Surf Photo Friday featuring Tory Gilkerson on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

Surf Photo Friday – Double Vision Edition with Tory Gilkerson

Surf Photo Friday featuring Tory Gilkerson on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine
Surf Photo Friday – Double Vision Edition with Tory Gilkerson
One Moment, Two Surf Photos – Photos by Andrew Grant and Chris Grant

Many years ago, possibly in the 1980’s, one of the three major surf magazines (Surfer, Surfing, or Breakout) at the time ran a feature that showed two photos of the same surf moment taken at the same time. The concept has intrigued me for years and is something I’ve always wanted to try. A few months back while my son was out of school for Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday, I enlisted his help to give the photo experiment a try. We decided that he’d post up on the beach while I went for a swim.

A few days earlier I mentioned our experiment to the super talented longboarder, Tory Gilkerson, who was quick to join in. It seems that more often than not, weather systems attempt to foil any photo plans but that wasn’t the case this time—we were greeted with glassy, shoulder-high to overhead surf with bright sunshine and light offshore winds. Tory usually bolts straight for the lefts, but knowing what we were trying to do, she paddled out and scored lengthy backside noserides on right after right.

A couple of things stick out in my mind from this session at Oceanside Harbor. First, it’s a lot tougher to get simultaneous photos than I would have thought. On Tory’s best two waves, my son missed one due to cell phone distractions while I completely blew another one by using the wrong focus point in my camera, basically focusing on a bubble in the water instead of on Tory who was enjoying a lengthy noseride on a flawless left that peeled through the lineup (see video). The second thing that sticks out in my mind is how much smaller the waves look in water shots compared to ones shot from land. It never ceases to amaze me …I’ll swim in after a heart-racing session, load the photos onto the computer, then wonder how in the world I thought it was so heavy out there when the waves appear to be waist-high.

Thank you, Tory, for helping out with this trial run. I can’t wait to attempt Double Vision, Volume II.

Tory Gilkerson enters the water for a surf session at Oceanside Harbor. Andrew Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Tory Gilkerson backside noseride in Oceanside. Double vision 1 of 4. Andrew Grant and Chris Grant photos on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Tory Gilkerson backside noseride in Oceanside. Double vision 2 of 4. Andrew Grant and Chris Grant photos on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Tory Gilkerson wipes out in Oceanside. Double vision 3 of 4. Andrew Grant and Chris Grant photos on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Tory Gilkerson wipes out in Oceanside. Double vision 4 of 4. Andrew Grant and Chris Grant photos on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Tory Gilkerson is all smiles after a solid noseride at Oceanside Harbor. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

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Photo Credits: Surf photos by Andrew Grant and Chris Grant.

Previous Surf Photo Fridays | Jen Smith and Her Furry Friend, Colin, in Cardiff, California | Stephanie Schechter, Family Surf Trip to Panamá | Prue Jeffries on a Donald Takayama Quad | Sara Taylor Sequence | Get Stoked on Lady Shapers | The Session That Changed Everything | Justine Dupont and Pauline Ado in California | Role Models, Why They Still Matter | Surfing New Jersey’s Polar Vortex Swells with the K Twins | Mele Saili and Hayden Lane, Cardiff Reef | Jill Manos Surfs the Freezing Water of Nova Scotia, Canada | Malia Ward, Chris Ward, & a Surf Photographer’s Second Worst Nightmare | Chloe Buckley & the Tiny Five Hundred Dollar Wave | 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:
Tory Gilkerson on Jettygirl’s Single Wave Thursday
Tory Gilkerson’s Snapshots from China during the Swatch Girls Pro
Tory Gilkerson on Instagram
Tory Gilkerson on Facebook page
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Holly Beck Obermeyer featured in Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine's Single Wave Thursday. Surf photo by Chris Grant.

Holly Beck Obermeyer – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

Holly Beck Obermeyer featured in Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine's Single Wave Thursday. Surf photo by Chris Grant.
Holly Beck Obermeyer – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.
Women’s Surf Movies on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

Holly Beck has so many of the qualities I look up to in another human being. She’s intelligent, resourceful, organized, goal-oriented and so much more …all wrapped up in a truly down-to-earth and fun-loving personality. On this day in 2009 she took out a new Rusty “Dwart” surfboard and in a crew of some of the top surfers in the world, literally blew the roof off the session as seen in this lightning-fast whip off the section.

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.

Film: Chris Grant | Sound: Audio provided by abcopen at freesound.org
* There’s no HD on this one but to get the best quality, click the little icon to the right of the clock on the YouTube player (you must hit the play arrow first to see the icons) and select 480p.

Previous Single Wave Thursdays: Ashley Lloyd Thompson | Kassia Meador | Amee Donohoe | Felicity Palmateer | Tammy-Lee Smith | Tia Blanco | Pauline Ado | Tory Gilkerson | Claire Bevilacqua | Kaleigh Gilchrist | Courtney Conlogue | Justine Dupont | Silvana Lima | Courtney Conlogue | Erin Ashley | Brittani Nicholl | Alexa Frantz | Lindsay Steinriede

Additional Resources:
Holly Beck | Explore. Connect. Inspire.
Surf With Amigas – Women’s Surf and Yoga Retreats
Holly Beck on Facebook
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Holly Beck on Instagram – @hollybeck27
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