Single Wave Thursday featuring Kassia Meador on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

Kassia Meador – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.


One thing I’ve noticed about many of my favorite surfers is how they can jump on just about any type of equipment and skillfully ride waves without missing a beat. Longboard stylist, Kassia Meador, is one of those multi-faceted surfers who can surf anything from a high-performance thruster, to a retro-styled twin fin, to a traditional single fin log. I’m not sure if she still rides them, but a number of years back, Kassia began riding a thin, finless, wooden board known as an Alaia.


If you’ve ever seen someone surf an Alaia, you’ll quickly realize that it is a completely different way to ride waves. I’ve seen many people give it a go, only to return to the sand deflated that they either couldn’t catch a wave or the ones they did catch resulted in wipeout after wipeout. For those who push through the initial challenges, however, the reward is a feeling of unadulterated speed, glide, slide, and freedom. On this particular wave in Encinitas a few years back, Kassia Meador glides into a fun, lined-up, glassy left. It’s really fun to watch the nuances that come into play on finless boards—case in point, the subtle drifting Kassia employs as she heads into her 360-degree spin. Landing a floater on an Alaia is no easy task, but Kassia effortlessly pulls one off to finish her ride.


Thank you for stopping by for another installment of Single Wave Thursday. As always, thank you for your support of Jettygirl. None of this would be possible without you, our dear readers.


Surfer: Kassia Meador – @kassiameador
Film: Chris Grant – @chrisgrantphoto
Sound: Audio provided by abcopen at freesound.org

 

 

Mexico Calling - Seea 2014 Collection - surf video clip on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

Mexico Calling – Seea 2014 Collection


Since Seea launched their brand a few years back, their products and imagery has struck that difficult balance of being both cutting edge while at the same time reflecting on days gone by. In this clip covering their 2014 Collection, the Seeababes took a trip to Mexico and scored some amazing surf and lots of fun.


Film: Seea@theseea
Music: “Something’s Rattling” by Benjamin Gibbard

La Maestra, a surf film documentary about a young Mexican teacher by Elizabeth Pepin Silva and Paul Ferraris

La Maestra (The Teacher) – Surf Film Needs Your Help


Our friends, Elizabeth Pepin Silva and Paul Ferraris, need your help to complete “La Maestra,” a wonderful surf documentary about a young Mexican teacher who is inspiring both her students and the local community.

Co-Producer/Director, Elizabeth Pepin Silva explains why this is not your typical surf documentary:

“Surf movies are filmed all over the world, but usually it’s Americans, Australians, and/or Europeans traveling to exotic locals and talking about what they are seeing, and it’s rare that the filmmakers bother to interview the local people who are born and raised in these locations or capture their daily experiences of living and surfing there year-round. La Maestra (The Teacher) is unique in that it’s a story about a local woman, told entirely in Spanish with English subtitles, through our character’s own voice, not the voices of outsiders. Our cameras follow Mayra throughout her day, giving viewers a rare glimpse into the life of this young Mexican teacher and surfer who was born and continues to live and work in her tiny, remote village. La Maestra (The Teacher) is an important film because it features a strong Latina woman role model that will appeal to everyone. There is no surf media hype, no surf company sponsors, and no surf industry to spoil the soul of this film, but it also means we have to raise the money entirely on our own. So please donate if you have not done so.”

Please donate here. Amounts as small as one dollar will help this film get completed.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/la-maestra/x/3098739

 

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Take a survey and be entered to win a Seea $150 gift card!

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Silvana Lima, Brazil, returns to the winner's circle by winning the Port Taranaki Pro in New Zealand. Photo © ASP / Robertson

Silvana Lima Wins Port Taranaki Pro in New Zealand

Silvana Lima, Brazil, returns to the winner's circle by winning the Port Taranaki Pro in New Zealand. Photo © ASP / RobertsonPictured: Silvana Lima (Brazil), back in the winner’s circle at the Port Taranaki Pro in New Zealand. Photo © ASP/ROBERTSON

Silvana Lima Wins Port Taranaki Pro in New Zealand

TARANAKI, New Zealand (Sunday, 4th May, 2014) – Silvana Lima (Brazil) has torn through the star studded field to claim victory at the ASP 6-Star Qualifying Series (QS) Port Taranaki Pro on the final day of the New Zealand Home Loans Surf Festival. Hundreds of surf fans lined the shores at Fitzroy Beach, Taranaki to watch a selection of the world’s best female surfers battle for all-important ASP QS ranking points and prize-money in reeling three foot (1 metre) lefts and rights.

Lima was sitting in 2nd place with only three minutes left of the 30 minute final, she chased down a left and unloaded a barrage of tight and technical turns, the wave scored an 8.00 and Lima stole the win from Laura Enever’s grasp. Lima was on the Samsung Galaxy ASP Women’s World Championship Tour for seven years until re-occurring knee injuries saw her drop off last year but the innovative Brazilian is back to her best and on track for a return in 2015 after claiming No. 1 spot on the ASP QS rankings.

“I haven’t been in a Final for three years because of my injured knee and it feels so good to be back,” Lima said. “This has been a great event for me, I don’t like the cold but I love New Zealand. I just really want to thank everyone at this event and everyone who has supported me. I’m getting closer to being back on the WCT next year, I just need to stay fit and focused.”

Silvana Lima, Brazil, hits the lip and wins the Port Taranaki Pro in New Zealand. Photo © ASP / RobertsonPictured: Silvana Lima (Brazil), fired up and surfing with flair. Photo © ASP/ROBERTSON

Laura Enever (North Narrabeen, NSW/AUS) was on fire in her Quarterfinal and Semifinal clashes, attacking the lip with speed, power and flair and netting excellent scores for her troubles. In the Final it looked like she had the win, sitting in 1st place with only three minutes to go, but was leapfrogged by Lima. Enever had one last chance, taking off on a nice wave with four seconds remaining on the clock, she fell on her second turn and handed victory to Lima.

“I’ve been trying to search for that competitive fire that I used to have and I feel like I found it today,” Enever said. “I used to make a lot of Finals, but I lost the flair or fire and it feels so great to be posting good scores and surfing good heats again. It would have been good to come away with the win but Silvana (Lima) got me in the end.”

Sage Erickson (CA, USA) lost out to Lima in the Semifinals finishing the event with her second 3rd place finish on the ASP QS for 2014. Erickson now moves into fourth on the ASP QS rankings and has her eyes firmly focussed on reclaiming a spot on the ASP WCT.

“It’s a long season ahead, I definitely feel good about this one,” Erickson said. “Semifinals is a really good result, I lost in my first heat in Manly and then made the Semis in Newcastle. It’s a little bittersweet, I want to do one heat better and get into the final and I would really like to solidify that spot on the WCT for next year. I knew that Silvana (Lima) was going to be tough competition, she’s just so good in beach breaks and small conditions so I knew it was going to be tough and I’ll just take this one on the chin and hopefully go one better in the next event.”

Tatiana Weston-Webb (Hawaii), who won the Chain Resources Pro Junior two days ago had to settle for 3rd place in the Port Taranaki Pro after she was eliminated by a red-hot Enever in the Semifinals. Weston-Webb was one of the in-form surfers of the event, consistently posting big scores with her fast and powerful brand of surfing.

“I came into this event trying to have fun and that’s what I did,” Weston-Webb said. “I really want to make a QS final, so that’s my goal for 2014. My first two events weren’t too good, so this event I really wanted to try and get a good result and now I have a lot more confidence going into the other events. Hopefully I’ll make the WCT but we’ll see. I’m stepping in for Courtney Conlogue as an injury replacement because I finished last year as an alternate so I’m going to the Rio WCT after this.”

PORT TARANAKI PRO FINAL RESULT:
1st Silvana Lima (BRA) 15.17 def. 2nd Laura Enever (AUS) 13.43

PORT TARANAKI PRO SEMIFINAL RESULTS:
SF1: Silvana Lima (BRA) 16.87 def. Sage Erickson (USA) 11.50
SF2: Laura Enever (AUS) 17.26 def. Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 8.93

PORT TARANAKI PRO QUARTERFINAL RESULTS:
QF 1: Silvana Lima (BRA) 16.20 def. Alize Arnaud (FRA) 14.73
QF 2: Sage Erickson (USA) 17.17 def. Keely Andrew (AUS) 13.04
QF 3: Laura Enever (AUS) 17.46 def. Justine Dupont (FRA) 14.00
QF 4: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 14.33 def. Leila Hurst (HAW) 14.00

For more information log on to Surffest.co.nz & ASPWorldTour.com

New Zealand Home Loans Surf Festival is presented by TSB Community Trust, Venture Taranaki, ZM, Marbles Buffet, Devon Hotel


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Tatiana Weston-Webb wins Chain Resources Po Jr. in Taranaki. Photo © ASP / Robertson

Tatiana Weston-Webb Wins Chain Resources Pro Junior in Taranaki, New Zealand

Tatiana Weston-Webb (Hawaii) wins the Chain Resources Pro Junior in Taranaki, New Zealand. Photo © ASP / RobertsonPictured: Tatiana Weston-Webb (Hawaii) carving through the Chain Resources Pro Junior field. Credit: ASP/ROBERTSON

For Immediate Release

Tatiana Weston-Webb Wins Chain Resources Pro Junior in Taranaki, New Zealand

TARANAKI, New Zealand (Friday, 2nd May, 2014) – Hawaii’s Tatiana Weston-Webb has taken out the Chain Resources Pro Junior, part of the New Zealand Home Loans Surf Festival, over Chelsea Tuach (Barbados) in an exciting day of Finals surfing. The surf was inconsistent, but with peeling clean two foot (0.6 metre) waves rolling into contest site at Fitzroy beach, the decision was made to finish the women’s ASP Australasia Junior Qualifying Series event. The Semifinals were a truly international affair with surfers from New Zealand, Barbados, Hawaii and South Africa filling the final four spots, but it was Weston-Webb who reigned supreme to claim US$1,369 prize-money.

Weston-Webb, runner-up at last year’s ASP World Junior Championships in Brazil started the day by getting revenge on New Zealand’s Ella Williams, who defeated her in the final last October. Weston-Webb eliminated the local reigning ASP World Junior Champion and built from there, linking solid searing turns and clocking excellent scores all the way to the top step of the podium.

“It was a really good day today,” Weston-Webb said. “There were some tough heats with not many waves but luckily Chelsea (Tuach) and I had some really good waves in the Final. My main focus here is the 6-Star QS so there was no pressure on me in the Pro Junior, I just went out there and had fun and it seemed to work. Ever since Ella (Williams) beat me in Brazil last year I’ve been wanting to get her back, so I was really happy after that heat. She’s surfing really well at the moment so it gave me confidence to get on a roll and win.”

Chelsea Tuach (Barbados) was one of the most consistent surfers at the Chain Resources Pro Junior, winning heats and posting big scores seemingly with ease. Tuach had a knack for putting herself on the best waves of the heat by out positioning her counterparts. All event long she was executing sharp and vertical snaps, but in the Final Tuach was left chasing a 9.15 that never came and was forced to settle for 2nd place.

“It was tough and inconsistent at times today so I tried to get a good score as early as possible in all my heats,” Tuach said. “In the final I paddled into a great wave and I don’t know what happened, maybe I got too executed, but I blew it. I ended up getting a couple of okay scores, but congrats to Tatiana (Weston-Webb), she surfed great and she deserved the win.”

Sarah Mason was New Zealand’s highest placed surfer, finished equal 3rd after being eliminated by Weston-Webb in the Semifinals. Mason was looking like the one to beat on finals day, consistently posting excellent score, but couldn’t get past the in-form Hawaiian.

Keely Andrew (Sunshine Coast, QLD/AUS) lost out in the Quarterfinals, but despite her uncharacteristically early exit she has retained the No. 1 spot on the ASP Australasia Women’s JQS ranking’s. Andrew will head into the final event as the favourite to claim the prestigious ASP Australasia Junior Championship.

The ASP 6-Star Qualifying Series Port Taranaki Pro and the men’s Chain Resources Pro Junior were called off for the day and will crown event champions over the weekend.

ASP Australasia Women’s JQS Top 5
1 – Keely Andrew
2 – Bronte Macaulay
3 – Sophia Bernard
4 – Holly-Sue Coffey
5 – Holly Wawn

For more information log on to Surffest.co.nz & ASPWorldTour.com

New Zealand Home Loans Surf Festival is presented by TSB Community Trust, Venture Taranaki, ZM, Marbles Buffet, Devon Hotel


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