Topsail Advertiser: How long have you been surfing?
Jodie Millen: 29 years
What kind of boards do you use? What was your first board?
Short board, Redman
Do you compete? If so, what have you won?
Local only, third
Dawn patrol or evening session?
Describe your dream wave.
Highest number of stitches ever earned in a surf session?
12 in buttock and, 10 in my heel — both in Frisco
What’s your favorite place you have surfed or would love to surf in the future?
OBX, More Mex or
Name two rules of surfing etiquette every beginner should live by.
Look before going.
What is the best advice another surfer ever gave you?
Relax, Jessy Fernandas
Any shark or sea creature encounters?
Hammer head in Rodanthe, paddline for a wave in Cape Canaveral, Fla.
What’s the best local storm you ever surfed? What made it superior to others?
El Niño, Perfect Storm, ’90-91 Kitty Hawk/Hatteras
Who taught you to surf?
What surfing story do you never get tired of telling?
Surviving 15 to 25-foot