Lola Mignot, Gypsy Princess of Sayulita - a film by Ed Fladung

Lola Mignot, Gypsy Princess of Sayulita – Film by Ed Fladung

 

Lola Mignot Gypsy Princess of Sayulita from Ed Fladung on Vimeo.

 

“I felt like I was flying and I could see the whole sky …my feet, the water, the wave… it was amazing. I had never felt that way before. It made me so happy just to be able to fly on top of the wave.” – Lola Mignot
 
Description
A short documentary on Lola Mignot, a longboarder chick from the little bohemian surf village of Sayulita, Mexico. Lola is fastly becoming one of the best longboard riders in Mexico. This video was filmed over the course of a few weeks in February and shows a tiny peek into her surfing practice, family life and personal stye. Lola rides for Kassia Surf, Bing Surfboards and Seea.
 
Film/Edit By
Ed Fladung – Vimeo
 
Surfer
Lola Mignot – @lolamignot
 
Music
“Autochoral” – Benoit Pioulard
“Train Song” – Feist & Ben Gibbard
“Hiberner Toujours” – Stars of the Lid
“Telescope” – Mountains

 
Frame grabs from Ed Fladung's short film, Lola Mignot, Gypsy Princess of Sayulita

The Other Side of Surfing – Panel Participants Include Ashley Lloyd Thompson, Tiffany Campbell, Bianca Valenti & Julie Cox – April 23, 2015 at the California Institute of Integral Studies

Inspirational stories from surf industry ladies about surfing big waves, making films, building surfboards, and riding professionally.
At a time when surfing is changing and some are fighting to maintain the status quo, we are shifting the spotlight onto the other side of surfing. Join us for a curated conversation with Ashley Lloyd Thompson, Tiffany Campbell, Bianca Valenti, and Julie Cox about international surf culture, the herstory of surfing, the industry, and more.

 Other Side of Surfing featuring Ashley Lloyd Thompson, Tiffany Campbell, Bianca Valenti and Julie Cox. Curated by Margaret Seelie.

 

PANEL PARTICIPANTS
Ashley Lloyd Thompson is one of few women who are internationally recognized for her work as a surfboard shaper. She signs every board she shapes, “Made with love,” which is an attitude that permeates all that she does. In the shaping bay she crafts with passion and purpose, and in the water her elegant yet playful style is contagious. Over the past twelve years she has been honing her craft and creating her own surfboard brand, Ashley Lloyd Thompson Surfboards. As a new mom, Ashley and her husband are navigating parenthood while maintaining her shaping business.
Tiffany Campbell is a filmmaker who focuses on surfing and skateboarding. Tiffany and Andria Lessler’s debut film, Dear & Yonder: Daring Stories of Ladies United by the Sea, won SURFER Magazine’s Breakthrough Filmmaker Award in 2009. For over a decade she has been involved with Villa Villa Cola, a collective of artists, filmmakers, skateboarders and photographers that produce videos and zines that encourage more girls to skate.
Bianca Valenti became the first female Big Wave World Tour Champion in 2014. Proof Lab, a surf shop in Marin, sponsors her. Currently, Bianca’s big wave riding is being filmed for the documentary, It Ain’t Pretty: A film about women who surf Ocean Beach in San Francisco, scheduled for release in 2015.
Julie Cox was a team rider for Roxy for eight years, during which time she competed around the world. In the Women’s Longboard Tour, Julie placed fifth in the world three years running. She was the Director of the California Surf Museum, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving surfing heritage. She also launched The Jule Collection, a line of women’s surfboards, with shaper Jed Noll. Currently, she gives surf lessons locally and abroad.
CURATAOR
Margaret Seelie is a native Ohioan who grew up with an obsession for surf culture. Since moving to California she has been learning to surf and build boards, freelance writing, letterpress printing, and teaching. She is always looking for new ways to share inspiration and stoke with those around her.
RAFFLE
We will be hosting a raffle in conjunction with this event! Tickets will be available for $3 each or 2 for $5. Come early to buy tickets and we will announce the winners at the end! Must be present to win.
*100% of money raised from the raffle benefits CIIS Public Programs & Performances Workshops Scholarship! This scholarship will make CIIS workshops available to students and people in the community who may not be able to afford them.
Current Raffle Items:
- Carve Design $250 gift certificate
– Surf Lesson with Julie Cox
– 2 T-shirts with surf prints by Australian artist, Jonas Claesson
– Stand up Paddle board lesson and rental for 4 people from 101 Surf
– Limited edition signed letterpress poster for The Other Side of Surfing
DETAILS & TICKET INFORMATION
Event Contact: Margaret Seelie mseelie@gmail.com (440)308-5576
Event Title: The Other Side of Surfing
Event Host Name: California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)
Street Address of Event: 1453 Mission St
Date of Event: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Start Time: 7:00PM
End Time: 9:00PM
Tickets: $10 presale / $12 day of event
URL to buy tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-other-side-of-surfing-panel-discussion-tickets-14969240401
Event link: http://www.ciis.edu/Public_Programs/Public_Programs_Events/Other_Side_SP15.html

Other Side of Surfing featuring Ashley Lloyd Thompson, Tiffany Campbell, Bianca Valenti and Julie Cox. Curated by Margaret Seelie.

 

"Single" featuring Dimity Stoyle. Filmed by Francesco Sili. Jettygirl Surf Magazine & Lifestyle Blog

Single. A Dimity Stoyle Edit, Filmed by Francesco Sili

 

Single. from Dimity Stoyle on Vimeo.

 

Description
Although competitive surfing has its place, it’s still a blast to see the best Tour surfers ditch their jerseys and thrusters and experiment a little. Case in point is this just under two minute Dimity Stoyle edit. I can’t get enough of the smooth lines she draws on a short single fin. In Dimity’s own words… “This is a new model single fin I helped design with MS Surfboards and it’s the best Summer board EVER!!!!”

Filmed By
Francesco Thilo Sili

Surfer
Dimity Stoyle – @dimity

Edit
Dimity Stoyle – Vimeo

 
Dimity Stoyle frame grab from her single fin surf video called Single

Stephanie Gilmore short film by Morgan Maassen - women's surf movies on Jettygirl Surf Magazine and Lifestyle Blog

“Stephanie” – A Short Film by Morgan Maassen

 

Stephanie from Morgan Maassen on Vimeo.

 

Description
Stephanie Gilmore in France, October 2014. The combination of Steph Gilmore’s incredible style and Morgan Maassen’s timeless approach to filmmaking is tough to beat. Whether riding waves or filming them, we’re big fans of both of these talented individuals.

A Film By
Morgan Maassen

Surfers
Stephanie Gilmore – @stephaniegilmore

Cinematography
Morgan Maassen – @morganmaassen

Music
“Humming Fields” by Colleen

 
Frame grabs from Stephanie, a short film by Morgan Maassen starring Stephanie Gilmore

Wednesday Wetsuit Deals

While we were cruising around the internet looking for wetsuits for an upcoming wetsuit guide, we came across some sale priced fullsuits at Jacks Surfboards. At the time of this post, available sizes range from 10 to 16. The prices are simply amazing! If you’re in the market for a winter wetsuit, grab one before they’re gone because sizes and availability are limited to stock on hand.

 


Body Glove Fusion 3/2 Fullsuit
Regular Price: $250.00
Sale Price: $125.00

Xcel Infiniti X-Zip 4/3 Fullsuit
Regular Price: $325.00
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Roxy Kassia Meador 3/2 BZ Fullsuit
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Roxy Ignite Hydrolock 4/3 CZ Fullsuit
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Roxy Synchro GBS 4/3 BZ Fullsuit
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Roxy Synchro GBS 3/2 BZ Fullsuit
Regular Price: $145.00
Sale Price: $87.00

Disclosure/Disclaimer
Please note that while we do our best to make sure these discounts are current, we have no control over or offer any guarantees as to the validity of the deals or discounts offered by these vendors. Offers listed above are provided by way of affiliations, colleagues, or paid insertions.

Chelsea Williams Wins ASP World Longboard Title in China

Media Release from the Association of Surfing Professionals

Chelsea Williams claimed her maiden ASP World Longboard Title. Photo credit: ASP / Will H-SPhoto: Today Gold Coast surfer Chelsea Williams (AUS) claimed her maiden ASP World Longboard Title. Credit: ASP/Will Hayden-Smith.
 
Chelsea Williams Wins ASP World Longboard Title in China

WANNING, Hainan/CHINA (Tuesday, December 9, 2014) – Chelsea Williams (AUS) has defeated Kelia Moniz (HAW) to claim her maiden ASP Women’s World Longboard Title at the GoPro World Longboard Championships, China hosted by Wanning (WLC). Near perfect 3 to 4 foot surf provided the perfect canvas for the world’s best longboarders to fight for the sport’s ultimate prize, but it was Williams, the form surfer of the event who was the last one standing.

Remarkably Moniz and Williams have met in the final of the GoPro WLC four years in a row, proving that these two athletes really are on top of world at the moment. Their friendly rivalry sees them now at two wins a piece in the Final in China.

 
Chelsea Williams dominating the Riyue Bay point to claim her maiden ASP World Longboard Title. Photo credit: ASP / Will H-SPhoto: Chelsea Williams dominating the Riyue Bay point to claim her maiden ASP World Longboard Title. Credit: ASP/Will Hayden-Smith.
 
Williams’ win today was a long time coming after finishing runner-up to the ASP World Longboard Title four times. In the first half of today’s Final Williams was struggling to adapt to the conditions and it seemed her fifth runner-up finish was minutes away, but the Gold Coast surfer struck and did some of the best nose riding of the whole event mixed with rail carves. Moniz caught a last minute wave, but just missed out on the required score, leaving Williams out the back to ride her wave in as an ASP World Longboard Champion.

“Did that just happen? I can’t believe it!” Williams said. “I’ve wanted to win a World Longboard Title since I found out it existed. For a long time people have been telling me I deserve to win, now I finally believe them. I’m so happy and thankful for the support of my family, friends and sponsors. It was an awesome Final, Kelia (Moniz) is so good, we have a fun rivalry going and I’m glad that I got her back.”

 
Kelia Moniz on her way to a runner-up finish. Photo credit: ASP / Will H-SPhoto: Kelia Moniz on her way to a runner-up finish. Credit: ASP/Will Hayden-Smith.
 
Moniz is a two-time ASP World Longboard Champion after winning this event the past two years and today after losing by a mere 0.02 *** she was gracious in defeat. Moniz finished the event with the highest wave score, and highest heat total from her Round 1 heat, and hinted that her and Williams’ rivalry wasn’t over yet.

“If it wasn’t me winning there’s no one I’d rather see win than Chelsea (Williams),” Moniz said. “She’s a great surfer, she scored a 9 in the final and deserved to win. I’m not too disappointed, it would have been nice to win again — Chelsea and I can just meet in the Final again next year.”

 
Lindsay Steinriede with her toes on the nose. Photo credit: ASP / Will H-SPhoto: Lindsay Steinriede (USA) with her toes on the nose. Credit: ASP/Will Hayden-Smith.
 
Lindsay Steinriede (USA), 2011 ASP World Longboard Champion used her graceful and polished brand of surfing to advance into the Semifinals where she ran into a rampaging Williams. Steinriede was the last natural footed surfer left in the draw when she won her Quarterfinal and advanced into the Semis and leaves the 2014 GoPro WLC ranked equal 3rd in the world.

“That was the most fun I’ve ever had in a heat and I lost!” Steinriede said. “I’ve got so much respect for Chelsea’s surfing and who she is as a person, with either one of us getting into the Final I was happy. I’m really happy to have made the Semifinals and to get that far in the event the fact that we had really good waves also feels good.”

 
Chloe Calmon and her trademark stylish carve. Photo credit: ASP / Will H-SPhoto: Chloe Calmon (BRA) and her trademark stylish carve. Credit: ASP/Will Hayden-Smith.

 
Chloe Calmon (BRA) lost out in an action packed Semifinal against Moniz meaning the young Brazilian exits the event ranked equal 3rd in the world. Calmon has worked extremely hard and has improved on her 5th place finish from last year. She was one of the most interesting and exciting surfers to watch all event long, but she let her nerves get the best of her in the Semifinals.

“I had an incredible event, but I still wanted to go further,” Calmon said. “I improved on my position from last year which was my goal so I’m happy, but losing so close to the Semifinal did make me a little sad after the heat — I’m happy now. It just wasn’t my time to be in the final and I’m going to try and come back and go bigger and better next year.”

It’s highly likely that the men’s 2014 ASP World Longboard Champion will be crowned tomorrow.

Women's surf video - Holly-Daze Coffey: Air-Reverse Cleared For Landing" - a mySURF.tv production

16-Year-Old Australian Surfer, Holly-Daze Coffey Stars in mySURF.tv’s “Air-Reverse Cleared for Landing”

 

 
Description
16 year old Gold Coast surfer, Holly-Daze Coffey, threads some clean barrels, lays down some solid rail work, and as the title indicates, punts and lands some impressive air-reverses. The young Australian is surely one to watch as women surfers continue to push the boundaries of performance surfing.
 
A Film By
mySURF.tv
 
Surfers
Holly-Daze Coffey – @hollydazecoffeyyy
 
Cinematography
Jason Muir, Jackson Coffey, Jason Coffey
 
Director:
Jason Muir
 
Music
“Architecture” – Manor

 

Holly Daze Coffey: Air Reverse Cleared For Landing - a mySURF.tv production - surfer girl video

Tatiana Weston-Webb stars in Wish You Were Here, a film by Body Glove Entertainment and Body Glove Girl

Tatiana Weston-Webb in Tahiti – “Wish You Were Here”

 

Wish You Were Here – Tati in Tahiti from Body Glove on Vimeo.

 

Description
Professional surfer, Tatiana Weston-Webb, travels to a remote island in Tahiti with pro surfers Anthony Walsh, Tika Smith, and brother Troy Weston-Webb. On an island in the middle of nowhere, Tatiana finds empty waves, crystal clear water, and a love for how simple life can be. Wish you were here…
 
A Film By
Body Glove Entertainment
 
Surfers
Tatiana Weston-Webb, Anthony Walsh, Moorea “Tika” Smith, Troy Weston-Webb
 
Cinematography
Scott Smith, Greg Browning, Anthony Walsh, Brent Bielmann
 
Edit:
Scott Smith
 
Music By
“Wake Me Up” – Fademan & Oleg K Featuring Lime Kid
“Time” – Kasket Club
“Violent Young” – The Analog Affair
 

Frame grabs of Tatiana Weston-Webb in Wish You Were Here, a film by Body Glove Entertainment
 

Justine Dupont, big wave surfing in Ireland. Jettygirl Surf Magazine and Lifestyle Photo Blog.

Justine Dupont Charges in Her First Session at Mullaghmore, Ireland

 

 
“First time at Mullaghmore for me. I can’t wait to go there again and get better and bigger waves.” – Justine Dupont
 
Justine Dupont is without a doubt one of the best all-around surfers on the planet. She can throw big frontside airs on a shortboard, noseride like crazy on a longboard, and her big wave surfing is quickly becoming legendary. To top it off, she’s one of the nicest individuals you cold possibly meet.
 
Resources:

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