Apparently nobody told that to 29-year-old Jamilah Star. Last February, JamStar, as she calls herself, broke into the scene at Mavericks, a legendary (and legendarily dangerous) big-wave break in ...
In carving out a niche in the male-dominated world of big-wave surfing, Jamilah Star has gotten used to going it alone. So when she found herself sitting in the middle of the roiling, stormy ...
I moved to Hawaii in 2003 after two tours in the Peace Corps reforesting degraded landscapes and monitoring coral reefs among island cultures. At the University of Hawaii (UofH), I studied the ability ...
as the first women selected to compete as official competitors at the Titans of Mavericks. Sarah Gerhardt, Emily Erickson, Paige Alms, Jamilah Star, Keala Kennelly, Andrea Moller have been announced ...
Caption Close When Mavericks is breaking these days, a few highly skilled women join the mix, including a pair of Santa Cruz residents: Sarah Gerhardt, who in 1999 became the first woman to surf ...
For the first time, the contest was also going to feature a women’s contest, and Santa Cruz’s Jamilah Star and Sarah Gerhardt were among the 10 invitees. Surfers had high hopes for this year’s contest ...
This was the first year Billabong gave an award to women, and of the six photographs nominated for the Monster Women's Award four of them were of Jamilah Star. The ones that weren't were Kim Hamrock ...
Oh, and, by the way, they’re both women. First, Californian Jamilah Star (one of our 2007 Adventurers of the Year) went to Mexico in hopes of catching a monster and ended up at the famous Playa ...
Originally hailing from Santa Cruz, Jamilah Star won $5,000 and the popular vote, ousting nominee Keala Kennelly for the 2006 Billabong Girl's Best Women's Performance Award at the Billabong XXL ...
Santa Cruz’s Sarah Gerhardt and Jamilah Star are invitees to the field for the inaugural women’s competition, which will include 10 surfers. The women’s champion will also get equal prize money to the ...
Jamilah Star and more. It’s safe to say there have never been more women in the lineup on an epic, XXL day like this. Hawaii was gloriously represented by Shane Dorian, Ian Walsh, Mark Healey, Kohl ...
Surfers competing will help select the winner. Santa Cruz’s Nic Lamb is in the men’s event and Santa Cruz’s Peter Mel is a wild-card entry. The women’s event includes locals Sarah Gerhardt, Savannah ...