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Join The Betties For a Fun Fundraiser

Categories: All, conscious consumerism, Environmental, events, fashion, ocean, surfing, women, women's surfingAuthor:

Come to Wahine Wednesday to celebrate women and surfing, April 1st, at the Sandbar in Santa Barbara.
This event is a fundraiser for Heal The Ocean
Betty Belts Surf Team

Great performances by Todd Hannigan and our own fabulous Zuri Star!

Surfer Sister book signing with Betty Belts Surfer Mary Osborne!

Buy gorgeous surf jewelry and belts from Betty Belts and David Pu’u photographic prints with 20% of sales going to Heal The Ocean.

Awesome Raffle with prizes from Betty Belts, Patagonia, XCEL and KUSTOM
Zuri goes on stage at 8pm, so don’t miss her beautiful voice and vavoom.

$5 cover charge includes one raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets $1 each.
18 and over.

To see more details and RSVP (not necessary), follow the link below:

I hope to see you there!


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Article About Donna in Green Issue of DEEP Magazine

Categories: All, conscious consumerism, Environmental, fashion, ocean, small business, surfing, travel, women, women's surfingAuthor:

DEEP Cover
DEEP is a wonderful magazine about the Ocean and those who pursue its pleasures.
I was fortunate to be featured in their Green issue this year with a profile about my business and ethics lovingly written by the man who knows me better than anyone, David Pu’u. Click on the page below to enlarge and click again to make large enough to read.

Thank you for letting me share this with you!


DEEP Article

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Betty Belts Surfer Mary Osborne Interviewed in USA Today!

Categories: modeling, pro surfing, surfing, women, women's surfingAuthor:

Congratulations to Mary, for getting this well deserved attention by one of our country’s biggest daily newspapers.
Mary Osborne was the very first surfer to join the Betty Belts Surf Team way back in 2003 and I’ve watched her career explode over the years.


By Sal Ruibal, USA TODAY

On the surface, Mary Osborne looks like a prototypical 21st Century Southern California surfer/model.
But don’t let the 27-year-old’s good looks, sun-bleached hair and athletic build fool you…

Read rest of the article here:

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Mary Osborne on What to get for your Surfing Valentine

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Mary really knows what you need to get your surfing Valentine.
Something fabulous from Betty B., of course!
Read her recommendations here.

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A Wave for Obama

Categories: All, election, surfingAuthor:

I watched the inauguration with much awe this morning.
Then I went surfing.
Conditions were perfect.
A beautiful sunny day in California.
A nice clean swell rolling in, long rides along glassy green walls.
I caught the perfect wave for Obama and rode it with grace.
It was a solid wave, steady, smooth, balanced and transparent.
Just like I hope the new administration will be.

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Betty Belts Adds New Talent to the Surf Team: Asia Carpenter

Categories: All, beauty, modeling, photography, pro surfing, surfing, women, women's surfingAuthor:

Asia Carpenter, photo copyright David Pu'uAsia Carpenter apres surf, photo copyright David Pu'u

A hand written resume in the form of a photo album came in to the Betty Belts headquarters in Ventura one day a few months back from
13 year old Asia Carpenter, her pretty face on the cover. I’d heard about her from the Partridge twins, who we discovered back in 2005 when they sent in their cute resumes. They recommended Asia because she’s promising young talent. And I believe talent needs to be continually cultivated and supported.

Long story short, I agreed to sponsor her but wanted to see if we could help her start a career in surfing and modeling as we’ve been able to with other girls on the Betty Belts Surf Team. Mainly through the beautiful photography of the man in my life, David Pu’u and additionally with exposure on the Betty Belts Website, The Betty Blog and in print and web advertisements.

So Asia came down to Ventura. Her dad, two younger brothers plus a friend, her grandmother and various surfboards and skateboards came too. David shot with her over a period of two days, surfing, skating, candids on the beach and a glam night shoot with a faux fur coat. I did her hair and makeup and put Betty B. accessories on her, helping David where I could while trying to stay out of the way.

Asia at night, photo copyright David Pu'u

OMG all I can say is … WOW. The camera loves this girl. AND she can surf! So folks, keep an eye out for this young dynamo. She’s bound to be picked up by major sponsors very soon.

Go see David’s blog about Asia where you can see the rest of the images he shot and read his words.

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