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Posted by Rick Civelli | 02.08.2010 | WB Surf Camp News

Surf Camp Instructor of the Week, Feb 7 – 13: Julie Jesiolowski


Julie touches lives wherever she goes, and if you have the incredible pleasure of meeting this amazing woman, consider yourself special. Julie is the definition of postivity, and both kids and adults alike fall in love with her as soon as they meet her. Julie has been an instructor in our Wrightsville Beach teen summer camps as well as a Trip Leader in our Teen Hawaii Surf Camp. She puts her heart into everything she does, and we love her for it!

1. What drew you to a position at Surf Camp? I wanted to share with others how incredible surfing is. An online search led me to Surf Camp’s web site. The first time I heard from Chelsea I knew it was going to be an amazing opportunity. The values, mission, wonderful co-workers, and our awesome surf students; everyone is so incredible. I have made so many memories and met so many people. It really is the ultimate job!

2. Who is your favorite surfer and why? Clay Marzo, I love the way he experiences the water in a way others cannot even fathom. He shows the world that even with a disorder anything is possible! His style and creativity in the water are just phenomenal.

3. When did you start surfing and where? I was 16 and caught my first wave on the Jersey Shore. I was hooked for life!

4. What is your favorite surf break? Chadwick Beach, NJ with a good hurricane. I’ve had so many memories there and caught some of the best rides of my life.

5. What inspired you to start surfing? A bunch of boys surfed around me all growing up, and there were barely any girls in the water. I helped change that!

6. Where was your most memorable session? I don’t think anyone forgets the first time they stood up on their board. Another time is at the end of last summer in NJ when it was just pumping, all of my friends were out and we just caught ride after ride. I also always have such a blast when I’m out with two of Surf Camp’s other employees, my best friends Kristen and Molly. We’ve had some really fun sessions at sunset; it’s just gorgeous in the water.

7. What is the worst wipeout you’ve ever had? When I had just started surfing, I went out on a day where I should have just watched and learned from others. I got thrown over the falls and then hit my face off the ocean floor. The ocean then humbled me further by throwing my board into the back of my head when I came up. I learned my lesson!

8. What are some of your interests outside of surfing? Penn State and cheering for the Nittany Lions, dancing, music, singing, gymnastics, staying fit, being with family and friends, being outside, and playing with my dogs

9. What is your favorite movie? Really hard to choose! I love comedies. I just saw Avatar twice though and it was AWESOME.

10. What is your favorite music? Everything, I grew up singing in many different groups through school and college. I used to dislike country, but after two summers of working in the south even that has changed!

11. What is your favorite food? I love Italian food, but I’ll eat pretty much anything!

12. Where do you see yourself in five years? I’d like to travel a lot and surf more of the world. Also, graduate from a master’s program in genetic counseling. I want to make a difference in the lives of my patients and help prenatal babies. Maybe I can discover the genes that make someone a pro surfer!

13. In your eyes, the three things you value most are: God, Family, and Friends

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