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Team Captain — Jen Sprogis

pier.jpgI took on the role because I was a competitive swimmer through college, and it's fun to step outside of my comfort zone and still fuel the competitive fire by doing some coalition events. I love to encourage others to try  it's a super fun environment. I frequent many breaks up and down the southern California coast — mostly I like to paddle and chat out with friends. ;) My current main board is a 9'4" Charlie Arce Mahi. I live in Encinitas with my two kids and am an Aging Life Care Manager with Aging Focused. 


New Member Ambassador — Summer Thompson

I started surfing in April of 2019 after moving to San Diego from Denver in November of  2017. One day in the fall of 2019 I met a fellow SDSL member in the water and my life has never been the same! Still a newbie and needing lots of pointers, meeting up with a group of women I didn’t know was extremely intimidating but I’m so glad I took the plunge! This club has brought me friendships, smiles, and a group of positive women to surround myself with as I figure out how to maneuver a surfboard and life. I’m excited to welcome new members and help them find the same encouraging spirit I did in this club! You can usually find me around the Cardiff/Campgrounds area on my 8’0” Degree 33 board!


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

Hi, I’m Lisa Valdez. I’ve been a member of the club for 2 years and always really enjoyed the meet ups the club does so I decided to take the plunge and lead one myself. I started surfing when I was 19, had to put it down when I was 23, then picked it back up again when I moved to San Diego 3 years ago. The ocean makes me so happy and I can’t wait to share the stoke with all of you! 


Waikiki Coordinator  Hamy 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

I live in Encinitas and surf at San Elijo, mainly dawn patrol! Surfing has been a big part of my life for a while now. SDSL has brought me surf buddies and lifelong friendships both in and out of the ocean.


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!


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