Mavericks women take their place in opening ceremony:
Santa Cruz Sentinel
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"It’s been a long time coming", said Star, who has been surfing big waves for nearly 20 years.
“My underlying feeling is, it’s a miracle,” Star, who is also an invitee for 2018 - 2019 to the other event on the WSL’s women’s Big Wave Tour, the Jaws Challenge in Hawai’i, said. “It’s the most fantastic moment of my life other than the birth of my three children.”
October 2018 and November 2016 Jamilah makes Mavericks cut for women's heat. Few female surfers were selected to compete in the first-ever women's heat at the annual Titans of Mavericks surf contest and Jamilah is one of them - and only one of two representing Santa Cruz, California.
September 30th 2016 the World Surf League extends a CONFIRMED COMPETITOR invitation to Jamilah to compete in the first-ever WSL Big Wave Tour Women's Championship.
March 2015 Jamilah wins the Pipeline Biggest Wave in a heat award and the Duke Aloha Spirit Award for bringing the spirit of Duke to life for the Pipeline Pro Competition.
Summer 2014 Puerto Escondido riding big warm waves! Puerto Escondido for Hidden Port is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican State of Oaxaca.
March 2014 Jamilah completes The Xpreshon Big Wave World Tour which staged it's Dive N’ Surf Oregon professional surfing competition at Nelscott Reef in Lincoln City, Oregon.
At Nelscott Reef, the world’s highest-ranked big wave surfers including Jamilah challenged nature 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
The World Surfing Reserve appointed Jamilah as Ambassador. Read more about what the World Surfing Reserve is doing at www.savethewaves.org
She's been nominated for her big wave riding excellence 12 years in a row by a The Billabong XXL Girls Performance Award.
Her intimidating drops at the legendary Maverick's break off Half Moon Bay in California, and Wiamea, Hawaii are breathtaking.
Jamilah: Big Wave Surfing Pioneer and Mom
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 - 12 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.