Back in 2011, there was one surfer in Ortley who was in the water more than anyone else, and that was Vanessa.  She was learning to surf the hard way- through trial and error.  No matter the conditions, she was out there charging- enjoying the ocean and all it had to offer with a positive attitude.  When the camp got busier towards the end of summer, we recruited her to lend a hand, and her smile and positive attitude has been a fixture ever since.


Where do you go to high school? Toms River High School North


What certifications do you have? CPR certified


How long have you been involved with Summertime Surf? 3 years


Why do you work at STS? It’s rad.


At what age did you start surfing? How many years ago was that? 15 years old, 3 years ago


Where have you traveled to surf? California


Do you surf in contests? What are some notable results? I placed 1st in the Junior Girls Division at the Manasquan Longboard Contest.


Other than surfing, do you have any talents? Photography


Are you an Artist or Musician? I play guitar.