The story of Jessica Kwiecinski is a story of success. Half of the local surfing powerhouse “K Twins,” Jess has a knack for creativity and winning championships. Jess has helped Summertime so much throughout the years, firstly, by being the most stoked young camper EVER when she started in 2007. Jess could have chosen to be a champion in any pursuit, but her love of the ocean led her to abandon other opportunities and focus on surfing. That decision has paid off. A Junior National Champion, and now a professional adult competitor, Jess has only one true equal, her twin. Her commitment to the surf lifestyle quickly earned her spot as a camp counselor and she eventually was chosen to become Girls Grom Team Coach with her sister, Casey. The K Twins are the shining example of how far you can take surfing when you are willing to work for it.
Q & A
Where do you go to high school? I went to high school at performing arts academy for two years as a dance major. After that, I transferred to a VO-tech for graphic design and communications. I finished my senior year being homeschooled to travel and surf a bunch.
What certifications do you have? I am CPR and First aid certified
How long have you been involved with Summertime Surf? Been involved with STS since I was 13 which is when I learned how to surf at the school
Why do you Work at STS? They have influenced me over the years and helped me improve my surfing. I feel like it’s my way to give back since they’re the ones who taught me
Besides working at STS, what else do you do to pay your bills? I surf, lifeguard, and pick up other side jobs
At what age did you start surfing? Age 13
Where have you traveled to surf? I’ve traveled all over the US, Hawaii, and Central and South America
Other than surfing, do you have any talents? I love to run, I ran track my whole life and it’s still a huge part of who I am