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Kristy Murphy, 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?
Kristy Murphy: I would take half of that million and use part to invest in my new business Kristy Murphy's Siren Surf Adventures. Then, I would send my parents on a killer vacation to wherever they wanted to go with spending money for Dad to golf and shopping for Mom. I would take what's leftover and use it as a down payment for a sick little beach cottage near a favorite surf spot!

With the other half of the million, I would want it to be used to fund programs that would give disabled and underprivileged children the opportunity to discover the ocean. I would like to give them the chance to experience all the things that I was fortunate enough to grow up experiencing. Snorkeling, fishing, and surfing would be a few fun ways to discover and teach these kids all about the amazing out of this world creatures that live below the surface of the waves.

JG: Describe the best surfboard you've ever ridden and why it was special to you.
Kristy: I have two boards that are near and dear to my heart. First, my very first surfboard, which was a Donald Takayama Beach Break that I bought used from the shop in Oceanside, during my first real surf trip to California. That board and I had many adventures! I learned all the basics on it. First I learned to surf down the line, then a cross step, and finally my very first cheater 5!

My other very special board is the board I currently ride about 90% of my time surfing. It is my Fantasea model with Siren Surfboards that the amazing Kevin Shaughnessy made for me! He makes such beautiful boards. Plus, it is so awesome to be able to have a board made specifically for what suits your style of surfing and the types of waves you choose to surf.

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?
Kristy: I would want to hang with Black Beard or some other crazy pirate. You know, cruising the Caribbean plundering and getting into bar fights over emeralds, gold and pieces of eight. Drink some rum, or did they have mojitos back then? Also, I have always wanted to slide down the sail via a knife in one hand and a sword in the other!

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?
Kristy: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. That book had a profound affect on me... Drink from the cup of Jacob! Wondering Stranger, Lionel Richie. Many Classic Moments. The Spinach Quinoa Salad from Seaside Market.

JG: What is your best surf-related memory of 2009?
Kristy: Cruising the Nayarit Coast in Cat Slatinsky's 1972 VW Classic Bug. After popping a set of aloha racks on top, she was ready for fun and adventure. We met lots of new friends when we recruited for push starts and the Mexican men just jumped at the opportunity to try to fix the problem with the Bug (which they could never figure out, but they all had their theory). There were loads of great food, fresh margaritas and yummy waves.


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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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