Valerie, having grown up on an island, loved the ocean.  She started sailing with her husband Ron, eventually racing down to Banderas Bay on their sailboat.  She started paddling and surfing on her 50th birthday because, “well, what do I have to be afraid of now!”.  She’s never looked back and her boards keep getting smaller.

Her favorite places to paddle and surf are the North Shore of the Bay and Carayes with husband Ron and friends.


Born in Longbeach, California and grew up in Avalon, Catalina island, CA. 

Lives in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit.