- Julie Cox
Age - 26
Hometown - Oceanside
& Santa Cruz
Sponsors - Roxy,
Noll Surfboards, Back in Da Water
Stance - Regular
Noll: 9'0" "Sapphire", 9'2"
"Emerald", 9'5" "Diamond",
6'6" "Ruby"; 6'0". Dane Perlee:
Julie Cox Story &
Interview conducted by Kyla Langen in Oceanside,
Cox is rad. Cruisey, conscious, and compassionate,
she's an inspiration and role model to many people.
Julie's zest for life, creativity, motivation,
smarts, and healthy lifestyle allow her to fill
her days doing the things she loves most: surfing,
massage and photography. Born and raised in Agoura
Hills in the Canejo Valley, Julie's natural surfing
style made her a standout local at Leo Carrillo
and Malibu. Passionate about the environment,
The Cox attended UC Santa Cruz and earned a degree
in environmental studies. She now resides in San
Diego's North County, where she juggles her various
creative projects and exemplifies a true California
surfer girl. But don't just take it from us, see
for yourself what makes Julie Cox such an interesting,
Kyla Langen: Ready to roll?
Julie Cox: Ready to rock
KL: Thanks for doing this.
JC: No worries, thanks for
asking me to be the June JettyGirl.
KL: Let's start with a super
complex question, full name…
JC: Julie Cox
KL: No middle name? How's
that working out for ya?
JC: It's kinda interesting.
A lot of people like to plug something in, and
with a last name like Cox, it can turn into some
interesting names. I think my mom wanted my middle
name to become Cox when I got married. She was
KL: What kinds of nicknames
have you acquired?
JC: Jules is the most common.
Nag Champa is an incense I adore, so Cox Champa
became the nickname. Coxadopolis, the whole Cox
thing comes into play. But Jules is the one I
KL: …as in the Jule
collection. Can you share with us about your Jule
JC: Yeah, I came to Jed
Noll with an idea I've had for a little while.
First I just had an idea for one board, but I
didn't necessarily want it to be a Julie Cox signature
model. I knew I like having a quiver of boards
- a log, a high performance longboard, an all
around longboard, a fish, I think its fun to surf
all kind of boards. So Jed was really down with
the idea of doing a women's line of boards, and
we titled it the Jule Collection. We're doing
the diamond model, the emerald, the sapphire,
the ruby and the opal. It's really feminine, but
not teeny bopper hopefully, more for women in
their 20's, 30's, 40's 50's, 60's…70's,
80's, 90's…kinda elegant, hopefully classy,
really high quality boards. I've put a lot of
time into helping teach women how to surf in the
past few years so I've been trying to take into
account what they tell me - how their bodies are,
how they like to surf… Along with the dimensions
I like, and what I think works well, so we're
working really hard on that. The single fin, the
all around longboard and the fish should all be
done by summer, but yeah, julecollection.com
and you can check out more about it.
KL: Is this the first of
its kind maybe?
JC: Kristy Murphy and Jenny
Flanagan had a lot to do with Siren Surfboards,
which is a girl's line of Channin. They worked
with this guy Kevin to start Siren and it's doing
pretty well, it's gotten a good response. So this
isn't the very first thing. I've kinda looked
to them for inspiration on how to go about doing
KL: Any idea what shops
will carry them?
JC: I hope Paradise
Surfshop in Santa Cruz, maybe Rocker
Boardshop in L.A., and Hansen's and South
Coast in the San Diego area have been responsive.
Jed Noll has reps on the East Coast, Europe and
the West Coast. We're not looking to do a billion
of them, but we want people to be happy, they
can customize the board if they want. It's about
keeping it really good quality. We don't need
to be everywhere; we just want to have really
good relationships with the shops we're in, and
with the customers. We just want to do it right.
Julie Cox Interview
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