12 episódios

Welcome to Dropping In to Power, a podcast devoted to empowering women who surf (or dream of surfing) by sharing our personal stories of commitment, courage, frustration, epiphany, and transformation. Whether you are a newbie, soul surfer or a seasoned pro, our stories can collectively lift each other, change our world in the lineup, in our own heads and hearts, and out of the water.

Dropping In to Power: Personal stories of the transformational power of surfing from women of all levels, all ages, all over‪.‬ Sheila Gallien

    • Saúde e fitness

Welcome to Dropping In to Power, a podcast devoted to empowering women who surf (or dream of surfing) by sharing our personal stories of commitment, courage, frustration, epiphany, and transformation. Whether you are a newbie, soul surfer or a seasoned pro, our stories can collectively lift each other, change our world in the lineup, in our own heads and hearts, and out of the water.

    Jenni Lund - Kona and Costa Rica

    Jenni Lund - Kona and Costa Rica

    Jenni had become expert at many sports, vocations, missions, but, at 55, living in Hawai’i, she was still ruled by an old story of “I can’t surf, I’m too old to learn, it’s never going to happen.” When Covid hit, she found herself surrendered to the call she had been hearing her whole life, breaking through the fear and doubt, and committing. And did she ever commit! Following a surf epiphany, she uprooted her life, scooped up her teenage son, turned over her home and business, and bailed Hawai’i for nearly a year in Costa Rica. After a brief return to the islands, she decided to sell everything she owns and charge back into the unknown, pura vida style. Jenni is one of my personal sheroes for modeling how to jump through what she calls “windows of opportunities,” being willing to be uncomfortable, and absolutely going for it.  We also had a lot of laughs in this episode - hope you enjoy!

    • 1h 11 min
    Curvy Surfer Girl Elizabeth Sneed, Honolulu, Hawaii

    Curvy Surfer Girl Elizabeth Sneed, Honolulu, Hawaii

    Elizabeth has overcome so many obstacles on her shero’s journey to becoming the Curvy Surfer Girl - a harrowing childhood, very real near drowning, a landlocked life, and zero representation of surfers who look like her. She has not only returned from her ordeal with shining success, but she has brought back an elixir--her gift of inspiring and uplifting women!  In this interview, she gets absolutely raw about her struggles, especially the negative voices that nearly killed her dream, and what exactly she does to work through them. She bares her heart and soul with spine-chilling moments of her call to the sea despite true and real terror of the ocean. And she absolutely ROCKS her joy. Elizabeth speaks as the voice of the Curvy Surfer Girl movement, but you will feel as if she speaks for you. Her honesty, courage, commitment, and humility is deeply inspiring.

    Connect with Elizabeth on IG at @curvysurfergirl or www.curvysurfergirl.com, follow inspired items now and her new full line launching in Spring on www.Jolyn.com, and listen to more about Elizabeth's near drowning story on Katelyn Parson's Body Truth podcast.

    • 1h 27 min
    Captain McKenzie Clark - Kona, Hawaii

    Captain McKenzie Clark - Kona, Hawaii

    McKenzie Clark is a self-made waterwoman who headed to Kona on her own at the tender age of 18--with a mission. Her life since has been a testimonial of courage, adventure, humility, and badassery. From solo adventures around the world with a backpack and a Lonely Planet book, to surviving a shark attack, to getting her captain’s license in her 40s, Mckenzie has consistently modeled a life unconstrained by fear. An accomplished surfer, she shares deeply about her victories and vulnerabilities in the water. Her willingness to cop to her own competitiveness took us into the deepest conversation we’ve had on the pod about etiquette, hierarchies, what is really going on in the lineup, and what the future might hold as more women enter the lineup. Her adventures are so inspiring, don't be surprised if you are booking your next, or first, surf trip before you even finish the episode!

    • 1h 23 min
    Sara Wright - Join Surfing Moms - Santa Cruz

    Sara Wright - Join Surfing Moms - Santa Cruz

    Surfer moms—current and future—this podcast is for you! My guest is a newly minted mama fitness trainer, and the founder of Santa Cruz's chapter of Join Surfing Moms, a non-profit that helps moms get their much-needed waves. Sara's story is so important for moms to hear! She grew up surfing, but even with all that experience, she lost her confidence once adulthood, and, especially, motherhood, set in. The loss of her surfer self rattled her sense of identity, though it took years for the impact of its loss to register. Sara shares her epiphany, her moment of commitment, and the steps she took to bring surfing back into her life.  And those steps were not easy! For moms, especially with small kids, surfing comes with extra challenges, like juggling breastfeeding with tides, wind, and swell, and the guilt that accompanies doing anything for yourself. Sara tried it in on her own, but knew she needed more support. When she could not find a chapter of (Hawaii-based, Australian-inspired) Join Surfing Moms in her own community, she started one!  Sara’s story will make you feel seen, heard, understood, and fired up! 
    Visit her website, californiaactivemom.com.  And check out @joinsurfingmoms on IG (you will love them) and their website, surfingmoms.org, to find a chapter near you, or start one!

    • 46 min
    Gabi Del Rosario - Cabangan, Zambales, Philippines

    Gabi Del Rosario - Cabangan, Zambales, Philippines

    Gabi Del Rosario entered the sea in a shroud of grief and emerged like the proverbial butterfly from her chrysalis! This Manila city girl unexpectedly found herself in Covid lockdown on the Philippine coast, where everything about her life transformed. At first, surfing was not even in her consciousness, but the sudden death of her father drew her into the ocean, and ultimately, the waves. She caught the stoke, and surfed with appropriate newbie passion, meaning a LOT! She and her partner began to feel guilty - surfing day and night, all by themselves in the lineup, until they noticed the gleeful kids riding the shorebreak on scraps of wood from their fathers’ fishing boats. Soon, they were divvying up their extra boards for the village kids, and a vision began to take hold. Recognizing a serious environmental issue, they started a program where they swapped boards with the kids in exchange for beach cleanup. It caught on fast! As they drew closer to the kids and community, they realized the children in this humble fishing village needed more than just surfboards.  They needed protection from calamity when nature disrupted their fishing livelihood, and support for education lost in the lockdown. Gabi and her partner founded Alon and Araw (Waves and Sun), an amazing grassroots program that encourages personal development through surf, educates kids in protecting and enjoying the ocean, and helps families with emergency food and educational support. Gabi’s passion was always to focus on girls, who are often overlooked, especially in sports. After one year, their program is 80% female! Gabi’s dream is to make Zambales a hotspot for women surfers, empowering these young girls to see all that is possible for them in life. She's ready to welcome you with open arms! Find more about Alon and Araw at https://alonandaraw.org/, on IG at @alon.and.araw, FB at alon & araw club zambales. 

    • 1h 4 min
    Regina Orlando, Kona and Oregon

    Regina Orlando, Kona and Oregon

    After 13 years, Regina left the surfer's paradise she had created in the mythical blue waters of Kona to answer another kind of deep blue call—becoming a police officer!  In her 40s! On the mainland! In a city! This courageous life choice required her stepping away from the relationship she had cultivated with the water as a surfer, free diver and paddler. Oh, and girrllll, speaking of relationships, we get real on those moments when having a surfing partner can feel like a match NOT made in heaven! Regina’s journey of surfing beautifully mirrors her transformation into the woman she was ready to become, as that last wave deposited her, perfectly poised, for the next big set of her life. She allows us in to witness the heartbreak of her mermaid gills drying up, and the power she has grown to nurture herself in any surroundings. We also dig into what it was like to learn to surf in the reefy, urchin-y, shallow, lava-rocky breaks of Kona, and we both get honest about the pluses and minuses of more women - really, more people - in the lineup. (And, don't worry, she is still getting some waves - her sets are just a little further apart.)

    • 1h 7 min

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