Friends of Roxy: Kelly Connolly and Everyday Surfboards

Our Roxy friend Kelly Connolly stopped in Roxy headquarters last week, board in tow, and a basket full of organic goodies from her “Little Santa Anita” canyon Sierra Madre, CA, where she resides with fellow shaper, Richard Wisz, their dog Mona, six chickens (Nell Mrytle, Heisenber, Bra bra, Flo, and Koko), and their 3 rabbits (Lil Mo, John Muir, and Darla).

A passionate person who loves to create things, among one of her many creations is a 5’8” blue board quad with handmade fins and a unique resin tint epoxy glass job by Greg Mungall…a beauty she shaped herself out of 100% recycled GreenFoam (pretty cool) for Roxy’s VP of Marketing Danielle Beck.

Kelly spent her childhood years in the likes of San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles which likely plays a key role in her undying affinity for adventure and love of water, because, let’s be real…she was never far from it…traveling to the likes of Hawaii, Mexico, Costa Rica, the Caribbean Islands, Scotland, England, Ireland, Italy, France, and Spain!

It was inevitable that someday she’d find herself shaping boards and being one with nature, something she’s mastered in her now full-time job shaping surfboards! A process that usually takes a couple hours but not without a break in between to give it some ‘fresh eyes’. She always considers “who will be riding it, where…and what the riders expectations are”.

We HEART Kelly and know you will too! Have a look at the Everyday Surfboards Facebook Page or their blog and become inspired. We are!

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  1. Xtine says:

    April 11, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Kelly is an amazing board designer and creator! Nice to see her “on board” the Roxy blog!! \m/

  2. Linda says:

    April 12, 2012 at 5:47 am

    Wonderful story of a truly remarkable young woman, who is very talented, inspiring, energetic and beautiful. Her worksmanship is impeccable and truly loves what she creates.

  3. Janet Chillingworth says:

    April 17, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Kelly is one of our family’s favorite people! We love her! Not only is she beautiful on the outside, but on the inside too. Any thing she creates is incredible! Besides being a talented shaper, she is creative in the kitchen. For Christmas she baked us homemade bread and made us jam from the berries in her garden. We never ceased to be amazed by Kelly!

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