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Share the Stoke Summit – Meet the Speakers

Ready to double your wave count? You're about to get WAY better at surfing...

On Sunday 13th March 2022, learn how to develop your surf style, catch more waves and have a great time doing it …no matter the wave conditions, your level, or how often you surf! That’s a big promise, and we don’t take it lightly.

Discovering your unique surf style isn’t just about how you perform on the wave. It incorporates the attitude you bring with you in water, the energy you put into your training, your mindset, self-confidence, and willingness to enjoy the process.

At Share the Stoke Summit you’re going to learn practical tools and techniques to help you advance your level of surfing, even if you’re not able to surf consistently. Through our participatory workshops, you will start to discover your unique surf style, learn how to use it to your advantage to double your wave count, and have the best time doing it.

Want to find out more? Let’s meet the speakers.

🏄‍♀️Leah Donatiello - Nutritionist for Women Who Surf & Share the Stoke Summit Host

Learning to surf was one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done – which is why I have the utmost respect for other women learning to surf. One thing that made surfing so difficult was that I was not fueling my body properly. I was always running out of energy – fast! Once I corrected this, the length of my sessions increased and my surfing got a lot better.

As a nutritionist it’s my goal to help women surfers optimize their diets so they can surf stronger, for longer. I offer sustainable solutions to issues such as low energy, poor digestion/gut health, inflammation, how to stick to healthy habits and more.

To surf our best we need to feel our best. Nutrition plays a huge role in that.

I can’t wait to share my best tips to help you discover the ultimate diet for YOUR surf style.

🏄‍♀️ Lulu Agan - Chief Executive Officer of Bliss

Aloha from the beautiful island of Maui. As the owner of SwellWomen, my mission is to empower & inspire women by being a living example of an impassioned, well-balanced life; filled to the brim with as much surfing, yoga, meditation, gratitude, and bliss as humanly possible.

I believe the ocean has the power to erase egos, unleash the bare human spirit, and teach one to color outside of the lines, while yoga brings balance and a deep, supportive connection to oneself — all lessons that can be easily carried back to daily life, allowing that raw passion to color our every moment.

I aim to empower women to prioritize their health and well-being and to discover a new sense of vitality allowing them to connect with their limitless potential through tailored virtual wellness & empowerment programs and in-person retreats hosted around the world.

I’m super excited to share my dream big exercise and show you how to break it down into inspired action.

🏄‍♀️ Annaleigh Jaildagian - Women’s Surf Instructor, Wipeout Queen & Stoke Master

With my father being a Marine Biologist, and growing up in the Shark Bite Capital of the World (New Smyrna Beach, FL), it was only natural for me to jump right in with marine life and discover my love for the ocean.

Being amongst the very few girls who surfed in the area, I quickly realized how much of a male dominated sport surfing was. Having an older brother, I found it very difficult to try and keep up with their level of surfing.

I learned to surf at 7, did my first competition at 11 and became at an instructor at 14. While continuing my passion as a surf instructor, I also surfed competitively through college on the the University of Central Florida’s Surf Team.

CHICABRAVA in Nicaragua is where I truly learned the LOVE for the sport. Surrounded by women, constantly learning through them, all while being empowered by them. We are badass!

Through perseveranceconsistency and learning how to laugh through my mistakes, I now want to share my knowledge with other women in the surfing communities everywhere!

I’m stoked to be sharing at the summit for the second time and to help you double your wave count and have the best time doing it!

🏄‍♀️ Jess Ripley - Therapist and Life Coach

I first discovered the joy of surfing as a teen but faced obstacles that prevented me from surfing for about ten years. Once reunited with surfing, I realized the mentalemotional and spiritual benefits, and I have been offering it as a therapeutic modality for the last six years.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and am certified as a Recreational Therapist and Life Coach. I hold a master’s degree in psychology and a bachelor’s degree in recreational therapy. However I feel that my personal healing journey has been my most significant education. My clients share that my kind, genuine nature and helpful perspectives are some of the gifts I’m able to share with them.

I work with individuals, couples and groups using talk therapy, EMDR, meditation, coaching, recreational therapy and surf therapy. I help my clients heal from past pain and reach their fullest potential and power through introspection, authenticity, courage, play and connection to spirituality.

🏄‍♀️ Leanne Bird - Surf Fitness and Mobility Coach

As founder of Leanne Bird Wellbeing & Adventure, my mission is to support and inspire people to live happier and healthier lives for the long term. I am passionate about empowering people to discover themselves and ultimately, discover their freedom.

As a qualified personal trainer, yoga instructor, surf coach and SUP instructor, I bring together a broad breadth of knowledge and skills to provide well structured, tailored programmes for groups and individuals. I offer wellbeing services and adventure experiences.

As a trained ecologist, I have a deep connection with nature and bring earth, air and water into my work wherever I can. The desire to combine body movementbreath and surf was the spark that started me on this journey many years ago.

So, whether I just plant a seed that sets you on the right path or end up supporting you to become who you want to be; I look forward to being some part of your amazing journey.


VIP Guest Presenter:
🏄‍♀️ Kim Hamrock - World Champion Surfer

12 USA Surfing titles, inductee in the Surfing Walk of Fame, and a Pipeline Championship.

The moment I was aware that surfing existed I was determined to do it. At 6 years old, I was on a mission. Truly born to surf. Surfing makes me happier than anything else. It is part of my being, my soul food.

I have surfed over 45 years now and have taught surfing consistently since 1993. I’ve produced my own DVD ‘Safe Surfing with Danger Woman’ and wrote a book ‘My Grandma Surfs Better Than You – A Women’s guide to catching more waves.’ Now, I’m coaching intermediate women surfers through the Surf Societe with mySub-Rosa Surf Program using meditation and visualization techniques.

“Surf till you die, or die surfing. Whatever comes first.”

– Kim Hamrock

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