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je0ttygirl online surf magazine's third annual new year's feature

Betty Steele, 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?
Betty Steele: I would put my half into a savings account except for traveling money to help with my research. The other half that is for benefiting the world I would do research regarding the most beneficial way to assist people in need. One of my real desires is to bring fresh drinking water to a village or town that doesn't have the financial resources for a very basic need.  Since the ocean is a vital component of a healthy planet, I would like to direct some money to a worthy organization that has done the research in healing the ocean.  The remaining part would go to an organization that lends money to women in third world countries and helps them achieve financial independence. 

JG: Describe the best surfboard you've ever ridden and why it was special to you.
BS: My favorite board is always the one I am riding at the moment.  I fall in love with all my surfboards.  The surfboard I am riding now is Al Merrick 6'6", Flyer II, Tuflite, with H2 fins system. My philosophy on surfboards is if you are thinking about the board instead of the wave, it's not a good board. Surfing is about reacting; if you are wondering what your board is going to do it is too late. I also like a board that I can duck dive easily. This board is light, durable, easy for traveling and I have had it for five years. Of course that is not my husband’s philosophy because he is always trying to get me to experiment and constantly buying me boards.

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?
BS: The person I would like to hang out with would be Paramahansa Yogananda, who was a yogi from India. I find it interesting he built a temple on the bluff right above our best surf spot Swami’s. His doctrine of respecting all religions coincides with my own beliefs.

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?
BS: Ed Begley, Jr.'s new book Guide to Sustainable Living. Any of Willie and Lobo's songs. Sipping Jetstreams by Taylor Steele. Nuts.

JG: What is your best surf-related memory of 2009?
BS: My best surf-related memory of 2009 is the trip we took with with my son and his family to Kandui Resort in Mentawai, Indonesia. On that trip I got the biggest and best wave of my life,


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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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