Team Captain — Jen Sprogis
New Member Ambassador — Summer Thompson
Shaka Coordinator — Judy Jones
Born and raised in Southern California I’ve always had a passion for the ocean. Its beauty and wonder never ceases to amaze me. It wasn’t until later in life that I got into surfing (about 9 years ago). Over the years, I’ve taught all three of my children to surf (I actually teach better than I do, ha-ha). I am so grateful to have found this group of amazing ladies. Although volunteering for one the Shaka Coordinators puts me way out of my comfort zone I felt the urge to go for it anyway. I long to share the stoke with as many people as possible. You can usually find me surfing north county beaches anywhere from Seaside Beach(South Cardiff) to Warm Waters (Carlsbad). I ride a Bruce Jones 7’10”, a Stewart 9’ and mostly a Degree33 8’.
Shaka Coordinator — Lisa Valdez
Waikiki CoordinatorHamy Pham
Travel Coordinator — Elieha Schumacher
I started surfing in May 2017 after living in San Diego for a year. As a midwest girl, I grew up snowboarding and skating boarding. I absolutely loved the ocean so knew I had to try out surfing at some point! After watching a surfer at Pipes "dance" on her longboard I knew I had to learn to cross-step and ocean dance! Still working on that!
The San Diego Surf Ladies was my first set of friends I made after moving to SD and meant a ton to me, so I knew I wanted to help out and took a Waikiki Coordinator position :)
January 2020, Me, my husband and dog moved to Costa Rica to the Caribbean Coast! We plan to continue to live here for the long-term. I currently work online for a small gardening company and volunteer for the local sloth conservation center, tracking down rehabilitated Sloths to make sure they are ok after being released.
SDSL still means bunches to me and am stoked to help out again this year! If ya want to visit the Costa Rican Caribbean Coast, you know someone here! <3"
Sport Coordinator — Terri Denning
Social Media Coordinator — Molly Goforth
Surfing has always been a passion of mine since my first wave at Doheny as a kid. You can find me on my 6' or my 9', depends on where I'm paddling out, or my current mood. Don't be surprised to see our camper in the depths of Baja! We've been known to spend some time south. I'm a UX Designer, a seamstress, a photographer, and a wannabe Martha Stewart. I live in Imperial Beach with my husband, 2 kids, and my old dog. Looking forward to crashing the SDSL Social Media feed! Pura Vida!
Social Events Coordinator — Lisa Acierno
I started surfing 5 years ago but can usually be found wakesurfing on the lake. My favorite surf spots is San Elijio campgrounds. I love going on surf trips and hope to spend more time in Mexico.
Community Service Coordinator — Kayla Salvas
I am originally from Massachusetts and found myself settled into San Diego two years ago. I joined SDSL shortly after moving here to make friends, connections and improve on my surfing. I had not surfed for many years since living in Hawaii in college.
When I am not in the water I enjoy playing outside in the mountains, weekend trips camping, taking my kayak out, cooking up a storm, volunteering my time or simply enjoying the beach. I believe that your best day is one where you are exhausted at the end of the day, sun kissed and planning tomorrow’s adventure.
I am a hospitality professional and very outgoing. I will talk to anyone, about anything. I work Backstage Hospitality for music festivals and I was an Event Manager until the state of the world changed. I am currently seeking ways to diversify my talents and pursue a new career so in the meantime I am putting my talents to use to be your Community Service Coordinator. I know that together we can make a difference and learn from our shared experiences! I look forward to working with you all and excited to meet many new faces.
Waikiki Coordinator — Leslie Chitaroff
I'm all about fun, mellow waves! Perfect for Team Waikiki! I love meeting other women who love the ocean. I took on the role to continue to be inspired and hopefully, inspire as well. I mostly surf a 9’6". My favorite breaks are Terramar, San Onofre, and Doheny.
I'm a proud mama of three young men, ages 20, 18 and 16. They all share a love for surfing a nature as well. Married for 21 years to my surfing hubby. I'm a labor and delivery RN for 21 years. We are inland folk (way inland in Murrieta) but the trip to the coast is always worth it! Looking forward to sharing the stoke together!