"The first and most important reason I surf, is simple, "FUN". I believe that is the one reason I do anything I love. Surfing has the added factor of fitness, being connected with nature, and my spiritual connection with myself.
I started surfing in the summer of 2001 in a small west coast town on Vancouver Island called “Tofino”. The water was cold, but by the time I caught my first wave I was hooked. That winter I decided that I wanted to be a good surfer. I took surf instruction classes, first aid and life guarding and then bought a bus ticket to Mexico where I lived on the beach for five months learning to surf and offering massage to the other surfers.
It has been 9 years since I caught those first waves. Since then, I have traveled and worked in NewZealand, Australia, Hawaii, Mexico, Europe, all in search of another perfect ride. I have been to so many beautiful surf destinations, and I am always blessed with all the wonderful people I meet along the way.
I am now living in Baja California Sur, in a small town on the west coast called Todos Santos. I am one of a few women surfers that live full time in this community, and we are all very supportive of one another. That’s one of the wonderful things about being a female in this sport, all the girls have a great energy, and if I am not catching a wave then I am just as stoked to see my girlfriends get one. Another reason for living here in Baja is that I work teaching women how to surf. I get the unique task of helping someone catch their first waves. I get excited to know that I have introduced surfing to another female, there is always the perfect time to learn at whatever age.
Surfing Cerritos Beach - Baja, Mexico
I have carved out a life that revolves around the ocean. If I’m not surfing, I’m swimming, snorkeling, fishing, sailing, kayaking, or just hanging on the beach." says Jaimi smiling.
Jaimi is committed and dedicated to her daily surfing lifestyle. Otherwise, she continues to offer her unique talents as a holistic chef, surf instructor and massage during the HERIZEN Baja Yoga Teacher Training and Baja Yoga and Surf Retreats.
Come to Baja and bring surfing into your life. A great meditative sport! We are offering a Yoga and Surf Retreat at Clarananda near Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico Feb 1 to Feb 7, 2011.
Baja Yoga and Surf Retreat Details: click here