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

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


jill hansen lifestyle photo by farah, surf photo by chris grant of jettygirl

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?
Jill Hansen: With the first $500,000 I would give back to my home state. Hawaii has the #1 unemployment rate, the #1 teen pregnancy rate, the #1 high school dropout rate and the #1 drug use rate (from what I was told recently). I would donate and participate in the implementation of relief foundations for the unfortunate, underprivileged and struggling people of Hawaii. I have a passion for the Islands (where I'm from) and would give back to the community there in any way I could.

I would invest a little first off. With the second half, it would be 10 friends, 10 perfect waves, a film project. (So we would fly my gf who is also a videographer with us). Canvas, paints, a few additions to the family quiver, and stock the fridge with great food. Have a celebratory meal of course ...and then just go surfing and forget we even have the money!

JG: Describe the best surfboard you've ever ridden and why it was special to you.
Jill: The Dick Brewer fish I came up on recently. It was basically a gift from the sea. It's a classic original 80's twinny swallow tail. 5'10" (perfect size) beak nose flat deck no rocker....lil' NUGGET! Some girl was whomping shorebreak north side of the pier in Oceanside when my mouth dropped. I ran up and traded a waterlogged DANO quad fin and gave her 50 bucks for it. She said her uncle found it at a garage sale for $25, so she scored, and I scored. Win-Win. Board's worth probably a G or more! Since then, Joel Tudor took fin templates of it and Benji Weatherly asked, "Ok Jill, how much do you want for it?" I told 'em I'm having too much fun to sell it. Honestly, it was like a gift from the sea!

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?
Jill: My Uncle Tommy Anglin. He was a professional surfer back in his day. He was also an insanely talented artist. He unfortunately took his life before I met him ...but I feel like there are parallels between our passions.

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?
Jill: The Bible. Bob Marley's Redemption Song. Free & Easy. Chocolate.

JG: What is your best surf-related memory of 2009?
Jill: Surf'n with all our buddies at San O all summer. Oh, and every day that I go surfing and other women are inspired by my wetsuits. It's a perpetual stoke. Stokes them out, which in return stokes me out. It's a pretty righteous, contagious thang.


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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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