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

Jacqueline Silva, Second Annual Jettygirl New Year's Feature, 2009. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

Presented by Blue Surf Sanctuary

jacqueline silva photo by chris grant

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?
Jacqueline Silva: The best think that happened to me in 2008 was my victory in Portugal on the WQS 6 star. My hope for 2009 is to finish in the top 5 of the WCT.

JG: Tell us about the first time you ever stood up on a surfboard. Where was it and what were you riding?
JS: The first time I stood up on a surfboard was 20 years ago with my brother Leandro at my home break Barra Da Lago, a place that I love. It was amazing...I was riding a 5'5" very old board but good for the age.

JG: What is your current favorite board? In 2009 do you have any plans to experiment with different surfboard designs, materials or fin configurations?
JS: My current favorite board is my 5'9" round pintail shaped by my old brother Leandro Silva. I would like to try a DHD board. I will order one for the Gold Coast and I also want to use different kinds of fins for sure.

JG: Do you have any heroes? If so, who and why?
JS: My whole family are my heroes...because they have supported me since I started to surf and they gave me all I needed to be who I am now.

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?
JS: In 2009 we will see the new generation, we're gonna see maneuvers like aerials and off the lips by the young surfers.


Next Surfer: Jenna Balester  


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: In our opinion, the cutback just doesn't get the attention it deserves. There are kids surfing today who can launch airs at will but who couldn't do a cutback to save their life. For perfect cutback technique, look no further than Brasil's Jacqueline Silva who has one of the smoothest turns on tour. On this glassy Malibu right, Jacqueline sliced three of these in a row. Photo: Chris Grant /

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