Life After Military Service with Val Bennett

Val Bennett is on the scene to chat with the girls about her time in the military, the hard transition after a life of service and how surfing helped bridge the gap. Val runs the local chapter of One More Wave, a surfing club geared towards veterans. The discussion turns towards living more with less and letting go of regret.

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Post Session Notes

-Val talks about not being able to surf in her halloween costume because of the cold

-Laurel talks about her hurricane swell surf and ask Ashley about her post shore break beating headache.

-Ashley is teaching a course and the cold weather is taking its toll.

Injustice of the Week

-Val discusses hidden shipping fees and how frustrating it was to get her new surfboard from Australia. Ashley discusses the necessary evil boatyards.

Dive Deeper

One More Wave

-Val discusses reintegrating into society after the military and using surfing as a means therapy.

One More Wave is a non profit for veterans that uses surfing as a means of therapy

-How to live life with little regret.

-How to live with less and have more.

God Waters

-Val discusses her thoughts on fear. “Do not fear for your God is with you wherever you go”

-Ephesians 6:10-Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.


-Take the time to meet the people to the left and to the right of you. Ashley mentions that “this is discipleship, a lifetime of homework”.


-Funny post election Granny Video

MAT Surfboards

One More Wave is a non profit for veterans that uses surfing as a means of therapy with chapters around the USA

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