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Donna von Hoesslin, 3rd Annual Jettygirl New Year's Feature presented by Betty Belts, 2010. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

 

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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?
Donna von Hoesslin: I would give a chunk of it to East Bali Poverty Project to support the amazing work they are doing bringing some forgotten villages back from certain extinction and giving them hope for a future with sustainability. I'd also give some to several of the various organizations I sponsor with my company, Betty Belts.

The bulk of the other half would be wisely invested in something ethical and sustainable to provide for our retirement. And I'd invest some in my business; hiring talented people, investing in my artisans in Bali and Team Betty. It always needs to be win-win.

JG: Describe the best surfboard you've ever ridden and why it was special to you.
Donna: Probably my 8'0" mini longboard Dennis Ryder shaped for me. It rides very loose and fast, makes for memorable waves. I am for the most part, a longboarder, but this board makes the face more lively. 

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?
Donna: Jesus, if there can be only one. If I could add a few candidates, I really would like also have a chance to hang out with Albert Einstein, Ella Fitzgerald and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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?
Donna: The Bible. One foot on Sand by Justin Young ...always beautiful. Surf movie—the one David Pu'u is working on. Chocolate.

JG: What is your best surf-related memory of 2009?
Donna: Watching my otherwise pretty gentle "homebreak" C-Street wake up with these last four swells that have rolled into California at the end of the year. We've been so blessed. I've had more amazing waves than ever before. It's really sweet when it comes to life and gives you some long walls to carve up instead of nothing but a soft shoulder.

 

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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:

Betty Belts

The Betty Blog

Dennis Ryder Surfboards

David Pu'u

East Bali Poverty Project

 

 

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