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Shawn Alladio, 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?
Shawn Alladio: Government would take their big chunk first. As far as the remainder, would have to invest the other monies somehow so this project wouldn't fall apart as a pipe dream, it's the endurance of an idea to sustain in reality that matters. Refurbish an old 'cheap' single story hotel for homeless seniors into an assisted care living community. So they would not be forgotten or neglected because nobody cares about the elderly, they are perceived to be in the way when no longer contributing to anyone ...the silent majority, where does the love go?

By the way, a million dollars isn't much money to do anything substantial anymore. Shame.

JG: Describe the best surfboard you've ever ridden and why it was special to you.
Shawn: Probably not the best board, but it was my first surfboard. And my first life lesson. I was 7 years old, living in Pacific Grove, California. I had a crush on an older boy. He surfed. I had $5 from my birthday, it was a lot of money to me. I bought the board at a garage sale with my mom's boyfriend who also surfed. I bought it because of two reasons. One it had a sticker of a yellow 'Tweety' bird (cartoon character) on it and I thought if I got this surfboard, this boy would think I was neat. At PG Beach, I paddled out to where he was out toward's Lover's Point, not knowing what I was doing, and when I got there, he said 'what are you doing out here'? I paddled back to the beach crying, staring at Tweety the whole way in ...ouch heartbreak. That board and I went everywhere together a pet.

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?
Shawn: Myself as a child. I'm not impressed, amused or interested in what other people have done for their spirit, because it's such a personal private journey. I cannot picture myself being a voyeur into someone's life, no other person can offer me answers other than my own free will. Looking back at my life I can appreciate the struggles, wonders, joys, tragedies and poor choices I've made with greater perspective knowing it was the best I had in those moments. As a child life seemed so big.

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?
Shawn: The Holy Bible, AC/DC-Thunderstruck, Five Summer Stories, a high quality content snack mix of my choosing of fruits and nuts, so I could pick out what I wanted and when with diversity to choose, what a luxury! I would probably want an extension added onto the 30 days as long as there was shelter and water and a sharp double bladed titanium knife. LOL

JG: What is your best surf-related memory of 2009?
Shawn: Waiting for the 'big swell', no, not that one, a bigger one ...nope ...not that one ...let's see ...hmmm ...ok looks good ...nope ...and getting to see all of David Puu's empty barrel surf photographs from the winter swells!


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