Will you be doing the WQS tour in 2007?
MS: I think so. Mostly in
the United States because I am going to move here
after we get married. Do the WQS here and go to
Japan for the Japanese (JPSA) tour.
Do female surfers get a lot of coverage in Japanese
surf magazines? Are there any all-girl surf magazines
in your country?
MS: Ahhh, no.
No girls' surf magazines?
MS: They used have a girls'
magazine, but we never got a girl surfer on the
cover, it was always models. Then they stopped
making the girls' magazine so there aren't any
girls on the cover.
Do you get coverage in the other magazines now
MS: Oh! You mean inside
the magazines, not only on the cover?
MS: Yes, a lot.
So in the men’s surf magazines they put
the girls in too?
MS: Yes, all the time, everybody.
In America a lot of the surf magazine advertisements
show models instead of their actual team riders.
In Japanese surf magazines, do women's surf companies
usually use models or surfers in their ads? Do
you have any thoughts on the subject?
What do you really think?
MS: They should use me!!
Do your sponsors use you for the ads? Billabong,
for instance, are you in a Billabong ad surfing?
MS: Yes, when I win a contest.
So they do it, they run an ad?
MS: When I get a win in
a surf contest my sponsors run ads of me that
say "congratulations on the win."
PJ: That's good. That's
better. What countries have you traveled to and/or
MS: Indonesia, Brazil, Australia,
United States and England.
PJ: Do you like England?
MS: Yes, because my twin
sister just got married to an English guy.
PJ: You guys are all over
MS: Yeah! International
twins. (Laughter) We went there for the wedding
party. I tried to bring my surfboard, but the
airline company tried to rip me off so I didn't
bring one. My sister’s husband has a surfer
friend and he lent a board to me.
PJ: So where did you surf
in England? Cornwall?
MS: Yes, Cornwall. Good
PJ: It gets good sometimes.
MS: It looks like surfing
is very popular there.
PJ: What kind of music do
you like? Any particular bands or musicians?
MS: I like reggae and some
PJ: Besides surfing, what
are a few things you enjoy doing?
MS: I like yoga. I also
PJ: Sightseeing? (Laughter)
MS: Yeah, I like sightseeing.
PJ: What kind of sightseeing?
MS: Like walking around
the pier. That's what I like...and going to new
PJ: You really enjoy yoga
too. Has practicing yoga helped you with your
MS: For sure. My body has
become very flexible and it helps me balance well.
PJ: What type of yoga?
MS: I like Hatha.
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