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JettyGirl Online Surf Magazine's Second Annual New Year's Feature

    2nd annual jettygirl new year's feature

Welcome to JettyGirl Online Surf Magazine's 2nd Annual New Year's Feature!

After the success of last year's New Year's feature, we decided to do it again but wanted to step it up a notch for 2009. Our intention was a "slight" upgrade but what we ended up with is truly amazing...70 surfers answering the same 5 questions for a whopping 350 answers!!! Participants include multiple world champions in both long- and shortboarding, female surf industry veterans, ripping groms, musicians and artists who surf.

We want to offer our deepest thanks to everyone who helped make this feature possible, including our presenting sponsor, Blue Surf Sanctuary. We also want to thank all the surfers who have allowed us to ride alongside them in photos, videos and profiles these past three years. Finally, a special thank you to our readers, whose encouraging words keep our little online surf mag moving forward.

We wish you all a wonderful 2009 :)

Chris Grant, JettyGirl.com

First Surfer: Alizee Arnaud  


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  

 

Contributing Photographers:
Noah Hamilton, David Pu'u, Anthony Barbatto, Nikki Brooks, Liz Cockrum, HawaiianSwell.com, Pierre Tostee/Mr Price, Nicole Grodesky, Mike Rutherford, Lorene Carpentier, Peck Euwer/Swell Pictures Inc, ASP World Tour/Covered Images, etnies, and some snapshots by the surfers themselves

 

Photo Gallery-only Version:

We realize that reading 70 web pages full of questions and answers is time-consuming so we've created an alternate "Photos Only" version. If you're short on time, this one's worth a look...but please come back to read the girls' complete answers when you have time. They have a lot of worthwhile things to say and their thoughts are the main reason for having this New Year's Feature.

Photo Gallery-only Version

 

Random Notes:
In our first New Year's feature, Great in 2008, quite a few of the surfers' predictions came true. About 60% of the surfers claimed Stephanie Gilmore would be World Champion again...and she was. Regarding the question about "Surfers to watch for in 2008", virtually half the answers stated that both Coco Ho and Sally Fitzgibbons were the ones to watch...which once again came true with both young surfers qualifying for the 2009 WCT. With this year's "Best Move Ever" question, the vast majority of surfers claimed that the maneuver would come from Silvana Lima, Carissa Moore or Melanie Bartels. It will be interesting to see if this prediction pans out too.

 

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