Topsail Advertiser: How long have you been surfing?


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.

Salvo barrel

Highest number of stitches ever earned in a surf session?

12 in buttock and, 10 in my heel both in Frisco

Whats your favorite place you have surfed or would love to surf in the future?

OBX, More Mex or Southern Cale

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.

Whats the best local storm you ever surfed? What made it superior to others?

El Nio, 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 San Clemente Island wipe out