Sustainable Ocean Arts and Gifts by Ocean Girl Project Volunteers Holiday Event

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Support local artists and help provide camps for girls. 

Ocean Girl Project collective surf and ocean arts! Art & Flea

20% of the sales from Ocean Girl Project Art & Flea booth #9 go to scholarships for girls in Hawaii. 

Preview items & location map below.

Handmade soaps from Colleen Kudo, beautiful candle holders and water colors from Jan Hayashi, gorgeous jewelry from Jeannie Chesser, divine shell art from Billie Farrell, exotic jewels from Ali Bayless, crocheted goodies and hand drawn Christmas cards from Kaily Wakefield, and so much more!!

Hope to see you, Friday November 29th 5-10 pm!

Ocean Girl Project Team Members & Artist

Jan Hayashi– Maui-born, surfer girl at heart, I strive to keep my art sustainable:  recycled and re-used items, original photos, and watercolor paintings. My  hand-picked beach glass/shells/micro plastics bring the beauty of our beaches into your home and can raise awareness in a creative way, on the negative impacts of plastic on our beaches. Jan is one of those people ALWAYS making a difference, we are so grateful and blessed to have her on our Ocean Girl Project team!!seaglass-oceangirlproject-art2

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Jeannie Chesser:  We are sincerely honored to have Jeannie Chesser as member of our Ocean Girl Project team! She is one of the rocking pioneer women surfers from back in the day and truly a living legend plus champion surfer.  Jeannie is mother of much loved and highly admired big-wave surfer Todd Chesser who passed away in the big waves of ’97.

Jeannie’s surfing career began in 1964 in Miami, she moved to Hawaii a few years later in ’71.  Since about that time Jeannie has made her living airbrushing surfboards, but that is not all.  For 30 years she did the surf report for radio and call- in phone lines.  She is also a former commentator for the Triple Crown of Surfing and other pro and am surfing events, Jeannie is a retired professional surf contest judge, and currently a spotter at the Eddie Aikua Big Wave Surfing Invitational.

Jeannie occasionally enters short-board surf contests,  most recently she won the Roxy 30+ short-board division at Queen’s in Waikiki (summer ’13).  She is up at dawn and goes surfing every day!  Jeannie is a remarkable and inspirational  female surfer plus all around terrific role model for people of all ages.  We are so, so grateful for all she has done and continues to do for kids in Hawaii, mahalo Jeannie!

Jeannie has been making  jewelry since the 70’s but most intensely the past 15 years.  She has collected shells all of her life and incorporates them into her beautiful creations. As a self-taught artist painting using acrylic airbrush on canvas and wood she creates perfect waves,  flowers,  and Hawaiiana. Her jewelry reflects the ocean with use of shells, pearls, mermaids, and turtle shapes.

LOVE!!! Copper OGP cuffs!!

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Jeannie’s  jewelry can be found for sale at her home shows,  Hawaii State Art Museum gift shop downtown Honolulu,  Ocean Girl Project Art & Flea, and at Whaler’s Village on Maui, go to their sister shop called Oceanology. www.surfarts.com

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Colleen Kudo, Founder Ocean Girl Project: Love surfing, sharing the ocean and Hawaii with others and laughing!

My life is passionately devoted to surfing, teaching others how to surf, and promoting sustainable ways of  living.  In 2008, we started Ocean Girl Project Sustainable Surf Camps and the camps are beyond incredible. We now have camps each year and provide opportunities for kids in Hawaii to connect to the ocean and learn to surf safely!!!

In 2014 we are expanding our Surfing services in order to do more to help kids and people in our community.  (STOKED!!!)

Find us smiling at Booth #9

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Ocean Girl  handcrafted wonderful smelling mermaid organic & local ingredients,  plus magical blend of  essential oils, herbs, spices, botanical, clays and other awesome ingredients.  Blissful pau surf shower soap.

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Kaily Wakefield: Any day spent on, in, near, under, around, talking about, and or playing in the ocean is a good day for me!

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Billie Farrell wearing Kaily’s Cool Head band!

My name is Kaily Wakefield, I am proud to be a part of Ocean Girl Project. (WOW.. we are so STOKED to have you and all your wonderful beautiful energy!!!!)

kaily_surf_lesson_ocean_girl_project_surfstainable_surf_camps_I grew up surfing, snorkeling, body surfing, and body boarding (whenever Mom or Dad could take me to the beach). I believe passionately in the power of positive thinking and that everyone big or small can make a lasting impact in this world.

While attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa, I realized I could make the greatest change in my life and the lives of others by sharing my passion for the water with them.  Inspired by this idea, I began teaching swim, surf, and other recreational activities to people of all ages.  My favorite part of teaching is being able to help people accomplish things they never thought they could.  Come share in my inspiration and see for yourself what all the stoke is about! See you in the water.

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Ali Bayless: Ali is an avid surfer, mermaid, marine biologist, and artist.  She creates unique jewelry pieces by drawing inspiration from the ocean and her travels.  She is also a very talented photographer and video woman, we are so lucky to have such an awesome talented smart surfer girl as one of our team members at Ocean Girl Project!!! ps>>She doesn’t like long bios, lol!

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FIND US!!! Ocean Girl Project is in BOOTH #9 middle tent!

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  1. Sarah Moore says:

    Reblogged this on The Turquoise Current and commented:
    For Oahu residents: shop local and buy local this holiday season at the Black Friday (Nov. 29th) Art & Flea market, at Fresh Cafe in Kaka’ako, from 5pm – 10pm. Support Ocean Girl Project at booth #9. Twenty percent of the proceeds will go to scholarships for young surfer girls, to attend future Ocean Girl Project surf sustainable camps!

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    1. Mahalo Sarah!

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