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Liz Cockrum, 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?
Liz Cockrum (now Liz Lantz): How sweet would it be if this really happened?!  The half that was mine to keep, I would use to live off of as long has humanly possible so Greg (my husband) and I could travel and not have to work.  The half that was to benefit the world around me, I would split up between 4 things. One would be the Surfrider Foundation.  The second would be to an organization that helps provide clean drinking water to communities that don't have it.  A third would be a cause for domestic animals in our country - I'd have to research exactly which organizations for the last two.  Then, I would use the rest of the money to start a photography school where kids who wouldn't normally have the opportunity to learn and practice photography could come and study for free! 

JG: Describe the best surfboard you've ever ridden and why it was special to you.
Liz: The best board I've ever ridden is my 9'1" Pendoflex longboard - I had it made custom for me this summer.  It's special for so many reasons; first of all, it rides like a freaking champion.  The moment I started paddling I could feel it was made just for me, and it's really helped me improve my surfing.  It's incredibly responsive, maneuverable and fast, but stable enough to help a newbie like me work on her nose riding.  Steve Pendarvis shaped it and Cher Pendarvis drew this amazing pelican on it for me; the TLC those two put into the board makes it really special to me too.

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?
Liz: This was the hardest question for me to answer! There are so many people I'd love to hang with.  For now, my final answer would be Eugene Atget, who was a French photographer in the early 1900s.  I love Paris and I think it'd be great to explore it with him, see Paris during that time period, learn about his processes etc.  If I can pick an exact time, I think it'd be the early 20's, so I could meet his friends Bernice Abbott & Man Ray, and rock some 1920's outfits.

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?
Liz: East of Eden. The Great Invisible Night (the live version as sung by Greg, so he could be with me too! Is that cheating?). Sprout. Tomatos and cheese.

JG: What is your best surf-related memory of 2009?
Liz: Greg and I had a really great session near our house one Sunday evening in November.  It was glassy, uncrowded, gorgeous weather, and the most perfect chest high waves coming through.  We surfed our brains out and both of us were KILLING it, catching tons of waves and surfing so well on our favorite boards. The last 45 minutes or so of the session was just the two of us, and the sunset was beautiful.  Even when there were other people in the line-up most of the time we were out, it felt like it was just the two of us. We were in our own little surfy dream world. 

 

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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:

Liz Cockrum (now Liz Lantz)

Liz Cockrum's blog

Surfrider Foundation

Pendoflex - surfboards by Steve Pendarvis

Cher Pendarvis

 

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