The Women and the Waves 2, a film by Heather Hudson, premieres at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 4pm

The Women and the Waves 2 Premieres in San Luis Obispo on 3/18

The Women and the Waves 2, a film by Heather Hudson, premieres at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 4pm

The Women and the Waves 2 Premieres at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival Mission Cinemas, Friday, March 18, 2016, 4pm - 1025 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo

Our great friend, Heather Hudson, is set to premiere her new film, The Women and the Waves 2, in San Luis Obispo in a few short weeks on March 18. If you happen to be anywhere close to that area of the coast, be sure and check out her latest film. Tickets sold at the door so bring all your friends and line up early. The Women and the Waves 2 stars Jeannette Prince, Kristy Murphy, Mary Bagalso, Ashley Lloyd Thompson, Demi Boelsterli, and Isabelle Radis.
Film Description The Women and the Waves 2 is a documentary surf film that celebrates women and their unique approach to surfing and life. The film looks at the state of surfing today from a feminine perspective and features positive role models that give back to people and the planet. Following in the footsteps of the groundbreaking 2009 film, THE WOMEN AND THE WAVES; THE WOMEN AND THE WAVES 2 continues to explore the culture of surfing in relation to six surfers and their lives both in and out of the water. The launch point of inspiration to make this film came in the fall of 2013 when two friends featured in THE WOMEN AND THE WAVES experienced two pivotal moments in their lives. After a valiant twenty-year battle against cancer, Robin Janiszeufski-Hesson ‘Zeuf’ was a few months away from death, and Ashley Lloyd Thompson was a few months from giving birth. One goes out. One comes in. Life rolls on. Just like the waves that are eternal. When someone we love dies, we stop, breathe and reassess our own lives. Zeuf was a friend and mentor to many and an inspiration to all. We only have the present moment, so how will we live it? THE WOMEN AND THE WAVES 2 emphasizes the notion that surfing is more than just a sport; it is a lifestyle, and serves as a backdrop for connections made between people, honoring the natural world, paying homage to loved ones past, and celebrating the cycle of life. Ultimately, the film is the portrayal that a life filled with gratitude for one another and the world we live in, is a life well lived. And when the joy of surfing is added to the equation it makes life that much more sweet! For upcoming screenings, information, or to purchase the original, award-winning 2009 film, The Women and the Waves, please visit womenandthewaves.com.
 
Zeufy Tuesdays - Part Two in a four-part series celebrating the life of Zeuf Hesson. Photos by Jeannette Prince.

Zeufy Tuesdays, Part Two – Zeuf Hesson & Friends in Mexico. Photos by Jeannette Prince.

Zeufy Tuesdays - Part Two in a four-part series celebrating the life of Zeuf Hesson. Photos by Jeannette Prince. Zeufy Tuesdays: Part Two in a Four-Part Series Each Tuesday Celebrating the Life of Zeuf Hesson Memories of Zeuf - by Jeannette Prince I think my first time surfing the Santa Cruz Longboard Union Contest was back in the late 80’s. There was a small group of us who surfed on Steve Walden’s longboards, and were given the opportunity to join the competition to surf against the clubs. Joel Tudor was a part of our group… I think it was his first contest. It was a packed event and the surf was about head high or so. How electrifying to be around so many great surfers from the gathered clubs from California. It was a very fresh and exciting time for longboarding. While walking around the contest site you couldn’t help but notice all the different assortment of surfboards along the rails outlining the cliffs. Surfers were clustered everywhere while hanging out and rooting for their teams. It was a wonderful melting pot of talent, surfboards, and perfect waves for a contest. There was one surfer who caught my eye, who really stood out in the crowd. She displayed an incredible head of long, tight, sun-bleached, curly ringlets that were hard to miss. I could hear someone address her as Zeuf. I found out later that she was a competitor in the event and I’m sure I surfed against her in a heat or two. I can’t remember… but I do remember seeing her and every year after that. I found myself looking for the local girls, like Jane McKenzie and Zeuf, to see who would show up for that year’s activities. They were gifted surfers and knew Steamer’s Lane so well. Zeuf always stood out… I was always curious about her, but never had the chance to really get to know her until twenty plus years later. Linda Benson decided to organize an annual surf trip that brought a seasoned group of surf women together that was an absolute dream. Never have I experienced surfing with and spending time with such elegant and talented women before. Zeuf was one of them… So many years have gone by since the first time I noticed that perfectly wild, sun-bleached hair of hers… little did I know Zeuf would become an important friend in my life. Who was she? A rare talented celebration of life who held a big heart for all… and was a caregiver to those she loved. A leader and true representative of women’s surfing. She is not gone… she is just away. She lives on in the lives of those she touched.
Zeuf Hesson & Friends in Mexico - All Photos © Jeannette Prince "The photos below are all from our trips to Mexico. Along with surfing and friendships, we also have another tradition... we create a beautiful natural collage on a specific table each year we go. It's a collection of treasures we find while on our walks." - Jeannette Zeuf Hesson and friends on a surf trip to Mexico. Photos © Jeannette Prince. Zeuf Hesson and friends on a surf trip to Mexico. Photos © Jeannette Prince. Zeuf Hesson and friends on a surf trip to Mexico. Linda Benson, Mary Bagalso, Ashley Lloyd, Heather Hudson, Kristy Murphy, Jeannette Prince, and Cat Slatinsky. Photos © Jeannette Prince. Zeuf Hesson and friends on a surf trip to Mexico. Linda Benson, Mary Bagalso, Heather Hudson, Kristy Murphy, Jeannette Prince, and Cat Slatinsky. Photos © Jeannette Prince.
Bonus Material: Zeuf and Heather Hudson Say Goodbye to Mexico - Filmed by Jeannette Prince

Zeuf and Heather from Jeannette Prince on Vimeo.


*Previous Zeufy Tuesdays     |     "Hope More" by Heather Hudson

Jeannette PrinceAbout the Photographer... In addition to surfing and photography, Jeannette Prince also designs and creates greeting cards under her label, Cardiff Town Cards. Printed on quality digital photo and archival fine art paper, each card features photographs and original artwork by Jeannette. For more information, please visit cardifftowncards.com. See more of Jeannette's artwork in Heather Hudson's films, "HOPE" and "HOPE MORE."
Thumbnail image for Heather Hudson's new short film, HopeAdditional Resources: Cardiff Town Cards by Jeannette Prince Heather Hudson on Vimeo Rail Grabber - an easy and comfortable way to carry your surfboard. Designed and created by Linda Benson. Making Mavericks: The Memoir of a Surfing Legend - by Frosty Hesson
8 Women, 8 Days. Take 2.Additional Graciegirl Films Featuring Zeuf: 8 Women, 8 Days. Take 2 8 Women, 8 Days. A Lifetime of Memories. The Slideshow. HOPE. A Short Film by Heather Hudson HOPE MORE. A Short Film by Heather Hudson
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Zeufy Tuesdays - Part One of a Four-Part Series. Heather Hudson celebrates the life of Zeuf Hesson in Hope More, a short film.

Zeufy Tuesdays, Part One – Zeuf Hesson Shares a Special Message with Loved Ones and the World in “Hope More,” a Short Film by Heather Hudson

Zeufy Tuesdays - Part One of a Four-Part Series. Heather Hudson celebrates the life of Zeuf Hesson in Hope More, a short film. Zeufy Tuesdays: Part One in a Four-Part Series Each Tuesday Celebrating the Life of Zeuf Hesson My Friend Zeuf - by Heather Hudson Our paths crossed over 7 years ago when I was in the process of creating my first surf documentary, "The Women and the Waves." I had asked Ashley Lloyd to be in the film and I had planned to meet her at Linda Benson's Roxy Jam Contest in Cardiff, California. (As a first time filmmaker, I wanted to give Ashley a few of my co-producer's films on DVD, to show her that we were legitmate!) When I finally found Ashley in the crowd, she was running off to surf in her heat. That is when she introduced me to Zeuf, who was with her and watching her bags. We immediately struck up a conversation and eventually exchanged our phone numbers. It was from that moment that our friendship began. And very soon after that I knew that I wanted her in my film. She asked, "Are you sure?" I said, "Yes!" I was very sure. She was my soul surfer & sister! Looking back now, I can't help but cherish my memories of this amazing, beautiful, loving, caring soul that is Zeuf. I knew nothing about her when we met, and learned so much as time passed. She had the biggest most caring heart. She would do anything to help anyone at anytime. She was loved by so many because she made every person feel special. Even though she struggled with cancer through all of those years, she never complained. She managed to LIVE with GRACE. She had a really funny sense of HUMOR and a SPARKLE in her eyes. How fortunate I am to have had her in my LIFE.

Hope More from Heather Hudson on Vimeo.

HOPE MORE - A Short Film by Heather Hudson Description: About a year ago, I told Zeuf that I wanted to make a short film while we were on our annual surf trip down to Mexico. She paused a moment and said, "Make a film about HOPE." I replied, "Okay, I can do that." Fast forward to June, 2013, "HOPE" was finished. I sent it to her, she loved it and was really stoked. Others seemed to like it too, and I was stoked! As her health declined since then, I kept thinking that I had MORE of her message from the trip. So, here is the second installment: "HOPE MORE." Dedicated to her husband, Frosty Hesson, their family, and to those who loved and were touched by Zeuf. Here's to Zeuf! Forever and Always in my heart. xo Heather Hudson Film/Edit: Heather Hudson, Graciegirl LLC Music: "The Cove" - Performed by Land N Sea. "Believe" Artwork: Jeannette Prince, Cardiff Town Cards Zeuf Hesson shares a message of hope with her loved ones and the world. Frame Grabs from Hope More, a short film by Heather Hudson.
Heather Hudson, film producer. Graciegirl LLCAbout the Filmmaker... Heather Hudson is a film producer living in Santa Barbara, California, where she is a community volunteer, a wife and mother of two sons. In 2007, she started her film production company, Graciegirl LLC, and created the groundbreaking documentary surf film, “The Women and the Waves,” with co-producer and mentor, Peck Euwer of Swell Pictures Inc., Santa Barbara. For 15 years Heather has supported and volunteered for "Heal the Ocean," a successful Santa Barbara-based non-profit citizen's action group committed to ending ocean pollution. In 2012, she was named to the Heal the Ocean Board of Directors where she heads up fundraising and events.
Thumbnail image for Heather Hudson's new short film, HopeAdditional Resources: Heather Hudson on Vimeo The Women and the Waves Cardiff Town Cards by Jeannette Prince Making Mavericks: The Memoir of a Surfing Legend - by Frosty Hesson 8 Women, 8 Days. Take 2.Additional Graciegirl Films Featuring Zeuf: 8 Women, 8 Days. Take 2 8 Women, 8 Days. A Lifetime of Memories. The Slideshow. HOPE. A Short Film by Heather Hudson
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Hope, a new short surf film by Heather Hudson of Graciegirl LLC

HOPE. A Short Film by Heather Hudson.

HOPE from Heather Hudson on Vimeo.

HOPE A Short Film by Heather Hudson Description: Sometimes we all need to get away to gain a little perspective... Join seven friends as they travel to Mexico for their annual surf trip of fun waves, great food, rest and relaxation. Along the way the surfers share deep and personal thoughts on the theme of "hope" for this year and the future. "My hope this year for myself is that I get to live for another year because unfortunately I have metastatic cancer. With that, every year is an unbelievable gift ...every day is a gift and for some reason I get to keep coming back." -Zeuf Surfers: Zeuf, Linda, Nancy, Jeannette, Lara, Brenda, and Heather Film/Edit: Heather Hudson, Graciegirl LLC Music: "Grab Your Board" - Written by Michael M. Lehman; Performed by Marshall Rhodes. Michael Lehman, guitar and vocals; Glenn Burke, guitar and vocals. Allan "JR" Fiedtkou, percussion. Artwork: Jeannette Prince, Cardiff Town Cards Frame grabs from Hope, a short film by Heather Hudson - Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine
Heather Hudson, film producer. Graciegirl LLCAbout the Filmmaker... Heather Hudson is a film producer living in Santa Barbara, California, where she is a community volunteer, a wife and mother of two sons. In 2007, she started her film production company, Graciegirl LLC, and created the groundbreaking documentary surf film, “The Women and the Waves,” with co-producer and mentor, Peck Euwer of Swell Pictures Inc., Santa Barbara. For 15 years Heather has supported and volunteered for "Heal the Ocean," a successful Santa Barbara-based non-profit citizen's action group committed to ending ocean pollution. In 2012, she was named to the Heal the Ocean Board of Directors where she heads up fundraising and events.
Thumbnail image for Heather Hudson's new short film, HopeAdditional Resources: Heather Hudson on Vimeo The Women and the Waves Cardiff Town Cards by Jeannette Prince Rail Grabber. Designed by Linda Benson.
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8 Women, 8 Days. Take 2. A Graciegirl surf video clip featuring Jeannette, Robin, Linda, Mary, Brenda, Zeuf, Nancy & Heather.

8 Women, 8 Days, Take 2 An amazing group of women return to Mexico for rest, relaxation and friendship. Starring Jeannette Prince, Robin Hoyland, Linda Benson, Mary Bagalso, Brenda Friday, Zeuf Hesson, Nancy Steele and Heather Hudson. Video: © 2012 Graciegirl LLC 8 Women, 8 Days. Take 2.
Additional Resources: 8 Women, 8 Days. A Lifetime of Memories. - slideshow of the first Mexico trip Rail Grabber - carry your board the easy way with Linda Benson's clever invention Cardiff Town Cards - featuring photographs and original artwork by Jeannette Prince The Women and the Waves - Heather Hudson and Peck Euwer's film featuring Linda Benson, Ashley Lloyd, Zeuf, Kim Mearig, Heather Tiddens & more

Surf Ladies Represent at San Diego Surf Film Festival

By Liz Bradshaw It’s a year of firsts for surf film festivals in San Diego, from San Diego Surf Ladies hosted Board Shorts: Short Films by SoCal artists, Inspired by Women to the inaugural San Diego Surf Film Festival taking place this May at Bird’s Surf Shed. 13 feature films and 22 shorts will be screened over the weekend of May 11 – 13th and there are some familiar faces in the line up! San Diego Surf Lady, Hayley Gordon blew us all away with By The Way back in February! At just shy of fifteen minutes long her film is a refreshing look at a crop of talented women surfers with the right amount energy and fun that makes you immediately want to grab your board and run out of the door. Thoughtfully edited with an awesome soundtrack Hayley’s film has gained worldwide attention in the past couple of months with 33k+ views on Vimeo and posts on many a surf site including Surfer Magazine. By the Way is being screened as part of a triple dose of women’s surfing goodness in a 2 two hour block where you can also see Clare Plueckhahn and Fran Derham's latest piece So It Goes & much loved feature documentary The Women and the Waves. Australian filmmaker Clare Plueckhahn and Fran Derham's last piece LunchBreak won ‘best short’ at the New York Surf Film Festival and was featured as a guest ‘global short’ at the Board Shorts Festival. So it Goes contrasts the tongue in cheek high energy of LunchBreak and features 19 year old Billabong surfer Felicity Palmateer exploring her thoughts on life and the pressure she faces as a competitive surfer. First released in 2009 The Women and The Waves, a documentary by Heather Hudson and features a cast spanning multiple generations of female surfers including the pioneering Linda Benson and professional surfer, shaper & musician Ashley Lloyd. Uplifting interviews and inspiring surfing throughout the film provide a great commentary on what it means to be a wave-loving woman! Not to be missed over the weekend another film screened at the Board Shorts Festival and chosen by the San Diego Surf Film Festival as an automatic selection is Margaux. Shot and edited by Michael Weybret of Shaper Studios in San Diego Margaux takes us on a beautifully crafted four-minute journey as we watch French surfer Margaux Arramon-Tucoo shape and glide on a recent visit to California. You can catch Margaux on Saturday May 12th and So it Goes, By The Way and the Women and the Waves on Sunday May 13th, Mothers Day. Check out more information about the festival, schedule and tickets at www.sandiegosurffilmfestival.com

TWENTY-ONE QUESTIONS WITH CARISSA MOORE. The ASP World Champion answers questions from former world champs, tour veterans, young fans & surfing legends.

[frame_right src="http://www.jettygirl.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/redbull.carissa.moore_-300x200.jpg" href="http://www.jettygirl.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/redbull.carissa.moore_.jpg"]© Jason Kenworthy/Red Bull Content Pool[/frame_right] Presented by InsuranceSurfers.com In Carissa Moore's first full year on Tour, she accomplished what so many have predicted for her over the years of her young life, an ASP World Title. It's difficult to imagine the kind of pressure she was under to accomplish the goal. While most surfers are given a number of years to find their footing in the pro ranks, you could almost feel the industry's expectations that anything short of a world title would be a letdown. But there would be no slip-ups, no letdown, no unfulfilled goals ...Carissa charged through the Tour schedule, pushed performance boundaries in a groundbreaking film and did so with Hawaiian grace and style. After Carissa won her World Title, we planned to interview her as quickly as possible ...but so did every other surf media outlet on the planet. By the time our turn came around, all my questions had been asked numerous times. Instead of rehashing what had already been said, we asked a group of former world champions, legends, filmmakers, industry folks, free surf pioneers and local groms to post up some questions for the new World Champ. I don't think this has ever been done before ...so thank you to all who participated. You have my deepest appreciation! --Chris 1. Asked by Heather Hudson, Executive Producer of The Women and the Waves Heather Hudson: If you could go back to any era in surfing history and surf with anyone, who would you want to surf with and why? Carissa Moore: I would probably want to go back two years and have a surf session with Andy (Irons) or go back to the early 90's and surf with Rell (Sunn). Both people are great ambassadors to our sport and role models to me. 2. Asked by Kelly Nicely, Current #13 on the ASP Women's Longboard World Rankings Kelly Nicely: How has the tour changed for women in the past few years and how do you think the future of the women’s tour is headed as far as equality with men and women? Carissa: I think the talent on the women's tour has come so far the past few years. The girls are definitely pushing the limits of their performance. Unfortunately, the state of our tour is in what seems to be the worst it has ever been. I can only hope that one day we will have the same kind of following that the men have and we will gain more support and events. 3. Asked by Kim Mearig, 1983 ASP Women's World Champion Kim Mearig: Since you've won the world title so young, are you content or do you want to beat Kelly's record? Carissa: Haha, I don't know if I will ever beat Kelly's record or even come close but I would love to give the world title a run every year I am on tour. 4. Asked by Serena Brooke, ASP legend & owner of Serena Sportswear Serena Brooke: What type of diet and training do you do to keep in shape, do you think it is important to your surfing? Carissa: I think it is so important to eat right and train to perform at your best. You definitely could just surf and be amazing but for the overall package and piece of mind it's great to be on top of those things as well. 5. Asked by Sara Taylor, freesurfer & video star of Circus Tricks, Illegal Turns, and Hayley Gordon's Empty Lowers Sara Taylor: If there was something you could change about the tour what would it be? Carissa: If there was something that I could change about the tour it would be to have more events at amazing venues! 6. Asked by Cori Schumacher, Writer & 3x Women's Longboard World Champion Cori Schumacher: Within the realm of surfing, the sponsorship dynamic is one of the most influential socializing agents for young surfers. How old were you when you were first sponsored and can you remember if how you felt about yourself changed then? If so, how? When you made the shift from being sponsored by endemic surf companies to your current sponsors, did you feel a shift in yourself as well? If so, what did that feel like for you? Carissa: I was very lucky and got sponsored when I was seven by Roxy. I was very naive and didn't think much of it, just how cool it was to get a box of clothes every month! Also, when I made the shift from being sponosred by endemic surf companies to my current sponsors I didn't really make a big deal of it. I think my family did a really good job of keeping things simple on the sponsorship end so I could just enjoy surfing. [frame_center src="http://www.jettygirl.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/moore.carissa.2520-600x400.jpg" href="http://www.jettygirl.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/moore.carissa.2520.jpg"]Frontside carve at the US Open in Huntington Beach. © Chris Grant/Jettygirl.com[/frame_center] 7. Asked by Kassia Meador, photographer, longboard stylist & current #2 on the ASP Women's Longboard World Rankings Kassia Meador: What is your favorite post shred snack? Carissa: I love a nice green smoothie. 8. Asked by Shea Hodges, Hawaiian freesurfer & star of Shea Hodges: Freedom in Motion Shea Hodges: It's apparent that in the last few years the level of women's surfing has increased dramatically. The widespread use of the internet and social media has helped create more of a "do it yourself" attitude for the aspiring surfer that doesn't have the means to travel the tour and compete. Do you feel that women (like men) should have the option to be professional free-surfers and not only Tour surfers? Carissa: Yea, I definitely think that women should have the option to be a professional free surfer. 9. Asked by Hayley Gordon, filmmaker & owner of Leashless.tv Hayley Gordon: What was your greatest or funniest misadventure/disaster on your surf travels? Carissa: Funniest misadventure was .... 10. Asked by Di Mattison, blogger, surfer & surf instructor extraordinaire Di Mattison: What do you think about the "marketing image" available to women professional surfers? Why do you think it is that the guys are able to be marketed with a wide range of types - jock; punk; gangsta; artist; hippy; intellectual - and that there's only one type for women: happy, sporty, beach babe? I do see that Steph plays her guitar and Sally is really into sports, but I don't see their overall image(s) being far from the mark that the surf industry has set for women (image-wise). Carissa: I know. I think it's crazy that guys seem to be way more marketable when women are the ones who are way more into fashion and the way they look. I think all the women on tour have awesome personalities and something unique and special about them and just need to be marketed in the right way. 11. Asked by Lauren Otonicar, owner & creator of Tonic Haircare Lauren Otonicar: What is your animal amalgamation? (If you could be a combination of 2 animals what would you be and why?) Carissa: Bird and dolphin so I can fly and swim underwater for long periods of time. 12. Asked by Ashley Beeson, middle school shredder in the Western Surfing Association Ashley Beeson: Do you have any tips on how to do those “sliding 360’s” frontside and backside? I want to learn how to do them myself. Carissa: Just keep messing around with it and eventually you'll figure it out. It is a shift of weight from the front to back to front again. The key to spinning is getting the fins out of the water. To get the movement down, take the back center fin out, that's what I did in the beginning, shhhh. 13. Asked by Kim Wooldridge, 14-year veteran of the ASP Women's World Tour Kim Wooldridge: Which women surfers did you look up to or were inspired by when you first started surfing? Carissa: Layne Beachley, Rochelle Ballard, Megan Abubo... 14. Asked by Amee Donohoe, ASP Women's World Tour veteran and contest director of the annual RA Girls Surf Show Amee Donohoe: Being the most progressive female surfer ever and inspiring generations, how are you keeping yourself inspired to continue to push your level of surfing? I watch your free surfing and your contest surfing and you go big with such flare but are you secretly attempting "sex change varials" now that the judges know what they are? Carissa: Haha, well thank you, I am so flattered. My dad is definitely the one to thank for pushing my level of surfing. He is the one who helps me think out of the box, challenges and encourages me to go bigger. Also working with guys like Shane Beschen, Myles Padaca and Pancho Sullivan have inspired me so much. Being around their male energy is so new and exciting. 15. Asked by Lola Blake, President & CEO of Chick Sticks by Lola Lola Blake: Do you have a pre-heat ritual that you do or think to yourself before your competitions? Carissa: I always sit down and have a quick chat with my dad before paddling out, listen to some Eminem and Bieber and say a little prayer. Carissa Moore at the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach Pier. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Surf Magazine. Carissa Moore towards the pier in Huntington Beach. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com. Carissa Moore banks off the foam at the US Open of Surfing. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Carissa Moore at the US Open of Surfing. Photo © Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine2011 ASP Women's World Champ, Carissa Moore, ripping onshore peaks in HB. Photos © Chris Grant/ Jettygirl.com 16. Asked by Cori Schumacher, writer & 3x Women's Longboard World Champion Cori Schumacher: How important has your heritage as a Hawaiian been in your approach to surfing and what is the most important aspect of this heritage for you? Carissa: It's definitely motivated me to want to do my best to represent my heritage. The most important part is being able to do something I love and having fun everyday. A lot of hardwork but it's all worth it. 17. Asked by Jessi Miley-Dyer, ASP Tour veteran & 2012 ASP Women's World Tour Manager Jessi Miley-Dyer: You're one of the only girls on tour I've seen donate their prize money to charity. We used to donate our time to various causes when we have been overseas but I've never given money (would love to but not exactly rolling in it, haha). Do you think that we should do more community work around the contests that we go to? Would you like to see more of it? Carissa: I think we definitely should and I would love to see more of it. As professional surfers we get to travel the world and do something we love, how lucky are we?! I think it is important to give back to the communities that aren't as fortunate but have given so much to us. 18. Asked by Margaux Arramon-tucoo, French artist, longboard stylist. Star of Hayley Gordon's film, "This is Margaux" Margaux Arramon-tucoo: Does surfing for a living, traveling, now being world champ and all that comes with it, inspire you in other areas of your life? Carissa: Yes of course! I realize that my life is amazing and in order to keep it I just have to keep working hard at everything. It is all so worth it. 19. Asked by Savannah Fliers, local ripper & huge fan of Carissa Moore Savannah Fliers: Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Carissa: I hope raising a family, married, a teacher or a coach and of course still surfing! 20. Asked by Savannah Fliers, local ripper & huge fan of Carissa Moore Savannah Fliers: What advice would you give to girls who want to catch more waves when surfing in a lineup surrounded by wave-hungry guys? Carissa: Patience and time. If you put your time in at any spot and are respectful you will gain respect yourself and will catch waves. And as you improve the guys will want to watch you rip! 21. Asked by Bilandra Chase, Mom, installation engineer & the better half of NK Surfboards shaped by Raz Bilandra Chase: You two have worked so closely for so many years. What did your dad say to you when you won the world title? Carissa: My dad and I are best friends and seriously there is no person in the world that I would have wanted to share that journey with than my dad. He was stoked. When I won in France he gave me a huge hug and then said, "Knuckles. You did it!" Pretty awesome moment. One for the memory books for sure.
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Additional Resources: Carissa Moore's Red Bull Profile Carissa Moore - Official Website, Biography, Surfing Photos & Videos Carissa Moore on Twitter

8 Women, 8 Days. A Lifetime of Memories. The Slideshow.

Question: What happens when a group of surfers who range in age from 36 to 66 years old, descend for one week upon an incredible beach house that is disguised as an oversized palapa and located at a picturesque Mexican pointbreak? Answer: WISDOM, INSPIRATION, FUN, LAUGHTER, WAVES, and most of all really great MEMORIES!!!
“8 Women ~ 8 Days”
Something special happened last winter when a group of surfers experienced a Mexico trip to remember! Each day was filled with rest and relaxation, good food and surf! When you plan a surf trip, you hope for lots of waves. Fortunately, mother nature did cooperate and served up some fun surf days where love, laughter and friendship dominated the line-up. Click on the purple Play button below and see a bit of what we saw...
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Featured Surfers: Robin Hoyland, Zeuf Hesson, Heather Tiddens, Amy Mihal, Nell Newman, Heather Hudson, Jeannette Prince and Linda Benson. Photography by: Jeannette Prince, Robin Hoyland and Heather Hudson Words and Drawings by: Zeuf Hesson Music Performed by: Kathy Fry Slideshow Produced by: Graciegirl LLC 2011