Calavera Swimwear Giveaway! Enter Today For Your Chance To Win THE EVIE, A Limited Edition Suit By Calavera. Deadline To Enter Is Friday, December 7, 2012.

Calavera Swimwear giveaway on Jettygirl. Enter today for your chance to win "The Evie", Calavera's limited edition suit. Deadline to enter is Friday, December 7, 2012 at 11:59pm.

Three simple steps to enter…

1. Go to Jettygirl’s Facebook page.

2. If you haven’t already, give the page a “Like”.

3. Look for the Calavera Swimwear Giveaway post and write a comment in the comment box or click the “Like” link under the post. Either method counts as an entry into the giveaway. Good luck!

Giveaway Notes: The giveaway deadline is Friday, December 7, 2012 at 11:59pm PST. The winner will be notified shortly thereafter for delivery details. One entry per person. No purchase necessary to play.

About Calavera Swimwear’s Limited Edition Suit, “The Evie”

Swimwear brand Calavera is announcing the new, limited edition version of our best-selling Glam suit, the “Evie.” Requested by and named for one of our fearless and feminine Calavera Team surfers, Evie Johnstone, this suit features a chic two-tone black and white twist top and a string bottom with interchangeable black and white strings.

“I love that the company really brings in its riders as part of the design and development process,” said Evie of the new suit. “I actually got the idea of a two-toned suit while at my local beach in Costa Rica. Playa Hermosa’s beaches have black sand, and when the white water from the waves washes up, it creates a strong visual contrast. I spend so much time in my Calavera suits, and I am beyond stoked to have one that is named after me!”

Inspired by the very beaches where Calavera suits are rigorously tested, the “Evie” will launch on the Calavera website in early November 2012. Customers can mix-and-match it with any top or bottom from the collection. This limited edition suit (only 50 pieces total) is available at the Glam line’s regular MSRP.

http://www.calaveraswimwear.com/ | http://www.facebook.com/calavera.swimwear

Seea Spring 2013 Video Filmed and Directed by Tiffany Campbell

Seea Spring 2013 from The Seea on Vimeo.

New Seea video filmed and directed by Tiffany Campbell. Hope you enjoy and smile a lot :D

* We do not support smoking and no animals were harmed during the making of the film.


About Seea
Welcome to Seea – A celebration of the style, rhythm, and grace of women’s surfing. A distinctive brand, Seea is dedicated to the pioneering women who first braved the waves, and to every woman who has ever searched for a suit that is feminine, comfortable, and fun. An elegant mix of retro-modern shapes and contemporary colors and prints, Seea strikes the perfect balance between surf function and style.

Committed to domestic production and sustainable design, Seea suits are a locally crafted, 100% Californian product, right down to the famous breaks they are named after. Even small details, like the hangtags, are vintage made and multi-use, printed by letterpress, and complete with a hair band for your next surf session. Each suit is unique and designed with comfort in mind, without sacrificing style or elegance. These suits are made for you ladies, so enjoy them and play often. We are women… We are the graceful sliders of the Seea.

http://www.theseea.com/

Seea Spring 2013 video filmed and directed by Tiffany Campbell


Calavera Swimwear Launches Rash Guard

Calavera Swimwear Launches Rash Guard
Bringing their Stay-Put Technology to a New Layer

June 12, 2012, New York City – The summer solstice is sneaking up and surf-inspired performance bikini line Calavera Swimwear (www.calaveraswimwear.com) is ready to help you take on the waves with their first ever rash guard design. Like their bikinis-that-don’t-budge, their debut rash guard blends style, performance and practicality. With two clean, color-block designs — black and red or black and silver — it doesn’t sacrifice fashion for function.

Created as a performance garment it is equipped with unique stay-put technology including, strategic seam placement (which avoids the dreaded under arm irritation), as well as a why-didn’t-anyone-think-of-this-before zip side pocket (to relieve the typical annoyance of finding somewhere safe to hide your key or put your extra wax). There is no constant adjusting required, no loud logos splashed across your chest and it provides the most effective sun protection available.

“I always stuggled to find rash guards that represent my style and fit well. There just doesn’t seem to be much product out there that addresses the female water sport athlete’s needs.” says Anna Jerstrom, Founder of Calavera. “I got tired of choosing between great looking gear and gear that actually works well. So, I set out to create it.”

The rash guards were tested rigorously in the waters of Costa Rica and on the wave machines by world champion flow boarder and Calavera rider Ami Luis Watch Video Here to be certain they could withstand the lifestyles of the active woman. Available on Calavera’s web site, both colorways are reasonably priced at $55 so women, whatever their preferred sport may be, can perform in style and without distraction.

About Calavera:
Started by Swedish investment banker-turned-surf obsessed swimwear designer Anna Jerstrom, Calavera is a technically driven, stylish triumph. Built for riding Kauai’s curls, beachside yoga in Bali, sunning in Santorini and everything in between, these bathing suits don’t budge. In creating Calavera, Jerstrom has applied design innovations to fill a large gap in the marketplace: performance swimwear for women that can handle the most rigorous environments yet is feminine and flattering enough for the most relaxed. More at www.calaveraswimwear.com/

Jettygirl’s NO RED TAPE Product Giveaway! Prizes from Billabong, Tonic Haircare, Girls4Sport, Calavera Swimwear, Rail Grabber, Sticky Bumps, SeaHippie & More.

Jettygirl's NO RED TAPE Product Giveaway
Billabong  Tonic Haircare  Girls4Sport  Calavera Swimwear  Rail Grabber  Sticky Bumps  SeaHippie


The Backstory
On January 1, 2012 Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine will be kicking off our sixth year of publication. Although we have a small contingent of advertisers, the single greatest source of our survival and growth has always been you, our loyal readers. With the generosity of the companies listed above, Jettygirl is happy to end the year with a special product giveaway.


The Prizes
Our list of prizes will be expanding throughout the month but this is what we’re giving away so far:
• A Billabong Synergy 3/2mm Full Wetsuit
• The entire Tonic line including the Tonic Haircare line, tote, stickers and Tonic “booty” shorts
• Boardshorts and tops from Girls4Sport
• Bikini from Calavera Swimwear
Rail Grabber surfboard carrier designed by the legendary Linda Benson
• Alana Blanchard Sticky Bumps traction pad
• Handmade jewelry by SeaHippie
• iTunes gift cards

*Please note that all prizes are not available in all sizes. Equal priced substitute prizes may be necessary in some cases.



The Details
Jettygirl’s NO RED TAPE Product Giveaway takes place from November 24 to December 24, 2011. The drawing will take place on Christmas Day. All winners will be notified via email the following week for delivery details. No purchase necessary. Please fill out the form below to enter…one entry per person please. Type “Giveaway” in the Subject field and in the Message field please let us know how you heard about Jettygirl.


Mailing Address:

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Thank You For Your Support of Jettygirl!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your past, present and future support. Jettygirl sprouted from a tiny idea in 2005 and has grown into a well-known and respected surf publication the world over. We couldn’t have done any of it without your support, words of encouragement and overflowing generosity. Thank you! If you would like to help Jettygirl promote women’s surfing in 2012, please consider a “Pay Whatever You Like” subscription below. Whether you donate 25 cents or 25 dollars, every penny goes toward keeping this grassroots project moving forward into the future.

Supporting JettyGirl Online Surf Magazine with a pay whatever you like subscription

Dollars and Cents …Supporting JettyGirl with a “Pay Whatever You Like” Subscription
Even a Labor of Love Needs a Funding Source

JettyGirl readers often ask us how they can help support our mission. We’re a totally free site and will continue to remain so, but we do have operating costs. If you’d like to help out, please use the “Donate” button to the left. You can enter any amount you desire …whether it’s 25 cents or 25 dollars, we’ll use every penny to continue promoting women’s surfing.

*Please note that your donation is NOT tax deductible. Your donation is simply a voluntary subscription to our site, a few coins in the tip jar so to speak.







Jettygirl’s NO RED TAPE Product Giveaway! Prizes from Billabong, Tonic, Girls4Sport, Sticky Bumps, SeaHippie & More.

Jettygirl's NO RED TAPE Product Giveaway
Billabong  Tonic Haircare  Girls4Sport  Calavera Swimwear  Rail Grabber  Sticky Bumps  SeaHippie


The Backstory
On January 1, 2012 Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine will be kicking off our sixth year of publication. Although we have a small contingent of advertisers, the single greatest source of our survival and growth has always been you, our loyal readers. With the generosity of the companies listed above, Jettygirl is happy to end the year with a special product giveaway.


The Prizes
Our list of prizes will be expanding throughout the month but this is what we’re giving away so far:
• A Billabong Synergy 3/2mm Full Wetsuit
• The entire Tonic line including the Tonic Haircare line, tote, stickers and Tonic “booty” shorts
• Boardshorts and tops from Girls4Sport
• Bikini from Calavera Swimwear
Rail Grabber surfboard carrier designed by the legendary Linda Benson
• Alana Blanchard Sticky Bumps traction pad
• Handmade jewelry by SeaHippie
• iTunes gift cards


The Details
Jettygirl’s NO RED TAPE Product Giveaway takes place from November 24 to December 24, 2011. The drawing will take place on Christmas Day. All winners will be notified via email the following week for delivery details. No purchase necessary. Please fill out the form below to enter…one entry per person please. Type “Giveaway” in the Subject field and in the Message field please let us know how you heard about Jettygirl.

Mailing Address:

JettyGirl Online Surf Magazine
PO Box 3446
Vista CA 92085-3446


Contact JettyGirl

JettyGirl Online Surf Magazine welcomes your questions, comments or suggestions. Talk to us :)

*(denotes required field)



Thank You For Your Support of Jettygirl!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your past, present and future support. Jettygirl sprouted from a tiny idea in 2005 and has grown into a well-known and respected surf publication the world over. We couldn’t have done any of it without your support, words of encouragement and overflowing generosity. Thank you! If you would like to help Jettygirl promote women’s surfing in 2012, please consider a “Pay Whatever You Like” subscription below. Whether you donate 25 cents or 25 dollars, every penny goes toward keeping this grassroots project moving forward into the future.

Supporting JettyGirl Online Surf Magazine with a pay whatever you like subscription

Dollars and Cents …Supporting JettyGirl with a “Pay Whatever You Like” Subscription
Even a Labor of Love Needs a Funding Source

JettyGirl readers often ask us how they can help support our mission. We’re a totally free site and will continue to remain so, but we do have operating costs. If you’d like to help out, please use the “Donate” button to the left. You can enter any amount you desire …whether it’s 25 cents or 25 dollars, we’ll use every penny to continue promoting women’s surfing.

*Please note that your donation is NOT tax deductible. Your donation is simply a voluntary subscription to our site, a few coins in the tip jar so to speak.







An Afternoon with Serena Brooke, Pt Two

Serena Brooke photo by Chris Grant, JettyGirl Online Surf Magazine

An Afternoon with Serena Brooke, Part Two of Two
JettyGirl Online Surf Magazine’s Interview with a Living Legend

(If you missed Part One of An Afternoon with Serena Brooke, click here.)

JettyGirl: The Serena Brooke Days back in the early 2000’s inspired hundreds of young girls to follow their passion for surfing. Do you ever run into surfers who were first introduced and/or encouraged to surf due to participating in your events?
Serena Brooke: Definitely. There were a lot of young girls that came to the events back then. I remember Courtney Conlogue, Anastasia Ashley, Karina Petroni and lot of other girls that I’ve met since that I didn’t even remember because they were little groms up in Huntington when I’d go up to the US Open. They had started surfing and would come to my Days up there. It’s really cool. It’s something to be proud of and to look back to. Hopefully I put good positive spin on helping some young girls get the encouragement and confidence to start surfing and do what they love. Once you get into surfing, it speaks for itself but those days were really good because they put a lot back into the younger girls and into women’s surfing. They were really fun to run.

( JG: We asked a couple of surfers who participated in Serena Brooke Days to share their experiences from back when they were groms. Check below to see what Courtney Conlogue, Anastasia Ashley and Amy Nicholl have to say about Serena Brooke Days. )

“Serena Brooke Day was at 9th Street (Taco Bell Reef) in Huntington Beach, CA. I will never forget Serena Brooke Day. It was very special for me. This was actually the first surfing event and contest I had ever done. I was only 9 years old. I remember being stunned when I saw Serena driving up in her yellow Ford truck to the event. The event was so much fun and there were a lot of girls participating too. My mom joined in and participated in the surf clinic. The surf that day had so much current and some good waves. I wanted to perform the best that I could because I wanted to get on the podium to have Serena Brooke hand me my trophy. Mike Morgan was also the announcer for the event and that’s where I met him for the first time. I ended up winning my division and getting Overall Best Performance. I still have the trophies. After this day I wanted to become a World Champion! The day left a big impression on me and I’m currently trying to qualify for the WCT and competing in all the WQS contests this year. Thank you Serena! ” -Courtney Conlogue

“Serena Brooke Day was the best day ever! I remember when Serena Brooke Day would come along every year and it was the contest I would look forward to the most. There were great prizes, a fun atmosphere, and it was really empowering for women’s surfing. It represented what surfing was about, having fun at the beach, and showing that female surfers are the future. Serena Brooke was someone I looked up to. She was a pioneer for women’s surfing. She is beautiful with a polished surfing style and a great personality…she is the complete ultimate package. Serena showed that you could be a beautiful girl both inside and out, and still rip just as hard as the guys. That was inspiring. Serena Brooke Day also showed how much Serena gave back to women’s surfing and how much time and energy she put into the event so that young girls could really have one day at the beach. Serena helped push women’s surfing to the forefront to where it is now.” -Anastasia Ashley

“2002 was the year I went to Serena Brooke Day and I was twelve. I think it was in Cocoa Beach or St. Augustine FL. I won the little girls division. I remember the waves were one foot and really glassy and I got Serena to sign my surfboard. My board had a slightly rounded nose, pink with colorful hibiscus flowers up the rails. LOL. It was a big deal seeing a pro in town since Lisa had already moved away. I was super excited, and I also won a $500 scholarship which has come in handy! The experience definitely gave me inspiration and I made an awesome friend that day who I still keep in touch with. I think that same year Rochelle Ballard had her surf camp too, so the influences really helped my surfing. I am sure I blushed when they gave me the award. And by the way, I still have the trophies!” -Amy Nicholl


Serena Brooke surf photo by Chris Grant, JettyGirl Online Surf Magazine

JG: In addition to the legions of young surfers you encouraged during Serena Brooke Days, you also used the events to reach out to the community …giving thousands of dollars to local non-profits like youth shelters and child abuse prevention centers. Do you recall any particularly touching moments that resulted from you reaching out to the community like that?
SB: Yes, there were a lot of really good and touching memories from donating and putting back into shelters and those types of organizations. I went to some of the shelters and met some of the girls. A lot of them were really timid and shy and I’d just have them come down to the beach and even if they didn’t want to surf but just hang out and watch, I’d give them a pack and things like that. For me it was just good to see them smile and get them stoked for a day. There are definitely a lot of memories for me that made it all worth it. To me those types of charities are really things in the community that you want to give back to because they are defining the next generation. Many of those women are probably going to be mothers themselves one day and they’re going to continue the cycle in either a good way or negative way. The direction they take will determine whether there’s going to be some kid who has a mother with a lot of problems or a mother that had some problems but got over them and moved on.

JG: Since you have sisters who surf, when you were at the height of your professional career and would return home for a visit, did your family treat you any differently than when you were a regular grom?
SB: I didn’t spend a lot of time at home when I was going back in between trips because I have five sisters and they’re spread out all over the country. Not really, no, they were exactly the same. They say things like, “Um, you’re never here. Where are you? Where have you been?” I remember more so when I first started getting in the paper all the time and I was a young girl, my sisters were like, “People want to be my friend because I’m your sister so screw you!” type of thing (laughs). I had to weave through that side of life …being treated differently in school or by my sisters’ friends and things like that but none of that stuff ever bothered me. I was just the same.

JG: In your Firsthand on Fuel, Megan Abubo mentioned that while on tour you’d pull random pranks like pouring honey outside their door. Growing up with surfing sisters, did you ever soap each other’s wax or anything like that?
SB: Oh, we did pranks all the time. Growing up with my sister Christine we’d play tricks on each other continuously. Putting stuff in wax, vegemite in the hair while you’re sleeping or drawing on people. I did all that stuff growing up. I thought it was rather funny to play pranks and do silly stuff and that continued on in my first season on tour. There was a lot of craziness overseas. Growing up and being in different countries and learning about the different cultures and incorporating those into pranks was pretty fun actually.

Serena Brooke at Cardiff Reef, surf photo by Chris Grant of JettyGirl Online Surf Magazine

JG: Which is most memorable …the first time you stood up on a surfboard, the first time you got barreled, or the first professional surf contest you won?
SB: Probably the first contest I won because it was from the trials to the main event and it was unexpected. I surprised myself.

JG: Which event was that?
SB: The 1996 Rip Curl Pro in Hossegor, France. I had only been on tour one year and everyone that I was competing against were my idols. I’d have a heat with Pauline Menczer, or Neridah Falconer, or Pam Burridge or whoever it ended up being and when I beat them, I was like, “Wow, I beat my idol” type of thing and it kept rolling on from there. It was pretty special. I was stoked!

JG: When you stood on stage that first time, was it surreal?
SB: It was definitely surreal just standing on stage at that first pro contest I won. I remember getting sprayed with champagne and holding the trophy above my head, just being super stoked and people congratulating me. I definitely took it all in. If I look at photos of it now, it’s hilarious. I don’t think women’s boardshorts had come out yet. I had these long boardshorts on and it’s just funny. I just laugh when I look at it. I was a grom. Yes, I was pretty happy with the whole thing.

JG: Regarding your equipment, do you prefer the tried-and-true or do you like to experiment with different boards and fin setups? Do you have a favorite all-time board?
SB: I’m not as experimental as a lot of people are. I don’t really go for the big twin fin, massive fish tail type boards. I still ride fairly conventional equipment, a little bit of a fishy board but it still has the thruster setup even if it’s a 5’4″ with a rounded nose. I do like trying different boards but I generally stick to a thruster or something that I can still get speed and do a bunch of turns because I like to turn. If I want to cruise I’ll ride a Mal, or a longboard or whatever you call it here.

Yes, I’ve had a magic board. The best board I ever had was a Rusty. I got a bunch of photos on it. I snapped it in Indonesia after one of the longest barrels I had ever got in my life at Lance’s Right. The very next wave I snapped it clean in half. Oh well, at least I scored that wave before.

JG: In this awesome April 2000 Surfing Girl cover shot that I’m holding right here, you’re wearing a one-piece swimsuit and in all the other photos we’ve seen of you over the years, you primarily wear modest bikinis. Do you think the current trend of ‘wear a thong, get the shot run’ is detrimental to women’s surfing?
SB: I feel like it’s an individual’s choice. If a girl is choosing to wear one because she feels comfortable in that and she’s not wearing it because that’s the only way she can get a shot or attention, then great, go ahead. I think it’s detrimental to the girl herself if she’s wearing it for any other reason than that she thinks it’s totally comfortable and that’s what she really does want to surf in. Regarding it being detrimental to the whole of women’s surfing …it should all come down to an individual thing where it’s what each person chooses. If it becomes where society is expectant on every girl wearing a g-string because one girl likes wearing a g-string, that’s where I think it becomes detrimental.

JG: In one particular double page ad a decade ago, it looks like you’re surfing a gnarly reef pass while wearing red trunks, a long-sleeve rash guard, a face full of zinc and even reef booties. It seems like there was a little more freedom back then to look however you liked or wear whatever you wanted. Would the girls be able to get away with that today?
SB: I definitely don’t think they’d run a photo of a girl in a long-sleeve red rash vest, long boardies and booties (laughing). I don’t think that would be as accepted today because there is more emphasis on wearing the thong, the two-piece or the sexy bikini. We did go through phases where they tried to tell us that we couldn’t wear sunscreen while we were on an Indo boat trip because the magazine didn’t want there to be any zinc or sunscreen in the photos. We were like, “Pfffff! Fine, don’t take the photos then. Hello, we’re surfing on the equator. As if we’re not going to wear zinc.” That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. So that didn’t last long. (laughter) There definitely isn’t the freedom to wear what you would have worn then. I mean, I had a bowl cut and was wearing boys’ boardshorts but that was pretty cool back then. It’s a different world today that we’re living in. It should be the same, like if you want to wear long boardies and booties and if you’re doing a rad turn, then they should run it. But I don’t think there’s really the freedom to do that like there used to be which is a shame.

Serena Brooke surf video clip by JettyGirl Online Surf Magazine

JG: Big subject change …let’s close this out with something light and simple. Since you’ve become a recent fan of Bull Taco, we have to ask …is there good Mexican food in Australia?
SB: Awww, the old Mexican food in Australia question. Everyone pays out Australia so bad about our Mexican food. There’s not good Mexican food in Australia …we’re a long way from Mexico. It’s like Mexican food Australian style. It’s not authentic and a lot of the food is not real Mexican style. I know a lot of Californians come over and are like, “Are you kidding?” We have great Thai food though (laughs). We have more Thai restaurants than Thailand I think.

JG: Thank you Serena! Any parting thoughts or shout-outs?
SB: Really, just have fun and don’t take life too seriously. I think we’re here to have fun and enjoy life and not feel guilty about it. Everyone just have fun and keep surfing.

Photo Credits: CHRIS GRANT/JETTYGIRL.COM

Return to PART ONE of An Afternoon with Serenea Brooke
Read more about Serena Brooke at serenabrooke.com
Watch Serena Brooke surf on JettyGirl’s YouTube Channel