Leila X Sophia: Our Journey - Leila and Sophia Hurst on JettyGirl Surf Mag

Leila X Sophia: Our Journey

LEILAxSOPHIA: Our Journey from Leila Hurst on Vimeo.


Although Leila Hurst and I seem to pop into each other’s lives only for brief periods of time over the years, I always cherish those moments and the memorable surf sessions that happen as a result of our paths crossing. One such meeting was four years ago when her sister, Sophia, went surfing for the first time. I’ve been blessed with many great memories while running JettyGirl, but watching Leila and Sophia ride a wave together tops the list of tearjerking moments. We chronicled the day in Surfing With My Sister so feel free to give it a click after watching Leila X Sophia. – Chris Grant
Film Description
“Every person in this world is given a different set of challenges. Meet my sister Sophia. Her life in particular has been full of challenges. She was born with a walking disability known as Spina Bifida and has endured 29 surgeries in the 27 years of her life. She watched me grow up as an athlete winning surfing competitions from a young age. We had nothing in common- making it hard to relate to each other. What connected us was the fact that we were sisters. But we both shared challenges. Hers being mostly physically and overcoming them mentally and mine being internally with insecurity, society’s expectations of women and the pressure to be perfect.
Four years ago Sophia and I got connected with an organization that gives paraplegic, quadriplegic, and people with Spina Bifida a chance to experience the feeling of riding a wave. This event changed our lives forever. As sisters and as a family, we learned that we shared struggles and we began to encourage one another to overcome them.”
This is what the meaning of life is. – Leila Hurst
Film/Edit By
Gage Hingeley
Leila Hurst – @leilahurst
Quinn Erwin

Leila and Sophia Hurst

Ford Sin Límites with Lucía Martiño

Sin Límites – Champion Spanish Surfer, Lucía Martiño, Takes Three New Friends Surfing. Presented by Ford Motor Company.


We love those clips that reach out and grab your heart. After sharing a photo earlier today, we clicked a link on Lucía’s Instagram and it brought us to this gem of a video. Spanish surfing champion, Lucía Martiño, takes three new friends surfing in this short film presented by Ford Motor Company. As they drive, the surfers share stories of physical challenges like glaucoma and cerebral palsy. Later in the clip the trio of friends are on the shoreline waiting to go surfing and Lucía brings them three new surfboards for their surf session.
“I think it’s good motivation for them to keep getting in the water everyday. The great thing about surfboards is that each has its own story, and the surprise comes once they’re in the water and they see how their stories change.” – Lucía Martiño
We hope you enjoy this heart-warming video. It certainly inspired us today.
Note: If you don’t speak Spanish, click the “CC” box on the YouTube player to activate subtitles.
Filmmaker’s Description
En el surf, como en la carretera, podemos dejar atrás nuestros problemas y sentirnos libres. Cuéntanos tu historia y gana una tabla de surf: www.fordsinlimites.com
Play & Train y Free Surfers School

Presented By
Ford España
Lucía Martiño – @lucia_martino

Ford Sin Limites with Lucía Martiño

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Coco Ho wrapping a clean frontside turn. Chris Grant photo for JettyGirl Surf Mag. @chrisgrantphoto @jettygirlsurfmag

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Karina Petroni, Windward, a Caribbean surf adventure film by Carl Rosen

Windward – Karina Petroni in a Film by Carl Rosen

Windward from Carl Rosen on Vimeo.


All of our favorite surf videos make us want to jump from our chairs and book a flight somewhere. While we’d be trudging off to the nearest international airport, Karina Petroni’s travel situation is a lot more romantic. When the mood strikes, a board is taken down from the rafters and loaded onto a plane piloted by her husband, David. Together, the two surfers travel throughout the Caribbean in search of crystal clear water and fun waves. We watched this clip over and over with equal measures of stoke and envy. Love this video!
Filmmaker’s Description
When adventure calls, someone must answer. Here’s professional traveler, surfer and adventurer, Karina Petroni, answering the call by traversing to remote parts of the Caribbean, with her husband and pilot David, with the hopes of finding beauty in unknown places.
Film/Edit By
Carl Rosen
Karina Petroni – @karina.petroni
“Beverly Hells” – SWIMM – swimmmusic.bandcamp.com

Karina Petroni - Windward

Courtney Conlogue in Emerald Odyssey, a surf film by Dillon Chang

Emerald Odyssey, a Short Surf Film by Dillon Chang, Starring Courtney Conlogue in Ireland

Emerald Odyssey from Dillon Chang on Vimeo.


Back in 2008 we asked Courtney Conlogue where she would go if she could take a board with her on a time machine. She responded that she would travel to “a time when life was slower and there was less technology. I would still want the best surfing equipment around. I’d go to Indonesia when no one was out because I want to be able to enjoy some incredible waves without a crowd. I want to relax and pick and choose the best waves with no hassling around me.”

While her Emerald Odyssey took her to Ireland instead of Indonesia, the trip definitely checked the rest of the boxes she spoke about seven years ago. It’s a pleasure to watch Courtney surf Ireland’s long lefts and it’s easy to see how much she enjoys the uncrowded power of the Emerald Isle’s rugged coastline.

Filmmaker’s Description
After physical or emotional trauma, there is a period of reflection. A time where we disbelieve every ideal we once held close and reevaluate our anchors. Emerald Odyssey is a story about rediscovering those foundations. A story about going against the normalcy’s and venturing to an unorthodox destination in search of waves and oneself.
Film/Edit By
Dillon Chang – Vimeo
Courtney Conlogue
“As Colorful As Ever” – Broke For Free
“Beyond Something Beautiful” – Scott Holmes

Courtney Conlogue stars in Emerald Odyssey, a short surf film by  Dillon Chang


Intimasea by Nathan Oldfield for Seea 2015 Collection

Intimasea, a Short Surf Film by Nathan Oldfield

Intimasea by Nathan Oldfield from The Seea on Vimeo.


“A wave is a special gift from the earth and when we get to feel it expressed through our bodies, through our minds, and through our spirits in a very feminine way, it brightens the water and it brightens the lineup. It uplifts the whole community of surfing and reminds surfers–men and women alike, that women are different …that we are the dancers of the ocean.” – Leah Dawson
“Intimasea” is a short film by Australian photographer Nathan Oldfield that celebrates the beauty and grace of women’s longboard surfing, and dreamy high of playing in the waves with your friends.

Featuring Seeababe ambassadors: Leah Dawson, Lola Mignot, Hallie Rohr, Karina Rozunko, Mele Saili and Makala Smith wearing the Seea 2015 collection.

To find out more about Seea, please visit theseea.com
Film/Edit By
Nathan Oldfield – nathanoldfield.com
Leah DawsonLola Mignot – Hallie Rohr – Karina RozunkoMele SailiMakala Smith
“Christmas Lights” – The Motifs
“I Need All The Friends I Can Get” – Camera Obscura

Frame grabs from Intimasea, a short surf film by Nathan Oldfield for Seea


Holly Wawn surf film by Beau Mitchell and Chad Bolth

Holly Wawn – Filmed by Beau Mitchell & Chad Bolth


new and improved from holly wawn on Vimeo.


We love finding new clips! After seeing Holly Wawn’s backside hooks, we’re definitely fans of her surfing. Her commitment to the rail is especially refreshing. This girl has power! In this short edit, Holly is filmed surfing at home, on location in the Mentawai Islands, and in California.
Film/Edit By
Beau Mitchell & Chad Bolth
Holly Wawn – @hollywawn
“Hanging Around” – The Stranglers

Holly Wawn surf film by Beau Mitchell and Chad Bolth 

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
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 style. Lola rides for Kassia Surf, Bing Surfboards and Seea.
Film/Edit By
Ed Fladung – Vimeo
Lola Mignot – @lolamignot
“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.


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.
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.
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
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.


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

Dimity Stoyle – @dimity

Dimity Stoyle – Vimeo

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