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Cher Pendarvis, 3rd Annual Jettygirl New Year's Feature presented by Betty Belts, 2010. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

 

cher pendarvis photo by michael antioretto


JettyGirl: A one million dollar check arrives in your mailbox with a note that reads, "Half of this amount is yours and the other half is to benefit the world around you." How would you spend the money?
Cher Pendarvis: If finances allow, I would give all the money away to help others. I would donate to the Humanity United organization and the American Cancer Society.

Humanity United was founded with the belief that mass atrocities and slavery are two of the worst ways that human beings inflict suffering on one another. Both are preventable. Humanity United is helping to prevent mass violence and establish conditions for long-range peace. Regarding modern day slavery, Humanity United researches, educates and supports interventions that change the underlying dynamics which allow slavery to exist.

I lost my Mother to cancer when I was in my teens, and in January 1998, we lost our long-time friend Rell Sunn, and more recently my sweet friend and church Mom, Millie. We're praying for cures.

JG: Describe the best surfboard you've ever ridden and why it was special to you.
Cher: Well, there have been a lot of special boards with their own unique rides. A big favorite is the first 6'6" Angelfish, shaped by Steve Pendarvis, which was a combination of a favorite 5'6" fish from the early 1970s shaped by Steve Lis and a favorite Channin trifin shaped by Mike Casey from the early 1980s. The Angelfish is a fun all around twinny with a trailing fin that suits my style. It drives down the line and does smooth wrapping roundhouse cutties like a fish, but can also slash off the top like a shortboard thruster.

JG: If you could travel back to any time in history and hang with one person while they go about their daily activities, who would it be and why?
Cher: I would like to spend the time with George Greenough, designing boards and doing photography and filmmaking, while surfing Australia, Santa Barbara and the Ranch in the 1960s and early 1970s. George inspired us with his breakthrough designs, surfing and photography. I was fortunate to meet George while surfing Rincon in the 1970s.

JG: For thirty days you're stuck on a desert island with one book, one song, one surf movie and one snack food. Which ones would you choose?
Cher: My favorite book is the Bible, the song would be Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, and the movie would be The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun by George Greenough. Hmmm, snack food? Organic Brown Rice cakes!

JG: What is your best surf-related memory of 2009?
Cher: It was a dream come true, to shape a special board on my 59th birthday, in August, 2009. This was my last birthday of the 50s and I wanted to build a 6'7" high aspect fish, which is a meaningful experience for me and a fun board for winter waves. While I have painted and glassed boards recently, I had not shaped a board in nearly 30 years. It was wonderful to spend quality time with my husband Steve, who is a creative surfboard builder, and he enthusiastically coached me along the way. After six hours in the shaping room, we were blessed to share fun waves together at our favorite spot in the late afternoon. The spot doesn't break often that time of year so were surprised and happy. We shared waves, enjoying watching one another surf and I was blessed with two tube rides, and one of them a double barrel! So grateful, this was the best surfing day that I can remember in years.

It is a privilege to surf, every wave is a gift. Through gratitude and prayer, we can share this gift of joy with every beating heart. Aloha!

 

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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...

Alexa Frantz Cindy Santini Jessica Grimwood Linda Benson Rochelle King
Amee Donohoe Claire Bevilacqua Jill Hansen Lindsay Steinriede Rosy Hodge
Amy Nicholl Cori Schumacher Jodie Barsby Liz Cockrum Sally Fitzgibbons
Anastasia Ashley Courtney Conlogue Jodie Nelson Liza Caban Sandra Olson
Andrea Holeman Crystal "CJ" Soto Kaley Swift Lulu Erkeneff Sara Taylor
Belinda Baggs Darlene Conolly Keenan Lineback Lynne Dickinson Sarah Baum
Betty Steele Devon Holloway Kelly Grant Malia Manuel Sayuri Hashimoto
Bilandra Chase Donna von Hoesslin Kelly Nicely Marissa Shaw Serena Brooke
Brittani Nicholl Elizabeth Pepin Silva Kelly Sloan Mary Osborne Shannon McIntyre
Bruna Schmitz Emilie Sanscartier Kenzie Kessler Maureen Drummy-Haggar Shannon Switzer
Candice O'donnell Grace Park Kim Mayer Meegan Feori Shawn Alladio
Carla Rowland Heather Hudson Crummer Krissy Mattison Megan Abubo Shea Hodges
Chandler Parr Heather Tiddens Kristy Murphy Nikita Robb Silvana Lima
Chanelle Sladics Holly Beck Kyla Langen Nikki Brooks Simone Reddingius
Cher Pendarvis Jai Greenlee Lakey Peterson Paige Hareb Sunshine Makarow
Chloe Buckley Jeannie Chesser Layne Beachley Prue Jeffries Tamar Ben-Moshe
Cindy Hayward Jenni Flanigan Leah Dawson Rebecca Woods Tammy Lee Smith

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Additional Resources:

Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

Pendoflex surfboards built by Steve Pendarvis

Casey Surf Designs

Humanity United

American Cancer Society

 

 

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