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Kyla Langen, 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?
Kyla Langen: I'd buy land by the beach and create a shangri-la.  It would be a permaculture (permanent agriculture), a highly efficient farm system that mimics nature and outsources as little as possible. We'll grow lots of organic veggies and crops and fruit trees, and have chickens, maybe a goat, a pond, and be off the grid.  It's also a cafe/market and we'll sell what we grow and make to the community, providing people with the healthiest foods and products for their bodies and the planet.  There is a huge library and a workshop/studio where people read, research, learn and create, and once a week there is a free seminar where folks learn how to make things—lotion, beer, bread, an alaia etc... There is a daily donation-only yoga, pilates, dance, martial art, or meditation class.  And it's also like a clubhouse, with a half-pipe, a stocked boardroom, and heaps of bikes people can borrow for a cruise, or for our monthly critical mass/ride.  There is a jam room of course, with all kinds of instruments, and some nights we serve beer and wine, have live music, and showcase the art gallery.   It would benefit the world around us by helping create community and providing people with a safe creative space to express, learn and get inspired. And hopefully our demonstration of ways to live more sustainably would rub off on people. 

JG: Describe the best surfboard you've ever ridden and why it was special to you.
Kyla: The blue, foam Scott board I learned to surf on.  I was able to go down the line on it and try do turns and floaters. It is the board responsible for getting me hooked on surfing, and I owe it my life (or least a shout-out.) 

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?
Kyla: I'd go back and hang with the first human to ever live on this planet. I'd see where and how she or he lives, what she/he eats, sounds like, looks like, acts like, who she/he hangs out with, and what she/he does for fun. 

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?
Kyla: A dictionary/thesaurus because words are fun. The song is a tough one but maybe some long, ambient meditative, singing bowls, gregorian chant kinda song. For the movie, maybe Thomas Campbell's The Present because I haven't seen it and it probably has a good soundtrack. 

JG: What is your best surf-related memory of 2009?
Kyla: A session out front in Carlsbad, longboarding with my dad, uncle and cousin. It was a gorgeous day, glassy clear water, small but clean pretty waves. We all rode waves together, cheered each other on, and played and laughed like silly grommets.  I remember feeling this huge weight lifted off my shoulders and realized that I didn't feel the pressure of competitive surfing, yet still had genuine stoke inside and wanted to try ride every wave to the beach.  


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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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