May 2021

Kristen Kellermyer

40 years Surfing

Tell us about an intense or fun surfing memory

Surfing with my daughter in Mainland Mexico we had at least 30 beautiful blue winged stingrays swarm the line up and share our last wave of the day.

What is your occupation

17-Mile Driving School owner, operator and instructor

Do you have any significant community involvement?

I’m courteous on the roadway and always use my turn signal ­čÖé

Tell us something unique about you as a mother who surfs with/without your kiddos

Moms tend to lots of morning details. As a result, local well know shaper, Steve Coletta, gave me the nickname “Side Shore Sally”.

What is your most memorable surf moment with your kids?

Most memorable surf moment was the time I paddled out at Asilomar and my body felt different while laying on the deck of my board. After my session I went to the pharmacy took a test and discovered I was pregnant.

What are some challenges of surfing related to motherhood?

At about 8 months it became very difficult to bend over at the waist to take off my wetsuit by myself.

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