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

Julie Cox, Second Annual Jettygirl New Year's Feature, 2009. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

Presented by Blue Surf Sanctuary

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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?
Julie Cox: As intense as '08 was, I got to spend a lot of quality moments with friends and family. We're all so spread out that I really cherish these moments and think back to these times as highlights. I also bought a house, which was a huge step for my free-spirited lifestyle... it's nice to plant some real roots. For 2009 I'm really hopeful and excited for the change in the US government. I hope to see a positive shift in the economy, politics, & environment.

JG: Tell us about the first time you ever stood up on a surfboard. Where was it and what were you riding?
JC: I was at the Ventura Harbor riding a Doyle during a road trip for Jr. Lifeguards.... we were supposed to be learning to windsurf, but those sails were heavy for an 8 year old! Dang, that was 20 years ago...

JG: What is your current favorite board? In 2009 do you have any plans to experiment with different surfboard designs, materials or fin configurations?
JC: My favorite board at this particular moment is my "Emerald". Jed Noll has put my vision into action. The thing noserides insanely well, while its not too heavy or bulky. 9'2" square tail.

A far as innovation, Jed's making our twin fin "Ruby" into a quad, which will be fun to see how the down-the-line speed along with maneuverability changes. We'll be messing with stringers, fins, blanks, glass, paint processes, wood, etc. in '09. Forward motion... The most exciting part of the Jule Collection this year will be the opening of a Jed Noll Surfboards retail shop in San Clemente with the factory directly behind. Soooo excited to take the train up there and get crafty in the factory more often.

JG: Do you have any heroes? If so, who and why?
JC: Oh man, I look up to a lot of people.. I like having mentors to help me if I need it, to inspire me, to show me the way, and show me what is possible... Thomas Campbell, Linda Benson, Rell Sunn, Kristy Murphy, Bev Sanders, Shelley Merrick, my Mom, Dad and brothers, the Collings family, Ashley Lloyd, Jed Noll to name a few.

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?
JC: Yep, women's surfing is getting stronger, more crazy and wonderful everyday. The best maneuver you can do this year is to go see these surf movies: "The Present" and "Dear and Yonder...they will be the highlights of 2009 no doubt.

Next Surfer: Kaitlin Maguire  


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: Few surfers in the world have as much style and elegance as Oceanside's Julie Cox. Entrepreneur, photographer, painter, jewelry designer, surf coach, professional longboarder. See what Julie's been up to lately at Photo: Liz Cockrum /

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Additional Resources:

Julie Cox Official Site

Jule Collection Surfboards

Liz Cockrum Photography

Julie Cox interview, photos and video on JettyGirl (2006)

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