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

Pam Burridge, Second Annual Jettygirl New Year's Feature, 2009. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

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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?
Pam Burridge: Enjoyed another year watching my kids grow up. Also, caught 18 waves in 36 minutes at Green Island on a 6'0" and only snaked one guy! So I am looking forward to another year of motherhood and the odd good to occasionally great surf. I'm hopeful I can be a part of the solution rather than the problem as far as the world goes.

JG: Tell us about the first time you ever stood up on a surfboard. Where was it and what were you riding?
PB: Been standing up on Kentucky fried coolites for years before but my first wave on my home made fiberglass 5'6" at Harbord aka Freshie was legend. I was ten. It was July. I had no wetsuit as far as I can remember.

JG: What is your current favorite board? In 2009 do you have any plans to experiment with different surfboard designs, materials or fin configurations?
PB: I love my 5'6" fish. I love my pair of 6' shortboards. I love my 6'6". I hope to love my 9'1" that Santa brought to town (ie Mark the hubbie made it).

JG: Do you have any heroes? If so, who and why?
PB: I admire many people and some of them are surfers, but let's say that the world champs both had me cheering their efforts in the water this year. On ya Kelly and Steph.

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?
PB: Silvana is always awesome so I expect she will be pushing it but if she wants to charge for a title she may have to be more of a machine than a flash in the pan so that will decide that. The young girls will push the slightly older girls to crank it up but I will sound like a suck up and go for Steph Gilmore pulling the sickest move of the year, probably a huge waft air with style all the way through (no tow in tho').

 

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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: What could be a better combination that a wetsuit and diamonds? This album cover is still one of my favorites...and Pam Burridge is still one of my favorite all-time surfers. The 1990 ASP Women's World Champion, Pam had one of the smoothest styles the tour has ever seen. Pam was inducted into the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame in 1997.

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