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

Kim Mayer, Second Annual Jettygirl New Year's Feature, 2009. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazin

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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?
Kim Mayer: There isn't one thing in particular. It's more of a feeling. More than a feeeeeeeelin! more than a feeeeeeelin'....yeah, I'm feelin' good. 2009, well, I'm just waiting for the rivermouth to break...oh, and how about unity.

JG: Tell us about the first time you ever stood up on a surfboard. Where was it and what were you riding?
KM: Doyle at Cowells with my best friends.

JG: What is your current favorite board? In 2009 do you have any plans to experiment with different surfboard designs, materials or fin configurations?
KM: 5'7" single fin shaped by Matt Tognoli. Just wanna ride it all.

JG: Do you have any heroes? If so, who and why?
KM: So many heroes but here are a few that hit me right now....Henry David Thoreau - for deeply appreciating nature, sharing his philosophy and views through writing, and living a simple yet meaningful life. Slater- for being physically and mentally in tune with what he does. My parents - for their unconditional love and support.

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?
KM: Bad with names but is it a rodeo flip? One of those aerial flips that Dane's always doing. Silvana'll do it. Or has she already?


Next Surfer: Kim Mearig  


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: The original inspiration for JettyGirl and still one of my favorite surfers is Santa Cruz' Kim Mayer. More often than not, when I see Kim she's laughing or smiling or singing out loud...that's what makes this image fun for me. It's another side of Kim that I don't often see. The funny thing is, seriously three seconds later while at the water's edge amongst her competitors, the announcer asked Kim for a dance move or two. She danced...then blitzed the heat. Photo: Chris Grant /

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Additional Resources:

Kim Mayer interview, photos and video on JettyGirl (2006)


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