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Possum Torr Pro Female Athlete

1795232_10151848213155213_978317549_oMy name is Rebecca Torr, commonly known in the snowboard industry by my nickname “Possum.”  I am a professional snowboarder from Tauranga, New Zealand currently residing in Southern California.  I grew up in a small town about five minutes from the beach.  Once or twice a year, I would do a trip to the mountains in the North Island of New Zealand with my family.  I first tried skiing, but then my older brothers and sister started snowboarding and naturally I wanted to be like them. I picked up snowboarding when I was 17 years old.

140328_abbott_9queens_252Some of my career highlights include a fourth place overall at the 2011/2012 Dew Tour, second overall Dew Tour 2010/2011, Rookie of the Year at the 2010 Dew Tour, ninth at the 2011 European X-Games, and tenth at the 2012 X-Games in Aspen. In 2014, I was selected as a member of the New Zealand Olympic Team where I represented my homeland at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

I love to surf! I spend most of my summer in SoCal surfing. Because I grew up in a small town near the beach in New Zealand, I learned to surf at an early age.

IMG_4429I love to inspire confidence and well-being in girls through action sports.  I encourage girls to be courageous and healthy, and to always believe in themselves. Sports like surfing and snowboarding are the perfect inspiration, as they create just the right balance of challenge and exhilaration. I think it’s time to see more girls—of all shapes, sizes and abilities—building strength and self-confidence while rippin’ it up on the water or snow!

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Larry the Lifeguard

Larry Jacklin is the Programs Director and a Coastal Orange County native who partnered up with California Junior Lifeguard Programs in 1998.  He strongly believes in the positive message and experience all of the participants take with them from the programs.  Larry the Lifeguard is an expert on all topics relating to lifeguarding, beach-life, ocean safety, fitness and all the programs offed by the California Junior Lifeguards. SUP camp, JG/SUP camp, Newport Back Bay Summer Camp and Jr. Lifeguards are all part of the fun. DSCF3012