Interest Lists for Late July/Early August Youth Programs:
The goal of this camp is to build young surfers' skills and confidence so that they can be independent in the water-- the fundamental requirement to participate in Surf Club at our local schools. We'll train together to become avid waterpeople, build community within our group, be good beach stewards, and practice some friendly competition for those that are interested in trying out for the scholastic teams. I'd like to incorporate some photo/video analysis, too. Probably will happen early mornings... Stay tuned! Click the title to be taken to the form.
This camp is for littler kids who are just beginning their relationship with the ocean. We'll dip our toes in the water, learn basic ocean safety and concepts, ride some waves and have a great time... let's call it a full-on Festival! The goal is, as always, be safe and have fun! This camp will meet a little later in the morning/midday in the hopes that the sun comes out a bit and the little ones don't get too cold. If you can, please let me know if you'd like to volunteer to be an extra set of eyes in the water. Click the title to be put your name on the interest list.
Big Wave Surfer, former Ocean Lifeguard, Marine Biologist
Let's go surfing! I am an ocean lover, California native and avid surfer with over 16 years of surfing experience, having surfed spots all over the world: from Puerto Escondido to Mavericks to Teahupo'o to Punta de Lobos to Peahi/Jaws and Nazaré. This year I won Rookie of the Season in the 2021-22 Red Bull Magnitude Women's Big Wave Contest and 3rd overall in Hawai'i, and was a Maverick's Surf Awards finalist for women's Biggest Wave, Ride of the Year and Overall Performer. Currently I am nominated for women's Biggest Paddle in in the Red Bull XXL Awards, which highlights the best rides in the world spanning 1 full year. Last summer I was the Women's Grand Champ at the 2021 World Bodysurfing Championships in Oceanside California before going on to make the quarterfinals as one of only 2 women participants at Zicatela, and in the past I've won"Longest Noseride" in the 2017 Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic. As a marine biologist (BS Marine Biology & MS Microbiology), I love to share my love and knowledge about the ocean with others, and do whatever I can to protect my local coastal ecosystems. I'm also a certified Wilderness First Responder (NOLS Dec. 2019) and former California State Beach Lifeguard and Junior Lifeguard Instructor, so safety is always my first priority.
I love encouraging and helping aspiring surfers reach their goals, whatever they may be, or showing new surfers (swimmers aged 6 and up) to ride their first waves!
Check out my Instagram @keiti_mar for some shots of me surfing and links to blogs I have been featured in.
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Can't wait to surf with you!
Hablo español! Vivo mitad del año en Chile.