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Kelly Nicely, 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?
Kelly Nicely: I would donate one half to help out children in Africa born with AIDS and without parents.  With my half I would pay off my house, help out the family and use some for traveling and then I would start up a restaurant in my favorite place that I find while traveling. I would start with a trip covering the Southern Hemisphere.  I really want to take a boat trip in Indo but of course with all that money I'm going to have to hit up New Zealand and Australia while I'm there.  Oh, and of course in my richness I will bring my  friends and family along the way. 

JG: Describe the best surfboard you've ever ridden and why it was special to you.
Kelly: In the Pink really changed longboarding for me.  I learned so much about noseriding and did not stop dreaming about the board until my car that got me to Cali died and I traded Donald my dead car for my very own In the Pink.

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?
Kelly: Albert Schweitzer is a probably one the most well rounded inspiring historians I can think of off hand.  Super Humanitarian, musician, theologian, philosopher and physician. WOW!! Switzer was very dedicated and passionate about helping others and I think his life was very fulfilling. "Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace."

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?
Kelly: Trail Mix,  Michael Franti Everyone Deserves Music,  haven't seen any new surf videos so I hope I'd grab the best one if I'm there a month, Cape Greed by Sam Cole looks to be a good read.

JG: What is your best surf-related memory of 2009?
Kelly: Most memorable session was a day in Puerto Rico. I woke up and thought it was going to be small so I grabbed my board without a leash and when I got to the beach it was overhead with a little bit of wind on it. The good thing about the wind is that no one wants to surf if it's not absolutely perfect which to me is more perfect.  I normally don't wear a leash when it's overhead but in PR it's much more needed because the board will hit the reef and rocks on the inside.  I surfed for about an hour very conservatively but still having a blast.   I didn't lose my board once which is amazing for me.  I was surfing with one friend for the first hour and only two locals so we just circled wave after wave with no paddle battles and super duper, fun, long rights.  My friend was ready to bail after an hour because it was a whole lot of paddling but I was having a blast.  I decided to stay even though I did not know how I was going to get home at that point. As I was grabbing my towel saying good bye one of the locals who didn't know me  loaned me his leash and told me where to drop it off later.  I surfed another hour before my good buddy Wally from PR showed up. We surfed two more hours and then went and got some roadside chicken and rice.

 

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