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About Me

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Who: Cynthia Replogle. My name seems hard to pronounce, but try it: “REP-low-gull”. In person, this explanation is accompanied by a move toward the floor and arm flapping.

What: Attorney for iFixit with an emphasis on intellectual property, President of the Oceano Beach Community Association, Vice Chair of Surfrider’s San Luis Obispo chapter, long-time vegan and cold-water surfer. I’ve also been a rocket scientist – actually, an aerospace engineer. I'm a writer too. My articles have been published online and once in ink on actual paper, just like in the olden days. I've mostly finished writing a young adult fantasy novel about a teenage surfer girl who’s given ocean-related superpowers by a merman and is friends with a selkie. Bonus points if you know about selkies.

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Surfing in Costa Rica

When: I was born a month early. But ever since, I’ve been five minutes late to almost everything.

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About to skydive for the first time

Where: The lovely central coast of California. I moved here because I fell in love with a local guy, who helped me to have the courage to jump out of a plane.

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We have the most beautiful sunsets

Why: To make the world a better place. iFixit wants to show everyone how to fix everything. The OBCA works to make Oceano more livable, accessible and beautiful. Surfrider is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our oceans, waves and beaches. So I’m doing my small part to have a positive impact on the planet and its people. And I'm stoked to work where my values align with the company's.

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Announcing Surfrider's first Ocean Friendly Restaurant in SLO County

"Seek to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you." –James Freeman Clarke

Selections from My Portfolio

The Female Titans of Mavericks

Surfing, Jumping From Planes and Overcoming Fear Through Action

Sharing the Stoke: The Queen of the Coast

About Selkies

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Selkies are mythical creatures, seals who take human form on land

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