Surf Photo Friday – Chloe Buckley & the Tiny Five Hundred Dollar Wave

Surfer girl Chloe Buckley walks across the low tide sand in Oceanside, California. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Surf Photo Friday – Chloe Buckley & the Tiny Five Hundred Dollar Wave

“Chloe, I have a totally random thing to run by you. Mission Fed is having a $500 photo contest where you go somewhere you enjoy in San Diego and have your picture taken while holding their logo. I just printed out and laminated a little sign and was thinking it might be fun to take it into the surf for some water shots.”

“I’m sooooo down!”

As often happens, the moment the ocean caught word of our photo ideas, the surf went flat–dead flat. As the deadline approached, a morning surf check in Oceanside revealed some glassy, almost-rideable ankle slappers. Although we misfired on our first few attempts (pictured below), Chloe and I got in sync for a couple of almost 1-footers and in the end, we scored enough photos that it was actually difficult choosing which image she would submit as her contest entry.

A few days later, Mission Fed chose Chloe’s photo as the contest-winning entry. She received congratulations from a Mission Fed Senior Vice President, a certificate, and a cool $500 for her tiny, winning wave. Most important to me than winning though was getting the opportunity to shoot with a great friend and an amazing human being. That type of prize is truly priceless.

Chloe Buckley paddles into the lineup with a Mission Federal sign between her teeth. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Chloe Buckley surfs a little closeout wave. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com

Chloe Buckley wipes out on a tiny wave while holding a Mission Fed sign in her mouth. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Chloe Buckley making sure our sign didn't spring a leak. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Chloe Buckley surfing the largest wave on the tiniest of days while holding a Mission Fed sign. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Chloe Buckley surfs a tiny wave in Oceanside. Surf photo by Chris Grant. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Chloe Buckley, all smiles after a unorthodox but classic surf session. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com

A pelican glides across the water in Oceanside. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Chloe Buckley throws a frontside snap with a Mission Fed sign in her mouth. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Chloe Buckley rides the $500 winning wave. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Smiling female surfer, Chloe Buckley, holds a Mission Fed sign up in the air. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Thank you for dropping by for another installment of Surf Photo Friday. Have a great weekend everyone …and as always, thank you for your support of Jettygirl.

Photos: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com

Previous Surf Photo Fridays | A Special Surf Session with Ashley Lloyd Thompson, Julie Cox, Alex Thompson, Chris Cuevas & Sheri Crummer | Kelly Nicely & the Pelican Session | Mary Osborne & Her Beloved 9’10” Cooperfish Single Fin | Kelia Moniz, Megan Godinez, Geodee Clark & Bruna Schmitz | Kamalehua Keohokapu | Claire Bevilacqua | Lulu Erkeneff | Alexa Frantz |Rebecca Woods | Silvana Lima | Alessa Quizon

Additional Resources:
Chloe Buckley on Facebook
Mission Federal Credit Union



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