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jettygirl online surf magazine's second annual new year's feature

Erica Hosseini, Second Annual Jettygirl New Year's Feature, 2009. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

Presented by Blue Surf Sanctuary

erica hosseini photo by nikki brooks

JettyGirl: While faltering economies, political turmoil and energy issues dominated most of the headlines during the past year, much of 2008's good news slipped through the cracks. What's the best thing that happened to you in 2008 and what are you most hopeful for in 2009?
Erica Hosseini: Biggest thing that happened to me in '08 was I had my gall bladder removed... Emergency Surgery. As far as the biggest GOOD NEWS in '08, I won 7k in the VQS championships in my backyard!!!

JG: Tell us about the first time you ever stood up on a surfboard. Where was it and what were you riding?
EH: I was riding a log of a board that was my next door neighbor's, and he left his garage unlocked so we could come and use them as we pleased.

JG: What is your current favorite board? In 2009 do you have any plans to experiment with different surfboard designs, materials or fin configurations?
EH: My favorite board is a 5'10" swallow tail. Fast, light and maneuverable in small, good 'ol Newport. I will try whatever gets thrown my way, but I don't have any big plans to throw my 5'10" swallow tail out the window.

JG: Do you have any heroes? If so, who and why?
EH: I don't really have any heroes. I'm more inspired by people who have a good story to tell.

JG: In 2009 we'll see the best single maneuver ever done by a female surfer. Who do you think will pull the move and what do you think it will be?
EH: My predicted nominations for best female maneuver are: Silvana Lima, Carissa Moore, Claire Bevilacqua. As far as what they pull out of their hats, I have no idea.


Next Surfer: Frieda Zamba  


For those of you who like to jump around instead of going one by one, here's the complete list of surfers...

Alizee Arnaud Elizabeth Pepin Silva Kassia Meador Nicole Grodesky Schuyler McFerran
Amee Donohoe Erica Hosseini Kelly Nicely Nikita Robb Serena Brooke
Anna Garaway Frieda Zamba Kim Mayer Nikki Brooks Shaney Jo Darden
Anne Beasley Weber Heather Hudson Crummer Kim Mearig Paige Hareb Shannon Switzer
Ashley Lloyd Heather Jordan Kyla Langen Pam Burridge Silvana Lima
Bethany Hamilton Holly Beck Kym Campbell Pauline Ado Sofia Mulanovich
Betty Depolito Jacqueline Silva Lauren Sweeney Pauline Menczer Sormarie Nieves
Chanelle Sladics Jenna Balester Laurina McGrath Prue Jeffries Stacey Guy
Christa Alves Jenni Flanigan Layne Beachley Rebecca Woods Tammy-Lee Smith
Claire Bevilacqua Jessi Miley-Dyer Leah Dawson Rochelle Ballard Yvonne Mendel
Cori Schumacher Josie Drude Lynne Dickinson Rosy Hodge  
Courtney Conlogue Julie Cox Marissa Graham Sage Erickson  
Danielle Beck Kaitlin Maguire Mary Osborne Sally Fitzgibbons  
Darlene Conolly Karin Kendrick Megan Abubo Sam Haddad  
Donna von Hoesslin Karlee Mackie Nicola Atherton Sara Taylor  


Image Caption: It's hard to believe in 2009 but twenty years ago at many spots, months and months would go by without seeing a girl in the water. Newport has always had some ripping surfers though. Back when I was living in Newport, it was pretty common to surf with then-future-world-champ Lisa Anderson and before Lisa, ASP standout Tricia Gill. Erica Hosseini is the latest in a line of fantastic Newport surfers and has enjoyed great success as a pro surfer and model. Photo: Nikki Brooks /

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