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Kenzie Kessler, 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?
Kenzie Kessler: I guess with the half I got to keep I would probably just save it for traveling. With the other half I would do something to better the Mentawai Islands. Not like the waves could get any better but something to benefit the people and the environment. It is my favorite place in the world I have traveled to and I want to do something to give back.

JG: Describe the best surfboard you've ever ridden and why it was special to you.
Kenzie: The best surfboard I ever had I snapped on a two foot day! It was a very sad moment in my life thus far. I was trying to do a snap on a dumpy little section and I ate it, got worked, and when I popped up my board was broken. I loved that board because it responded to anything I wanted to do, maybe except for rodeo flips …but I had high hopes.

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?
Kenzie: I would probably travel back to the late 80s/early 90s when Martin Daly was just starting exploring Indonesia for surf spots and discovered waves in the Mentawais and then One Palm Point. That would be fun to be the only boat out there and have every wave you wanted at any spot, like perfect HTs or Macaronis but without the crowd.

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?
Kenzie: Book - Surf Magazine. Song - Electric Feel by MGMT. Surf Movie - 8 Days 8 Slaves. Snack - Cheese-Its Chek Mix.

JG: What is your best surf-related memory of 2009?
Kenzie: This past summer I spent a month in the Mentawais with my friend Alexi Frantz. We surfed our brains out in perfect waves everyday but my most memorable session was at this right called Cold Springs. We had been surfing a left for a few days and were amping to go right because we are both regularfooted. It was getting dark out so we wanted to get as many waves as we could before the sun went down. It was pretty crowded so we decided we would get more waves if we put thongs on and paddled out. But our plan backfired and more people ended up paddling out!


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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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