Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Gosh it's flat...snow?

I cant handle the flat Pacific Ocean any longer! This last weekend I decided to head up to Big Bear to test gravity as well as my "balancing legs."   

It was a blast! We snowboarded for two days including one night time session that was uncrowded and surprisingly warm air temperature. I am surprised to see after one long year my snowboard legs still work and luckily I didnt break any bones. Hopefully the surf will increase soon, but I wouldnt mind another crazy rain and snowstorm to pass the time until the waves increase in size.


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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Run For Mobility 5k Come run with me!

Come join me Feb 1,2008 in Huntington Beach, CA for a 5k "Run for Mobility." I am looking to put together a crew in Ventura, drive down together and run/walk the event. Please let me know if interested. To find out more check out my web page with Free Wheelchair Mission at:

Let me know if you are interested.

Happy Holidays

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The women of Jewelia serving Thanksgiving meal at the Knights of
Columbus building in Downtown Ventura.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

C Magazine Ventura Article

Check out the upcoming magazine article "C Magazine" from Japan featuring Ventura's hotspots such as Patagonia and Watermark.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thanks to my friends at Taylor Made I now have a new hobby when the
waves are flat. Yesterday at the Ojai Valley Inn Sooo fun!

The Girls in Morro Bay

The "Twins" Hailey and Sierra Partridge, Jeanette and myself enjoying the evening after a long day in K38 rescue class.

Monday, November 10, 2008

K38 PWC training course in Morro Bay

I wanted to share a fun great images shot by photographer David Pu'u. I attended a three day PWC rescue training course in Morro Bay this past weekend. Myself along with four other females and one male firefighter trained three full days with one nighttime operation till 12:30am at sea. The weather enabled us to deal all elements of Mother Nature such as warm sunshine, heavy rains, gale force winds, stormy wintery seas and big rolling swells out in the open waters. Fish, birds, otters, and seals surrounded us at every moment. Let's just say the ocean was alive up there. Check out the images attached. Beautiful shots! It was one of the most exciting yet mentally challenging things I have done in a long time.

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Images by renown photographer David Pu'u

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Robert August, Myself, Alli, and Wingnut
Dave Mason rocking out

Suzzane Paris in a late night jam session

Anne Longoria and Wingnut hitting the golf course and sporting some hot Maui Jims


Sam and Susie August and Family

My lovely and fun Doug and myself sneaking away for a dinner alone
Christine August and myself
Behind the scenes with Anne Longoria filming a golf segment in Puerto Vallarta

Monday, November 3, 2008

Pictures from the Surf Cruise 2008

Dave Mason show in Cabo

Mary and Feds

Jana Irona, Kirra Shephard and myself

Friends of the cruise Alex and his great dad!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Huntington Beach Etnies billboard...scary!!!

My good friend's daughter just sent me this. She is too cute!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

3rd Annual Surf Dog A Thon 2008 San Diego

This summer I was asked to help judge the 3rd Annual Surf Dog-a-Thon. I was shocked to see how many supporters flocked the beach as dogs of every size and shape surfed all the way to shore. After a fantastic performance in the water there was a costume contest with various celebrities judging the final outcome. It was the funniest thing I have ever scene and participated in.  

The event raised over $50,000 for the Helen Woodward Animal Center. 

Outside Osmans in Tokyo, Japan

A friend of mine sent this from outside Osmans in Tokyo a few days ago. Osmans is one of Patagonia's dealers.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Nostika TV interview

Keep your eyes peeled for a new TV show called Nostika.
Here are a few pics from the interview this last month in San Diego at ASR event at the W Hotel.

"Nostika Magazine proudly announces the launch of NOSTIKA TELEVISION.

Beginning Sunday September 14th, at 10PM, NOSTIKA TELEVISION will air on MyTV 13 XDTV- San Diego. The weekly 30 minute show will fuse the multicultural markets of our area with an array of diverse segments that include music, art, fashion and cultural events. This innovative program will be hosted by Alycia Powers and German Suarez, who together, make a pair of captivating hosts that will leave you asking for more.

We will also showcase interviews with local and international talent. Every week NOSTIKA TELEVISION will take viewers on a visual journey throughout San Diego and the world.

For over three years, Nostika Magazine has been reporting on current issues and the diversity of the San Diego & Baja California communities. Having seen the magazine make such a positive impact on readers in this demographic, the idea of bringing the same type of content to television was the next obvious step."

Surf Cruise

Come join us on last week in October for the first ever Surf-Music Celebrity Cruise. Check out the banner below for more details or click onto

Jewelia "My Mama"

My Mother Tina and her 12 girlfriends making a difference in the world.

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Your weekly must-have book: 'The Necklace'

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 4:00 AM

"The Necklace: Thirteen Women and the Experiment That Transformed Their Lives" by Cheryl Jarvis. Ballantine Books, $24

"The Necklace" could as easily have been titled "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Diamonds." Thirteen women, many of whom didn't know each other, bought a $37,000 necklace, and it made such a difference in their lives.

Actually the ringleader, Jonell Mclain, begged the Ventura, Calif., jewelry-store owner to reduce the 15-carat neck candy to $15,000. The jeweler agreed on one condition: His wife, Priscilla, must be part of the group. Jonell wasn't organizing a book club where like-minded women come together to discuss titles they agree upon. She was out trolling for 13 women willing to put out more than a grand for a piece of the rocks.

The women ranged in age from 50 to 62, some had husbands, some had lovers, some had had both. Politically they were all over the map. Not one of them was particularly interested in jewelry. Each wrote the check because she wanted to take part in the project. There were, of course, disagreements. The first took place over naming the necklace. Fortunately, the name "Julia Child" was voted down in favor of "Jewelia." And boy did J. travel, and not just in the month-to-month tradeoff from woman to woman.

Jewelia had a wonderful time in Paris, boogie-boarded in Hawaii and sky-dived with the television cameras trained on her. That upset the group, who informed the erring member that Jewelia could go anywhere but no one was to alert the media.

Still, the necklace became a local celebrity as word spread and saleswomen and hairstylists asked to try it on. It was loaned out to brides, and that caused arguments (should it only be worn by members' daughters?) and fronted fund-raisers, which brought more discussion about which causes were worthy.

But mostly Jewelia brought 13 women, and an extended circle beyond the original, together in an unexpected way. They battled and bonded, but more than that, everyone had something new in her life. Something sparkly - new friendships. Oh, and the necklace, too.

Monday, September 8, 2008

LIVE surf movie premiere

Come join me and friends in San Clemente to watch a new surf movie called LIVE.

See the flyer.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Florida Ron Jon Surf Festival Pics

I just got these sent over to me....

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Last week I was lucky enough to travel to Nantucket, Boston with the Robert August surf gang. What an amazingly beautiful island! The waves were super fun and the water was surprisingly warm. We wined and dined, surfed everyday and met the nicest people. Check out the pics...