Surf Video Clip: Bianca Valenti Surfing in San Francisco and throughout Marin County

Bianca Valenti Surfing in San Francisco & throughout Marin County, California

Frigid water, Great White shark breeding grounds and male dominated lineups don’t stop Proof Lab team rider Bianca Valenti from surfing! You can find her smiling face in and around San Francisco, Marin County, California. Check out a few of the waves she was riding this summer at Ocean Beach and Fort Cronkhite. San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA, Summer 2011.

Additional Resources:

Bianca Valenti’s YouTube Channel
Bianca Valenti’s B COOL Blog

Photo Friday: Sticking It Under Pressure with Rebecca Woods on

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Although the outside section gets the lion’s share of points, anyone who’s either watched or participated in a surf contest at Huntington Pier knows that you have to leave an exclamation point in the shorebreak to get the crowds on their feet. Although Huntington’s sandy peaks seem fairly harmless, the shorebreak is anything but easy to navigate. After hopping through the notorious Huntington Hop zone, the final section looms up quickly, often without a chance to regain speed and much of the time in only a few inches of water. It’s a tough place to stick your final maneuver…and even tougher when 60,000 eyeballs are watching as is the case here with Rebecca Woods.

Rebecca was on fire at this year’s Nike US Open of Surfing and much of it was due to her uncanny ability to stick her landings in the dumpy conditions. While others would get bounced off, Bec would keep composed and ride out of it. I remember this turn well from my vantage point under the pier. After a clean hit off the closeout, the shorebreak explosion forced Rebecca into a difficult position, forcing her to use her lead arm to grab the opposite rail in the whitewater which is virtually impossible to pull off when you’re leaning in the other direction…impossible for most people that is. Using powerful stomach muscles and a never-give-up mindset, Rebecca successfully rode out of it and continued on toward the quarterfinals.

Before cutting out today, you’ll notice something painfully commonplace in women’s professional surfing these days, Rebecca surfs the tour without the help of a major sponsor. The surf industry is a multi-billion dollar affair yet every year at least a few of the Top 17 surf the tour without any support. How is that even possible? It’s time to start asking questions, lots and lots of questions…

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Additional Resources:

Bec Woods on Facebook
Follow Bec Woods on Twitter
Bec Woods TV
RA Girls Surf Show

Previous Photo Fridays | Silvana Lima | Alessa Quizon

Jettygirl’s NO RED TAPE Product Giveaway! Prizes from Billabong, Tonic Haircare, Girls4Sport, Calavera Swimwear, Rail Grabber, Sticky Bumps, SeaHippie & More.

Jettygirl's NO RED TAPE Product Giveaway
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The Backstory
On January 1, 2012 Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine will be kicking off our sixth year of publication. Although we have a small contingent of advertisers, the single greatest source of our survival and growth has always been you, our loyal readers. With the generosity of the companies listed above, Jettygirl is happy to end the year with a special product giveaway.

The Prizes
Our list of prizes will be expanding throughout the month but this is what we’re giving away so far:
• A Billabong Synergy 3/2mm Full Wetsuit
• The entire Tonic line including the Tonic Haircare line, tote, stickers and Tonic “booty” shorts
• Boardshorts and tops from Girls4Sport
• Bikini from Calavera Swimwear
Rail Grabber surfboard carrier designed by the legendary Linda Benson
• Alana Blanchard Sticky Bumps traction pad
• Handmade jewelry by SeaHippie
• iTunes gift cards

*Please note that all prizes are not available in all sizes. Equal priced substitute prizes may be necessary in some cases.

The Details
Jettygirl’s NO RED TAPE Product Giveaway takes place from November 24 to December 24, 2011. The drawing will take place on Christmas Day. All winners will be notified via email the following week for delivery details. No purchase necessary. Please fill out the form below to enter…one entry per person please. Type “Giveaway” in the Subject field and in the Message field please let us know how you heard about Jettygirl.

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