Surfers, snowboarders, non-profit heroes… they’re all represented in this month’s installment of “Badass Instagram Babes!”
1. Jessika Jenson | @jessikajenson
Pro snowboarder and Blenders athlete, Jessika Jensen, is big-time. The 26-year-old Idaho Falls product has been shredding the gnar since grade school and has racked up an impressive list of achievements in her career, including serving as a 2x Olympian, most recently at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. She’s also placed 5th in the 2017 Big Air World Championships and 2nd at the 2016 Mammoth Mountain U.S. Grand Prix of Snowboarding. A bright future lies ahead!
2. Sanni Oksanen | @sannioksanen
There’s one thing above all else you need to know about Finnish native, Sanni Oksanen: she loves boarding. Simple as that. And she doesn’t discriminate, either—snowboarding, skateboarding, wakeboarding. She does it all!
3. Shaney Jo Darden | @shaneyjo
Shaney Jo Darden represents a very special entry on this list. She’s the founder of Keep A Breast, the leading youth-oriented non-profit focused on breast cancer prevention. We’re teaming up with Keep A Breast next month with a fresh Blendo Box set to benefit the promotion of breast cancer education, so keep your eyes peeled!
4. Summer Fenton | @badgirlsumsum
San Franciscan Summer Fenton is a professional snowboarder that first cut her teeth in the sport at the ripe age of four years old. All it took was a single session to stoke her passion. These days, she’s a kickass halfpipe specialist and the owner of numerous podium finishes, including 2nd place at the Copper Revolution Tour in December 2015. As of the past year, she stays busy competing at the likes of the Dew Tour’s Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe… we suggest you go ahead and commit her name to memory!
5. Malia Manuel | @maliamanuel
Reppin Hawaii on our list today is Malia Manuel, pro surfer hailing from Kauai. And talk about a hot start—at friggin’ 14 she became the youngest surfer ever to win the U.S. Open of Surfing. She grabbed Rookie of the Year in 2012 and then went on to finish 5th on the 2014 ASP World Tour (her highest ranking yet). We’ll be keeping our eyes on Malia because there’s untapped potential still lying in wait… while she nabbed a runner-up finish at Honolua Bay in Maui in 2017, she’s yet to snag her first Championship Tour victory. Only a matter of time…