Fun Puerto Swells, Puerto Escondido, Oxaca, Mexico July 2014
Summer 2014 and Jamialh is having a great time in Puerto Escondido riding big warm waves! Puerto Escondido (English: "Hidden Port") is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.
She is just off The Xpreshon Big Wave World Tour which staged it's Dive N’ Surf Oregon professional surfing competition Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Nelscott Reef in Lincoln City.
Twenty of the world’s highest-ranked big wave surfers including Jamilah challenged four local surfers on the most formidable waves in the Pacific Northwest. Waves reach a minimum of 30-foot faces with clean ocean surface conditions. Jamilah and friends shared a pot cash and plan on returning in 2015.
Jamilah Star owned her first surfboard at age five and has been surfing ever since. Inspired by her father - Reve Fuse a Santa Cruz cold water surfer - Jamilah is now one of the top big-wave female surfers in the world.
A strikingly beautiful woman and extraordinary athlete, Jamilah Star was named in by National Geographic Magazine as ONE OF The 12 MOST ADVENTUROUS PEOPLE IN THE WORLD (See article below BEST OF ADVENTURE '07/THEY DID IT!) for the 60-foot waves she rides.
Jamilah is one of the few pioneering women who compete in extreme big-wave surfing, a sport which only recently has introduced female participants. She broke her first world's record on January 10, 2004, in Waimea Bay, Hawaii, by riding the largest wave in history.
Jamilah achieved international recognition for her big-wave surfing by winning the Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards for "Best Overall Performance for a Woman" two years in a row. She is the only woman in the world to be a named a global top three finalist for the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards - 7 years in a row. She is an inspiration for all woman surfing big waves. Steamers Lane, in Santa Cruz, California is her home break. It provided excellent training for mastering big powerful cold-water waves. Her favorite spots in Hawaii are Jaws, Sunset beach and Waimea. The international venues of Indonesia, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, The Philippines, and Vietnam are some of Jamilah's other favorites.
Jamilah loves surfing record breaking big waves safely, she is also an award decorated ocean lifeguard.