the ends together in a simple knot. You should now have a loop on one end, & the tied ends of the leaves on the other (l). You can leave it hanging open to be worn like a sash around your neck (m), or tie it together to form a closed circle. Rub lei lightly with olive oil. Allow to dry 24 hours before adding embellishments. EMBELLISHMENTS: Make 2-4 strands of the ti leaf leis, then weave them together with your favorite colored ribbons, beads, cording, or netting. Add shells, flowers, photos, charms, etc., by hot gluing them in place.

STORAGE: Allow the lei to dry in a cool, airy place. Do not ship (unless using priority/express mail), as the moisture remaining in the leaves encourages mold to flourish. It should be completely dry in 2-4 months, depending on your climate.


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BEGINNER Tips & Tricks

How to apply your surf wax for the best grip and minimal wax-loss

Selecting the correct wax for the water temperature you’ll be surfing in is important. Don’t apply “tropical” wax (even though it sounds really cool) if you know you’re really surfing in warm or cool water.

appear. This is good- they’re like the little nobbies on your car tires, giving you more traction, and allowing your toes to grip more easily. You should now have a thin, bumpy, wax application that will keep you “stuck” to your board, focused on more exciting rides, rather than trying not to slip off. Happy Surfing !

Using the wrong wax can result in excessive wax loss, IMPORTANT: Do not allow the wax to extend closer than 1 inch from the deck-side of your rails. If you wax too far onto the rails- it will create drag when you’re dropping in (‘cause your rails therefore wasting it, and you also don’t want to be a “fishare completely engaged on a steep drop or deep turn), and will slow you down. feeder”; though the innocent little fishies don’t know the difference between a wax flake and plankton or other food source, their poor little OUT WITH THE OLD- ON WITH THE NEW stomachs will. When should you reapply your wax? As soon as you begin noticing Due to the increase of surfers in the Ingesting our poorly applied or sosmall chunks flaking away or bare patches. If there is only minimal water today; we are beginning to see the old-it’s-practically-falling-off-wax wax loss in the areas where your stomach rests when paddling, or effects of this increased activity in the flakes isn’t good for them or the where your hands are pushing your body up, it’s ok to only re-wax water. Poorly applied, old, dirty wax has reefs/ocean. those areas. However, when you begin noticing larger patches void of So be good to planet earth and all the fish in the sea, and select the PROPER wax- the first time, for the ultimate application and longevity.

WAXING 101:

STEP 1) Start with a clean board. We recommend first cleaning your board’s deck surface with OnIt Pro- Blue Goo (www.OnItPro.com), as this cleans the surface of your board to perfection, therefore, priming it for a perfect waxing.

begun to build up on our reefs, and time will only show us the adverse effects of this, not only on our reefs, but in our sea life community as well. Don’t believe us? We encourage you to put on a pair of goggles and swim fins and hit your favorite surf break on a calm day. Swim down to the reef and you’ll see for yourself… wax IS beginning to build up.

wax- it’s time to strip your board back down, clean it, and re-apply a fresh coat.

STRIPPING AWAY OLD WAX

There are several techniques to removing old wax. Our favorite is as follows: Lay your board in the sun for 2-5 minutes. This will warm the wax, allowing you to slide your wax comb (or an old towel) over the board’s surface and remove the old dirty wax with ease. This can also be accomplished by using a hair dryer, or pouring hot water over the board and quickly scraping.

NOTE: Scraping wax off while it’s cold and hard is going to be much more difficult, & depending on the strength of your board, the excesSo do your part, and apply only what you sive pressure needed to remove the hard wax with this technique need for 2-3 sessions, and then reapply can actually “dent” the board’s surface and weaken it. If you have STEP 2) Select the proper wax for your water temperature. any soft areas on your board such as pressure dings, small cracks or If using a base coat, use the same application techniques as as needed. splintered rails, this technique will aggravate those areas, causing you would for wax, but only use 1-2 light coats. Then apply damage & potential water absorption while in the surf. your wax as follows. We don’t recommend scraping your board in this manner. Begin by waxing across the stringer, (rail to rail), with a light touch. Ideally, you’ll want ---------------------------to be out of direct sunlight- in the shade, so the wax adheres better to the board’s surface. Wax back and forth in small, one foot sections, over the entire board’s surface (longboarders and noseriders) or at least the areas you know you’ll need extra grip (shortboarders), until its covered completely with a light coat. (Several light coats are better than 1-2 thick ones. It eliminates losing excessive amounts of wax in the water.)

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STEP 3) Begin waxing from the nose of your board to the tail, again, in small,

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one foot sections. This will form a criss/cross pattern over your first applied coat. Continue to criss/cross light layers of wax, rail to rail, nose to tail, until small bumps begin to

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Paint Pens 101:

by Amanda Rigney

Easy Steps for Embellishing Your Equipment

Trying your hand at board decoration is easier than you might think. Whether you’re a budding Michelangelo or more into Jackson Pollock-style abstractions, using paint pens is a fun & simple way to turn your equipment into a personalized work of art. MATERIALS LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . * board, fin or paddle * paint pens in various colors * pencil

STEP 1:

Gather your tools and your “canvas.” You’ll need a handful of paint pens in various colors -- we prefer Sharpie Paint Markers, which come with different tip sizes and in 18 assorted colors. They’re available at art stores or online at dickblick.com. A can of clear acrylic spray paint -- choose either gloss or matte depending on the finish of your board or equipment (available at The Home Depot or hardware stores). A pencil for applying your design. And, of course, a canvas -your board, fins, and SUP paddle are all perfect candidates for embellishment. We’ve chosen to illustrate a fin for it’s simplicity and small size.

* clear spray paint * white artist’s eraser * 220 grit sand paper

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Simply save back your older pens to blend and mix colors with and then throw them out. Thus not contaminating your good ones!

STEP 4: Let your paint dry and determine if you want to add more to the design. STEP 5: Once completely dry, you can draw over painted areas without fear of cross-contaminating your colors. We’ve chosen to outline our shapes for depth and interest using contrasting hues.

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STEP 6: Wait for all paint to dry well then seal and protect your work with several light coats of clear spray paint. Remember: many light, even coats are better than one heavy, thick coat. Although we’ve decorated a fin, don’t be afraid to go big and try embellishing your board. You don’t have to do the whole thing and the steps are the same. We’ve also done just the nose area on the deck of our SUP board... now we have a matching set.

Additional things to keep in mind: Keep in mind: The paint pens are opaque, so they’ll show up on dark colors, but to make your design really pop, opt for working on lighter colors or white. Also, you may need to lightly sand the surface of what you’ll be embellishing to ensure the paint sticks well (use 220 grit sand paper and lightly scuff the area where you’ll be drawing). STEP 2: Pencil on your design. We’ve chosen to freehand ours, but stencils also work well, especially for achieving clean lines. If you need to remove a pencil mark just rub lightly with an artist’s eraser. STEP 3: Start applying color with your paint pens. Keep in mind that you can use the pens like brushes for blending and mixing colors, but once you’ve contaminated a pen’s tip, it’s almost impossible to get it back to its original color. 68 | womenssurfstyle.com | wSSm

* Inspiration is everywhere -- Look around you to find patterns, designs and color combinations that strike your fancy. We were inspired by the design on the label of our favorite bottled water, Aquarius Spring.

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* Bold is beautiful -- Large geometric designs and bright colors look great on boards. From a distance it’s hard to see small, intricate details, especially if you’ve decorated an area that will ultimately be waxed over. * Nothing is permanent -- If you dislike your design, simply sand it off using sand paper and a little elbow grease.

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* The sky’s the limit -- From realism to abstractions to polka dots and hearts, the only limit is your imagination.

Show Us Your Skills: Now that you’ve seen what we’ve done, we want to see what you can do! It’s time to get artsy and show us your embellished boards, fins & paddles.

Send photos to: WSSM, P.O. Box 22853, Honolulu, HI 96823

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WANNA SEE MORE? Visit us at womenssurfstyle.com for more behind-the-scenes photos and video of the event!

WSSM Summer Surf Party, 2009... done!

Whew! What a party! There was dancing, and cheering, and laughing, a few cocktails, lots of giveaways, high fives, lots of color, glitter and hot bodies in bikinis and board shorts! You weren’t there? Then (as we have been saying for months) if you weren’t there, you weren’t having fun! We, (Rob and I), were in the back most of the time, because we got to help the swimwear models and go-go dancers get ready. When we share this bit of information with others, we invariably get these types of questions and comments: “Where do you get the girls? How much do they make? I could NEVER do that, I don’t have the guts.”

Dan & Sandra Olson | WSSM Publishers

Dear WSSM readers... let us tell you about our models and dancers - the girls in particular. They are you. They are your friends, neighbors, fellow surfers and co-workers. Most of them have had no modeling experience, none of them got paid and every single one of them was nervous. These girls took time out of their lives, their work and school schedules to try on dozens of bikinis. They were patient while we judged and commented. They endured last minute schedule changes, and wardrobe changes, waited in a crowded wardrobe room to have their hair and makeup done and kept smiling. The go-go dancers were fierce for FOUR hours! They charmed the crowd, and kept the party going the whole time. They never appeared to tire! It wasn’t all roses though... for months before the party, these beautiful girls stressed over their looks. They ranged from feeling too fat, too skinny, not enough or too much boobs, big behinds and no behinds. This girl wished she had hair like that girl and the other girl wanted abs just like this girl. These girls sweated over tan lines, phantom cellulite, and how to not fall in front of a crowd. Sound like anyone you know?

Jessica

Reiko

WSSM Staff, Shane & Sean

We cannot forget to thank the boys as well. They came in last minute, friends of one of our models, and performed beautifully and professionally. We were lucky to find them! So, from our very full hearts and proud souls, we want to thank you, bikini models: Keyna, Hillarree, Kellie, Angela, Chelsea, Jo, Naomye, Sarah, Tiff, Gina, Jamie, Nichole, Stephanie, Lei, Mao, Erica, Donni, Lori, Jackie, and Kawehi: Thank you, board short models Phil and Azhjeli: and thank you, go-go dancers Reiko, Sarah, Kelcie, Kerri and Jessica.

Chelsea

We have been so honored and proud to have had you on our team for the Summer Surf Party, and we WHOLEHEARTEDLY invite you to be part of the next one in December. To you, dear WSSM readers, we can’t wait to see you then, and thank YOU for being there for us!

With much love and aloha,

Brandy and Rob Chang WSSM Special Events Team

Paul Brown Institute gets the girls ready backstage

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Jamie in Kandi Swim

Mao in Kandi Swim

Stephanie (WSSM Intern) in Ed Hardy

Sarah passes out The Strapper, NySeas & Shaka Laka goodies to the crowd

Tiffany in Winki Island

Donni in Winki Island

Keyna in Ed Hardy

Nichole in Ed Hardy

More giveaways to the crowd

Kawehi (L), Naomye, Gina (R), in Winki Island

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The models gather for the final bow on stage Tiffany in Pualani Hawaii Sarah in Kandi Swim

Jackie in Pualani Hawaii

Donni in Pualani Hawaii

Erica in Pualani Hawaii

More giveaways !

Naomye in Ed Hardy

Michelle Sheptak & Sandra

Mary Crosby - Limbo Winner!

GoGo girls, Reiko & Kerri

Daniel Kuakini

Jennifer (R) ! Glad you made it !

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Stephanie backstage

Gary Kewley: 596-SURF


Michelle Sheptak, winner of the 6’3” Pipedreams Hawaii thruster, presented by Dan Olson (WSSM)

Trisha Edwards, winner of the Kahuna Creations “Pohaku Wahine Rider” presented by Buttons Hawaii

Ed Hardy models, Naomye, Phil, Erica, Stephanie, Azhjeli, Nichole

Leah Johnson, winner of the 6’0” Pipedreams Hawaii fish!

WSSM Publishers: Sandra & Dan Olson

Hiriata Hart, winner of the 9’0” Pipedreams Hawaii longboard!

The Belly Dancers in Paradise troupe (bellydancersinparadise.com) Gina in Pualani Hawaii

Iwalani Isbell, owner/designer of Pualani Hawaii Swimwear

Jamie in Kandi Swim

Senor Frogs was packed!

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OW DID YOU GET STARTED RIDING BIG WAVES & WHO WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN YOUR TRAINING & PERSEVERANCE? Initially, my dad, when I was 8 years old. He’d yell, “Dustin, this wave has your name written all over it.” He taught me how to body surf mackin’ Makena shore pound and take wipeouts in stride and grace. To my puny lil’ 4 foot frame, the summer swells felt like that 2 story building at Peahi nippin’ at my heals. Hard to believe I’d be surfing “Jaws” twentyfive years later! I have been so blessed to push my limits in the ocean with two of the most inspirational waterwomen in Maui – Andrea Moller and Maria Souza. Maria has paved the way for all of us wahine at Peahi – I have huge respect for her knowledge and wisdom out there! And I plan to write a book about all the big wave surf adventures I’ve had with Andrea. She lives up to her nickname, “Animal!” I wouldn’t be surfing jaws without her support! WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER A “BIG” WAVE? “Big” has now been skewed in my brain. Overhead used to feel “big”, but now anything over 10’ feels “big”. BIGGEST FEARS YOU FACE OUT THERE & HOW YOU OVERCOME/CONTROL THEM? The buildup is the worst part. Hearing the wave crashing loud like an avalanche, watching my best friend Andrea being whipped into it, thoughts of wiping out and

making girls look bad out there was forefront on my mind. But when it was my turn to get whipped in, I just convinced myself that it was just another day of surfing the beautiful waves of Maui. I feel like total trust and belief in yourself will overcome every doubt and fear in your life! I had to put fear in its place and replace it with FAITH! AVERAGE BOARD SIZE FOR YOU ON A BIG DAY? On the big days with bad channels, I surf my 6’4, especially 6 foot plus Hookipa. But, I’m truly a closet big wave longboarder and prefer my 7’6 in all conditions. I love dropping into bombs at the “Cave” on my paper thin Kazuma longboard. LAST THOUGHTS BEFORE DROPPING IN? Sometimes, especially at Jaws, it would be something to the effect of, “Dustin, keep your eye on that prized channel.”

Andrea once whipped me into the biggest wave I’ve surfed out there, and as the section grew in front of me, my heart sank and I thought this is it...I might not make it. It looked like a football field length of ocean raising twenty feet over my head.

But, I didn’t have the choice to kick out of that beastly wave, so I lowered my stance and kept my eye on that prized channel with laser beam focus.

DUSTIN ASHLEY Tester

AGE: 36 | YEARS SURFING: 28 BIGGEST WAVE RIDDEN: 20+ feet FAVORITE BIG WAVE BOARD: 7’6 Kazuma Longboard & 5’11 Jimmy Lewis Tow board FAVORITE BIG WAVE SPOT: A clean tow day at Pier 1, but you can’t beat a big day at Honolua Bay Maui Surfer Girls | Camp Founder (http://www.mauisurfergirls.com) PEAHI, MAUI - HAWAII | photo: Nichole Sanchez - BehindTheLensMaui.com 74 | womenssurfstyle.com | wSSm

That’s when no thoughts enter your mind. You are riding on your faith and ability, depending solely on yourself (and equipment, of course) -- what a great life lesson in self reliance! Boy was I ever relieved to arrive safely in the channel after that BOMB. “STINK EYE” FROM THE MALE LINEUP? I’ve had a lucky edge on Maui –most guys know me from all the years surfing. But I’ve been blatantly dropped in on despite me hooting them off my wave. The ‘Bay” is getting more and more tense and territorial for everyone these days.

DO YOU HAVE TO WORK EXTRA HARD FOR YOUR WAVES AS A FEMALE? Again, I don’t think it’s a gender thing for me – it’s just plain hard work to catch any waves in Maui, girl or guy. It’s too crowded. We started towing in to get away from the crowds, but now there are up to 20 tow teams at any given outer reef spot now. It’s ridiculous! If you have a look in your eyes that shines confidence & commitment on the drop, most guys should back off for a chargin’ wahine. ADVICE FOR WOMEN DESIRING TO RIDE BIGGER WAVES? Go for it! As long as you’re incrementally pushing yourself in bigger and bigger surf, each session gaining confidence and conditioning in the big waves, you will surprise yourself and have the rides of your life. Don’t forget to cross train. I’ve been doing Bikram Yoga regularly for the past seven years to lay a strong foundation for big wave surfing and simply being grounded in my daily life. TRAINING TIPS? Mike Parsons told me once, you train to surf “Jaws” not wipeout. Balance training exercises, like slack line walking, or using the bozu ball or surfball, can help. But there’s nothing that can replace throwing yourself down the face of a jacking wall of ocean and practice, practice, practice that dance with the wave. HAS RIDING BIGGER WAVES DIMINISHED YOUR ENJOYMENT OF SMALL WAVES? Yeah, because I teach surfing in small waves all year long. So, it makes it even harder for me to motivate on my personal sessions if the waves are small. LAST WORDS & SHOUT OUTS? Mahalo to the Maui Surfer Girls that have believed in me and our growing surf camp o’hana! Thanks, Dad, for teaching me how to surf! Andrea and Maria – you have raised the bar for the next generation of surfer girls. Giddy-Up ladies! BIG WAVE SURFING IN ONE WORD? Transcendent


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OW DID YOU GET STARTED RIDING BIG WAVES & WHO WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN YOUR TRAINING & PERSEVERANCE? I started surfing big waves by simply paddling out there. Originally, I came to Hawaii as a windsurfer and already had a good notion of big wave surfing from the competitions I used to do. Surfing became a training tool at first, but then I fell in love… today, all I dream about is big wave riding. The big swells on Maui don’t hold very well along the shore, so we had to find different ways to get to the outer reef surf. We started using the jets ski as a mode to get us there, either to paddle in surf or tow-in surf. Maria Souza was a big influence because it was her idea to become a female tow-in team. We both started training hard to surf any wave we could get each other into. Instrumental in my success is my training & perseverance. My dad gave me a love of the ocean, and the amazing athletes that also inspired me through my life. Surfing and being an athlete is my passion, I am driven by it. I grew up by the ocean with a family that all we did was work and play with boats and ocean sports. WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER A “BIG” WAVE? A big wave to me is any wave with power. A head high wave at Pipeline can do a lot of damage… but in the face value term, I would say triple overhead and up. BIGGEST FEARS YOU FACE OUT THERE & HOW YOU OVERCOME/CONTROL THEM? One of my biggest fears out there is the acts of other surfers - I have gotten run over before and couldn’t walk for a month...good thing it wasn’t my head. For this matter, I am always watching out for others. I make eye contact and protect myself when duck-diving. Other cautions I think about, rather than fear, is either hitting the bottom reef or being crushed on a powerful wave. This can happen on any

wave if you are not conscious. I can’t let the fear take over my head. Nature is powerful! As I wipe out, I protect my body to prevent major injuries to my head and neck. If I feel like I am going to hit the bottom, I use my arms to save me from the impact. If I am being held on for a longer time, I try to relax to bring my heart rate down and need less oxygen. I don’t let the wipe out be a fear thing for me, but I try to be conscious about what is going on so I can save my life. WHAT IS AN AVERAGE BOARD SIZE FOR YOU ON A BIG DAY? My paddle is Dick Brewer Gun surfboards: 7’0” for 7 ft. wave; 8’5” for 10+ft. wave; 10’9” for 15+ ft. waves My tow-in surfing surfboards: 5’0” Cabrina Board for less than 25 ft. wave; 6’0” 16 lb. Timpone Board for Peahi 30 ft.+ waves LAST THOUGHTS BEFORE DROPPING IN? My head is so focused that all I see is the line I am going to take. I see the mountain below me and feel my board taking its speed. As I stand up, I get centered to my core and become part of the wave. I try to be ready for anything that may come my way, either a bump, other surfer, or a second lip being formed. To me, the drop is the most intense part of surfing - I love making steep drops, and I will always challenge myself to bigger ones. “STINK EYE” FROM THE MALE LINEUP? No! I don’t get Stink Eye from the male. And if I do, I ignore it. Most of the guys on Maui know me already and they are usually really nice. The most drama I get is to have to battle for a wave, because now they treat me like one of them. I also believe that over the past 10 years living here, I earned some respect by always respecting them, helping people in the water and showing my love for the ocean life. DO YOU FEEL YOU HAVE TO WORK EXTRA HARD FOR YOUR WAVES AS A FEMALE? No, I don’t think I have to work extra hard be-

cause I am a female, but do have to battle for the waves I want - just like all the guys do out there. I noticed that if I just sit and wait for people to give me a wave, I would sit out there forever, or I would end up with the left over inside waves. But on the other hand, when guys see you dropping waves deeper than them it gives them a huge “itch” and therefore your battle may start (even if you don’t have any intention in triggering it). So, even though I use my cute girlie outfit to surf, I put in my head that I am one other dude in the line-up, paddling for the waves I believe that are coming to me and I have the right of way. ADVICE FOR WOMEN DESIRING TO RIDE BIGGER WAVES? Train hard, get the right equipment, believe on yourself and follow your gut feeling! TRAINING TIPS? Yes, training is the key! I personally spend the whole year training – which is basically my lifestyle. I believe that if you are in shape, you will have it all in your benefit, such as confidence, body weight, cardio and breathing capacity. My training includes jogging, swimming and diving. I also compete in outrigger canoe paddling which gave me a lot of upper body strength and kept me motivated during the small surf season. HAS RIDING BIGGER WAVES DIMINISHED YOUR ENJOYMENT OF SMALL WAVES? No. I love it all! I must admit I am not the best small surf rider, but I appreciate any minute in the ocean. I am a mom of a 6 year old girl that is just learning how to surf and the big thing in our family is, size don’t matter. I may let my husband surf more often during the small days so I can save my time off for the big swells, but I still believe you can learn tons in small surf. LAST WORDS? Be yourself. Have your own style. Be happy to be able to surf. BIG WAVE SURFING IN ONE WORD? Adrenaline!

ANDREA Moller

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MARIA Souza

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OW DID YOU GET STARTED RIDING BIG WAVES & WHO WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN YOUR TRAINING & PERSEVERANCE? I started in Brazil south, Florianopolis and had a calling from the Hawaiian waves since my teen years. When I arrived in Hawaii, I met my first trainer and friend Derick Doerner, Waimea Lifeguard and great water man. The local wave riders of Oahu helped me in crowded days. Then I met the tow-in and the 3 Musketeers, Laird, Buzzy and Darrick. They treated me like one of them, no slacks... WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER A “BIG” WAVE? I value how much thrill I get, it depends on the difficulty. A Peahi wave (towing-in) may be much easier to surf than a paddled-in huge wave in Sunset, or a middleof-the-channel big swell wave after you’ve been paddling for 5 or 6 hours straight. A big wave for me is about my limit for that period of my life. If I train for huge waves and I’m ready for 50 ft. faces and only 20 ft. faces happens for that winter, I will be happy anyway. I care more for quality than size now, at least I live on Maui and I can choose an ocean 76 | womenssurfstyle.com | wSSm

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AGE: ageless, forever | YEARS SURFING: Does mother’s belly count? If not, since 12 years old BIGGEST WAVE RIDDEN: I didn’t look back to see it, but by the noise it was huge, about 50 ft face FAVORITE BIG WAVE BOARD: I love the ones that stay in one piece and I’m able to use them again. Dick Brewer has been making my dream boards for the past 2 years. | FAVORITE BIG WAVE SPOT: Peahi and Sprecks on Maui, Sunset on Oahu sport according to the conditions. BIGGEST FEARS YOU FACE OUT THERE & HOW YOU OVERCOME/CONTROL THEM? Fear is always there and I try to listen to what it is telling me. Usually is when you haven’t trained enough, you are not 100% present and ready to face that situation. Fear allows me to take a breather and make a plan. Training gives me confidence. Spending time doing something makes you natural to that. It is like you lived that situation over and over. Big wave training is not only physical, and under water training is even more mental. If you can endure the physical, you are in good direction for the mental. I take a few people under my wing a year, training for big waves, and it is very humbling. You get to know yourself, your hidden power and the will you have. You really learn to go with the flow... the flow of Nature, and when you finally relax, you start to use the forces of nature in your favor. Talking about personal fears- when I’m out there, its not about dying, but about not being there for my kid. I could feel selfish to choose to face a life and death situation, but it is what keeps me alive. Striv-

ing to be a better me and a better person and parent is like spiritual food that I cannot get enough of it. I cannot control fear. I observe and I learn, then I try to share. I believe you can only share what is yours to start with, so what I teach comes from pure experience and a lot of training. WHAT IS AN AVERAGE BOARD SIZE FOR YOU ON A BIG DAY? 9’ long board, 20 ft. face 9’4” Stand-Up Paddle, 20 ft. faces 5’7” Tow-In, 50 ft. faces LAST THOUGHTS BEFORE DROPPING IN? Never look back, commitment, be 110% present, I visualize the perfect come-out in my meditation ahead of time and that is my secret. “STINK EYE” FROM THE MALE LINEUP? I earned my respect and if I do not know them, anywhere else new, I transpire confidence, my aura is solid and I choose what gets in, so I would not notice of stink eyes. I’m polite in the line up, but I fight for my waves like any guy would. I don’t need to be treated different. If I’m out there, is because I’m responsible for my acts. I also take the time to take all the rescue and life guarding courses and training available. I always dreamed of being a Navy Seal, I want to be ready if I’m needed. DO YOU HAVE TO WORK EXTRA HARD FOR YOUR WAVES AS A FEMALE? Yes, but by choice.


I recognize I have the gift of opening the doors to other women. I love what I do and I don’t see it as a job, more as a gift, and I become responsible for those that I inspire. I show that even being a female, married, with kids, small frame, blond, foreign...there is not a good enough reason not to follow your heart and your dreams, you just have to work hard for them and that is what gonna get you ready. It is the journey to a dream that is important and not only the destination; enjoy every ripple, every stroke, and be thankful that you can be there. The ocean is sacred, learn to respect it so it one day will open up to you, and when you feel that you blend with it, nothing else will matter, even size. WORDS OF ADVICE FOR WOMEN DESIRING TO RIDE BIGGER WAVES? Train, write down your goals, break it down to daily human drills, make it fit your limits. With training, you will feel confident and respect where you are at the moment. Approach the ocean with a humble heart or it will humble it for you. Being famous is not a good reason to ride big waves, but that the ocean will let you know soon enough. Learn to swim, love to swim, meet what is under your board. There’s a huge peaceful world down there, learn to hold your breath without panicking and actually enjoy the wipe-outs, let go, use your energy smartly, find a mentor. Do yoga and meditation DAILY.

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ow did you come to shoot the big wave women surfers at Jaws? Did this happen overnight or have giant waves always enticed you? When I moved to Maui, I lived in a beach house on Stable Rd in Sprecksville, which sits on one of the most famous windsurfing beaches in the world, Camp One. All the top magazines do their annual shoots at this beach, shooting the pro windsurfers and kite boarders. At the time I lived there is when digital was becoming popular, so I had made the switch from film to shooting digital. A brand new Canon digital slr in hand, I figured my backyard to be the perfect place to master the new technology. Shooting hundreds of images a day of flying sails getting air had me out there daily photographing everyone. To my surprise more than half the people sneaking past my front door were top people in their sport. People such as Robby Nash, the Spanish twins- Daida and Iballa Ruano Moreno (the Moreno Twins), Jimmy Diaz & Micah Buzianis. I was able to shoot these professionals and many others daily. My next door neighbor at the time was Andrea Moller, and we soon became friends. I got to know her very well. We used to put on boxing gloves and throw down in our front yard for fun. When I first met Andrea she was pregnant with her daughter Keala, I mean really about to burst pregnant and we would take our kayaks out in the back yard and ride 8ft swells in shallow water. I can’t believe we did that, we could have been killed. Our friendship grew and Andrea soon introduced me to her friends, which included, Dustin Tester, owner of Maui Sufer Girls and Maria Souza, owner of Maui’s first stand-up paddle surf school in Maui, Hawaii. One day Andrea asked me if I could take some photos of her and her tow-in partner, Maria, trying their hat at foil boarding and of course I gladly accepted. Dustin volunteered to drive me on her jet ski so I could shoot. Of course, I’m sure she was wishing the girls would give her a turn while we were out shooting. My going out with them became somewhat of a weekly ritual while Andrea and Maria trained for the

TRAINING TIPS? Step up your cardio, have a plan, upgrade 1% by 1%, never stop training. For 1 day you miss, you’ll need 3 to make up. Create awareness. Life is a big gym. And most of all learn to BREATHE. I use stand-up boarding to cross train. HAS RIDING BIGGER WAVES DIMINISHED YOUR ENJOYMENT OF SMALL WAVES? No, I love the ocean with or without waves. The water is healing and its silence is profound, all you have to do is listen. LAST WORDS & SHOUT OUTS? I’m available to answer questions. Register for my blog http://standuppaddlesurfschool.com/blog/. I teach everyday, yoga, big wave preparation, stand-up paddling, wind surfing, kite surfing and spinning. Working on a DVD Series. I love challenges. WHAT DOES BIG WAVE SURFING MEAN TO YOU IN ONE WORD? Respect

NICOLE Sanchez upcoming tow-in season at Jaws. That winter they would be the first woman tow-in team to dance their dance at Jaws. I was excited because I was going to actually document it with Dustin’s assistance as my driver, getting me up close to capture the action. Dustin customized her jet ski for me to shoot and put special feet pads on the ski so that I could ride backwards (with us back to back while I would shoot the girls at Jaws).

The first time was amazing, a rush. I remember the girls calling me to alert me that a swell was coming in the next morning and to get ready to go at 6am. I was so excited, I hardly slept that night. When the morning came I felt a bit sick to my stomach because it was stormy out and the waves were expected to be 35-40 ft. swells.

When I awoke, I looked out in the backyard where we were to launch the ski. The waves looked huge and the water rough. I was both thrilled and scared, a complete adrenalin rush. That day the wave report was right on, I have never seen anything like it before. There were helicopters with news teams filming and photographing over head, 30 or so tow-in teams, a boat with a film crew and about 2 other photographers riding on back of ski’s. Then there was me and Dustin--the girls who have no business being out there. I’m sure that’s what the

guys were thinking. Boy, did I get some looks. There were four women out there that day--Andrea and Maria, the only woman tow-in team and then Dustin and I. I think it was pretty cool because I rode backwards on the ski to shoot and boys just rode the skis regular so we kinda caused a bit of a buzz in the water. I didn’t realize it was such a big deal having us girls in the water, but apparently it was. Have you ever encountered problems in or out of the water due to this type of photography? Any scary experiences? Yes, there were a couple of times that were scary. The first one was on that first day to Jaws. The sky suddenly started getting dark and it looked like it was going to be a storm. The wind came up and it began to rain. Neither Dustin, nor I had goggles or swim fins. We started back home and the waves were huge. The combination of wind and rain AND flying through sets of waves was like being on a roller coaster with no seat belts. IT WAS RAINING SO HARD WE COULD NOT SEE the person in front of us and every couple of seconds it felt like two or three people were throwing buckets of water in our faces every time we went over each swell. The rain drops were coming down so hard that it actually hurt our bodies, even with a wetsuit on. Dustin finally remembered she had a swim mask and kindly asked me if I wanted it, but she was driving and I didn’t want to die, so she wore them so that she could somewhat see. I wear contacts and one of them had fallen out from the water, so I really couldn’t see to help. It was about 40 min. back to the house and by the time we got back we both were exhausted and thankful the ski did not die out and we we’re feeling like it was a miracle that we actually found our way back. We learned a lesson that day, as for the next time, we both invested in goggles and swim fins. Another time the ski did die when a 15 ft. plus wave was coming at us. It was a bit nerve racking since we were in the impact zone at the time. Dustin turned the ski over and it wouldn’t start. The wave was getting bigger and bigger. At the last possible second, the ski started and Dustin gunned it to get us over it. We literally flew over it and caught air with the wSSm | womenssurfstyle.com | 77


ski about 10 ft. out of the water. As we fell, which seemed like a movie playing in slow motion, I flew off the ski to the left and Dustin fell to the opposite direction. Luckily, the ski went straight and missed us both, with the exception that I caught a slide smack in the head from the safety sled, which didn’t feel too good. We were able to jump back on the ski before the next wave and neither one of us was hurt, but it definitely scared us both. Has the reaction to you girls being out there changed at all over the years? Yes, recently some of the guys have seen me enough out there and at least waved to me. Andrea and Maria have earned respect out there as well as Dustin. Actually, I have had some of the guys approach me about buying photos. Explain your mental/emotional state while out there shooting? At first, shooting water sports was all new to me, but between all the great surfers that I know personally, they have in one way or another educated me and coached me on what shots magazines are looking for. Now that I have my rhythm, I get into a zone out there and can be somewhat serious. I love what I do for work and have fun while doing it. I think I might tend to get more serious, especially shooting any type of

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AGE: 30 YEARS SURFING: 20+ BIGGEST WAVE RIDDEN: 12 foot (25 foot face) FAVORITE BIG WAVE BOARD: towboard or 6’8 pipe board FAVORITE BIG WAVE SPOT: Teahupoo, Pipe

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extreme sports and shooting at Jaws, because safety is number one- you can’t not be too alert with huge waves coming towards you. That’s, I notice, my inner voice chatting along with every movement, trying to be aware of my surroundings, looking around to make sure we’re okay. At times it’s like a free for all, as there’s no driving in lanes and sometimes people cut you off because they’re not paying attention to their surroundings and too gungho to get in a wave. Do you prefer to shoot female surfers? Or it doesn’t matter? Well, I love photographing everyone, male or female when I have the opportunity. However, it seems I’ve somehow ended up usually capturing the women when it comes to surfing. Maybe because most of the time I’m shooting with my friends. Last words? I live in paradise and I have the best job in the world. I’m my own boss and it gives me a thrill and a sense of the unexpected each time out. Then, when you combine this with some of the most wonderful people and friends ever, how can life go wrong? How can it be any better? I am living my dream! Reach Nichole by e-mail: nicole@behindthelensmaui or by cell: 808.205-2366

OW DID YOU GET STARTED RIDING BIG WAVES & WHO WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN YOUR TRAINING & PERSEVERANCE? Growing up in Hawaii, surfing bigger waves was just part of life. I grew up watching guys like Laird Hamilton charge big waves. My dad and Andy and Bruce Irons had a lot of influence on my big wave surfing. WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER A “BIG” WAVE? Depends on the spot.... Once Teahupoo gets over 15ft on the face I consider that big because of how thick and gnarly the wave is. BIGGEST FEARS YOU FACE OUT THERE & HOW YOU OVERCOME/CONTROL THEM? My two biggest fears when surfing big pipe or big chopes is: #1 totally eating it on the drop, and getting lip-launched head first into the reef #2 getting caught inside and having the biggest set of the day land on top of you and basically getting the stuffing beaten out of you until you drown. I think the only way to overcome those two things is to surf smart and try not to think about them too much. AVERAGE BOARD SIZE FOR YOU ON A BIG DAY? 4-6 ft (8-12ft face) 6’66-8 ft (12-16ft face) 6’8 | 8-10ft (16-20ft face) 7’0 | 10-12ft (20-24ft face) 7’2-8’0 | 12ft + (over 24ft face) towboard LAST THOUGHTS BEFORE DROPPING IN? Keala: Make the drop KK!!!!! “STINK EYE” FROM THE MALE LINEUP? The guys are all very cool to me now. I have earned their respect. It took a few years, but now it’s all good. DO YOU HAVE TO WORK EXTRA HARD FOR YOUR WAVES AS A FEMALE? Yes, because I feel like I am not as strong as the men out there and don’t have the paddle power they do. They seem to get into waves easier and with more momentum on the take-off. Also guys seem to second guess whether or not you are going to go on a wave, more so if you are a female. ADVICE FOR WOMEN DESIRING TO RIDE BIGGER WAVES? Be respectful and do your best not to get in the way of the guys, because if you are in their way they are going to write you off. If you turn around for a wave, paddle for it and then pull back at the last minute- all the time, you are also going to get written off for that. I would also say be honest about what your surfing abilities are, just because you are out in the line-up on a big day doesn’t mean that you have the skills to ride those waves. Ease into it, try a session with waves one foot bigger than you’re used to, then when you feel comfortable in that, try 2 feet bigger, then three... don’t just throw yourself out in waves that are way too big for you. TRAINING TIPS? The more fit/strong I feel physically, the more confident I feel mentally to surf big waves. HAS RIDING BIGGER WAVES DIMINISHED YOUR ENJOYMENT OF SMALL WAVES? I still enjoy surfing small waves sometimes, but you definitely don’t get the same rush. LAST WORDS & SHOUT OUTS? Shout outs to Billabong, Sambazon, Da Kine, and all the Hawaii surfer girls that are charging and representing.... Yeah girlz, give em’! BIG WAVE SURFING TO YOU IN ONE WORD? Confidence


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AGE: 35 | YEARS SURFING: 20 + BIGGEST WAVE RIDDEN: 40 feet FAVORITE BIG WAVE BOARD: 10’ 0” Pearson Arrow, tri-fin FAVORITE BIG WAVE SPOT: Maverick’s and Sunset Beach

OW DID YOU GET STARTED RIDING BIG WAVES & WHO WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN YOUR TRAINING & PERSEVERANCE? I got started riding big waves in California and Hawaii during the 92-93 El Niño. At first I was solo, but I connected with Ken Bradshaw and Mike Gerhardt (my husband) in 95 and they took me out to crazy big waves and outer reefs and basically taught me all I needed in terms of equipment. As Mike and I spent time together as friends for years before we were married and also after wards, we would cross train so we could be ready for long paddles, beatings, and the high energy needed to ride big waves. WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER A “BIG” WAVE? It starts to feel big when it’s 20’, and then it really feels big when it’s 30’+ BIGGEST FEARS YOU FACE OUT THERE & HOW YOU OVERCOME/CONTROL THEM? My biggest fears are getting injured, and this is going to sound funny, but when there is a lot of media in the water, I don’t want to look like a kook! As far as controlling them, it’s basically that I make calculated risks and I rationalize my actions so that fears don’t get the better part of me. Also, breath work helps bring my heart rate down (although Mike and I wore heart monitors out at maverick’s once for a researcher at UCSC, and she measured maxed out heart rates for over 2 hours with above expected heart rates when we paddled for waves and rode them). WHAT IS AN AVERAGE BOARD SIZE FOR YOU ON A BIG DAY? Double over head, I ride my 6’5” or maybe 7’4”. If it’s super hollow, double to triple overhead, I ride my 7’4”. If it’s kinda fat, on my 8’5”. If it’s hollow, triple plus (Maverick’s or North Coast CA or Hawaii), I ride my 10’0”. I used to ride a 9’6” also, but I love my 10’0” (yeah, Bob Pearson- he knows how to make boards for me as a woman and also a big wave surfer) LAST THOUGHTS BEFORE DROPPING IN? O crap? Sometimes, it’s O crap, but mostly I’m just talking myself through the paddle and drop. My vision narrows to

the nose of my board and about a foot beyond, and a couple of feet on either side of me. It’s kind of like dropping in on a roller coaster! “STINK EYE” FROM THE MALE LINEUP? I don’t get stink eye when it’s triple plus, but in smaller conditions I still have to deal with it. Mike says it’s the same for him. I guess that’s one reason I like big waves- the camaraderie. WORDS OF ADVICE FOR WOMEN DESIRING TO RIDE BIGGER WAVES? The pivotal point for me was in my equipment, so I would say, get used to riding guns and bigger boards. It will help in the overall scheme of things, too. And train (see below). I did a presentation for a group of swimmers who were training for the Alcatraz (Golden Gate) swim and what I shared with them was about using the extra adrenaline that our bodies make in the fight or flight response for our advantage rather than letting it cause hesitation and diminish drive and energy. The tricks are to first practice, practice, practice, and then to mentally talk out any fear by having a strategy to stave it off, such as counting, singing a favorite song (hey go to the “happy” place, whatever it is), and also remembering the way out of tough situations. TRAINING TIPS? The most valuable training for me has been swimming with a competitive team, mountain biking, and yoga (I practice Bikram). HAS RIDING BIGGER WAVES DIMINISHED YOUR Photo: Elizabeth Pepin ENJOYMENT OF SMALL WAVES? Not in any way! I derive extreme pleasure from riding knee high waves before dawn with a couple of friends and a funky board. LAST WORDS & SHOUT OUTS? Hey to my central coast crew who challenged me and taught me the ropes, and of course to my man who has stood by my side through the big and small challenges in life and to my kids, especially my 2 year old Naomi who wants “higher and faster” waves when we tandem. BIG WAVE SURFING TO YOU IN ONE WORD? Freedom

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AGE: No-Age (This is one of my many theories based on a kind of physics I write called “Quantum Application”) I stopped at 23. YEARS SURFING: Body surfing, 1-3yrs. Board surfing: Paddled out at Cowells Beach in SC at five. North Shore first surf trip at six.

BIGGEST WAVE RIDDEN: They’re all BIG! I think one of the biggest was at Jaws when I was one month pregnant. That’s when I first met my son. Shawn Dixion whipped me around the back side of a bomb and Waimea in my tummy said,” Go Mammi, you are going to make it.” | FAVORITE BIG WAVE BOARD: 10’8” Gun By Arrow, “The Mother Ship”, 10’6” Gun Eric Arakawa, “The Holy Board”, 7’3” Teahupoo/Pipe Board and 6’0” Peahi Tow Board | FAVORITE BIG WAVE SPOT? All of the above. I love all big waves equally and I know the ocean is always feeling our thoughts and actions. I am very thoughtful when I speak about the waves, especially big ones (over 20 feet Hawaiian scale). I know waves are sensitive and responsive so I never want one to be upset if I say I like a different spot better. I hear the wave call me deep in my soul. Once it makes the call, I know I have a mission. I move to the location and train vigorously until I feel overly prepared to face the powerful massive entity. The waves I have spent the most time at are: Waimea, Mavericks, Sunset and Teahupoo.

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OW DID YOU GET STARTED RIDING BIG WAVES & WHO WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN YOUR TRAINING & PERSEVERANCE? I feel like I was surfing big waves before I was born. When I was 11, I paddled out to Steamers Lane trying to follow my dad. It was big, cold, and all white from fog and white water. I thought to myself, “Wow, I cannot believe I am out here.” That same year I got my first bomb on the North Shore . Yet, I think surfing big waves is a gift, a calling, not something I can really claim. When my mother went to heaven, she really opened that final door. She believed in me and knew I could surf Waimea and do all I dreamed. I love her so much and feel so much respect and honor for all mothers in the world. WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER A “BIG” WAVE? It’s all big in Hawaii… 20 feet (Hawaiian scale) is where I feel the intensity changes. My favorite buoys are: 25’ at 27sec. This is real. I feel the swells coming for days in advance and I always can tell when it’s going to peak and how the conditions will be. The ocean is a clean and direct communicator. BIGGEST FEARS YOU FACE OUT THERE & HOW YOU OVERCOME/CONTROL THEM? All I know is, if you have a particular fear you better be prepared to face it. With the Holy Great Spirit by my side, I feel safe, confident and prepared before I go. I think if you’re scared- stay on the beach and wait until you are ready spiritually, mentally and physically. There is no rush, and training is so essential. Running, swimming, cliff jumping, yoga, healthy life style- is all so important when you are thinking of charging. AVERAGE BOARD SIZE FOR YOU ON A BIG DAY? Nothing is “AVERAGE” on a Big Day. It’s like a whirlwind of endless power and sensation. If it’s a solid 80 | womenssurfstyle.com | wSSm

swell over 15 foot Hawaiian scale, I always take out a 10’8, “The Mother Ship” or my 10’6,”The Holy Board”. LAST THOUGHTS BEFORE DROPPING IN? First of all, I think the sensation is more than just in your head. It is an over whelming feeling of sheer freedom and joy that resonates in every cell of your body. I feel at that moment like my whole life experience, training and passion lead me to that point. Sometimes I pray, “Dear Heavenly Father, great spirit of the ocean, protect me!” Then as my son, Waimea, coaches me, “MOM, just drop in.” … Now you’re flying! “STINK EYE” FROM THE MALE LINEUP? Never! At first it was a challenge being the only woman around the world in huge surf, but now all the best big wave riders seem like soul mates to me. I am so honored to know these men who share my dream and I really love and respect them. They always tell me to go, maybe because I sit deeper, have a bigger board and try never to fall. The men, they see me working so hard with my baby. When I am out, it’s my time. I actually feel like I get too many waves sometime, so I will get out of the water so it’s fair. DO YOU HAVE TO WORK EXTRA HARD FOR YOUR WAVES AS A FEMALE? Being a true soul surfer, I guess I have had to work extra hard for everything. Waves, life, respect, you name it. Yet what is work anyway? In physics, they describe work by the amount of energy you expend. So, as a super high energy girl I don’t mind the work. I actually love to work at success. At times, I would reach out to all those who have withstood much greater oppressions and become inspired. The native Hawaiians are a big motivation. I see how they have gone through so

much injustice and still can smile, sing, surf, charge like no others. And more than anything, I would like to help homeless slaving children. I will never give up for all those that I feel called to help-- never. ADVICE FOR WOMEN DESIRING TO RIDE BIGGER WAVES? Women big wave riding and all female sports are at a greater height than ever in history. The whole movement of girls in extreme sports is spectacular and I feel so honored to be leading the charge!!!! TRAINING TIPS? There is so many ways to training and the more you do the stronger you will become. I have been playing sports, training and surfing my whole life. I first wrestled, played football, water polo, soccer, baseball, basketball, swim team, life guard competitions, and worked on breath, metabolizing carbon dioxide, visualizing, I can just go on and on…I think beyond everything it has to be in your heart…..you have to train your mind. HAS RIDING BIGGER WAVES DIMINISHED YOUR ENJOYMENT OF SMALL WAVES? No. I love small waves. I am a “Lowers” surfer in San Clemente, and we have been ripping every day. When it is small, I take the baby surfing, longboard, shortboard and cross train. I love all waves. LAST WORDS & SHOUT OUTS? Samabzon, Rad Dad now Gran Rad, Sanuk, Kiki Gear, Mom in Heaven, my son!! Waimea Jaheriel Star Ali-iku, all the boys from the north shore-west side and Tahiti. Shout out to all the true big wave riders, we know who you are! Peace BIG WAVE SURFING IN ONE WORD? Two words? My Soul


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OW DID YOU GET STARTED RIDING BIG WAVES & WHO WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN YOUR TRAINING & PERSEVERANCE? When I first went to Hawaii in 04/05 , I think my biggest inspiration was the desire I had to surf big, perfect waves.....the challenges and fears I have to overcome, push me to train hard and dedicate myself a lot to achieve my goals! WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER A “BIG” WAVE? It depends a lot on the place you’re surfing at ... if its shallow water, it gets heavy over 8 to 10 feet and if its deep water, anything over 15 feet Hawaiian scale is a big wave to me! BIGGEST FEARS YOU FACE OUT THERE & HOW YOU OVERCOME/CONTROL THEM? I think the wipeouts... you never want to fall, and every ride you have to commit and believe you’re gonna make it! If you do fall, keep calm and control your emotions. WHAT IS AN AVERAGE BOARD SIZE FOR YOU ON A BIG DAY? At Waimea, I’m always on my 10”4”. Sunset I will ride boards between 7’0” and 9’0”, and Teahupoo I ride boards from 6’6” to 7’4”. My tow boards are between 5’6” and a 6’1”. LAST THOUGHTS BEFORE DROPPING IN? I’m not

thinking. I’m just instinctively going! “STINK EYE” FROM THE MALE LINEUP? It depends ....I get both! Nice support and stinky eyes! I have no complaints... DO YOU HAVE TO WORK EXTRA HARD FOR YOUR WAVES AS A FEMALE? Yes, I’m not naturally as strong, explosive and technical as the best guys! But I keep in my limitations, working harder on the things I know are my weaknesses! ADVICE FOR WOMEN DESIRING TO RIDE BIGGER WAVES? Train hard and get out there as much as possible. You only build your confidence through experiences! TRAINING TIPS? Yoga, biking up hill and lifting weights! HAS RIDING BIGGER WAVES DIMINISHED YOUR ENJOYMENT OF SMALL WAVES? No never... if the waves are good, no matter the size, I’m loving it! LAST WORDS & SHOUT OUTS? Go get them :) WHAT DOES BIG WAVE SURFING MEAN TO YOU IN ONE WORD? Everything!

AGE: 22 | YEARS SURFING: 8 BIGGEST WAVE RIDDEN: 20 feet FAVORITE BIG WAVE BOARD: 10’4” Tokoro FAVORITE BIG WAVE SPOT: Waimea Bay

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MEET THE COMPANY Frisky...

offering style, comfort, quality, and affordability

Frisky, a family owned and operated business for over 20 years, is reaching out to the surf community. Originally developed in Israel, after a successful 5 years there, they decided to expand into Europe, and finally into the US in 2001. Due to the success of their water shoes, slippers and beach footwear overseas, they knew the US would be a great market for them, and they were right! Frisky experienced rapid growth here in the US, because they were committed to quality, up-to-date styling, and most importantly, pricing that is affordable to the consumer. Well received is an understatement… and they’ve since expanded overseas- into several countries in South and Central America. So what does Frisky offer that fits into the surfing community and why have they chosen to target this action sports market? Because they know their water shoes are perfect for those surfing exotic breaks over razor sharp reef. Nothing can ruin your surf trip more than intense reef cuts that slice too deep to heal before returning home… and for those wanting to avoid such reef cuts, they’ll need an all-around great water shoe, at an affordable price. Frisky’s water shoes are a perfect choice for them. Available in a variety of colors and unique styles, they look similar to a tennis shoe, with a little more embellishments, and can be used for the beach, or any water sports activity. Some are secured with Velcro, some just slide on, and some have a string that adjusts to the perfect fit. Frisky’s other major contribution to the surf community is their slippers and beach shoes; a nice complement to the beach lifestyle that accompanies our sport. Comfort and quality are important to Frisky, without eliminating style- an element that many girls will be seeking in the upcoming spring/summer season, and because they’re so affordable (approx. $18-$45 a pair), you can find multiple colors and styles to match almost any outfit! Although they’re manufactured overseas, Frisky is committed to quality control, uniformity, and careful inspection of all products before they enter the market. All products are made from high quality, environmentally friendly maEven small businesses terials and are produced in 100% compliance with US regulations and labor laws. So you can trust not looking for a private only the quality you’ll receive from Frisky, but you’ll label slipper or shoe also enjoy peace of mind in knowing you’re doing your part by supporting a company that cares for the can find their solution environment and it’s workers quality of life.

with Frisky.

They will bring your vision to life by incorporating anything your heart desires, including words, logos, pictures... Your imagination is the limit!

So what’s in the name Frisky? About 25 years ago, one of the owners lived in Los Angeles and used to go to a horse track and bet on a horse named Frisky. Frisky was a winner. Every time he would bet on Frisky, he would win. So, when he started the company, he began to think of names for it, and realized Frisky would be a perfect name for the company… because to him, Frisky was a name representing “Good Luck”.

And for up and coming surfer girls, Frisky means just that! Frisky is currently looking for surfer girls to sponsor! They’re offering you the chance to showcase your personal style, surfing skills, and determination, all for a chance to land yourself a shoe sponsor. The best way to reach them is to email them your surf portfolio at frisky@friskyshoes.com, (tell them WSSM sent you) and let them know what contests you enter, how you usually place, and what you can offer Frisky- should they decide to bring you on board. Don’t be shy… you don’t have to place #1 at ALL the contests… it’s more about who you are as a person, and how you can help spread the word about the quality, style and fit of Frisky Shoes. So go ahead… give it a shot, and you never know—you just might be a part of the Frisky team ! Frisky Shoes are available at specialty mom and pop stores and better beach stores across the country, or by going online at www.friskyshoes.com 82 | womenssurfstyle.com | wSSm


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MEET THE COMPANY Kandi Swim...

Dessert Inspired Swimwear

An interview with designer, Dani Kates

Tell us how KanDi Swim got started?

I have always been interested in art and design, but it wasn’t until after studying Fine Arts at Cornell that I went on to really pursue my true passion of Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design. At first, KanDi Swim was just a fun idea, but then when I really started putting that idea into reality, as my senior thesis project at Parsons, I knew that I wanted to be a swimwear designer.

After all, summer is my favorite season and nothing makes you feel more confident on the beach than an amazing swimsuit that is not only fashionable, but fits well! This is why I try to offer a number of cuts and styles with a range of coverage for all shapes. It’s really amazing to see my dreams come into fruition, and nothing is better than the compliments I receive when I wear my own designs to the beach. In fact, one of the most flattering moments was when Bridget Marquardt wore a few of my suits on her new show that she is doing for the Travel Channel called “Bridget’s Sexiest Beaches”. I was so excited to learn that she is a big fan of my designs. Another celebrity that has been a fan over the years is Hayden Panettiere.

Every element of the collection reflects the small details found in some of my favorite pies. I have pie-inspired details in

my Blueberry, Cherry and Mulberry designs to even gingham prints that remind you of a summer picnic by the beach.

What makes your swimwear different?

Most of the swimwear out there is either sophisticated or sexy and KanDi Swim offers the best of both worlds by combining the two with a playful twist. Our brand is All women different from the competilove & can tion, in that each design is BIKINI FLAVOR: infused with its inspiration relate to dessert. Mulberry Dots to create special, unique and KanDi Swim reflects refreshing conversation pieces with an emphasis on fit and function. There really our indulgent nature is nothing like KanDi Swim!

without any of the calories or guilt.

As a designer, I want to create fashions that are eye-catching and unique! KanDi Swim is definitely a swimwear line that people remember and notice because it is inspired by sweet treats. The 2010 collection that I have been working on is all designed with the retro pie shops of the 1950’s in mind. KanDi Swim is a very playful and flirty line of swimwear and the styles of the 1950’s era have been so fun to work with. I especially love the bandeau tops.

Each suit represents a decadent, sweet treat. Tell us about them and why you chose this direction for your swimwear.

They are so flattering, since they are a mix between a traditional bandeau and a halter. Each piece of KanDi Swim is made with love, just like any bakery treat would! All women love & can relate to dessert. KanDi Swim reflects our indulgent nature without any of the calories or guilt.

Future plans for KanDi Swim?

I am really proud of my company and the progress we have made since I began designing suits. In 2010, we will be expanding the Dani Kates Corp. with the launch of my signature collection called Dani Kates which will be a more high-end line. Of course, the inspiration will still be sweets, but the Dani Kates line will be less literal with more emphasis on glamour. I also plan on expanding into children’s swimwear as I can’t imagine anything cuter than a little kid in a cupcake inspired suit! In closing, I realize I am very lucky to have a job that allows me to live out my passion for design every day! I am always looking for new inspiration--and it’s always a great excuse to order desert, no matter where I am! I like to call it “research”.

So what’s your favorite “flavor” bikini?

Find out by visiting www.KandiSwim.com

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Date Night with WSSM at

Coffee Talk, located on Waialae Ave. on the island of Oahu, has that great “old time” coffee house feeling. The espresso machines sing happily as they brew large cups of aromatic, gourmet coffees and chais. The baristas buzz about, serving up freshly baked gourmet goodies, made in house by Erin, and decadent salads and sandwiches. The 3- room coffee house’s walls are adorned with local art and are brightly painted, and the influx of customers keeps the atmosphere busy- yet relaxing enough that it’s easy to find yourself staying for hours. Hot, white chocolate mochas are a WSSM favorite! They tempt you with their rich buttery flavor, and when topped with a mound of whip cream- are simply irresistible. The baristas are helpful and quick to prepare your preferred drink, because owner, Liz Schwartz, knows that running a neighborhood coffee shop means you are serving more than just drinks and food- it’s the service and aloha that has kept her business alive and well for over 13 years.

Coffee Talk is a favorite for college students with their laptops and mounds of books, since the many seating options make it comfortable to find your nook and relax, and it’s truly “laptop friendly” here, with plenty of power outlets and free WiFi. Groups of

business professionals find networking easily done in the cozy side-room; this little nook seats 8 comfortably, giving you privacy from the rest of the world while still being productive. Be sure to reserve this special room early however, as it is usually booked a week or two in advance. It’s simple to do so…There’s a signup sheet on the wall next to the room… just jot down your name and the date and time you’ll want the room. Don’t have a laptop, but still need internet? House computers line the walls of the back room, and there’s a TV there also- should you decide to spend an evening with a decadent, creamy latte, while catching up on your favorite shows or sports. Sit at the rectangular bar and you’ll enjoy watching the baristas prepare tantalizing mochas, cappuccinos, soy chais, blended fruit smoothies, the ever famous- Coffee Talk Shake, and a Hawaii favorite for after-surf quench—the Acai bowl. Surfed up an appetite? You’ll be pleased with the array of fresh sandwiches and salads at your fingertips. We highly recommend the toasted veggie burger, with cheese, avocado, lettuce, sprouts, tomatoes… and the oh-so-heavenly, sweet chili remoulade. WOW!

HOURS: 5am-10pm Mon-Fri, and 6am-10pm Sat & Sun LIVE MUSIC: The 2nd Saturday of each month showcases a live punk band, and the 2nd & 3rd Thursday of the month is open mic. MORE INFO: 808.737.7444 STOP ON BY! They’re located at 3601, Waialae Ave., Honolulu

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Baristas Mattie Cifuentes (L) & Hannah Montgomery (R)

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Granted, there is a lot of broken junk at second hand stores, but there are also some amazing finds, too. I once decorated my entire Christmas tree for $22. You can imagine what that would have cost me at a retail store… and it really did look spectacular! This works particularly well for holiday items that you thoroughly enjoy, but don’t have the space to store for the rest of the year. Simply donate the items back to the second hand store when you’re through, so someone else can enjoy them. FOOD FOR THOUGHT - Snazz up your wraps, sandwiches, and dips for your veggies, by replacing mayo and other high-fat cream based dips with hummus. There are many wonderful flavor variations… so you’re sure to find one that fits your mood. a



Malibu

SPOTLIGHT ON

by Amanda Rigney

Tucked along PCH in L.A. County lies Malibu: unrivaled point break set-up, long boarding haven and home to a cross-section to today’s surf culture. Considered one of the world’s best small rights; movie stars, novices, executives, day trippers and some of the area’s most skilled tip riders, all come to Malibu to sample perfection. Optimal at a medium incoming tide, Malibu is comprised of three loosely defined points, each with their own distinct characteristics.

Parking at Malibu is free along PCH and about $7 in the pay lot along the famous wall north of the pier. Access couldn’t be easier: just follow the procession of long boards. The best way to enter the lineup is to paddle out closer to the pier and avoid any riders up and surfing. Another option is to walk up the beach and paddle out north of the pack.

When you’ve surfed yourself into starvation mode, there are plenty of choices within walking distance that cater to all budgets. A quick walk south Facing due south means that Malibu’s best seasons are summer and brings you to La Salsa and other budgetfriendly fast food places. To the north are early fall, when south swells march up the coast to feather and peel restaurants, cafes, designer boutiques, a along the cobblestone bottom. grocery store and a Starbucks frequented by celebrities.

Closest to the pier and most popular, First Point offers machine-like peelers ideal for noseriding and the best shaped waves of the trio. Next out, Second Point is a shorter and faster wave with a tendency to sometimes close out with tide changes. Third Point is the point of choice for the short board crew, as this wave breaks fastest, and is also the place to be when tide and swell come together to allow 1/4-mile-long rides that connect all three points. Crowded might seem like an understatement, after all, it’s not uncommon to see 200+ people dotting the lineup while five or more share a wave. A congestion of ability levels would normally spell disaster, but despite tense moments and the frequent crack of rails connecting, the vibe at Malibu is laid back and friendly overall. Although it appears that there are no rules of priority or respect, finding a section to yourself is not impossible. Creative positioning, good timing and proper patience provide ample opportunities for snagging an occasional empty one. Facing due south means that Malibu’s best seasons are summer and early fall, when south swells march up the coast to feather and peel along the cobblestone bottom. However, wintertime can see large North Pacific storms generate swells strong enough to wrap around the coastline and interrupt flat spells with runs of unexpected and less-crowded waves.

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Malibu is a constant reminder that perfect waves are popular waves and, by playing host to such a large cast of characters, guarantees premier people watching both in and out of the water. From antics on the beach to celebrity sightings to pristine waves peeling down the point, entertainment is at hand from the moment you arrive.

BEST TIDE: Medium BEST SWELL DIRECTION: S, SW, W

Malibu BEST SIZE: 2 ft. to double overhead BOTTOM: Cobblestone and sand ABILITY: Beginner to Advanced

HAZARDS: Loose Boards, Winter Flat Spells, Post-rain Pollution BONUS: Movie stars learning to surf. Fearless noseriding acrobatics. Exceptional people watching. FUN: 9



SPARE TIME PLEASURES: What I love to do in my spare time is usually beach related. If there are waves

LIVING IN HAWAII: I was lucky enough to grow up in Hawaii ‘cause my mom moved here when my sister and I were just little babies.

YEARS SURFING: I’ve been surfing religiously for about 10 years and I’ve been bodysurfing since I was 6 or 7. I’ve been in the ocean all my life though.

FAVORITE BOARD: hmmm… hard to say, I have had a lot of favorite boards, but as of right now my new favorite board is probably the 5’6” old school twin fin I shaped for my daughter (pictured). I’m all about single and twin fins now. Thrusters are fun and really maneuverable, but you can’t beat the style and feeling you get from riding an old school board.

FAVORITE BREAK: I’m going to have to go with my home break which is meant to be kept a secret here in Kailua, but besides that it would have to be the Banzai pipeline or ke’iki shore break or any gnarly shore break… gotta love those dumping barrels.

AGE: 22 OCCUPATION: Sales manager for Pipe Dreams.

THOUGHTS ON LIFE: “Yesterday is history; tomorrow is a mystery; today is a God-given gift, that’s why we call it the present... so live for today.”

YOUR TYPE OF GIRL: My type of girl is a girl who loves the beach and outdoors just as much as I do; someone who’s very outgoing, artistic, humble, and can handle me.

LIFE MENTORS: I still look up to the same person I did when I was a grom. Although not physically here anymore, my good friend, Peter Miller, continues to be my inspiration because he was humble, was a killer surfer, the most genuine person I’ve ever met and I’ve always wanted to be like him. Miss you PETE.

FAVORITE GRINDS: If I’m in Kailua I would have to go with Willow Tree by my house in Aikahi, and if I’m up towards country then definitely Kahuku Superette POKE and rice.

to be had, believe you me, I’m out there riding them. But mostly I love to body surf- it’s my new passion. Not that surfing is set aside, that’s still my first love, just body surfing has worked its way up there right next to surfing, and hiking is a perfect thing for a day of no waves.


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“You

guys!

The sand sparkles!” by Chelsea Fairbank

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s a recently turned urban surfer, I have left many paradises behind in my wake to pursue higher education.

Adjusting to city life when you are akin to checking the surf on misty cliff sides at dawn is tricky. But possible. And once again surfing resonates in my life as a tool and a gift to propel me outside of the concrete parameters of my new environment and into the unknown towards new breaks and new adventures. Luckily, my urban center is coastal with an awesome transportation system. In New York I have developed an art of carrying my 6’3” through subway stations and onto the Long Island Rail Road diligently pursuing what I have dubbed the “cold water migration”. I am convinced that the urban surfboard is the last remaining spectacle that would catch a New Yorker’s sharp seen-it-all-already eye. Which it does. I would even go so far as to say that it provokes inspiration and wonder in this population revered so much for it’s tough edge. Aiding in this inspirational presence is the fact that I am a female and alone on such occasions. I think if I was with a male counterpart or had someone from the male species kindly carrying my board for me it would somewhat trump the wonder the sight of me lugging my

board through Times Square provokes. Many a times I have seen a watchful gaze from a group of young teenage ladies. I can tell they would like to question me on the whole matter, I always smile at them inviting the possibility of conversation. Not to mention the women who have approached me numerous times and inquired in disbelief where is it that I actually go to surf around the city and how easy is it to get to. Wherein I am more than happy to espouse all I know about the little I have learned exploring the area for the last year. Sometimes the glances I receive sends the message that it brightens people’s day just to remember that there is a natural world out there, the surfboard being a relic of this fact. I know it does mine. The East coast is interesting because of its varied and rather accessible surf spots all over the place. On a recent weekend I had the pleasure to stay with a group of friends on Long Beach Island in New Jersey, just two hours from the city. The conditions were big and hairy with a simultaneous wind and ground swell making paddling out more like a rigorous conveyor belt and intensive workout session. After much bemoaning and struggle you were able to punch through all the mess and into the line up, where overhead sets would

Once you have lived with and then without the blessing of the ocean at your side, the conditions become less important.

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come in. Once you have lived with and then without the blessing of the ocean at your side the conditions become less important. After extended periods outside of the ocean, getting back in is all that matters. Nice beautiful peeling waves are wonderful; don’t get me wrong, but there comes a point where you need that salt water flush so bad you don’t care about the conditions being epic. So, I was content at working on my ‘paddle-foot’ and catching the occasional bomb. On the last night before the city surfers had to return to their realities, I left my friends playing charming Beach Boy covers on their ukuleles, to walk along the beach for the last time.

I was singing Billy Idol to myself (Hot in the City Tonight, ironically) and had only gone about fifty feet when I realized that every step I took lit up a constellation of sparkles underfoot in the sand. Now, I had to blink profusely and do an Irish jig to test what I was seeing, but it was true, the sand sparkled into an instant and temporal representation of the cosmos with every reverberation! I had only before heard of phosphorescent plankton in the water and never on the sand. But there they were, as far as the tide line would allow, dispersed along the beach. I quickly ran back to the ukulele players and burst into their chorus proclaiming, “You guys! The sand sparkles!” We then proceeded to run out and do various dances in the sand to ignite these little flames. The next day conditions were the same. Fight for your life kind of stuff, no rest in the paddling, and pretty much the whole spot is the impact zone. So I paddled out for my last session before returning to the city. It was big and the majority of waves were closing out but I kept thinking about how beautiful the monochromatic landscape was with its typical east coast fall weather and blustery storm fronts.

I was thankful to get the salt water on my face, spray after spray. My friends were gathered on the beach and as I paddled in they asked if I had seen the dolphins that surfaced about ten feet from me. I hadn’t, but just knowing they were there gave me a sense of peace and it was the perfect farewell. ‘Charging’ can come in many forms. It can be creatively utilizing your surroundings to pursue your passions; the things that feed us and keep us breathing. Charging is not being inhibited because what you want is not the norm, or easy. I can’t imagine what my city life, not to mention mentality, would be like if it wasn’t for the periodic run-ins with plankton and dolphins I have managed to have. It initially took me taking the subway for two hours in the middle of winter and forty degree water to begin seeking out the routes which led to surf breaks and all of the positive things surfing inherently manifests in one’s life. Important things, like a community of friends who are interested in unique and eclectic ways of approaching life and who can do Beach Boy covers on their ukuleles.

I came to New York with a backpack and a surf board and already I have experienced magical moments people assume don’t happen in places such as these. I cultivate my lifestyle and gain friendships through pursuing such passions, like surfing, unconcerned with how unattainable it appears to be. And every time I emancipate myself from these assumed unseen boundaries life gives me sparkling sand. I think that is the true essence of charging. Creatively embrace the possibilities of your surroundings in unexpected ways, it helps. And along the way, hopefully, one can inspire another to do the same. v

Yes, this really is an iceberg! Wanna see how cold it is? Try filling up a glass of water PACKED with ice cubes, then stir it with your finger for over one minute... and that should give you a basic idea of how cold this would be to surf in!

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Surfer Girl

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elly Krusnowski

Art by Kelly Krusnowski

artist, surfer, wife and daughter

Age: 31 Years surfing: 17 years Favorite surf break: South shore- Publics, North shore- V-land Fav Board: 6’3” Minami

“Growing up, every year my family would visit my aunt in California and I would try to surf... Then when I was 17, I spent the summer out in San Diego with my cousin, and I spent every day in the water for three months- between Ocean beach and Blacks beach. It was great and rough at the same time… cold water, early mornings, no wetsuit, but I still loved it. I remember starting out on a 6’0” loaner; I don’t remember the shaper, probably some Cali shaper. My brother has the board now in his basement, but looking back, I wish I would have had a longboard to learn on now. To top it off, I had no one to teach me how to surf, so I spent a lot of my days being yelled at and going over the falls. But, the few waves that I did get… kept me hooked. The first surf break that I really felt like I was in complete control was in Costa Rica. I spent around 6 months there and we would go to a secluded break called Camaronal. This is where I was able to carve down the line for the first time, and from there, surfing wasn’t just great-it was awesome!

When it comes to fears and surfing, my biggest fear is getting caught in surf that is too big. In Costa Rica, I almost drowned and from then on I Photos by JK learned to have a proper fear of the ocean. As I got more comfortable in the water, and was able to duck-dive and read the waves, I became more confident. I’ve learned my limits and don’t push them too much… I like to have fun. My favorite female surfer is any girl friend of mine that will actually come surf with me. My favorite surf session... anytime its glassy, head high, pealing left, and my husband and friends are there. And the quote I find most inspiring… “There is more happiness in giving than receiving.” Acts 20:35 Through the years, I’ve developed my artistic side. I’ve always been an artist, but my dream of doing it professionally came true here in Hawaii. I started with watercolors, and soon I will begin playing around with oils- as soon as I get my canvases in the mail. I really enjoy painting; I grew up around many family members that were artists, so I guess I was fortunate to inherit a little bit of that. Luckily, I married a surfer. I love it. We love to surf together, skate, and snowboard, and we rarely go without one another. I think it is important to have these kinds of things in common with the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. It strengthens our relationship, and we have great memories and stories to always look back on. What does surfing mean to me? Good times!” j

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o Explore the Dreams you have for your life o Discover the unique way your Star Shines o Travel with a supportive Pod of Friends o Uncover Pearls for your journey from mentors along the way o Create new life by surrendering the old things that drag you down o Ride the Wave of God’s dream for your life by using your gifts to shine bright for others WHAT IS 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, PEARL GIRLS… the grain of sand is eventually transformed into a pearl. In each issue, The pearl symbolizes deep inner change that now shines WSSM highlights with beauty outward to the world. The Latin word for pearl different girls literally means ‘unique’, attesting to the fact that no two around the world pearls are identical. who are using Surfer girls tend to be highly intuitive to spiritual lessons that are taught by the sea, so I’d like to offer, that from a spiritual perspective, I often compare the journey of the pearl to our journey with God. He takes us as we are and even through the irritations and conflicts we encounter on our journey He coats us with His grace, refines us and molds us into something of beauty that reflects His love to the world.” Christ ina DiMari

You’re Designed to Shine to encourage girls in unique and creative ways in their own communities.

Barbados Pearl Girls ! PEARL GIRL, LISA MARSHALL

How the ripple started in Barbados…

“Thanks to Dean and Amy Plumlee, national director of Christian Surfers, for giving me the gift of Ocean Star, a memoir written by Christina

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DiMari. That led me to connecting with Christina and girls all over the world who are shining for others in some really cool ways. I gathered some friends and family to lead them through the life coaching study called You’re Designed to Shine in 2008 and I’ve been shouting from the mountaintops ever since!

The Freedom that is unveiled in our lives through this material gave me a purpose--I had to spread the word that we are ALL stars, All uniquely designed to shine. The workbook ends with encouraging the girls to step out and make a difference in the life of another girl. Here are some ways girls are now shining all over Barbados…”

PEARL GIRL, RAQUEL COZIER “A few months back, our precious little island was rocked with the tragic murder of a beautiful young girl only 16 years old. We did not know her. We didn’t know what dreams were left unfulfilled. We didn’t how what waves she will never ride.


Photos by: Melanie Pitcher, Lisa Stiebel, Sofie Warren

We did know she left behind a pod of young friends that were afraid, confused & heartbroken. We had just finished the last session of You’re Designed to Shine, titled “Riding the Wave of God’s dream for your life”. We were encouraged to keep our eyes open for ways we could shine for other girls. We had to find a way to reach out to the girls left behind. We couldn’t be moved and do nothing to help. This was the opportunity to shine.

We asked the girls to meet us at Accra Beach for a sunset candlelight vigil for their friend. Raquel Marshall led the girls in a prayer and asked

them to think about all the ways their friend has shined a light for them in some way while she was alive. Then she asked the girls to spread out along the beach and write the things they wanted to say to Anna in the sand. The girls were able to express their feelings, celebrate the love of their friend and as the ocean tide gently washed the words into the sea, they found a way to say goodbye.”

PEARL GIRL, RAQUEL MARSHALL “A friend of mine called me up to say that she was assisting

a charity organization called Make a Difference Today with an event at our Hospital. They were looking for artists and volunteers to help design and paint murals on the walls. So I said yes!!! I couldn’t believe it, because I had led and participated in a You’re Designed to Shine retreat and I wrote down MY DREAM was that God would use my art to shine for others. I had always wanted to paint public murals too, to remind people of His love for them. How perfect was this opportunity! I was given oversight over the pediatrics outpatient ward with a great group of teenagers. I painted several images that had inspired me while going through You’re Designed to Shine, the starfish, dolphin, pearls and waves. Then I began to write words that had also inspired me such as: Shine Bright, Dream, Believe, Hope, Love and Faith. I prayed that these words when read will bring feelings of hope, peace and encouragement. To know that sick children will be reading these words when they visit the ward just makes me speechless.”

PEARL GIRL, MELANIE PITCHER “After I finished You’re Designed

to Shine, I started thinking about what my DREAM was that I wanted to pursue that could allow me to do what I love and also shine for other people. Several years ago I rented a property and operated a guest house and cafe’, Bajan Surf Photo: Tarik Browne Bungalow, in a prime surfing spot. But then the owner sold the property and I had to let go of my dream location. The new owner never did anything with it and now it is up for sale again. I want to reclaim my dream! I would like to build the 11 room small hotel and restaurant that the previous owner had planned on doing, which is desperately needed in our area! I have a BIG vision for that property. I want 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--a place that offers its guests comfort, relaxation, and rejuvenation, not only because of the physical aspects of the accommodations, but by the Heart, Life, and Light that fills its walls. I want it to be a home where friends are made, laughter is had, wSSm | womenssurfstyle.com | 97


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and the experiences are never forgotten. I also plan to host You’re Designed to Shine surf camps to encourage other kids like I am doing with Lisa Stiebel this summer. I want to make it available for Christian Surfer Retreats, local community events and basically to bless anyone who walks in the door!“ To check out Melanie’s current Surf Trips and to keep up with her dream, visit www.surfbarbados.com

PEARL GIRL, LISA STIEBEL

“I bumped into Lisa Marshall in the supermarket, and what could have been an ordinary one-minute pass-by, became lifetime divine intervention. Her effervescence for You’re Designed to Shine, poured out of her pores, and resonated in my brain. I had to do it with my group of friends! I would call Lisa after every session and say to her, “there are no words in the dictionary to describe today!” And so it went. Six life-changing weeks as we shared, encouraged, cried, laughed, created, surrendered and watched the waves carry our etched dreams in the sand to their eternal source. And so we are beginning to live our dreams to shine His light. We’re writing books, painting murals, teaching children, healing relationships, riding our waves as God designed us to.

PEARL GIRL, JANELLE BRYAN

“I look in the mirror and I can see myself not just on the outside... but on the inside... I have become a better version of myself... and I like that. I am living the live I was CREATED to live.... YDTS has helped me save relationships, value people, be a better mother, wife, daughter, and sister. Now my passion is to help other girls shine bright!”

PEARL GIRL, SOFIE WARREN

“You’re Designed to Shine” reflections created a wave in me, making me want to dive in, to discover what I could learn from the dolphins riding the wave’s surge, the pearls on the ocean floor that may be overlooked at times, the amazing starfish that are made whole again once connected to their source of life… all the teachings that strengthened my faith, my passion for God, my family and myself. YDTS changed a lack-luster, stay at home mother, to a passionate photographer, loving her family whole-heartily.” Photos by: Melanie Pitcher, Lisa Stiebel, Sofie Warren

1. SHINE! Realize no matter how young or old you are, you can shine for other girls and make a lasting difference in their lives. Consider purchasing a set of You’re Designed to Shine to view and see if this is something that you would like to either do on your own, and hopefully, lead other girls through. Purchase on our website at www.oceanstargifts.com 2. MAKE A DONATION: (we’re a non profit org.) - Make check payable to: Christian Surfers - Designate funds to be used for: Designed to Shine

Mail to: You’re Designed to Shine PO Box 436151 Louisville, KY 40253

SPECIAL DEALS FOR WSSM GIRLS ONLY *For everyone who purchases a You’re Designed to Shine Leaders Guide in our online store (www. oceanstargifts.com), we will send you a FREE YDtS workbook/journal, an Ocean Star book and $50.00 worth of surf art greeting cards! In the subject line at checkout, write “WSSM DEAL”

*You’re name will then go in a drawing to win a chance to have our team come to your town to help lead your group of girls through You’re Designed to Shine!!!

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.” Much Amore’ and Aloha!

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EAST COAST BLISS Surf travel along the Floridian coast

by Dan & Sandra Olson The waves on the east coast may not be the heaving bombs of Hawaii, or the slow pealing peaks of California, but give them a hurricane swell and the coast comes alive with surf enthusiasts of all ages. As we prepared to leave Hawaii for the Surf Expo in Orlando, Florida, we eagerly watched the wave reports as hurricane Bill steadily inched towards the coast— bringing double overhead surf to Florida and the Carolinas. The Surf Expo (Thur.-Sat.) kept many surfers inside for the peak of the swell, ourselves included, but as the weekend approached, phones began ringing and text’ flying as everyone began coordinating the perfect break, boards, and time to meet up for this magnificent swell. Because we were there for business first, we didn’t surf until Sunday, but thanks to the crew at Dunkelvolk, we warmed up our surf muscles by going to their private party at Disney World’s Typhoon Lagoon on Thursday night. Dunkelvolk had rented out the wave pool for the evening, which for those of you that are interested, runs about $1200 for 3 hours. They received 100 waves; 25 rights, 25 lefts, and 50 split peaks- where two surfers at a time could drop in, and we excitedly waited our turn as 15 of us rotated boards, dropped in, caught our wave, then hurried back- gave our board to the next surfer, and cheered

them on. The wave itself was actually pretty good… a little mushy, but still overhead (for me anyway) and super fun. Thanks Dunkelvolk! On Saturday night the show ended and we met up with Anike from Viking Surfboards to pick up our boards. Mine was a beautiful 5’10” Viking Girl, with exquisite artwork of a girl and flowers (a beautiful sparrow on the bottom) and Dan’s- a 6’2” thruster, with a flaming skull on the deck. After dropping them off at the hotel, we met up with Amanda and Gabriel Fernandez, our east coast reps, and headed over to Giordano’s for some fabulous Chicago style pizza. Yum! Bellies full, the go-kart track was next on our list, with the goal of seeing who would be the first to get kicked off the track for “disorderly conduct”. Though we did slam into eachother repeatedly, laughing and swerving about, Dan was the one that ALMOST got kicked out- but it was for videotaping the whole thing- from the safety of his kart. The attendants finally gave up on us and one of them ended up doing a little dance for the camera. After a good night’s sleep, we headed out to New Smyrna Beach, to hang with Amanda and Gabriel back at their pad. Boards jammed in the back seat, we cruised the coast checking out the dropping swell and were stoked to see surfers dotting the coast like seagulls. After putting in our new fins, and waxing up (I got to use the new hot pink Day Glo wax from Sticky Bumps) we headed out to Esther’s for an early afternoon session. Slightly overhead, perfectly glassy waves greeted us, and we were happy to find several friendly surfers in the lineup. Because we knew we’d be surfing an evening session at the Inlet, after a dozen waves or so, we headed back in for a tasty sub from the local Photos: Gabriel Fernandez | SecretSurf007.com

Amanda at her home break- Esthers Good times...

Dan, taking advantage of what the Inlet was offering... In-between sets at Esthers

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supermarket, a quick nap, and woke refreshed and ready to surf again. Upon learning that the beaches close to vehicles at 7pm, we raced the clock as we loaded Amanda & Gabriel’s new red bus bug with munchies, drinks, surfboards and their kids. The surf was a bit stormy and grey and we could barely see our feet below the surface- kinda spooky with all the sharks here, but we still had a ball, and were sad to see the cops cruising the beach telling everyone the beach was closing. We finished the night with a delicious bbq and drifted off to sleep, eager for 8am to arrive when the beach would re-open to vehicles and according to Amanda, with the rising tide, would make for perfect morning conditions. Chocolate donuts in hand, we headed out and were on the beach at 8:03am, eager to catch waves before the lineup began filling up. Again, the other surfers that were out were friendly and shared waves, and as the tide filled in, the waves did indeed begin building and taking on a better form. They were so consistent, it seemed like as soon as you caught a wave and paddled back out, another one came, and another one, and another one! After losing track of more than 20+ rides each, we returned to the beach that had somehow come alive while we surfed. Cars, trucks and campers lined the beach as far as the eye could see, with families and surfers coexisting in a dream-like atmosphere. We packed up the car, said a prayer of thanks to God for keeping us safe (in the shark-bite capital of the WORLD) and enjoyed a slow cruise along the beach for a couple of miles, taking in the community lifestyle atmosphere, before heading back to Orlando for a day at Disney World’s

Blizzard Beach. Both of us had been to Disney World growing up, but neither of us had ever been to Blizzard Beach, so we were excited to swap our surfboards for innertubes and super slides, and spend the day relaxing in this family friendly environment. Blizzard Beach did not disappoint; super clean, helpful staff and lines that weren’t too long awaited us, and the hours quickly flew by as we rode all the rides they offered, and then took the “ski lift” to the most exciting ride of all, the Summit Plummet; a 120 ft. high slide that showcases a heart stopping 60+ mile an hour drop that leaves you breathless. Laughing, splashing and enjoying ourselves immensely, we ended the day with hot showers, and a delicious Mickey Mouse ice cream bar, then packed our disheveled bags, jammed the boards in the car and drove like mad men to the airport for our departing flight. Another surf trip completed, with 3 surf sessions in 24 hours, we arrived back in Honolulu safe and sound, eager to try out our boards in the Hawaiian surf that awaited us. Though we had a blast in Florida, and were stoked to have surfed hurricane Bill with our friends, it sure felt good to be home and back at our home breaks. P Blizzard Beach photos: wdwnews.com

Sandra’s new 5’10” Viking Surfboard

SUMMIT PLUMMET @ Blizzard Beach Cool bus and even coooler peeps!

Sleigh rides in swimwear... that’s a first! Dan’s new 6’2” Viking Surfboard

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The WSSM Girls “On the following pages you’ll be enjoying a collection of outerwear, footwear, swimwear, jewelry and accessories, all brought to life on beautiful, healthy, surfer girls and guys. If you notice though, they are girls and guys that look like you and me. They work regular jobs, surf as much as they can, and lead very “normal” lives. THEY ARE NOT PROFESSIONAL MODELS, and some of them had never even been on a photoshoot before this one. But, when we approached them for the fall/winter ’09 fashion guide, ALL were stoked to represent their particular body type and style, and were eager to help us portray a realistic image of the women who eat, sleep, live, love and surf, in today’s surfing and beach communities. We hope you’ll enjoy this fresh approach to our beach and surfinspired fashion guide.”

Sandra & Dan Olson WSSM Publishers

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GINA shirt: “Lucky Wings” by FlowLuckyFree (flowluckyfree.com) jewelry: (trendyjewels.com) MAX shirt: “Mermaid” by FlowLuckyFree (flowluckyfree.com) hat: Dunkelvolk (dunkelvolk.com) sunglasses: “Solo” by Native (nativeeyewear.com)

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STEPHANIE swimwear: Halter & bottoms by JesAla Couture (jesalacouture.com) hat: “Sundancer” by Sunday Afternoons (sundayafternoons.com) Photo by: PhotoLines I.S. Hair & Makeup by: Emilia Perry

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About Jo.Jah.Jae

“Growing up in Kailua, Oahu, I am constantly surrounded by inspiration: the beaches, the mountains, the lifestyle, and the people. Coming from a family of artists, I’ve been blessed with the passion for art and design. I was “properly” introduced to jewelry design in 2002, and since then, with the love and support of family and friends, I have been able to express myself through my jewelry. Incorporating shells and found treasures from Hawaii’s shorelines allow me to capture my appreciation of what nature provides for us in jo.jah.jae.”

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Alyssa ALYSSA (reef team rider) swimwear: Reef (reef.com) XtreMP3: Waterproof Digital Music Player (finisinc.com) TEO swimwear: “Ibiza - Purple” by Guria Beachwear (guriabeachwear.com.br) bracelet: (trendyjewels.com) sunglasses: “Heiress” by Pleasure Ground (pleasureground.com) necklace: “Crowned Jewel” by Jo.Jah.Jae Designs (jojahjae.com)

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BECCY swimwear: “Amigo” by Body Glove (bodyglovegirl.com) surfboard: 5’10” x 18”x 2” Viking Girl Surfboards (vikingsurfboards.com) STEPHANIE top: “Barefoot in Paradise” by Cameron Hawaii (cameronhawaii.com) jewelry: “Silk Wrap and Charm Bracelet/Necklace” by Jo.Jah.Jae Designs (jojahjae.com) hat: “Kauai” by Sunday Afternoons (sundayafternoons.com) footless tights: “Carmella” by Violet Love Legwear (violetlovelegwear.com) footwear: “Freesia” by Nomad (nomadfootwear.com) Photo by: PhotoLines I.S. | Hair & Makeup by: Emilia Perry

Beccy BECCY top: “Tunic Hoodie” by Cameron Hawaii (cameronhawaii.com) bracelet: “Black & White Cuff” by Calypso Studios Inc. (calypsostudiosinc.com) footless tights: “Venetien Silk” by Violet Love Legwear (violetlovelegwear.com)

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“Aloha Kahuna Creations, I’m the Lucky Winner of the Skateboard & Big Stick from the “2009 WSSM Summer Surf Party. I just wanted to THANK YOU for donating such a fun and great prize. I haven’t been on a board since I was 8. I had no problem riding your board and it’s so much fun. Mahalo Nui Loa...” –Trish

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NAOMYE shirt: “Koi” by FlowLuckyFree (flowluckyfree.com) footwear: “Jenn” by Nomad (nomadfootwear.com) capris: Celebrity Pink Jeans (celebritypinkjeans.com) duffle: “Merci Overnight Duffle” by RoomItUp (roomitup.com) Photos by: PhotoLines I.S. | Hair & Makeup by: Emilia Perry

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BECCY & TEO swimwear: Body Glove (bodyglovegirl.com) Beccy surfboard: 6’3”” x 19”x 2 1/2” Keoki Surfboards (keokisurfboards.com) Teo surfboard: 5’10” x 18”x 2” Viking Girl Surfboards (vikingsurfboards.com)

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“SWEET TREATS” GROUP swimwear: Kandi Swim & Dani Kates Holly: “Blueberri” (kandiswim.com) Emilia: “Picnic Pie Bandeau and Retro Bottoms” (kandiswim.com) Stephanie: “Half Baked” (kandiswim.com) Teo: “Coconut Cream Pie” (danikates.com) Tiffany: “Blackberry Pie” (danikates.com) PAUL boardshorts: Christian Audigier (edhardyswimwear.com) BECCY swimwear: Christian Audigier (edhardyswimwear.com) GINA swimwear: “Vinca Tiger” by Winki Island (winkiswim.com) Photo by: PhotoLines I.S. Hair & Makeup by: Emilia Perry

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ASR Tradeshow Recap (September 2009)

By Shelsea Brown - WSSM Writer/ Reporter

Christel | Banana Moon

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Pamela Levine | Roxy

Erica | Body Glove

Shaka Laka

Often referred to as THE action sports tradeshow to attend on the west coast, ASR (Action Sports Retailer) features the latest trends in swimwear, footwear, apparel, accessories and hard goods bi-annually. The economy was a huge determinant of tighter budgets, less “frills”, and less attendees. ASR understood that attendees and exhibitors for the Fall 2009 show expected it to, not only be a fun gathering place, but a place to expand their businesses. WSSM’s west coast rep, Shelsea Brown and photographer, Dennis Sanchez, attended the show and gave WSSM a quick peek into how the industry is shaping up for the Holiday season into 2010. This is the fourth ASR I’ve been to and every year slightly differs from the last. Whether it’s the vibe, attendance, or floor plan, ASR always has something new to offer – especially if you’re a buyer. It was especially exciting for Dennis as the new photographer. Dennis and I were well prepared for this ASR with our badges already pre-printed... All we had to do was check-in and receive our badge holders with Da Kine lanyards. Once in the doors and past “security staff,” there was a whole world of wonder to explore and people to meet. As usual, most of the newer designers and companies were very friendly and willing to discuss their spring 2010 lines while some of the established brands were a little standoffish. Though some companies shut out all but the most “elite”, Volcom plays no favorites, and are always ready to let their hair down and party. They were as lively and entertaining as ever with their Jimmy Buffet island theme going on- we really had to be careful while passing through or else we’d get nailed with a free trucker hat, t-shirt, or beach ball! There were a lot of other companies giving away a bunch of cool stuff too. Shaka Laka gave us an entire boxed collection of protective lip balm!!! They’ve redone their packaging from cute and fun to modern and contemporary. It’s surely to get noticed by avid lip balm wearers like ourselves (great for a pre-surf sesh touch-up). We also scored some white baseball caps from Peter Grimm, coozies from Bottle Betty; a belt from Famous Stars & Straps; boxers, t-shirts, and beenies from Dunkelvolk – some cool guys that are quickly building their name in the industry. We couldn’t have lasted the entire show if it weren’t for the Lost and Monster energy promo girls passing out their refreshing energy drinks! Thanks for keeping us peppy and ready to work! As we were greeting clients, passing out WSSM magazines and tshirts, while gathering free stuff for ourselves, we took notice of how modest the overall industry strength seemed. Depending on the business itself, some companies said that it was

rather slow, while other’s said it was steady. Big shots like Billabong, Rip Curl, Reef, Quicksilver, and Volcom usually have a steady flow of visitors at their booths, and it was true of this show as well. As with most ASR shows, there are a few cancellations, as well as additions, from the exhibitor’s list, but there were at least 500+ companies present at this past September ASR. Usually, the floor plan remains the same: smaller companies along the walls and within the center are accessories, swimwear, surf, hard goods, skate, and streetwear, but this show was slightly different. One thing that stood out was an additional quarter section called, Class @ ASR. According to ASR’s website, “CLASS @ ASR is a highly stylized trade show that features a curated group of 100 + core and emerging designers that crossover from the action sports lifestyle into the prestige fashion market.” If you ask me, I thought every well-known surf brand was already breaching the fashion market, and like most hip-hop music, many of the surf brands have gone mainstream. Only certain attendees were being allowed into Class @ ASR. Dennis and I were rejected because we were representing the “media.” I didn’t appreciate the cocky attitude of the “doorman”… clearly the guy took his job too seriously. Furthermore, how are the businesses exhibiting within expected to receive coverage of new products and growth when they’re cut off from the “voices” of the industry? Oh well, their loss. Class @ ASR enclosed companies like RVCA, Vitamin A swimwear, Insight, Arbor, L Space, Violet Love Headbands, and Luli Fama. They even had their own martini bar and DJ. All in all, it was a great show and I’m glad to have been a part of it and representing WSSM. There’s no better place to network and build relationships with new and current clients. I’d like to say a big thanks to the crew at ASR for all their hard work and dedication in bringing the west coast action sports community together. And even bigger mahalos goes to all the companies mentioned earlier for the freebies! To keep you all on the cutting edge, here are some new companies to look out for in 2010. Enjoy! Fox Head, Inc. is expanding their line into swimwear. That’s great news for the girls! Bottle Betty (hardware serves as both decorative and as a bottle opener), Osklen (contemporary Brazilian wear), Jedidiah (did you know their head designer, Kalama, is from my home state of Hawaii?) and Dunkelvolk. Perky Jerky, the world’s first caffeinated beef jerky, is another AWESOME company to keep an eye on. Perky Jerky offers teriyaki flavored beef jerky that really gives you a boost - what a great idea! Furthermore, Shred Sled is another up-and-comer. It’s an improvement on The Wave skateboard, but unlike The Wave, the Shred Sled has four wheels and flexes in the center, making it easier to balance on and shred. It’s a definite must-try for already Wave owners and even novice riders.” i

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Rell Sunn Educational Fund

Local Motion

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Lucy Love

Surf Grip

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Welcome to the Islands

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In some of the most EPIC surf the US Open has ever witnessed... the women bravely dropped in on the gigantic, heaving 10+ wave sets, tearing up the mountains of water that exhilarated and enchanted the 500,000+ spectators, gathered on the sun-drenched shores of Huntington Beach. Due to the tremendous power of the close-outs, contestants were shuttled out via PWC, over a half dozen boards snapped, and several surfers had to depend on their swimming skillsjust to outlast the sets. Survival, courage and determination, as well as style was key, and the level of competition was made even more spectacular by the challenging conditions. This was TRULY a contest for the history books. Thank you to all the fans for showing up and supporting, and to the women surfers for their dedication to the sport, and endless drive to set new goals for future generations to strive for. A big congratulations to Courtney Conlogue, winner of the US Open, 2009! You’ve truly set a new standard for women’s surfing. Photos and Interviews by Dave Gregerson Photography and Karrissa Correa

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SAVE YOUR BREASTS NOW!

DETECT THE EARLIEST Warning Signs of Breast Disease

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Thermography Gave Me Hope... For a Healthier Future “I sit in a small room; chilled air penetrates my core as I hold my hair up and off my neck. Wearing nothing but panties, it’s easy to see how my body will drop in temperature, helping Dr. Linda to accurately read the heat patterns, and as I wait for her to reappear, the worst case scenarios race through my mind. This isn’t supposed to happen to me... How did I find myself here? The reason was simple. I’d noticed small lumps under my arms, around the area where your underwire bra would run, that just wouldn’t go away and were painful on occasion. And, new lumps had begun to appear in my upper/inner thighs as well. Being the type of person that I am, I need to be on the brink of death before I’ll go see a doctor, but it was panic that began sinking in as I researched “lumps” on the internet, and discovered all the horrible things they just might be. That encouraged me to act on my instinct and once and for all, not only figure out what was wrong, but more importantly... How to fix it! Dr. Linda returned to the room and began snapping photos with her infrared camera. Front, side and back views were all taken, and within minutes, we were through. As I dressed, I still wondered, “What’s wrong with me? I hope it’s not serious!” She then carefully looked over my photos with me, pointing out organs that showed stress and heat patterns that were irregular, finding one in particular that showed signs of possible problems in the future. Turns out, having been on birth control for over 12 years had taken a real toll on my body. Large amounts of estrogen had built up in my body, my lymph system wasn’t draining properly (causing the lumps), and my liver, spleen and kidneys were extremely overworked. Good news? No SERIOUS signs of the beginnings of cancer or anything else of that nature. Whew! Several supplements & vitamins later, dietary changes and incorporating a cleansing of the bowels, liver and kidneys, more surfing time (she really did tell me to surf more to relieve stress), and 3 months later found me back in her office and worried. Had all of this even helped? Was I still showing severe imbalances? Cool air, snapshots, and whalaa... Dr. Linda was giving me my verdict... I HAD IMPROVED TREMENDOUSLY!! So much so that she said I wouldn’t need to come back for another screening for at least 3 years! That was much better than my last visit where she said to come back in 3 months. I’d been really committed to heath, and it showed. The Estrogen had broken down and was leaving my body, I felt better physically, and I was thrilled to see the improvement from the first images to the second. All from taking the nutritional products she recommended... I felt so much better! Since then though, the biggest change I’ve noticed is MENTALLY! I no longer worry if there is something wrong. I don’t need to worry whether I’m at risk for breast cancer, because I have the evidence in front of my eyes that as of now, I’m Ok. I know that with the proper supplementation, my heath is under control and can be tracked over the years, reevaluating and correcting as the years go by. Science shows that worry & stress wreak havoc on your body and can lead to all kinds of diseases and immune system breakdown. After my thermograms, I don’t worry anymore, and you don’t have to either. Find out what’s going on in your body before it’s too late. Breast thermography for women ages 20 to 30 is the only way to assess your risk level so that you can prevent breast cancer for you. Get scanned today! ” - Renee Williams

Call for an appointment for breast thermography at 808.395.6800, or visit her websites for more information, or to find a Board Certified Medical Thermographer in your area. www.HolisticCareHawaii.com | www.MyBioPro.com/DoctorLinda


2008-’09 CONTEST RESULTS DIRECTORY | WSSM ASP TOUR

9/10 - 9/18/08

Billabong Girls Pro | Barra Da Tijuca, Rio De Janeiro | 1. Melanie Bartels, 2. Sofia Mulanovich, 3. Stephanie Gilmore, 4. Layne Beachley

10/9 - 10/14/08

Beachley Classic | Manly Beach - NSW - Australia | 1. Tyler Wright, 2. Silvana Lima, 3. Sofia Mulanovich, 4. Amee Donohoe

11/3 - 11/8/08

Movistar Classic pres. by Rip Curl | Mancora - Peru | 1. Stephanie Gilmore, 2. Silvana Lima, 3. Layne Beachley, 4. Rebecca Woods

11/24 - 12/6/08

Roxy Pro | Sunset Beach, Hawaii | 1. Stephanie Gilmore, 2. Silvana Lima, 3. Jessi Miley-Dyer, 4. Nicola Atherton

12/8 - 12/20/08

Billabong Pro| Honolua Bay - Maui - Hawaii | 1. Stephanie Gilmore, 2. Melanie Bartels, 3. Silvana Lima, 4. Layne Beachley

2/28-3/11/09

ROXY PRO | Snapper Rocks: Coolangatta, Queensland, Australia | 1. Stephanie Gilmore, 2. Melanie Bartels, 3. Coco Ho, 4. Paige Hareb

4/13-18/09

RIP CURL PRO | BELLS BEACH, Victoria-Australia | 1. Silvana Lima, 2. Stephanie Gilmore, 3. Sally Fitsgibbons, 4. Sofia Mulanovich

WQS TOUR 1/30-2/1/09

COPA MOVISTAR | San Bartolo - Peru | 1. Sofia Mulanovich, 2. Anali Gomez, 3. Alexia Jeri, 4. Ornella Pellizzari

3/20-22/09

MAITLAND TOYOTA OPEN | Merewether, Newcastle, NSW-Australia | 1. Phillipa Anderson, 2. Dimity Stoyle, 3. Sofia Mulanovic,h 4. Ashley Smith

4/30-5/5/09

DRUG AWARE PRO | Margaret River-West Australia | 1. MelanieRedman-Carr, 2. Coco HO, 3. Sofia Mulanovich, 4. Paige Hareb

4/7-15/09

WOMEN’S PIPELINE PRO | Pipeline,Oahu-Hawaii | 1. Claire Bevilacqua, 2. Carissa Moore, 3. Anastasia Ashley, 4. Laura Enever

5/1-3/09

ESTORIL BILLABONG PRO GIRLS | Guincho,Cascais-Portugal | 1. Sally Fitzgibbons, 2. Coco Ho, 3. Carissa Moore, 4. Jessi Miley-Dyer

7/22-25/09

US OPEN OF SURFING | Huntington Bch. California | 1. Courtney Conlogue, 2. Malia Manuel, 3. Laura Enever, 4. Carissa Moore

CALIFORNIA 9/6 - 9/7/08

NSSA SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE EVENT #1 - Ninth Street Huntington Beach | OPEN WOMENS | 1. Courtney Conlogue, 2. Lakey Peterson, 3. Catherine Clark, 4. Kaleigh Gilchrist

9/13 - 9/14/08

NSSA SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE EXPLORER #1 - Mission Beach San Diego | EXPLORER WOMENS | 1. Natalie Anzivino, 2. Chelsea Rauhut, 3. Chloe Buckley, 4. Kaelin Bohl, 5. Shelby Detmers, 6. Harley Taich \ EXPLORER GIRLS | 1. Kylie Loveland, 2. Shelby Detmers, 3. Taylor Blake, 4. Paige Ortiz, 5. Lauren Heinmeyer, 6. Torrey Miethke

9/14/08

WSA HOBIE CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR EVENT #2 - Seaside Park (Pipe), Ventura | GIRLS’ UNDER 12 | 1. Frankie Harrer, 2. Meah Collins, 3. Avalon Johnson, 4. Sidney Johnson, 5. Ashley Beeson, 6. Crystal Dean | IRLS’ LONGBOARD U14 | 1. Rachael Tilly, 2. Allyson Heinmeye, 3. Sidney Johnson, 4. Ashley Beeson | GIRLS’ LONGBOARD U18 | 1. Michelle Bautista Layton, 2. Tory Gilkerson, 3. Tess Lustbaum, 4. Kelsey Daum, 5. Carly Martin, 6. Rachael Tilly | GIRLS’ UNDER 14 | 1. Frankie Harrer, 2. Meah Collins, 3. Avalon Johnson | GIRLS’ UNDER 16 | 1. Meah Collins, 2. Alex Ross, 3. Jessi Duston, 4. Katie Draeger, 5. Brooke Daigneault, 6. Kelsey Wickwire | GIRLS’ UNDER 18 | 1. Tess Lustbaum, 2. Jordyn De La Vega, 3. Chelsea Byland, 4. Alex Ross, 5. Keenan Reeser, 6. Charlotte Dellea | Open Women’s Longboard | 1. Kelsey Daum, 2. Michelle Bautista Layton, 3. Blythe Bejan, 4. Wanda Smans, 5. Morgan Sliff, 6. Lyn Burich | Open Women’s Shortboard | 1. Morgan Gore, 2. Keenan Reeser, 3. Michelle Bautista Layton, 4. Chelsea Byland, 5. Michelle Watson, 6. Lyn Burich | SENIOR WOMEN’S LONGBOARD 35+ | 1. Blythe Bejan, 2. Tina Mora, 3. Linda Trimm, 4. Debi Lane, 5. Carol Malamud WOMEN 18+ | 1. Mary Setterholm, 2. Lyn Burich, 3. Morgan Gore, 4. Heather Carrick, 5. Sue Dell, 6. Chrissie Canino

9/20/08

19th ANNUAL DALE VELZY SURF CLASSIC & LUAU | Doheny Longboard Surfing Association - Doheny State Beach Women Final 20-44 | 1. Connie Hurst, 2. Rachael Calkins, 3. Cathy Brunmier, 4. Michelle Mayo, 5. Leslie Wielenga, 6. Jeanette Francis \ Jr Women Final 15-19 | 1. Marrissa Barry, 2. Lauren Ngan, 3. Ashley Henderson, 4. Melissa Jasnily, 5. Natasha Swanson, 6. Denae Thraher \ Menehune Girls Final | 1. Carley Mora, 2. Becca Dunn, 3. McKenzie Openshaw

9/20 - 9/21/08

VOLCOM STONE’S GREAT WHITE SURF SERIES - Pleasure Point Santa Cruz | GIRLS | 1. Demi Boelsterli, 2. Savannah Shaughnessy, 3. Lexi Wilson, 4. Mackenzie Kessler, 5. Camila Gerard, 6. Vanessa Floyd

9/20 - 9/21/08

VOLCOM STONE’S GOLDFISH SURF SERIES - Morro Bay, California | GIRLS | 1. Rachel Harris, 2. Amy Covert, 3. Alex White, 4. Katie Draeger, 5. Marissa Kuiken

10/5/08

TRKY TRIPLE CROWN - Laguna Beach, California | Girls Division | 1. Brenda Joseph, 2. Kennedi Gherardini

10/4 - 10/5/08

WSA HOBIE CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR EVENT#3 - Ponto, South Carlsbad, CA GIRLS UNDER 12 | 1. Meah Collins, 2. Frankie Harrer, 3. Allyson Heinmeyer, 4. Avalon Johnson, 5. Sidney Johnson \ GIRLS LONGBOARD UNDER 14 | 1. Anna Gillis, 2. Rachael Tilly, 3. Sidney Johnson, 4. Stephanie Schechter, 5. Ashley Beeson \ GIRLS LONGBOARD UNDER 18 | 1. Michelle Bautista Layton, 2. Carly Martin, 3. Kelsey Daum, 4. Kyla Peterson, 5. Lisa Tuttle, 6. Rachael Tilly GIRLS UNDER 14 | 1. Meah Collins, 2. Frankie Harrer, 3. Avalon Johnson, 4. Larissa Lambrou, 5. Stephanie Schechter, 6. Taylor Blake \ GIRLS UNDER 16 | 1. Meah Collins, 2. Lauren Heinmeyer, 3. Kelsey Wickwire, 4. Brooke Daigneault, 5. Jessi Duston \ GIRLS UNDER 18 | 1. Anissa Galindo, 2. Kyla Peterson, 3. Chelsea Byland, 4. Carly Martin, 5. Lisa Tuttle, 6. Charlotte Dellea OPEN WOMEN’S LONGBOARD | 1. Kelsey Daum, 2. Blythe Bejan, 3. Holly Stroschine, 4. Morgan Sliff, 5. Wanda Smans \ OPEN WOMEN’S SHORTBOARD | 1. Chelsea Byland, 2. Dresden Rowlett, 3. Michelle Watson, 4. Hayley Conant, 5. Jessica Silver, 6. Jade Baer \ SENIOR WOMEN’S LONGBOARD 35+ | 1. Blythe Bejan, 2. Carol Malamud, 3. Holly Stroschine, 4. Tina Mora, 5. Linda Trimm \ WOMEN 18+ | 1. Hayley Conant, 2. Mary Setterholm, 3. Dresden Rowlett, 4. Danielle Dickerson, 5. Maki Kamei, 6. Christiane Gozashti

10/8/08

FREEDOM CALIFORNIA SURF SERIES | CHRISTIAN SURFING FEDERATION - San Clemente California OPEN WOMEN | 1. Erika Cook, 2. Emmy Merrell, 3. Erica Tow / GIRLS | 1. Bryan Lutz, 2. Kennedi Gheradini, 3. Haley Putnam

10/11-10/12/08

NSSA SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE EXPLORER EVENT #3 | 9th Street Huntington Beach EXPLORER WOMENS | 1. Chloe Buckley, 2. Shelby Detmer, 3. Chelsea Rauhutk, 4. Natalie Anzivino, 5. Harley Taich, 6. Kaeli E, 6. Kylie Loveland

10/18-10/19/08

NSSA WEST COAST COLLEGE TEAMS SEASON EVENT #1 - Blacks Beach San Diego COLLEGE WOMENS | 1. Lipoa Kahaleuahi, 2. Darlene Connolly, 3. Lilly Howard, 4. Chelsea Rauhut, 5. Sunshine Makarow, 6. Allie Brown

10/19/08

BILLABONG /WILDCOAST DEMPSEY HOLDER OCEAN FESTIVAL & SURF CONTEST - Imperial Beach Pier Plaza, San Diego OPEN WOMENS | 1. Landy Spencer, . Nicole Pratt, 3. Antonette Guitierrez \ JR GIRLS UNDER 18 | 1. Natalia Palmatier, 2. Michelle Mcdonald, 3. Michaela Branscomb MENEHUNE GIRLS | 1. Hannah Erbe-Smith, 2. Grace Jackson, 3. Kayla Rojas

10/18-10/19/08

NSSA GOLD COAST CONFERENCE EVENT #4 - Morro Bay California EXPLORER WOMENS | 1. Mackenzie Kessler, 2. Lakey Peterson, 3. Catherine Clark, 4. Keenan Reeser, 5. Alexis Ross, 6. Katie Draeger \ EXPLORER GIRLS | 1. Lakey Peterson, 2. Frankie Harrer NORTHWEST CONFERENCE EVENT #3 | OPEN WOMENS | 1. Kirra Kehoe, 2. Keenan Reeser, 3. Alexis Ross, 4. Asia Carpenter

10/25-10/26/08

NSSA SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE OPEN #3 - Southside Huntington Beach Pier | OPEN WOMENS | 1. Lakey Peterson, 2. Courtney Conlogue, 3. Catherine Clark, 4. Kaleigh Gilchrist

11/1 - 11/2/08

NSSA SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE OPEN #3 | Oceanside South Jetty San Diego | OPEN WOMENS | 1. Taylor Pitz, 2. Courtney Conlogue, 3. Kaleigh Gilchrist, 4. Tara Franz

11/2/08

RIP CURL GROMSEARCH NATIONAL FINAL Presented by Boost Mobile - Salt Creek California | GIRLS 16 & UNDER | 1. Chandler Parr, 2. Nage Melamed, 3. Hana Harrison, 4. Catherine Clark

11/8 - 11/9/08

NSSA WEST COAST COLLEGE TEAMS SEASON EVENT #2 - South Mission Beach San Diego COLLEGE WOMENS | 1. Lipoa Kahaleuahi, 2. Gretchen Wegrich, 3. Sunshine Makarow, 4. Chelsea Rauhut, 5. Chloe Buckley, 6. Rachel Harris

11/8 - 11/9/08

VOLCOM STONE GREAT WHITE - Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz, CA | GIRLS | 1. Jenny Uselinger, 2. Lexi Wilson, 3. Mackenzie Kessler, 4. Jamilah Star, 5. Vanessa Floyd, 6. Savannah Shaughnessy

11/9/08

WSA HOBIE CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR EVENT #4 - Pismo Beach Pier GIRLS UNDER 12 | 1. Sidney Johnson, 2. Meah Collins, 3. Crystal Dean, 4. Frankie Harrer, 5. Avalon Johnson, 6. Ashley Beeson \ GIRLS UNDER 14 | 1. Avalon Johnson, 2. Meah Collins, 3. Frankie Harrer, 4. Kandi Patterson \ GIRLS UNDER 16 | 1. Frankie Harrer, 2. Meah Collins, 3. Jessi Duston \ GIRLS UNDER 18 | 1. Charlotte Dellea, 2. Lisa Tuttle, 3. Alex Ross, 4. Chelsea Byland, 5T. Madi Swayne, 6. Carly Martin \ GIRLS LONGBOARD UNDER 14 | 1. Rachael Tilly, 2. Sidney Johnson, 3. Ashley Beeson \ GIRLS LONGBOARD UNDER 18 | 1. Rachael Tilly, 2. Carly Martin, 3. Lisa Tuttle, 4. Michelle Bautista Layton \ OPEN Women’s Longboard | 1. Michelle Bautista Layton, 2. Morgan Sliff \ Open Women’s Shortboard| 1. Keenan Reeser, 2. Michelle Bautista Layton, 3. Dresden Rowlett, 4. Chelsea Byland, 5. Madi Swayne, 6. Morgan Gore \ SENIOR WOMEN’S LONGBOARD 35+ | 1. Carol Malamud, 2. Jacque Fait \ WOMEN 18+ | 1. Dresden Rowlett, 2. Morgan Gore, 3. Heather Carrick, 4. Jessica Silver, 5. Cybil Oechsle

11/15-11/16/08

NSSA SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE OPEN #5 - Church, San Clemente | OPEN WOMENS | 1. Chandler Parr, 2. Catherine Clark, 3. Anise Guzman, 4. Taylor Pitz

11/15-11/16/08

VOLCOM STONE’S BLOWFISH - South Jetty, Oceanside, CA | GIRLS | 1. Jenna Balester, 2. Sara Taylor, 3. Erika Cook, 4. Chelsea Raunhut, 5. Darlene Conolly, 6. Alissa Lentz

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VOLCOM STONE STARFISH - River Jetties, Newport Beach | GIRLS | 1. Kaleigh Gilchrist, 2. Erica Hosseini, 3. Erika Cook, 4. Annisa Galindo, 5. Leah Pakpour, 6. Krystal Shannon

12/6/08

PACSUN WSA PRIME SURF SURIES EVENT#3 - South Jetty, Oceanside California GIRLS UNDER 18 | 1. Courtney Conlogue, 2. Chandler Parr, 3. Lakey Peterson, 4. Tara Franz \ GIRLS UNDER 16 | 1. Anise Guzman, 2. Emmy Merrill, 3. Harley Taich, 4. Shelby Detmers

12/20-12/20/08

NSSA SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE OPEN SEASON #6 - Seaside Reef, Cardiff, San Diego | OPEN WOMENS | 1. Lakey Peterson, 2. Courtney Conlogue, 3. Chandler Parr, 4. Taylor Pitz

1/3 - 1/4/09

NSSA SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE EXPLORER #6 - Crystal Pier Beach, San Diego EXPLORER WOMENS | 1. Natalie Anzivino, 2. Jordan Hundley, 3. Shelby Detmers, 4. Chloe Buckley, 5. Chelsea Rauhut, 6. Marissa Hood EXPLORER GIRLS | 1. Shelby Detmers, 2. Harley Taich, 3. Bryn Lutz, 4. Paige Ortiz, 5. Avalon Johnson, 6. Melina Smith

1/10 - 1/11/09

NSSA SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE OPEN #7 - Huntington Beach Pier, Southside | OPEN WOMENS | 1. Chandler Parr, 2. Courtney Conlogue, 3. Cassidy Wehsener, 4. Lakey Peterson

1/30 - 2/1/09

VOLCOM STARFISH - River Jetties, Newport Beach | GIRLS | 1. Meah Collins, 2. Charlotte Dellea, 3. Shelby Detmers, 4. Tammy Mowery, 5. Keshia Eyre, 6. Caroline Loose

2/28 - 3/1/09

VOLCOM BLOWFISH - Seaside Reef, San Diego | GIRLS | 1. Lauren Sweeney, 2. Erika Cook, 3. Alissa Lentz, 4. Mackenzie Kessler, 5. Suzy Skarvlis, 6. Liz Hauser

3/6-8/09

NSSA INTERSCHOLASTIC STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS, CHURCH - SAN ONOFRE COLLEGE WOMENS: 1. Erika Cook, 2. Allie Brown, 3. Lipoa Kahaleuahi, 4. Sunshine Makarow, 5. Darlene Connolly, 6. Chloe Buckley | HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY WOMENS: 1. Kaleigh Gilchrist, 2. Taylor Pitz, 3. Marissa Shaw, 4. Emmy Merrill, 5. Anise Guzman, 6. Shelby Detmers | MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS: 1. Lulu Erkeneff, 2. Nicole Hines, 3. Karina Rozunko, 4. Emmy Lombard, 5. Torrey Miethke, 6. Laine Ortiz

3/7-8/09

VOLCOM BUTTERFISH, VQS, PIPES- VENTURA | GIRLS: 1. Demi Boelsterli, 2. Lakey Peterson, 3. Lexi Vanderlieth, 4. Frankie Harrer, 5. Chelsea Rauhut, 6. Alex Ross

3/7-8/09

WSA HOBIE/CHAMP TOUR EVENT#7, WESTERN SURFING ASSN, HUNTINGTON BEACH GIRLS’ LONGBOARD U14: 1. Rachael Tilly, 2. Ashley Beeson, 3. Sidney Johnson | GIRLS’ LONGBOARD U18*: 1. Kelsey Daum, 2. Rachael Tilly, 3. Tory Gilkerson, 4. Lisa Tuttle, 5. Tess Lustbaum | GIRLS’ U14: 1. Frankie Harrer, 2. Meah Collins, 3. Kylie Loveland, 4. Avalon Johnson, 5. Lauren Heinmeyer | GIRLS’ U16: 1. Meah Collins, 2. Frankie Harrer, 3. Jessi Duston, 4. Allyson Heinmeyer, 5. Lauren Heinmeyer, 6. Brooke Daigneault | GIRLS’ U18: 1. Charlotte Dellea,2. Lisa Tuttle, 3. Jordyn De La Vega, 4. Alex Ross, 5. Chelsea Byland, 6. Tess Lustbaum | OPEN WOMEN’S LONGBOARD - ALL AGES: 1. Kelsey Daum, 2. Blythe Bejan, 3. Wanda Smans, 4. Morgan Sliff, 5. Lyn Burich, 6. Sarah Gautier | OPEN WOMEN’S SHORTBOARD - ALL AGES: 1. Keenan Reeser, 2. Chelsea Byland, 3. Dresden Rowlett, 4. Michelle Watson, 5. Lyn Burich, 6. Tammy Mowery | SENIOR WOMEN’S LONGBOARD 35 AND OLDER: 1. Blythe Bejan, 2. Jacque Fait, 3. Tina Mora, 4. Linda Trimm, 5. Carol Malamud | WOMEN 18+: 1. Jessica Silver, 2. Dresden Rowlett, 3. Kristen Kelly, 4. Lyn Burich, 5. Michelle Watson, 6. Morgan Gore

3/14-15/09

NSSA SOUTHWEST CONF. #9, C-STREET PIPE, VENTURA | OPEN WOMENS: 1. Courtney Conlogue, 2. Sage Erickson, 3. Chandler Parr, 4. Taylor Pitz

3/21-22/09

NSSA SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE, SAN CLEMENTE PIER | EXPLORER WOMENS: 1. Natalie Anzivino, 2. Harley Taich, 3. Mackenzie Kessler, 4. Jordan Hundley, 5. Shelby Detmers, 6. Chloe Buckley | EXPLORER GIRLS: 1. Harley Taich, 2. Melina Smith, 3. Jordan Hundley, 4. Leah Pakpour, 5. Avalon Johnson, 6. Lauren Heinmeyer

3/28-29/09

WSA HOBIE CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR EVENT #6, GOLDNEWEST ST., HUNTINGTON BEACH GIRLS U12: 1. Rachael Tilly, 2. Frankie Harrer, 3. Meah Collins, 4. Avalon Johnson, 5. Ashley Beeson, 6. Crystal Dean | GIRLS LONGBOARD U14: 1. Rachael Tilly, 2. Stephanie Schechter, 3. Anna Gillis, 4. Sidney Johnson, 5. Ashley Beeson | GIRLS LONGBOARD U18: 1. Carly Martin,, 2. Tory Gilkerson, 3. Kyla Peterson, 4. Kelsey Daum, 5. Rachael Tilly, 6. Lisa Tuttle | GIRLS U14: 1. Frankie Harrer, 2. Meah Collins, 3. Kylie Loveland, 4. Avalon Johnson, 5. Stephanie Schechter, 6. Lauren Heinmeyer | GIRLS U16: 1. Meah Collins, 2. Jessi Duston, 3. Frankie Harrer, 4. Brooke Daigneault, 5. Allyson Heinmeyer, 6. Lauren Heinmeyer | GIRLS’ U18: 1. Chelsea Byland, 2. Anissa Galindo, 3. Lisa Tuttle, 4. Charlotte Dellea, 5. Madi Swayne, 6. Kyla Peterson | OPEN WOMEN’S LONGBOARD: 1. Kelsey Daum, 2. Blythe Bejan, 3. Wanda Smans, 4. Morgan Sliff, 5. Lyn Burich, 6. Sarah Gautier | OPEN WOMEN’S SHORTBOARD: 1. Keenan Reeser, 2. Chelsea Byland, 3. Tammy Mowery, 4. Madi Swayne, 5. Michelle Watson, 6. Dresden Rowlett | SENIOR WOMEN’S LONGBOARD 35+: 1. Blythe Bejan, 2. Jacque Fait, 3. Linda Trimm, 4. Tina Mora, 5. Carol Malamud WOMEN 18+: 1. Dresden Rowlett, 2. Jessica Silver, 3. Morgan Gore, 4. Kristen Kelly, 5. Michelle Watson, 6. Heather Carrick

4/4-5/09

NSSA OPEN SEASON EVENT #10, NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC ASSN., THE PIER, HUNTINGTON BEACH OPEN WOMENS: 1. Catherine Clark-Ventura, 2. Chloe Buckley-San Diego, 3. Chandler Parr-Santa Monica, 4. Anise Guzman-Huntington Beach

4/4-5/09

WSA HOBIE CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR EVENT #8, SALT CREEK GIRLS U12: 1. Frankie Harrer, 2. Kylie Loveland, 3. Avalon Johnson, 4. Rachael Tilly, 5. Meah Collins, 6. Sidney Johnson | GIRLS LONGBOARD U14: 1. Rachael Tilly, 2. Anna Gillis, 3. Ashley Beeson, GIRLS LONGBOARD U18: 1. Michelle Bautista Layton, 2. Tory Gilkerson, 3. Kelsey Daum, 4. Carly Martin, 5. Rachael Tilly, 6. Kyla Peterson | GIRLS U14: 1. Meah Collins, 2. Kylie Loveland, 3. Avalon Johnson, 4. Samantha Lamirand, 5. Erika Barnett, 6. Frankie Harrer | GIRLS U16: 1. Frankie Harrer, 2. Meah Collins, 3. Brooke Daigneault, 4. Hannah VanVeen, 5. Jessi Duston GIRLS’ U18: 1. Charlotte Dellea, 2. Jordyn De La Vega, 3. Anissa Galindo, 4. Carly Martin, 5. Kyla Peterson 6. Elizabeth Gaspar | OPEN WOMEN’S LONGBOARD: 1. Kelsey Daum, 2. Wanda Smans, 3. Blythe Bejan, 4. Morgan Sliff, 5. Sarah Gautier | OPEN WOMEN’S SHORTBOARD: 1. Keenan Reeser, 2. Dresden Rowlett, 3. Michelle Watson, 4. Madi Swayne, 5. Tammy Mowery | SENIOR WOMEN’S LONGBOARD 35+: 1. Blythe Bejan, 2. Carol Malamud, 3. Jacque Fait, 4. Tina Mora | WOMEN 18+: 1. Dresden Rowlett, 2. Michelle Watson, 3. Christiane Gozashti, 4. Jessica Silver, 5. Tammy Mowery, 6. Cybil Oechsle

5/2-3/09

NSSA SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE EXPLORER #10, NINTH ST., HUNTINGTON BEACH EXPLORER WOMENS: 1. Harley Taich, 2. Natalie Anzivino, 3. Chloe Buckley, 4. Shelby Detmers, 5. Jordan Hundley, 6. Frankie Harrer | EXPLORER GIRLS: 1. Shelby Detmers, 2. Frankie Harrer, 3. Leah Pakpour, 4. Jordan Hundley, 5. Harley Taich, 6. Kylie Loveland

5/13-14/09

RIP CURL GROMSEARCH, 9TH ST., HUNTINGTON BEACH | GIRLS 16 under: 1. Lakey Peterson, 2. Nage Melamed, 3. Leia Hurst, 4. Dax McGill

6/17-27/09

NSSA NATIONAL CAHMPIONSHIPS, SALT CREEK & LOWER TRESTLES OPEN WOMENS: 1. Lakey Peterson, 2. Courtney Conlogue, 3. Malia Manuel, 4. Nage Melamed | EXPLORER WOMENS: 1. Malia Manuel, 2. Catherine Clark, 3. Nage Melamed, 4. Keilia Moniz-, 5. Leila Hurst, 6. Alyssa Wooten | EXPLORER GIRLS: 1. Alessa Quizon, 2. Lakey Peterson, 3. Tatiana Weston, 4. Harley Taich, 5. Kallee Krebs, 6. Shelby Detmers

6/17-27/09

2009 NSSA NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS SALT CREEK, DANA POINT COLLEGE WOMENS: 1. Amy Nicholl, 2. Darlene Conolly, 3. Chloe Buckley, 4. Lipoa Kahaleuahi, 5. Lily Howard, 6. Rachel Harris | HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY WOMENS: 1. Kelia Moniz, 2. Kaleigh Gilchrist, 3. Marissa Shaw, 4. Shelby Detmers, 5. Emmy Merrill, 6. Alexa Thornton | HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY WOMENS: 1. Melina Smith, 2. Chelsea Byland, 3. Allison Wallingford, 4. Brooke Daigneault, 5. Janae Paglia, 6. Shea Barrett | MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS: 1. Tatiana Weston, 2. Maluhia Kinimaka, 3. Lulu Erkeneff, 4. Emmy Lombard, 5. Karina Rozunko, 6. Kandi Patterson

6/21-22/09

YAKULT HB PRO/CIDGET PLA PRO, THE PIER, HUNTINGTON BEACH | 1. Cori Schumacher, 2. Bianca Valenti, 3. Summer Romero, 4. Lindsay Steinriede

7/10/09

VOLCOM STARFISH VQS, GOLDENWEST ST., HUNTINGTON BEACH | GIRLS: 1. Sarah Taylor, 2. Jenna Balestev, 3. Marissa Shaw, 4. Lani Doherty, 5. Shelby Detmers, 6. Chloe Buckley

7/18/09

VOLCOM BLOWFISH VQS, SEASIDE REEF, SAN DIEGO | GIRLS: 1. Mackenzie Kessler, 2. Marissa Shaw, 3. Alexa Frantz, 4. Heather Jordan, 5. Darlene Conolly, 6. Cassidy Weshner

7/18/09

SURFER JOE’S SUMMER LONGBOARD CLASSIC, SUNSET BEACH | WOMENS: 1. Connie Hurst, 2. Blythe Bejan, 3. Mariah Wilson, 4. Leslie Wielenga, 5. Jill Lemieux, 6. Jill Nakano

8/1-2/09

GOLDFISH SURF SERIES, VQS THE ROCK, MORRO BAY | GIRLS: 1. Jamie Hannula, 2. Demi Boelsterli, 3. Rachel Harris, 4. Amy Covert, 5. Alex Ross, 6. Kaitlyn Talin

8/15-16/09

ASP GRADE 4 WOMENS PRO JUNIOR, OCEANSIDE | 1. Courtney Conlogue, 2. Malia Manuel, 3. Sage Erickson, 4. Nikita Robb

CANADA 5/23-24/09

RIPCURL ST3W, Cox Bay, Tofino BC | WOMEN’S PRO: 1. Leah Oke, 2. Dominga Bonamaison, 3. Tamara Stephens, 4. Steph Wighman

CAROLINAS 9/20 - 9/21/08

VOLCOM STONE COOTERFISH - Wrightsville Beach, N. Carolina | GIRLS | 1. Chelsea Grisham, 2. Bree Kleintop, 3. Cierra Cunningham, 4. Katy Mac Fitzgerald, 5. Liz Hauser, 6. Brittany Gomulka

9/21 - 9/27/08

EASTERN SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS - Cape Hatteras, North Carolina JUNIORS | 1.Keenan Lineback, 2. Leila Geesey, 3. Liza Caban, 4. Chelsea Gresham, 5. Haley Watson, 6. Alex Geesey \ WOMENS | 1. Mallory Turner, 2. Leanne Foster, 3. Jessie Carnes, 4. Lauren McLean, 5. Kayla Beckmann, 6. Jennifer Morris \ LADIES | 1. Ana Barend, 2. Mindy Fitzpatrick, 3. Vivian Jordan, 4. Marty Mentzer, 5. Cayce Patterson, 6. Nathalie Glenn \ WOMENS LONGBOARD | 1. Chelsea Gresham, 2. Kate Easton, 3. Allison Parks, 4. Brittney Hickey, 5. Lisa Autrey, 6. Mallory Turner \ LANDIRE LONGBOARD | 1. Ana Barend, 2. Mindy Fitzpatrick, 3. Jo Pickett, 4. Beth Schub, 5. Tina Tyrone, 6. Heather Jenkins

9/28/08

VOLCOM STONE’S COOTERFISH - Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina | GIRLS | 1. Jasset Umbel, 2. Michelle Ketten, 3. Chelsea Gresham, 4. Brittany Tucker, 5. Bree Kleintop, 6. Kali Park

7/10-12/09

5TH ANNUAL REEF/SWEETWATER PRO/AM, WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, North Carolina | Girls 17 Under: 1. Haley Watson, 2. Chandler Von Cannon, 3. Jassett Umbel, 4. Kate Easton | Girls 18Over: 1. Jasset Umbel, 2. Haley Watson, 3. Maria Kuzmovich, 4. Darsha Pigford | Girls Open Longboard | 1. Kate Easton, 2. Kaleigh Winslow, 3. Kristen Kornegay, 4. Jo Pickett

8/98-9/09

RIP CURL GROMSEARCH RCGS, Outer Banks North Carolina | GIRLS 16 UNDER: 1. Darsha Pigford, 2. Rachel Harvell, 3. Allison Parks, 4. Bree Kleintop

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13th Annual East Coast Wahine Championship, Access #38, Wrightsville Beach, NC | Open Longboard: 1. Leilani Pickett, 2. Mallory Turner, 3. Chelsea Gresham, 4. Ana Barend, 5. Kristen Kornegay, 6. Casey Patterson | Grommette Shortboard: 1. Nikki Viesins, 2. Madison Huckabee, 3. Savana Huckabee, 4. Summer Gee, 5. Micaela Cleary, 6. Samantha Newkirk | Girls Shortboard: 1. Nikki Viesins, 2. Julia Laperriere, 3. Chelsea Gresham, 4. Airlie Pickett, 5. Katy Mac Fitzgerald, 6. M.T. Borque | Jr. Women Shortboard: 1. Mallory Turner, 2. Leilani Pickett, 3. Katy Mac Fitzgerald, 4. Perng Chen, 5. Liza Dean, 6. Deanna Kay Wells | Women Shortboard: 1. Ana Barend, 2. Cayce Patterson, 3. Liz Chirles, 4. Kristen Kornegay, 5. Jennifer Butler, 6. Kelly Kane Wood | Goddess Shortboard: 1. Jo Pickett, 2. Becca Bietel, 3. Karen Allison, 4. Jean Rusen, 5. Paula Bushardt, 6. Kerry Cunningham | Novice: 1. Summer Britt, 2. Ashton Person, 3. Carly Carter, 4. Chloe Whittaker, 5. Danielle Cleary Girl Bodyboard: 1- Rachel Nessuno, 2- Bonny Allison, 3- Samantha Newkirk, 4- Abbey D’Lugin, 5- Kirra Bietel, 6- Annagrey Lassiter | Women Bodyboard: 1- Jenny Owens, 2- Allison Cohen, 3- Paula Bushardt, 4- Karen Wilson, 5- Karen Allison, 6- Trilby Shier | Girls Longboard: 1. M.T. Borque, 2. Madison Huckabee, 3. Morganne McIntyre, 4. Molly Lewis, 5. Nina Long, 6. Madison Ashcraft | Jr. Women Longboard: 1. Mallory Turner, 2. Chelsea Gresham, 3. Carleigh Scion, 4. Leilani Pickett, 5. Liza Dean, 6. Airlie Pickett | Women Longboard: 1. Brooke Schuenemann, 2. Cayce Patterson, 3. Kristen Kornegay, 4. Perng Chen, 5. Kristine Turner, 6. Marie Hemmen | Goddess Longboard: 1. Jo Pickett, 2. Paula Bushardt, 3. Cissy Brooks, 4. Karen Allison, 5. Pam Riggan, 6. Becca Bietel

FLORIDA 9/6 - 9/7/08

NSSA SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE EVENT #1 - Sebastian Inlet, FL OPEN WOMENS | 1. Savannah Bradley, 2. Emily Ruppert, 3. Nikki Viesins, 4. Jennifer Morris \ EXPLORER WOMENS | 1. Savannah Bradley, 2. Emily Ruppert, 3. Nikki Viesins, 4. Jennifer Morris, 5. Erica Elliott \ EXPLORER GIRLS | 1. Emily Ruppert, 2. Nikki Viesins, 3. Shelby Fink, 4. Izzi Gomez

10/18/08

NSSA SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE #3 - Sebastian Inlet, FL OPEN WOMENS | 1. Jasset Umbel, 2. Savannah Bradley, 3. Nikki Viesins, 4. Jennifer Morris, 5. Emily Ruppert \ EXPLORER WOMENS | 1. Jasset Umbel, 2. Savannah Bradley, 3. Nikki Viesins, 4. Haley Dawson, 5. Jennifer Morris \ EXPLORER GIRLS | 1. Nikki Viesins, 2. Emily Ruppert, 3. Shelby Fink, 4. Izzy Gomez

1/31/09

JUNO BEACH PIER CONTEST #6 OPEN WOMENS | 1. Savannah Bradley, 2. Hailey Dawson, 3. Jennifer Morris \ EXLPORER WOMENS | 1. Savannah Bradley, 2. Jennifer Morris, 3. Hailey Dawson \ HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS | 1. Savannah Bradley, 2. Brett Walker, 3. Katie Chellemi, 4. Austin Pollis, 5. Sloan Pierce

2/7 - 2/8/09

VOLCOM SEACOW - New Smyrna Beach, FL | GIRLS | 1. Jassett Umbell, 2. Maria Kuzmovich, 3. Lauren Mclean, 4. Kayla Durden, 5. Amy Nichol, 6. Monica Ruggirio

2/28 - 3/1/09

NSSA SOUTHEAST OPEN & EXPORER #7 - Pelican Park, FL | OPEN WOMENS | 1. Nikki Viesins, 2. Savannah Bradley, 3. Emily Ruppert \ EXPLORER GIRLS | 1. Emily Ruppert, 2. Nikki Viesins, 3. Izzy Gomez, 4. Shelby Fink \ EXPLORER WOMENS | 1. Emily Ruppert, 2. Nikki Viesins, 3. Hailey Dawson

3/14-15/09

RIP-PICS SPRING CLASSIC, LORI WILSON BEACH PARK, COCOA BEACH | 18-28 WOMENS LONGBOARD: 1.Crystal Cooper, 2. Ashley Francis, 3. Mallory Turner | 9-12 SHORTBOARD GIRLS: 1. Rossi Klein, 2. Maddie Peterson | 40-UP WOMENS LONG: 1. Melody Decarlo, 2. Kim Payzant, 3. Lisa Wakley | 13-15 GIRLS SHORT: 1. Addison Gibson, 2. Olivia Bush, 3. Elle Klein | WOMENS 30-39 SHORT: 1. Debbie Walker | 29-39 WOMENS LONG: 1. Debbie Walker, 2. Susan Christman | 20-29 WOMENS SHORT: 1. Ashley Francis, 2. Cara Evers, 3. Susan Christman | 13-17 GIRLS LONG: 1. Addison Gibson, 2. Mary Payzant, 3. Hannah Reynolds | 16-19 GIRLS SHORT: 1. Brittaney Tucker, 2. Mallory Turner, 3. Haley Dawson | 40-UP WOMENS SHORT: 1. Kim Payzant, 2. Tracy Mclaughlin, 3. Melody Decarlo

3/28-30/09

TOP 6 SOUTHEAST REGIONAL FINALISTS, SEBASTIAN INLET | GIRLS: 1. Emily Ruppert, 2. Nikki Viesins, 3. Rossie Klein, 4. Ciera Cunningham, 5. Elle Klein, 6. Piper Austin | JUNIOR WOMENS: 1. Jasset Umbel, 2. Alex Geesey, 3. Savannah Bradley, 4. Kayla Durden, 5. Britta Schlagbawn, 6. Addie Gibson Womens | 1. Jessie Carnes, 2. Teale Bechenbach, 3. Maria Kuzmovich, 4. Kayla Beckman, 5. Michele Keinlen, 6. Gabriela Betancourt | SENIOR WOMENS: 1. Christine Benedetto, 2. Kate Whatley, 3. Heather Jenkins, 4. Cheryl Williams | WOMENS LONGBOARD: 1. Mallory Turner, 2. Jesse Restivo, 3. Kayla Beckman, 4. Leila Geesey, 5. Chelsea Gresham, 6. Jennifer Lovelace | SENIOR WOMENS LONGBOARD: 1. Debbie Walker, 2. Tina Tyrone, 3. Heather Jenkins, 4. Sandra Goodwin, 5. Beth Jehle

4/16-19/09

NSSA EAST COAST CHAMPS, Sebastian Inlet | OPEN WOMENS: 1. Quincy Davis, 2. Emily Ruppert, 3. Jassett Umbel, 4. Savannah Bradley | EXPLORER WOMENS: 1. Quincy Davis, 2. Jassett , Umbel, 3. Emily Ruppert, 4. Savannah Bradley, 5. Nikki Viesins, 6. Hailey Dawson | EXPLORER GIRLS: 1. Emily Ruppert, 2. Quincy Davis, 3. Nikki Viesins, 4. Rossi Klein, 5. Elle Klein, 6. Alison Bowman | COLLEGE WOMENS: 1. Amy Nicholl, 2. Mallory Turner, 3. Jessie Carnes, 4. Gillian Gensler, 5. Teale Beckenbach, 6. Anne Snyder | HIGH SCHOOL WOMENS: 1. Savannah Bradley, 2. Hailey Dawson, 3. Brett Walker, 4. Austin Pollis

8/16/09

RIP CURL GROMSEARCH, NEW SMYRNA BEACH | GIRLS 16 UNDER: 1. Chelsea Roett, 2. Chelsea Tuach, 3. Ametza Nicholls, 4. Kayla Durden

8/22-23/09

NSSA SOUTHEAST CONF. #1 SEBASTIAN INLET | OPEN WOMENS: 1. Nikki Viesins, 2. Emily Ruppert, 3. Jennifer Morris, 4. Kirra Kehoe, 5. Katie Chellemi | EXPLORER WOMENS: 1. Katie Chellemi, 2. Emily Ruppert, 3. Nikki Viesins, 4. Kirra Kehoe, 5. Jennifer Morris | EXPLORER GIRLS: 1.Emily Ruppert, 2. Nikki Viesins, 3. Izzy Gomez, 4. Shelby Fink

8/22-23/09

NSSA SOUTHEAST CONF. #2 SEBASTIAN INLET | OPEN WOMENS: 1. Katie Chellemi, 2. Nikki Viesins, 3. Jennifer Morris, 4. Hailey Watson, 5. Emily Ruppert, 6. Kirra Kehoe | EXPLORER WOMENS: 1. Nikki Viesins, 2. Emily Ruppert, 3. Haley Dawson, 4. Jennifer Morris, 5. Kirra Kehoe, 6. Katie Chellemi | EXPLORER GIRLS: 1. Nikki Viesins, 2. Emily Ruppert, 3. Izzy Gomez, 4. Shelby Fink

HAWAII 9/6/08

NSSA RVCA SERIES - Lahaina Harbor, Maui Hawaii OPEN WOMEN | 1. Lani Doherty, 2. Alexis Aquera, 3. Shelby Schweitzer, 4. Cathrine Heenan, 5. KatiKai Minami \ EXPLORER WOMEN 1. Lani Doherty, 2. Kulia Doherty, 3. Alexis Aquera, 4. Shelby Schweiter, 5. Katikai Minami, 6. Cathrine Heenan \ EXPLORER GIRLS | 1. Kulis Doherty, 2. Shelby Schweitzer

9/6 - 9/7/08

HARD ROCK CAFE SURF SERIES - Kewalos, Oahu Hawaii GIRLS FINAL (under 17) | 1. Hana Harrison, 2. Kellee Krebs, 3. Dax McGill, 4. Bailey Nagy | Women’s Final (18+) | 1. Dana Tortuga, 2. Izumi Balewin, 3. Susan Nishida \ GIRLS FINAL LONGBOARD | 1. Kelly Graf, 2.Tia Blanco \ WOMEN’S FINAL l 1. Mimi Horiuchi, 2. Izumi Baldwin, 3. Heather Faustin, 4. Dana Tortuga,

10/4-5, 10/1111/08

HSA EVENT #3 OF 10 - Tennis Courts, Oahu Hawaii GIRLS FINAL (UNDER 17) | 1. Kendal Krebs, 2. Kellee Krebs, 3. Bailey Nagy, 4. Dax McGill \ WOMENS FINAL (18+) | 1. Izumi Balewin, 2. Laurie Rodman, 3. Dana Tortuga, 4. Susan Nishida \ GIRLS FINAL | 1. Kylie Rodman, 2. Kelly Graf, 3. Tia Blanco, 4. Cayla Moore \ WOMENS FINAL | 1. Dana Tortuga, 2. Izumi Balewin, 3. Heather Faustin, 4. Susan Nishida

11/15 - 11/16/08

HARD ROCK CAFE SERIES #4 - Rennicks, Oahu Hawaii GIRLS | 1. Kallee Krebs, 2. Dax McGill, 3. Maile Enos, 4. Branigan, 5. Nicole Brueffemann \ WOMEN | 1. Bonnie Campanella, 2. Izumi Baldwin, 3. Mari Sullivan, 4. Susan Nishida \ GIRLS LONGBOARD | 1. Tracy Pruse, 2. Kelly Graf, 3. Keisha Eyre, 4. Bailey Nagy | WOMENS LONGBOARD | 1. Izumi Baldwin, 2. Dana Tortuga

1/30/09

NSSA HAWAII CONFERENCE OPEN & EXPLORER EVENT #5 - Turtle Bay, North Shore, Oahu Hawaii OPEN WOMENS | 1. Malia Manuel, 2. Leila Hurst, 3. Alessa Quizon, 4. Lani Doherty, 5. Kendall Krebs, 6. Nage Melamed \ EXPLORER WOMENS | 1. Leila Hurst, 2. Malia Manuel, 3. Alessa Quizon, 4. Lani Doherty, 5. Tatiana Weston Webb, 6. Alyssa Wooten \ EXPLORER GIRLS 1. Dax McGill, 2. Bailey Nagy, 3. Kallee Krebs, 4. Kulia Doherty, 5. Kiana Fores, 6. Alessa Quizon

2/14 - 2/15/09

HARD ROCK CAFE JUNIOR #8 - Ali’i Beach Park, Haleiwa Hawaii | GIRLS | 1. Hana Harrison, 2. Bailey Nagy, 3. Mahina Maeda, 4. Kendall Krebs, 5. Dax McGill, 6. Kellee Krebs \ WOMEN: 1. Dana Tortuga, 2. Bonnie Campanella, 3. Mari Sullivan, 4. Izumi Baldwin, 5. Laurie Rodman, 6. Jennifer Lee \ GIRLS LONGBOARD | 1. Kaili Rodman, 2. Makana Adric, 3. Tracy Pruse, 4. Makana Adric, 5. Moana Jones, 6. Tia Blanco \ WOMEN LONGBOARD | 1. Stacia Ahina, 2. Izumi Baldwin, 3. Heather Faustin, 4. Dana Tortuga, 5. Ashley Ahina, 6. Jennifer Lee

2/28 - 3/1/09

NSSA HALEIWA EVENT - Haleiwa, Oahu Hawaii | OPEN WOMENS | 1. Hana Harrison, 2. Alessa Quizon, 3. Missy Valdez, 4. Shurti Greenwood, 5. Alisha Gonsalves, 6. Alyssa Wooten | EXPLORER WOMENS | 1. Alessa Quizon, 2. Hana Harrison, 3. Shurti Greenwood, 4. Bailey Nagy, 5. Missy Valdez, 6. Kallee Krebs \ EXPLORER GIRLS | 1. Alessa Quizon, 2. Kallee Krebs, 3. Bailey Nagy, 4. Mahina Maeda, 5. Dax McGill, 6. Kahanu Delovio

2/21-22/09

HARD ROCK CAFE JUNIOR #8 HASA, ALI’I BEACH PARK, OAHU | GIRLS: 1. Hana Harrison, 2. Bailey Nagy, 3. Mahina Maeda, 4. Kendall Krebs, 5. Dax McGill, 6. Kellee Krebs | WOMEN: 1. Dana Tortuga, 2. Bonnie Campanella, 3. Mari Sullivan, 4. Izumi Baldwin, 5. Laurie Rodman, 6. Jennifer Lee | GIRLS LONGBOARD: 1. Kaili Rodman, 2. Makana Adric, 3. Tracy Pruse, 4. Makana Adric, 5. Moana Jones, 6. Tia Blanco | WOMEN LONGBOARD: 1. Stacia Ahina, 2. Izumi Baldwin, 3. Heather Faustin, 4. Dana Tortuga, 5. Ashley Ahina, 6. Jennifer Lee

3/21-22/09

HARD ROCK CAFE EVENT #9, HASA, SANDY BEACH, OAHU | GIRLS LONGBOARD: 1. Tracy Pruse | WOMEN: 1. Izumi Baldwin 2. Mari Sullivan 3. Jennifer Lee 4. Dana Tortuga | GIRLS: 1. Maili Enos Branigan 2. Nicole Brueggemann 3. Kendall Krebs 4. Kallee Krebs | WOMEN LONGBOARD: 1. Izumi Baldwin 2. Stacia Ahina 3. Ashely Ahina 4. Dana Tortuga

3/21-22/09

NSSA HAWAII REGIONAL CHAMPS, KEWALO BASIN, OAHU | EXPLORER WOMENS: 1. LEILA HURST, 2. ALESSA QUIZON, 3. MALIA MANUEL, 4. NAGE MELAMED, 5. KELIA MONIZ, 6. HANA HARRISON | EXPLORER GIRLS: 1. ALESSA QUIZON, 2. TATIANA WESTON WEBB, 3. KALLEE KREBS, 4. DAX MCGILL, 5. KULIA DOHERTY, 6. BAILEY NAGY

3/28-29/09

HARD ROCK CAFE EVENT #10, MAKAHA, OAHU | GIRLS: 1. Tatiana Weston-Webb 2. Bailey Nagy 3. Mahina Maeda 4. Maili Enos Branigan 5. Dax McGill 6. Kaili Rodman | WOMEN: 1. Dana Tortuga 2. Mari Sullivan 3. Izumi Baldwin 4. Laurie Rodman 5. Bonnie Campanella 6. Jennifer Lee | GIRLS LONGBOARD: 1. Kui Adric 2. Kelly Graf 3. Makani Adric 4. Tia Blanco | WOMEN LONGBOARD: 1. Stacia Ahina 2. Ashley Ahina 3. Mimi Horiuchi 4. Jennifer Lee

4/2-3/09

HARD ROCK CAFE EVENT #11, KEWALO BASIN, OAHU | GIRLS: 1. BAILEY NAGY, 2. KENDALL KREBS, 3. KALLEE KREBS, 4. MAHINA MAEDA , 5. JENNIFER LEE, 6. LAURIE RODMAN | WOMEN: 1. IZUMI BALDWIN, 2. DANA TORTUGA, 3. MARI SULLIVAN, 4. SUSAN NISHIDA | GIRLS LONGBOARD: 1. MAKANI ADRIC, 2. KUI ADRIC, 3. KAILI RODMAN, 4. TIA BLANCO | WOMEN LONGBOARD: 1. STACIA AHINA, 2. ASHLEY AHINA, 3. IZUMI BALDWIN, 4. DANA TORTUGA

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LOCAL MOTION SURF INTO SUMMER, HASA, ALA MOANA BOWLS - OAHU | GIRLS: 1. Mahina Maeda, 2. Kelia Moniz, 3. Alisha Gonsalves, 4. Dax Mcgill, 5. Kaeli Rodman

5/30-31/09

12th ANNUAL T&C SURF/SURFER MAG GROM CONTEST, QUEENS, KUHIO BEACH- OAHU | SHORTBOARD GIRLS (5-9): 1. KAILEE GRAF, 2. SUNNY PATEY, 3. MOON OTTEMAN, 4. TENAYA RICHARDSON, 5. ZOE MCDOUGAL, 6. KIRRA BORRELLO | SHORTBOARD GIRLS (10-14): 1. MAKANI ANDRIC, 2. CAYLA MOORE, 3. VANINA WALSH, 4. KELLY GRAF, 5. HUNTER LONG, 6. JENNA FORTI | LONGBOARD GIRLS (5-9): 1. KAILEE GRAF, 2. MEGAN MCHALE, 3. SUNNY PATEY, 4. TENAYA RICHARDSON, 5. ZOE MCDOUGALL, 6. KIRRA BORRELLO | LONGBOARD GIRLS (10-14): 1. MAKANI ANDRIC, 2. DAX MCGILL, 3. VANINA WALSH, 4. MAHINA MAEDA, 5. HONOLUA BLOMFIELD, 6. GABRIELA YESTER

6/4-6/09

HAWAII STATE SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS, HASA, ALA MOANA BOWLS - OAHU | GIRLS: 1. Nage Melamed 2. Hana Harrison 3. Erica Steiner 4. Mahina Maeda | WOMENS: 1. Alelei Lyman 2. Izumi Baldwin 3. Lacy Cameron 4. Dana Tortuga 5. Nina Dodge 6. TJ Moller | LONGBOARD GIRLS: 1. Kaili Rodman 2. Erika Steiner 3. Jericho Paliracio 4. Kiana Fores | LONGBOARD WOMEN: 1. Stacia Ahina 2.Ashley Ahina 3. TJ Moller 4. Mimi Horiuchi

8/1-2/09

PUFFERFISH VQS, LAHAINA HARBOR - MAUI | GIRLS: 1. Moana Wytecha 2. Page Alms 3. Alyssa Wooten 4. Alan Hendrickson 5. Alicia Yamada 6. Shelby Shweitzer

8/8-9/09

HARD ROCK CAFE SERIES, HASA, QUEENS - OAHU | WOMEN: 1. Stephanie Da Silva 2. Izumi Baldwin 3. Dana Tortuga 4. Laurie Rodman 5. Susan Nishida | GIRLS LONGBOARD: 1.Lanikai Maro 2. Kui Adric 3. Kaili Rodman 4. Tia Blanco | WOMEN LONGBOARD: 1. Jodi Cole 2. Dana Tortuga 3. Noelle Takemoto 4. Izumi Baldwin 5. Susan Nishida

8/8-9/09

NSSA HAWAII CONFERENCE OPEN AND EXPLORER EVENT #3, LAHAINA HARBOR, MAUI | OPEN WOMENS: 1. Dax McGill, 2. Bailey Nagy, 3. Maluhia Kinimaka, 4. Mahina Maeda | EXPLORER WOMENS: 1. Bailey Nagy, 2. Tatiana Weston-Webb, 3. Mahina Maeda, 4. Brianna Cope, 5. Maluhia Kinimaka, 6. Dax McGill | EXPLORER GIRLS: 1. Dax McGill, 2. Mahina Maeda, 3. Tatiana Weston-Webb, 4. Bailey Nagy, 5. Maluhia Kinimaka, 6. Honolua Blomfield

8/23-29/09

TOES ON THE NOSE LONGBOARD CLASSIC GIDGET PRO, WAIKIKI - OAHU | 1. Kelia Moniz, 2. Cori Schumacher, 3. Ashley Quintal, 4. Haunani Kane

INDIANA

11/23 - 12/1/08

ICE-CUBE CLASSIC - INDIANA DUNES STATE PARK | WOMENS LONGBOARD | 1. Debbie Lou, 2. Deborah Anne, 3. Pearl Emma Jean Hill, 4. Margie Nowicki \ GIRLS LONGBOARD | 1. Betty Palma, 2. Catherine May, 3. Teresa Williams, 4. Debbie D, 5. Bethany P Kay \ WOMEN LEGENDS | 1. Carolyn P Jo, 2. Cole Allen, 3. Lucille Williams \ FREESTYLE AIR EXHIBITION - ALL AGES | 1. B. Limo, 2. Trisha Edwards, 3. Vannah V.

NEW JERSEY

10/18/08

VOLCOM JELLYFISH SURF SERIES - Casino Pier, New Jersey | GIRLS | 1. Kim Kepich, 2. Jessica Kwiecinski, 3. Jill Kepich, 4. Morgan Gore, 5. Jessica Swenson, 6. Bethanne Wishbow

10/19/08

NSSA NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS Pres. by No Fear - Ocean City, New Jersey | HIGH SCHOOL WOMENS | 1. Meridith Miedama, 2. Jenna Scahmbach, 3. Molly Guldin, 4. Morgan Becker, 5. Lacy Nichol, 6. Grace Becker

MARYLAND 8/16/08

QUIET STORM MARYLAND STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS - Delmarva District ESA - Ocean City, Maryland | OPEN WOMENS SHORTBOARD | 1. Rachel Harrell, 2. Daniell Ariano, 3. Kelly Powell, 4. Kelsey Willison, 5. Jenna Landon, 6. Tierney Loeser \ GIRLS SHORTBOARD 14 & UNDER | 1. Tierney Loeser \ JR. WOMENS SHORTBOARD 15-17 | 1. Rachel Harrell, 2. Kelly Powell, 3. Jenna Landon, 4. Lindsay Meeks \ WOMENS SHORTTBOARD 18-29 | 1. Chelsea Remines, 2. Kelcey Bodolus, 3. Kaitlyn Curren, 4. Kelsey Willison \ LADIES SHORTBOARD 30+ | 1. Danielle Ariano, 2. Bonnie Preziosi \ WOMENS LONGBOARD 29 & UNDER | 1. Chelsea Remines, 2. Rachel Harrell, 3. Lindsay Meeks \ LADIES LONGBOARD 30+ | 1. Bonnie Preziosi

11/8/08

ESA K-COAST / REEF OPEN - 35th Street, Ocean City, Maryland | OPEN GIRLS | 1. Rachell Harrell, 2. Jassett Umble, 3. Jenna Landon, 4. Kaitlyn Curran

MASSACHUSETTS 8/16 - 8/17/08

CAPE COD SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS - ESA SOUTH NEW ENGLAND - South Wellfleet, Massachusetts | GIRLS | 1.Mya Kotalac \ SENIOR WOMEN LONGBOARD | 1. Ana Barend, 2. Melanie Kotalac, 3. Kitty Pechet \ GRAND LEGENDS FEMALE | 1.Kitty Pechet

7/19/09

ESA SURFING ASSN. CAPE COD SURFING CHAMP, WHITECREST BEACH | GIRLS: 1. Mya Kotalac | WOMEN 1. Katie Ryan | SENIOR WOMEN: 1. Ana Barend, 2. Melanie Kotalac | WOMEN LONGBOARD: 1. Katie Ryan | SENIOR WOMEN LONGBOARD: 1. Ana Barend, 2. Melanie Kotalac

NEW JERSEY

10/18/08

VOLCOM JELLYFISH SURF SERIES - Casino Pier, New Jersey | GIRLS | 1. Kim Kepich, 2. Jessica Kwiecinski, 3. Jill Kepich, 4. Morgan Gore, 5. Jessica Swenson, 6. Bethanne Wishbow

10/19/08

NSSA NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS Pres. by No Fear - Ocean City, New Jersey | HIGH SCHOOL WOMENS | 1. Meridith Miedama, 2. Jenna Scahmbach, 3. Molly Guldin, 4. Morgan Becker, 5. Lacy Nichol, 6. Grace Becker

5/15-17/09

NORTHEAST REGIONALS, BELMAR | GIRLS 14-UN: 1. Jessica Kwiecinski, 2. Caroline Duerr, 3. Cassidy McClain, 4. Selena Moberly, 5. Hoku Nichols, 6. Courtney Sutherland | JUNIOR WOMENS: 15-17: 1. Brittney Hickey, 2. Kaylee Groff, 3. Francesca Fourney, 4. Jill Kepich, 5. Mareva Valayer, 6. Elizabeth Vita | WOMENS18-29: 1. Sarah Dodds, 2. Kim Kepich, 3. Ashley Russell, 4. Kara Borzillo, 5. Victoria Allen, 6. Chris Holub | LADIES 30+: 1. Asana Barend, 2. Melanie Kotalac, 3. Kim Romagnesi, 4. Jennifer Grottola, 5. Donna Vittorelli, 6. Beth Grant | WOMENS LONGBOARD 29: 1. Kim Kepich, 2. Jill Kepich, 3. Ashley Russell, 4. Casey Rooney, 5. Mareva Valayer, 6. Katie Ryan | LADIES LONGBOARD 30+: 1. Ana Barend, 2. Jennifer Grottola, 3. Kim Romagnesi, 4. Joannie Sapienza, 5. Joanne Dannecker, 6. Donna Vittorelli

NEW YORK 5/2 - 5/4/08

2008 NERC RESULTS - Montauk, NY | GIRLS | 1. Brittney Hickey, 2. Jill Kepich, 3. Hokulani Nichols, 4. Farrah Collins \ JUNIOR WOMENS | 1. Nora Vasconcellos, 2. Kim Kepich, 3. Sarah Pfeiffer, 4. Francesca Fourney, 5. Katie Zullo, 6. Angelina Caprio \ WOMENS | 1. Nohea Nichols, 2. Lauren Bell, 3. Kate Leonik, 4. Cambria Levine, 5. Victoria Allen, 6. Kate Mesanko \ SENIOR LADIES | 1. Ana Barend, 2. Lorraine Costa, 3. Jennifer Grottola, 4. Kim Romagnesi, 5. Joan Sapienza, 6. Donna Vittorelli \ WOMENS LONGBOARD | 1. Brittney Hickey, 2. Kim Kepich, 3. Katie Brady, 4. Jill Kepich, 5. Nora Vasconcellos, 6. Katie Zullo \ SENIOR LADIES LONGBOARD | 1. Ana Barend, 2. Kim Romagnesi, 3. Liz Quinn, 4. Lorraine Costa, 5. Beth Grant, 6. Joan Sapienza

RHODE ISLAND 11/15 - 11/16/08

ESA HOLIDAY SURFABOUT - Narragansett Town Beach, Rhode Island SENIOR WOMEN | 1. Ana Barend, 2. Melanie Kotalac \ SENIOR WOMEN LONGBOARD | 1. Ana Barend, 2. Melanie Kotalac, 3. Janice Causey

2/20/09

ESA NEW ENGLAND MID-WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS - Narragansett, Rhode Island WOMEN OPEN | 1. Kitty Pechet, 2. Courtney Sutherland, 3. Sarah Lim, 4. Janice Causey

3/22-22/09

MARCH MADNESS ESA CHAMPIONSHIPS, Point Judith Lighthouse | FEMALE OPEN SHORTBOARD: 1. Jose Galvez, 2. Ana Barend, 3. Cob Ingalls, 4. Kitty Pechet, 5. Andy Ragosta | JUNIOR FEMALE LONGBOARD 1. Ana Barend, 2. Jose Galvez, 3. Andy Ragosta, 4. Kitty Pechet

5/16-17/09

NEWPORT SURFING CHAMPS, ESA, NARRAGANSETT | WOMEN: 1. Sarah Lim , 2. Katie Ryan | MASTER LONGBOARD: 1. Ron Belanger, 2. Kai Holtbakk, 3. Scott Sutherland, 4. Mike Escordi, 5. Jarrett Parker | WOMEN LONGBOARD: 1. Sarah Lim, 2. Katie Ryan | SENIOR WOMEN LONGBOARD: 1. Kitty Pechet

6/6-7/09

NEW ENGLAND LONGBOARD CLASSIC, ESA SURFING ASSN. NANTASKET BEACH | GIRLS: 1. Alexandra Kartsonis 2. Katie Frodigh 3. Abigail Seaberg 4. Marissa Fitcher | JUNIOR WOMENS: 1. Katie Zullo 2. Caroline Powers 3. Rebecca Seaberg 4. Megan O’Shea | WOMEN: 1. Rachel Rivers 2. Katie Ryan 3. Sarah Parker 4. April Kozowyk | SENIOR WOMEN: 1. Karen Conant 2. Danielle Moran | LADIES: 1. Karen Alence 2. Kitty Pechet 3. Gail Kotowski 4. Courtney Hayes

6/20/09

ESA POINT JUDITH LIGHTHOUSE CHAMPS | WOMEN- 1. Sarah Parker 2. Katie Ryan | WOMEN LONGBOARD: 1. Sarah Parker 2. Katie Ryan

TEXAS 9/27/08

VOLCOM STONE’S BUSHFISH - Corpus Christi, Texas GIRLS | 1. Grace Reutzel, 2. Alicia Yaklin, 3. Brittany Tupag, 4. Kendal Baylis, 5. Kristen Barden, 6. Lauren Kenny

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SURF SHOP DIRECTORY | WSSM OAHU

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Hawaii (area code 808) . . . . . . . . . . . .

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 Point Break .................................................................. 259-9946 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 SG+ Surf Shop ........................................................... 926-5483 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

BIG ISLAND

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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)

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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

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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

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

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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 ............................................. 910-328-2232 Bert’s Surf Shop .................................................... 910-328-1010 Spinnaker Surf & Sport ...................................... 910-328-2311 Local Call Surf Station (Southport) ..................... 910-454-8808

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

SOUTH CAROLINA

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Berts Surf Shop................................................... 843-272-7458 Eternal Waves Surf Shop..................................... 843-839-1239 Head Shots Surf Shop........................................... 843-281-2324 Inner Island Surf & Sport....................................... 843-961-9937 North Shore Surf Shop.......................................... 843-280-5071 Pipeline Surf Shop................................................. 843-626-8945 Surf City Surf Shop..................... 843-626-5412 | 843-272-1090 Sydney Surf Company........................................... 843-839-4845 Village Surf Shop.................................................. 843-651-6396 Wallerbears Surf Shop.......................................... 843-238-4079 Wave Surf & Sport.................................................. 843-235-8902 X-Treme Surf & Skateboard................................... 843-626-2262

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OAHU, Hawaii - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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

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

CALIFORNIA: Santa Cruz: 831-475-2275 Huntington Beach: 714-536-9303

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

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

DELAWARE: Fenwick: 302-539-5800

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 .............. 808.205.0335 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 R&R THERAPY AND SURF INSTRUCTION Specializing in Children with Special Needs ..... 818-787-6889 Costa Azul Surf Lessons (Laguna Beach, CA) www.costaazul.net ................................................ 949-497-1423

FLORIDA - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Florida Surf Lesson............................................... 561.625.5375 www.floridasurflessons.com

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

NORTH CAROLINA - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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

SOUTH CAROLINA - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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:

Central Florida Surf School ............................... 1.877.366.7873 www.surfschoolcamp.com

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

EZride Surf School................................................ 954.803.7988 www.ezridesurfschool.com

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

KAUAI, HAWAII:

Surf Guy Surf School .....................1-866-SURFGUY(787-3489) www.surfguyssurf.com

CALIFORNIA:

TEXAS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

FLORIDA:

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

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Hourglass Manufacturing Inc............................... 714-894-0050 Ding King Surfboard Repair ................................. 760.753.0316 Blue Room.............................................................. 850-235-0401 Surf Station............................................................ 904-471-9463

FLORIDA: North East Coast 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 OAHU: 808.971-CHIC (2442) 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 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Green Iguana Surf Camp Phone: (506) 825-1381 www.greeniguanasurfcamp.com 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 Endless Summer Surf Camp Phone: 949-498-7862 www.endlesssummersurfcamp.com Rainforest Outward Bound Surf School Phone: 1-800-676-2018 www.crrobs.org Costa Rica Surfing Chicas PH: 011 (506) 2643-3197 www.costaricasurfingchicas.com Blue Surf Sactuary PH: 011 805-443-5495 www.bluesurfsactuary.com ECUADOR - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Marejada Surf School Phone: 593 5 2622971 www.marejadasurfschool.com EL SALVADOR - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SunZal Surf Tours www.sunzal.com FIJI - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 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

(Corpus Christi, TX) Phone: 361-949-3278 www.southcoastkiteboarding.com

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

South Padre Surf Company (Texas) Phone: 956-772-7272 www.southpadresurfcompany.com

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

Surf Diva Surf School (La Jolla, CA) Phone: (858) 454-8273 www.surfdiva.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 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 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 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 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 Oregon Surf Adventures (Cannon Beach) Phone: 503.436.1481 www.oregonsurfadventures.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) 205-0335 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

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