• May 2021

    Jane McKenzie

    Jane McKenzie 57 years Surfing Tell us about an intense or fun surfing memory There are so many with the amount of years I have been in the water. Now it is enjoying the next generation of surfers and trying to help them understand respect for themselves, other surfers, the ocean and environment and not to be entitled or reckless. Every time I surf there is another funny story or adventure! What is your occupation Financial advisor for individuals, family’s and small business owners Do you have any significant community involvement? Santa Cruz Longboard Union, President ; Stewardship Council Santa Cruz World Surfing Reserve; Board Member Santa Cruz Surfing Club…

  • May 2021

    Adrienne Saxton

    Adrienne Saxton 30 years Surfing Tell us about an intense or fun surfing memory Traveling to islands and continents to surf and finding Santa Cruz friends in each place! Surfing in Tahiti with the fire dancer I had watched perform the night before. He was the prince in the performance and when I saw him surfing the next day it was like I was surfing with a god! Surfing at a spot up north alone with a whale nearby the entire session.Going for a quick surf in Bali before leaving for a boat trip to the Mentawais and getting an injury that required stitches!Missing my flight back home from Bali…

  • May 2021

    Kathy Wiles

    Kathy Wiles 25 years Surfing Tell us about an intense or fun surfing memory My fondest surfing memories are probably from travel adventures I took with friends when I was in my 20’s, as well as memories from the year I lived on Maui with my closest buddies. We were really good at faking it till we made it in random line ups; and the carefree joy, laughter, surprises and bonding we shared during our time in the water and travels together is something I’ll always cherish and remember. My husband and I have also had some amazing kid-free surf trips to Mexico the last few summers which have been…

  • May 2021

    Jill Matthies

    Jill Matthies 38 years Surfing Tell us about an intense or fun surfing memory Well.. I have so many fun stories but since we are talking about surfing with family, I can tell you about our family trip to Costa Rica. Let’s see, the kids were 15, 13 and 12 and we took a ponga out to a spot called Ollie’s point and we all got some really amazing waves but it started to thunder and lightening and my youngest got a bit scared so we all paddled back to the boat and started back to the beach which was about a 30 minute ride up the coast. Well, the…

  • May 2021

    Mei-Li Restani

    Mei-Li Restani 2 years Surfing Tell us about an intense or fun surfing memory I went on a surf retreat in Morocco which is essentially where I learned to surf.  The first day we went out into the water I was a bit overwhelmed, to say the least.  Magic Bay is located in a small fishing village in Imsouane, Morocco and it opens up to one of the world’s largest breaks.  The paddle out was intense and my arms started to burn immediately. I honestly did not know how I was going to get through this surf session and was worried that I was a lost cause.  Lucky for me,…

  • May 2021

    Joni Martin

    Joni Martin 36 years Surfing Tell us about an intense or fun surfing memory When my son was 3 months old and my daughter was five, our family went on an 11 month surf trip through Australia, Bali, Fiji, and New Zealand. For about six of those months we were living in campervans, homeschooling our daughter through kindergarten by teaching her about the cultures, insects, plants, birds and animals we encountered. Our son spent the first year of his life meeting friendly strangers almost every day. We had so many amazing waves on that trip, made lifelong friends in multiple countries, but also had some bizarre and awful moments, including…

  • May 2021

    Julie Malcolm

    Julie Malcolm 35 years Surfing Tell us about an intense or fun surfing memory A stand out was surfing Haapiti for hours with my husband Christmas morning with no one else out; it was epic! He ended up breaking his board after about 4 hours of mind blowing fun. Tell us something unique about you as a mother who surfs with/without your kiddos I like to share waves and I like to get cold and shiver. What is your most memorable surf moment with your kids? We were all surfing Seascape on 4th of July and a white shark came up right next to us and was eating a fish.…

  • May 2021

    Katie Loggins

    Katie Loggins 20 years Surfing Tell us about an intense or fun surfing memory With both of my children I surfed until I was 8 months pregnant. It was the most fun I have ever had in the water. I don’t think I have laughed that hard. It is so challenging, so every wave I caught was a triumph. And, I was so fortunate to have 2 of my now closest surf friends pregnant at the same time. As our bellies grew we played in the waves, laughing at how challenging it was to surf but having each other to share in the experience. Although some people found it surprising…

  • May 2021

    Ashley Lloyd

    Ashley Lloyd Starting Surfing Before 10 years old Tell us about an intense or fun surfing memory I can remember the first time I stood up on my Zuma Jay Twin fin in the 3rd point malibu reform. I don’t think it was long, but I still remember! What is your occupation Surfboard Shaper, founder of Unfurling, my new company Do you have any significant community involvement? I love my community Tell us something unique about you as a mother who surfs with/without your kiddos This year, my son, Odin, has really gotten into the ocean. I think the super warm wetsuit helps. He wasn’t all that excited to surf…

  • May 2021

    Alayna Nathe

    Alayna Nathe 31 years Surfing Tell us about an intense or fun surfing memory I have the best memories surfing with Amy Mihal & Zeuf Hesson on a perfect overhead day at Privates…. just the 3 of us hooting and howling and catching the waves of our lives What is your occupation Online Marketing Tell us something unique about you as a mother who surfs with/without your kiddos We let our kids fall in love with surfing on their own time. My son is 14 and is now hooked on surfing, all waves & all types of boards. My biggest joy is sharing waves with him at 38th, splitting the…