Sisstrevolution To Support Female Surfing at Manly and Avoca Qualifying Series Events. Photo: WSL / Sisstrevolution

Sisstrevolution To Support Women’s Surfing at Manly and Avoca

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - The Women's divisions of the Sydney Surf Pro and the Vissla Central Coast Pro can look forward to added support with Sisstrevolution coming onboard to partner with both World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) events.
Manly Beach. Photo: WSL / Tom Bennett

Lineup on Finals Day, Manly Beach. Photo: WSL / Tom Bennett

The new partnership will see the female divisions renamed as the Sydney Surf Pro pres. by Sisstrevolution and the Sisstrevolution Central Coast Pro.
A handful of 2019 WSL Championship Tour surfers have already entered the events including Sally Fitzgibbons, Macy Callaghan, Brisa Hennessy, Bronte Macaulay, Coco Ho, Paige Hareb and Caroline Marks.
Sisstrevolution Marketing Director Gina Turpel is looking forward to seeing the event unfold and giving females a solid platform to gain QS points and potentially qualify for the WSL Championship Tour.
"The talent the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro attracts at the start of the year makes it one of the more impressive QS events to watch," said Turpel. "The decision to support the female competitors came without question, at Sisstrevolution we're all huge supporters and fans of women's high-performance surfing. That, and of course it's only natural for Sisstr to team up and join the momentum Vissla has established at this pro event."
Sisstrevolution To Support Female Surfing at Manly and Avoca Qualifying Series Events. Photo: WSL / Sisstrevolution

Sisstrevolution To Support Female Surfing at Manly and Avoca Qualifying Series Events. Photo: WSL / Sisstrevolution

WSL Australia/Oceania Regional Tour Manager Will Hayden-Smith expressed his gratitude for the added support across the female components of both events.
"WSL are extremely excited to return to Manly and Avoca for 2019," said Hayden-Smith. "The support from core surf brands like Vissla and now Sisstrevolution are essential in helping the WSL and Surfing NSW put this event on and provide our athlete's opportunities to compete for all-important Qualifying Series points."
Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch believes the Sisstrevolution Central Coast Pro will inspire the future crop of local female surfers.
"I'm so proud that locations like Avoca Beach are a talent hot spot for female surfers," said Crouch. "I've had the pleasure of meeting locals including Macy Callaghan, Kirra-Belle Olsson and Molly Picklum, and it's great to see the world-class skills and enthusiasm they bring to this sport."
Nikki Van Dijk - Photo: WSL / Matt Dunbar

Nikki Van Dijk won in 2018 and will hope to go back-to-back in 2019. Photo: WSL / Matt Dunbar

Member for Manly James Griffin echoed Crouch's sentiments in regards to the Sydney Surf Pro pres. by Sisstrevolution.
"It's fantastic to see Vissla's sister brand Sisstrevolution backing the Sydney Surf Pro," said Griffin. "The female division will undoubtedly be hotly contested this year and I know Manly is looking forward to it."
The Sisstrevolution Central Coast Pro will run from 27th February - 4th March, 2019 at Avoca Beach.
The Sydney Surf Pro pres. by Sisstrevolution will run from the 18th March - 24th March, 2019 at Manly Beach.
The 2019 Sisstrevolution Central Coast Pro is supported by the NSW Government. The event will also be proudly supported by Vissla, Sisstrevolution, Central Coast Council, AirAsia, Avoca Beach Hotel, Sea FM, WSL and Surfing NSW.
The Sydney Surf Pro presented by Sisstrevolution is proudly supported by the NSW Government. The event is also proudly supported by Vissla, Sisstrevolution, Northern Beaches Council, WSL, KeySun, Hotel Steyne and Surfing NSW.
About the WSL The World Surf League (WSL) is dedicated to celebrating the world's best surfing on the world's best waves through a variety of best-in-class audience platforms. The organization, headquartered in Santa Monica, is a global sport with regional offices in Australasia, Africa, North America, South America, Hawaii, Japan and Europe.
The WSL has been championing the world's best surfing since 1976, annually running more than 180 global events across the Men's and Women's Championship Tours, the Big Wave Tour, Qualifying Series, Junior and Longboard Championships, as well as the WSL Big Wave Awards. The League possesses a deep appreciation for the sport's rich heritage while promoting progression, innovation and performance at the highest levels, and in doing so crowns the undisputed Men’s and Women’s World Champions across all tours.
Showcasing the world's best surfing on its digital platform at WorldSurfLeague.com, the WSL has a passionate global fan base with millions tuning in to see world-class athletes like Kelly Slater, Stephanie Gilmore, Tyler Wright, John Florence, Lakey Peterson, Paige Alms, Kai Lenny, Taylor Jensen, Honolua Blomfield, Carissa Moore, Gabriel Medina, Courtney Conlogue and more battle on the most dynamic field of play of any global sport.
For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com
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“Thankful” – Malia Manuel, Coco Ho, Sage Erickson & Lakey Peterson Score Perfect Barrels at Kelly Slater’s Wave Pool

Thankful from Kelly Slater Wave Co on Vimeo.

 
With each new clip that Kelly Slater Wave Co releases, the legend grows. In an edit that dropped on Thanksgiving, Malia Manuel, Coco Ho, Sage Erickson, and Lakey Peterson score barrel after barrel in glassy, pristine conditions. If smiles are an accurate indicator of being thankful, this clip contains more gratitude than any other we've seen. Love this video!!!
 
Surfers Malia Manuel - @maliamanuel Coco Ho - @xococoho Sage Erickson - @sageerickson Lakey Peterson - @lakeypeterson
 
Film/Edit/Production Kelly Slater Wave Co Aether Films
 
Coco Ho, Hawaii, will be a top seed at the ASP 6-Star Los Cabos Open of Surf. Photo © ASP / CESTARI

Los Cabos Open of Surf Adds Women’s ASP 6-Star Division at Zippers, June 16-22, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) North America Los Cabos Open of Surf Adds Women's ASP 6-Star Division Coco Ho, Hawaii, will be a top seed at the ASP 6-Star Los Cabos Open of Surf. Photo © ASP / CESTARIPictured: Coco Ho (HAW), 22, will be a top seed at the ASP 6-Star Los Cabos Open of Surf. Credit: ASP/CESTARI LOS CABOS, Baja California, Mexico (Monday, March 17, 2014) – The Los Cabos Open of Surf is pleased to announce the addition of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Women’s 6-Star Qualification Series (QS) event at the quality righthand pointbreak of Zippers from June 16 through 22, 2014. The addition of the event is a historic step in surfing, as the Los Cabos Open of Surf represents the first Women’s ASP 6-Star competition in Mexico, contributing to the sport’s rich global history. “We’re really happy to have the Los Cabos Open of Surf on the Women’s calendar,” Jessi Miley-Dyer, ASP Deputy Commissioner, said. “We’ve seen some excellent additions to the Women’s World Championship Tour and it’s important to build a strong Qualification Series to help shape our future champions. Having this event at a quality wave is a benefit to women’s surfing.” “There is only one other women’s qualification series event in North America and having the Los Cabos Open of Surf is a huge benefit to our tour,” Brian Robbins, ASP North America Tour Manager, said. “I think the warm water and potential for quality waves will definitely draw some of the best surfers in the world and this event will play a deciding factor in who will qualify for the 2015 WCT.” The Los Cabos Open of Surf is sponsored by the Los Cabos Tourism Board and ran in its inaugural year in 2013 as a Men’s ASP 6-Star event. 2014 will mark the Mexican event as the only combined Men’s and Women’s 6-Star competition in North America. "We´re really happy to team up with the ASP in bringing some of the world’s best male and female surfers to Los Cabos and being part of history," Ruben Reachi, Minister of Tourism of Baja Califo, said. The Los Cabos Open of Surf holds a waiting period from June 16-22, 2014 and will be webcast LIVE via www.loscabosopenofsurf.com For additional information log on to www.aspworldtour.com

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Surf Photo Friday – Role Models, Why They Still Matter

Surf Photo Friday - role models - Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine Surf Photo Friday - Role Models, Why They Still Matter I opened the app to discover today's offerings---selfies, bikini photos, over-exaggerated poses, pets, last night's party pics---lined up like a never ending train of visual dominoes, same, same, and more of the same. But here's something, a group photo on Matt Biolos' Instagram. "Big Thanks to @xococoho for coming down this morning and spending time with the girls from @shorecliffs_surf club. They were extremely pumped. You, Miss Coco, are a role model." Seeing the bright faces and shiny smiles brought me back to being a young surfer myself. I was suddenly transported back to a day when I foolishly bumped rails with Shaun Tomson (while we were both sitting on our boards at Rincon). He could have called me an idiot, but he didn't. He smiled instead and I was an even bigger fan than before. I'll never forget the day, just as these young surfers will always remember the morning Coco Ho visited their local break and surfed with them before school. Role models matter, more so today than ever before. Sexiest this, hottest that, Top 10 lists on every body part imaginable---I can't imagine what goes through the minds of young kids navigating a world where fame trumps everything else. False heroes with purchased social media followers and brain cell-killing reality shows are talked about ad nauseam while real heroes fly under the radar. How many followers does your teacher have? Your doctor? Your local librarian? How about your parents or grandparents? While an educated guess would put their Klout scores in the single digits, their real life impact is immeasurable. They instruct, heal, love, and support us. In short, they're role models and often the most important people in our lives. While the experiences of the surfing population are as varied as the sand on the beach, there's no single path that leads one toward becoming a person of influence. However, whether we're world champions or locals at the nearest beachbreak, it all starts with a warm smile, a word of encouragement, the sharing of a wave. With a good heart and generous spirit, we can all make a positive impact on those around us. Role models still matter---they always will. Thank you for dropping by for another installment of Surf Photo Friday. Have a great weekend everyone ...and as always, thank you for your support of Jettygirl. Also, thank you to Matt Biolos for allowing us to share his photo for this week's feature.
Kelly Slater spends a moment with three young surfers and leaves a positive impression that will last a lifetime. Chris Grant photo.Above: The photo says it all---100% pure stoke. When you're floating in the lineup, you see many things that don't get covered by magazines, aren't seen in photographs, and aren't really celebrated at all. A while back one of those special swing waves hit the lineup at Lowers. Kelly Slater was in position for a wave he clearly had his eyes on. The only other person nearby was a tiny little kid who was tentatively angling for the same wave. The World Champ gave the kid a quick nod, the grom quickened his paddling speed and was soon dropping into a beautiful 100-yard right. The moment won't be recorded in the halls of surf lore, but these small acts of kindness are what turn champions into legends.
Bruna Schmitz shares a smile with young surf fans. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.Above: In one of my favorite post-heat photos, Brasil's Bruna Schmitz shares a smile with a couple of young fans.
Courtney Conlogue shares some smiles with a group of kids in Huntington Beach. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.Above: Courtney Conlogue poses with a group of kids who will no doubt remember the moment for the rest of their lives.
Coco Ho spends time with the girls from Shorecliffs Surf Club. Photo courtesy of Matt Biolos.Photo courtesy of Matt Biolos
Previous Surf Photo Fridays | 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: Coco Ho on Instagram Matt Biolos on Instagram Shorecliffs Surf Team on Instagram Kelly Slater on Instagram Bruna Schmitz on Instagram Courtney Conlogue on Instagram
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CoCoco Ho (HAW), 22, advanced to the Round of 12 at the Ford Supergirl Pro. Photo credit: ASP/SHADLEY

Top Seeds Advance Among Upsets at ASP 6-Star Ford Supergirl Pro

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) North America Ford Supergirl Pro ASP 6-Star Women’s Event Oceanside Pier, California, USA August 2-4, 2013 Top Seeds Advance Among Upsets at ASP 6-Star Ford Supergirl Pro CoCoco Ho (HAW), 22, advanced to the Round of 12 at the Ford Supergirl Pro. Photo credit: ASP/SHADLEYPictured: Coco Ho (HAW), 22, advanced to the Round of 12 at the Ford Supergirl Pro. Credit: ASP/SHADLEY OCEANSIDE, California/USA (Saturday, August 3, 2013) – The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Ford Supergirl Pro returned to building two-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at Oceanside Pier today, with several ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) surfers dominating their heats despite a shock elimination from current ASP World No. 1 Carissa Moore (HAW), 20. Malia Manuel (HAW), 19, took out two heat wins today with a hard-fought effort despite the day’s tricky conditions while earning the event’s highest scores. The Hawaiian belted a single-wave score of 9.60, finishing with a combined effort of a 17.60 heat total in the final minutes of her Round of 24 campaign. “This morning I came down early and had a practice surf and as the tide was filling in my first heat got really slow,” Manuel said. “I had to wait 15 minutes to get my second score and I just had to trust my instincts. This Round of 24 heat was fun, there were a lot more flurries of waves with lots of peaks and I like a little wind. I got some fun waves.” Manuel, current ASP World No. 12, has lost some close heats throughout her 2013 ASP Women’s WCT season, and hopes a result a the Ford Supergirl Pro will mark a momentum swing for her year. “I just want to get some heat wins and carry it in to the rest of the year,” Manuel said. “This beginning of the year was totally different from my rookie year. I had such a good start and made a few Quarterfinals, so it was a whole different mindset. This year, I had to reevaluate what was going on. I was confident in my boards and my surfing and it was a couple things that I had to twist with heats and I know anything can happen with one result.” Pauline Ado (FRA), 22, fresh off of a 3rd place result at the US Open of Surfing, advanced through two heats today with impressive wave selection, punctuating her Round of 12 berth by defeating Carissa Moore in their Round of 24 affair. “I didn’t surf that well this morning and came second, and I guess I had a harder heat this afternoon,” Ado said. “Carissa (Moore) just won the US Open and Dimity (Stoyle) won the last QS, so it was a pretty tough heat. I only got two fives, but it was enough to win. I was stressing out until the end.” Silvana Lima, past ASP World Title threat, looked at home in the peaky beachbreak conditions, unloading fins-free turns and powerful combinations to solidify her position in the Round of 12. “I’m so confident in these conditions and I have a new board that feels really good,” Lima said. “The waves are fun out there and I’m really happy to get through.” Lima, current No. 14 on the ASP Women’s WCT, has struggled to find a rhythm among the ASP Top 17 this season following a severe knee injury but feels her performances are improving as the year progresses. “This does a lot for my confidence,” Lima said. “When I got injured, I wasn’t able to surf at all for two years. It feels good to just surf now. My knee doesn’t hurt anymore and I feel 100 percent. I’m trying to get some good results on the QS and the WCT to requalify for next year.” Paige Hareb (NZL), 23, last year’s Ford Supergirl Pro runner-up, would contribute to the day’s upsets, defeating defending event champion Sage Erickson (Ventura, CA), 22, in a rematch of last year’s Final while securing a spot in the Round of 12. “Sage (Erickson) has beaten me a few times now and it was good to get one back on her,” Hareb said. “I’m the lone Kiwi, so it was nice to see an Aussie get through the heat with me as well. I feel good out here event though it’s a tricky wave. It seems to change everyday and every tide and I’m just trying to be on to it and have fun out there.” The Ford Supergirl Pro will return tomorrow at 10am local time and crown a champion by day’s end. Watch the webcast LIVE via www.supergirlpro.com For additional ASP information log on to www.aspworldtour.com or www.aspnorthamerica.org FORD SUPERGIRL PRO ROUND OF 24 RESULTS: Heat 1: Malia Manuel (HAW) 17.60, Justine Dupont (FRA) 10.43, Leila Hurst (HAW) 9.63, Frankie Harrer (USA) 5.34 Heat 2: Pauline Ado (FRA) 11.03, Anali Gomez (PER) 9.96, Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 9.10, Carissa Moore (HAW) 2.34 Heat 3: Silvana Lima (BRA) 12.27, Rebecca Woods (AUS) 8.00, Demi Boelsterli (USA) 7.94, Rosanne Hodge (ZAF) 6.84 Heat 4: Bethany Hamilton (USA) 13.67, Coco Ho (HAW) 10.40, Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 9.80. Chelsea Tuach (BRB) 7.77 Heat 5: Paige Hareb (NZL) 13.23, Phillipa Anderson (AUS) 12.20, Sage Erickson (USA) 12.20, Bruna Schmitz (BRA) 8.93 Heat 6: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 13.66, Alessa Quizon (HAW) 7.00, Laura Enever (AUS) 4.23, Lee Ann Curren (FRA) 3.83 FORD SUPERGIRL PRO ROUND OF 48 RESULTS: Heat 1: Leila Hurst (HAW) 12.20, Pauline Ado (FRA) 11.53, Alize Arnaud (FRA) 8.90, Naomi Stevic (AUS) 6.90 Heat 2: Malia Manuel (HAW) 11.17, Anali Gomez (PER) 9.47, Felicity Palmateer (AUS) 7.76, Kaleigh Gilchrist (USA) 6.87 Heat 3: Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 14.43, Justine Dupont (FRA) 13.60, Sofia Mulanovich (PER) 11.50, Keely Andrew (AUS) 9.37 Heat 4: Carissa Moore (HAW) 15.60, Frankie Harrer (USA) 12.40, Quincy Davis (USA) 9.90, Nage Melamed (HAW) 8.70 Heat 5: Rosanne Hodge (AUS) 12.10, Chelsea Tuach (BRB) 11.70, Bianca Buitendag (ZAF) 9.60, Laura Macaulay (AUS) 7.20 Heat 6: Silvana Lima (BRA) 14.27, Bethany Hamilton (HAW) 11.10, Nikki Viesens (USA) 9.14, Felicity Palmateer (AUS) 7.76 Heat 7: Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 10.27, Rebecca Woods (AUS) 10.04, Sarah Baum (ZAF) 8.23, Skye Burgess (AUS) 6.17 Heat 8: Coco Ho (HAW) 13.27, Demi Boelsterli (USA) 10.23, Freya Prumm (AUS) 7.57, Brittani Nicholl (UAS) 6.67 Heat 9: Bruna Schmitz (BRA) 9.57, Lee Ann Curren (FRA) 8.76, Dominic Barona (ECU) 8.57, Ellie-Jean Coffey (AUS) 8.40 Heat 10: Sage Erickson (USA) 14.10, Alessa Quizon (HAW) 11.06, Ornella Pellizzari (ARG) 6.87, Chandler Parr (USA) 5.74 Heat 11: Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 13.67, Paige Hareb (NZL) 8.37, Maud Le Car (FRA) 6.90, Kahanu Delovio (HAW) 4.20 Heat 12: Laura Enever (HAW) 9.50, Phillipa Anderson (AUS) 8.17, Reika Noro (JPN) 7.83, Nao Omura (JPN) 6.37
Ford Supergirl Pro Presented by Paul Mitchell 2013 - Oceanside Pier, August 2-4, 2013

Ford Supergirl Pro Announces Schedule of Events Including New Surf & Sustainability Village, Bethany Hamilton Autograph Signing. August 2-4, Oceanside Pier.

Ford Supergirl Pro Presented by Paul Mitchell 2013 - Oceanside Pier, August 2-4, 2013 FORD SUPERGIRL PRO ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE OF EVENTS INCLUDING NEW SURF & SUSTAINABILITY VILLAGE, BETHANY HAMILTON AUTOGRAPH SIGNING Free Event, August 2 - 4, Includes 100 of the World’s Top Surfers, Free Paul Mitchell Hair Styling, Live Bands, Fitness Classes, Autograph Signings & More! Los Angeles, CA (July 31, 2013) -- ASA Entertainment announced today the lineup of events for the much-anticipated Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Ford Supergirl Pro presented by Paul Mitchell. The event will be held at the Oceanside Pier August 2 - 4 and features the largest field of female surfers ever assembled, including Bethany Hamilton, Carissa Moore, Lakey Peterson, Coco Ho, Laura Enever, Malia Manuel, Sage Erickson, Alana Blanchard and more. Admission to the event is free. The event has expanded this year to include a new Surf & Sustainability Village at the iconic Oceanside Bandshell Stage, adjacent to the contest venue. The village is open to the public from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily and includes free hairstyling by Paul Mitchell; autograph signings with the pros, including a Bethany Hamilton signing at the GoBank booth on Saturday; Surfset fitness classes; a sustainability seminar; Zumba with Anna; Yoga with Yoga Body Oceanside; a Q & A with Nancy Spooner (author of "The Surf Date Book"); performances by the San Diego B-girls; speed art and a live concert with Tribal Theory at 4p on Saturday. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: [one_third]Fri., Aug 2, 8A– 4P Session 1 8 am - 9:20 am: Round 1 (Round of 96) 9:20 am - 10:40 am: Round 2 (Round of 88) 10:40 am – 12 pm: Round 3 (Round of 80) 12 pm – 2 pm: Round 4 (Round of 72) 2 pm - 2:30 pm: Pro Surfer Autograph Signing 2 pm – 4 pm: Round 5 (Round of 60) [/one_third] [one_third]Sat., Aug 3, 8A– 4 P Session 2 8 am - 1:15 pm: Round 6 (Round of 48) 1pm - 1:30pm: Pro Surfer Autograph Signing 1:15 pm – 4 pm: Round 7 (Round of 24) 4 pm – 5 pm: Live Concert with Tribal Theory *4 pm - 4:30 pm: Bethany Hamilton Autograph Signing [/one_third] [one_third_last]Sun., Aug 4, 10A – 3P Session 3 10 am - 11:40 am: Round 8 (Round of 12) 11:45 am - 1:25 pm: Quarterfinals 1 pm - 1:25 pm: Pro Surfer Autograph Signing 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm: Semi-finals 2:25 pm - 2:55 pm: Finals 3 pm: Awards Ceremony 3:30: Top 4 Autograph Signing [/one_third_last] The Ford Supergirl Pro presented by Paul Mitchell is the only ASP 6-star female event in North America. It's the second event of the 2013 Supergirl Jam Series, the action sports industry's largest all-female competition and lifestyle series, featuring more than 150 female pros in surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding. The event will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net (FSN) Friday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. The event will be livestreamed at www.supergirlpro.com on Sunday, August 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. PST. For more information on the Ford Supergirl Pro, please visit www.supergirljam.com.
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2013 Ford Supergirl Pro Presented by Paul Mitchell – Oceanside Pier, August 2-4, 2013

2013 Ford Supergirl Pro Presented by Paul Mitchell - event poster FORD SUPERGIRL PRO FACTS Background: For the past 7 years, the Supergirl Jam Series has been the only large-scale all-girls action sports competition and lifestyle series. Developed as a celebration of female empowerment, the Supergirl Jam features the top female athletes in skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding competing as well as a variety of girl-power activities at three events. Date/Venue: August 2-4, 2013 at the Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, CA TV Coverage: Six (6) hours of national television coverage on Fox Sports Net (FSN) Digital: The event will be live streamed across several action sports and surfing web sites. In addition, clips from the event will be distributed to a number of industry and general market sites. Attendance: 25,000 Talent: One Hundred (100) of the world's top female pros will compete in the largest field of any female surfing event in the world. Some of the world-class pros expected to appear include Carissa Moore, Coco Ho, Courtney Conlogue, Lakey Peterson, Malia Manuel, Alana Blanchard, Laura Enever, Sage Erickson, Sofia Mulanovich, Paige Hareb, Bethany Hamilton and many more. History: 2013 is the 7th year of the Supergirl Jam series. Sanction: The event is part of the ASP World Tour and will be the only 6-Star Women's event in North America. Festival: Includes a surf industry and sustainability village, live music, seminars, yoga, fashion, fitness, autographs from the pros, free hair styling by Paul Mitchell, and other female-oriented activities. Cause Partner: The event supports several eco-awareness and women's organizations, such as the Surfrider Foundation, Girls Inc, and Boarding 4 Breast Cancer.
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Ford Supergirl Pro Heading to Oceanside August 2-4 for 6-Star Event

FORD SUPERGIRL PRO HEADS TO OCEANSIDE, CALIF. AUG. 2 – 4 FOR ONLY ASP 6-STAR FEMALE EVENT IN NORTH AMERICA Bethany Hamilton, Carissa Moore, Lakey Peterson and Alana Blanchard Among 100+ Pros Competing in World’s Largest Female Surf Event Ford Supergirl Pro, Oceanside, California - Supergirl Event Sponsors Los Angeles, Calif. (July 9, 2012) – ASA Entertainment announced today that the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) 6-Star Ford Supergirl Pro presented by Paul Mitchell will take place for the second consecutive year at the Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, Calif. from August 2-4, 2013. Admission to the event is free. The Ford Supergirl Pro will serve as the lone women’s ASP qualifying event scheduled in North America for the 2013 season and plays a critical role for surfers looking to solidify their position on the 2014 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT). “With the Ford Supergirl Pro currently representing the only women’s qualifying event in America, this contest is extremely important in the girls' qualification process for next year’s WCT,” Jessi Miley-Dyer, ASP Women’s Tour Manager said. “Since this event falls towards the end of the women’s qualifying season, results at the Ford Supergirl Pro could be make-or-break for girls on the qualifying bubble.” In addition to being the only Women’s Star event in North America, the Ford Supergirl Pro will also be the largest female contest in the world with 100 of the world's top female pros committed to compete. Some of the world-class surfers participating in the 2013 event include Bethany Hamilton (Lihue, HI), Carissa Moore (Honolulu, HI), Lakey Peterson (Santa Barbara, CA), Coco Ho (Oahu, HI), Laura Enever (Sydney, Australia), Malia Manuel (Kauai, HI), Paige Hareb (New Plymouth, NZ), Sofia Mulanovich (Lima, Peru), Sage Erickson (Malibu, CA) and Alana Blanchard (Kauai, HI). "I am so excited about competing in the Ford Supergirl Pro,” said Pro Surfer Bethany Hamilton, the subject of the hit movie, Soul Surfer. “Women's surfing is really exciting at the moment, and to be part of such an important event in the US for women's surfing is awesome!" Ford’s Fiesta has signed on as the title sponsor for the 2013 contest, as part of the “Fiesta Movement” – an innovative campaign that puts 100 social influencers in new 2014 Fiestas to help showcase the car’s unique personality and attributes. “We’re very excited about the Ford Supergirl Pro competition,” said Keith Koeppen, Ford advertising and media manager. “To us, this is more than just a sponsorship; it’s a way for us to work together to support the sport.” The event marks the sixth year of Supergirl’s support of women’s surfing. Prior to becoming a 6-Star event in 2012, the Supergirl Pro Junior was one of the world’s largest Pro Junior competitions. Several of today’s top WCT pros are former Supergirl Pro Junior finalists, including Courtney Conlogue, Coco Ho, Carissa Moore, Malia Manuel, Lakey Peterson and Sage Erickson. "We are really excited about the expansion of the Ford Supergirl Pro in 2013 and the record-breaking field of women participating," said Rick Bratman, CEO of ASA Entertainment, the event’s management company and one of the leading producers of action sports event and television programming in the US. "We have been supporting women's surfing for many years, and with tremendous partners like Ford, Paul Mitchell, GoBank and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, we are expecting 2013 to be the best Supergirl event ever as well as a building block for future women’s events in the US." The Ford Supergirl Pro will be broadcast nationally on Fox Sports Net (FSN) Friday, October 18 at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. There will be a live webcast from the event on Sunday, August 4, that will be shown on several surf industry web sites. “The Supergirl Jam series is the living embodiment of female empowerment, bringing together an amazing group of female athletes across multiple sports,” said Karen McTier, executive vice president, Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “The strength, style, and skill these athletes bring to the event is such an inspiration to young women everywhere and we’re thrilled to have the Supergirl S-Shield at the forefront once again.” In addition to presenting the best female surfing on the planet, the event supports an eco-awareness platform that will feature more than 10 sustainability organizations as well as a surf industry village, live music, seminars, yoga, fashion, autographs from the pros, free hair styling by Paul Mitchell and other female-oriented activities. The event will run on Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 3, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Ford Supergirl Pro presented by Paul Mitchell is the second event of the 2013 Supergirl Jam Series, the action sports industry’s largest all-female competition and lifestyle series, featuring more than 150 female pros in surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding. For more detailed information on the Ford Supergirl Pro, please visit www.SupergirlJam.com or www.asaentertainment.com. # # # About ASA Entertainment: Founded in 1994, ASA Entertainment Group, LLC is an action sports event, television and content production agency focused on creating and executing customized, turn-key marketing programs that range in scale from grassroots to global. ASA’s events, featuring skateboarding, freestyle BMX, inline skating, freestyle motocross, snowboarding, surfing and music, are broadcast domestically on eight networks (including CBS and Fox Sports Net), and distributed to more than 700 million HH globally via 30 international broadcast partners. ASA's productions span the spectrum from large, international competitions such as the ASA Action Sports World Tour, the World Championships of Freestyle Motocross, The Supergirl Jam Series and the ASA Big-Air Triples to amateur contests, lifestyle and branded entertainment events, demonstrations, exhibitions, school programs and mobile tours. After 17 years as a leader in action sports, ASA Entertainment regularly connects brands to consumers through its platform of premium action sports and lifestyle content. For more information, visit ASAentertainment.com or ActionSportsTour.com. About ASP: The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is the governing body of professional surfing. Crowning surfing’s undisputed world champions since 1976, the ASP sanctions the following tours: the ASP World Tour, the ASP Women’s World Tour, the World Qualifying Series (WQS) and the World Longboarding, Junior and Masters Championships. The ASP is dedicated to showcasing the world's best surfing talent in a variety of progressive formats and has revolutionized the way the world watches surfing via their webcasts. The organization is divided into seven different regions: Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Hawaii, North America, and South America. About Ford Motor Company: Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 175,000 employee and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com. About Warner Bros. Consumer Products: Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world. About DC Comics: DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes—a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes—to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa. SUPERGIRL and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. (s13) Media Contacts: Jennifer Chidester ASA Entertainment Group, LLC 858-472-1952 Mobile (321) 722-9300 Main Jennifer@thelimelightpr.com Bobby Shadley Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) (949) 290-9135 Mobile (714) 536-3500 Main bobby@aspworldtour.com
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ASP Top Surfers Determined for 2013 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour

For Immediate Release Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) International ASP Top 17 Surfers Determined for 2013 ASP Women's World Championship Tour Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 24, reigning five-time ASP Women's World Champion, welcomes the 2013 ASP Top 17 to the elite level of competition.  Photo: © ASP COOLANGATTA, Queensland/Australia (Monday, October 1, 2012) – With the culmination of the women’s qualifying season, ending with the ASP 6-Star SATA Airlines Azores Pro last weekend, the ASP Top 17 have been confirmed for 2013. The 2013 ASP Top 17 will be comprised of the top 10 finishers on the 2012 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT) rankings, the next six finishers from ASP Women’s World Rankings and the ASP Wildcard. The 2012 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour, won by now-reigning five-time ASP Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 24, and ending in August at the Nike US Open of Surfing, ranked surfers based off their best six results from seven events. TOP 10 QUALIFIERS FROM 2012 ASP WOMEN’S WCT RANKINGS: - Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) - Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) - Carissa Moore (HAW) - Tyler Wright (AUS) - Courtney Conlogue (USA) - Malia Manuel (HAW) - Lakey Peterson (USA) - Laura Enever (AUS) - Coco Ho (HAW) - Paige Hareb (NZL) Full 2012 ASP Women’s WCT rankings can be found HERE The ASP Women’s World Rankings rate surfers based on their top five results for the 2012 season from all ASP Star events. TOP 6 QUALIFIERS FROM ASP WOMEN’S WORLD RANKING: - Sage Erickson (USA) - Bianca Buitentag (ZAF) - Pauline Ado (FRA) - Rebecca Woods (AUS) - Alana Blanchard (HAW) - Sofia Mulanovich (PER) Full ASP Women’s World Rankings can be found HERE The final position for the ASP Top 17 will be the ASP Wildcard, to be determined in the coming weeks. The 2013 will first contest one another at the season-opening Roxy Pro Gold Coast next February. For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com

Stephanie Gilmore Claims 5th ASP Women’s World Title at Roxy Pro Biarritz

For Immediate Release Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) International Roxy Pro Biarritz ASP Women’s World Championship Tour Event No. 6 of 7 Biarritz, France July 10 – 14, 2012 Stephanie Gilmore Claims 5th ASP Women’s World Title at Roxy Pro Biarritz Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 24, has claimed her 5th ASP Women's World Title today, posting a big win at the Roxy Pro Biarritz. Photo © ASP / Poullenot Pictured: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 24, has claimed her 5th ASP Women’s World Title today, posting a big win at the Roxy Pro Biarritz. Credit: © ASP / POULLENOT GRANDE PLAGE, Biarritz/France (Saturday, July 14, 2012) – Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 24, has claimed her 5th ASP Women’s World Title today, winning the Roxy Pro Biarritz over Tyler Wright (AUS), 18. “I woke up this morning and thought it wouldn’t happen today,” Gilmore said. “But as the day progressed, and things fell into place, I began to believe it could happen. France is such a special place and having so many people on the beach watching us surf today is really emotional. I think I’m going to cry.” Gilmore set an ASP record by being the first surfer ever to win four titles from four attempts (2007 – 2010), but fell back to ASP Women’s World No. 3 in 2011. Today’s emotional win is a reassertion of her dominance as one of the greatest icons in women’s sports. “This year for me was all about improving my consistency and having fun with my surfing,” Gilmore said. “From when I started five years ago to where we are now, women’s surfing has improved so much. It’s an honor to be back up top as these girls push me everyday and are all incredible surfers.” Today’s incredible achievement puts the young natural-footer in an elite class of surfers to win five or more ASP World Titles, overtaking women’s records set by Freida Zamba (USA), Wendy Botha (AUS) and Lisa Andersen (USA). The only other two surfers in history to claim five or more titles are Kelly Slater (USA) and Layne Beachley (AUS). “I have an amazing support team between my family, friends, my shaper Darren Handley, my sponsors and all the people at Quiksilver,” Gilmore said. “To be able to do what we do and make a life out of surfing is a really blessed thing. Surfing is what motivates me to wake up each day and attempt to better myself.” 2012 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour Results: Roxy Pro Gold Coast: WINNER Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach: Runner-Up TSB Bank New Zealand Surf Festival : WINNER Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic: Equal 5th Billabong Rio Pro: Equal 5th Roxy Pro Biarritz: WINNER Nike US Open of Surfing: TBD Fellow finalist Wright put on an impressive display of surfing throughout the Roxy Pro Biarritz, besting Courtney Conlogue (USA), 19, and Coco Ho (HAW), 19, en route to today’s Finals. Unfortunately for Wright, her momentum didn’t transcend into the Final bout against Gilmore, but the tour sophomore was happy with her performance nonetheless. "I feel pretty good,” Wright said. “I was so excited for Steph (Gilmore). She was ahead of me the whole time and with five minutes to go I was like, 'you've done it!' It's incredible – she ripped the whole contest and didn't lose one heat, she was shredding!" Today’s Runner-Up finish at Grande Plage is a season best for Wright and vaults her from 5th to 3rd on the elite ASP Women’s World Championship Tour rankings. "I'm happy with how that season went,” Wright said. “I'm just enjoying myself! I feel it's funner when I just messing around rather than be too serious. You know I love surfing and that's about it." Carissa Moore (HAW) 19, was stopped in her effort to send the ASP Women’s World Title race to the final event in California by eventual winner and newly-crowned Champion Stephanie Gilmore in a very exciting Semifinal that saw the lead change hands several times before the Australian managed to find two high-scoring rides, putting a nail in Moore's coffin. The Hawaiian placing third in Biarritz has reduced the gap between her and the second place on the ASP Women's World Championship Tour rankings and she looking forward to the last event of 2012. "I'm pretty happy,” Moore said. “Obviously I would have loved to surf another final but it's still pretty good. I think the women's level has come a long way, but honestly today it was more a matter of being in the right spot and getting in a good rythmn and it's tough if you don't get to find the good opportunities and another person does. I'm always looking forward to competing so I'm really looking forward to going to the US Open and hopefully I'll get a good performance there." Coco Ho (HAW) 21, was responsible for the biggest upset today when she defeated Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 21, in this morning’s Quarterfinals. Ho was later stopped by runner-up Tyler Wright in the semis, not able to find the highest scoring rides in a wind affected line-up. Finishing equal third in Biarritz, Ho confirms her newly found rythmn after a brilliant second place in the previous event in Brazil. "I'm stoked it feels good to be able to get through those tough first rounds and be able to back up my last good result", Ho said. "It was close but I'm stoked with the overall result. We're really lucky the conditions came together for us today, 'Grande Plage' offered us some really good potential and it was just a matter of positioning so we're stoked we're really lucky." After a slow start to her fourth season at the elite level, Ho recently regrouped and started showing consistence placing fifth in Sydney, second in Rio and third today in France improving on her quarter-final result in the same event last year. "Starting this year I had two 13th and I never even had that result before so it was pretty frustrating. I think it kind of just woke me up, made me put my head down and really fight for it!" Highlights from the Roxy Pro Biarritz will be available via http://roxylive.com/roxyprobiarritz/2012/ The next stop on the ASP Women’s World Championship Tour will be the Nike US Open of Surfing from July 30 – August 5, 2012. For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com ROXY PRO BIARRITZ FINAL RESULTS: 1 - Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 18.53 2 - Tyler Wright (AUS) 13.10 ROXY PRO BIARRITZ SEMI-FINALS RESULTS: SF 1: Tyler Wright (AUS) 14.66 def. Coco Ho (HAW) 9.37 SF 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 17.10 def. Carissa Moore (HAW) 12.50 ROXY PRO BIARRITZ QUARTER-FINALS RESULTS: QF 1: Tyler Wright (AUS) 11.37 def. Courtney Conlogue (USA) 10.53 QF 2: Coco Ho (HAW) 12.60 def. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 8.76 QF 3: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 13.57 def. Malia Manuel (HAW) 10.00 QF 4: Carissa Moore (HAW) 16.33 def. Laura Enever (AUS) 12.07 ROXY PRO BIARRITZ ROUND 4 RESULTS: Heat 1: Courtney Conlogue (USA) 11.40 def. Lakey Peterson (USA) 9.50 Heat 2: Coco Ho (HAW) 11.67 def. Rebecca Woods (AUS) 8.77 Heat 3: Malia Manuel (HAW) 12.10 def. Paige Hareb (NZL) 9.16 Heat 4: Laura Enever (AUS) 12.13 def. Sofia Mulanovich (PER) 8.66 CURRENT ASP WOMEN’S WCT TOP 5 (After Roxy Pro Biarritz): 1. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 48,400 pts 2. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 42,100 pts 3. Carissa Moore (HAW) 36,700 pts 3. Tyler Wright (AUS) 36,700 pts 5. Courtney Conlogue (USA) 34,800 pts

Surf Girls of Summer. An Ongoing Surf Photo Gallery from May through August. Free to attend, no ticket required.

We know what you're thinking. Mid-May is certainly not summer ...yet a trip to the beach earlier today sure felt like summer, so much so that we've decided to kick off Jettygirl's annual summer photo feature a bit early this year. The water's warming up, the sun's out and there's no May Gray to be seen. We'll be adding regularly to this photo feature over the next four months so check back often. We hope that all of you have a wonderful summer and for those of you on the globe who are entering winter shortly, we hope these images will keep you inspired as you're pulling on your 4/3 fullsuits. Enjoy!
Alana Blanchard and the mythical saltwater opossum. Photo © Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Alana Blanchard - Photo: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com August 7, 2012 - Alana Blanchard takes a moment to guide a baby opossum up to dry sand after he found himself going for an unexpected ocean swim.
Kyla Langen with a spirited foam blast at a spot her and her family call home. Kyla Langen - Photo: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com August 1, 2012 - Kyla Langen spends much of her time up north these days but it's always a treat when she's in town. Spirited foam blast at a spot her and her family call home.
Lauren Sweeney, frontside air in Carlsbad, California. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Lauren Sweeney - Photo: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com July 16, 2012 - I met Lauren Sweeney five years ago on the morning this photo was taken. Her first ride was a backside air. This was her second wave. Five minutes into the session and she already had a fan for life. After getting to know her over the years, I've found her to be one of the most well-rounded individuals I've ever come across.
While visiting Southern California a while back, Peru's Alexia Jeri enjoyed some afternoon lefts at one the best summer spots on our coast. Alexia Jeri - Photo: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com July 8, 2012 - A while back I was swimming around in the channel when a ripping goofyfoot from Peru paddled out a snagged a bunch of fun lefts to herself. Alexia Jeri hooks one off the top at one of Southern California's few remaining secret spots.
Florida's Haley Watson at Oceanside Pier. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com Haley Watson - Photo: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com July 6, 2012 - Haley Watson is one of the few people we know who'd both surf in an event, then do the Reef bikini contest afterward. The current Miss Flagler County dons an evening gown as easily as she gets her hands dirty organizing events and raising money for the MayDay Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit she founded in loving memory of her mother, Dollie Sue Watson, that raises awareness and funds to fight heart disease in women.
Coco Ho, Nike US Open of Surfing, Huntington Beach. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Coco Ho - Photo: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com July 5, 2012 - We still think it's lame that the World Tour doesn't end in Hawaii again this year. Deciding the World Title in Huntington Beach just doesn't seem right. Nevertheless, the HB shorebreak still tests boards, bodies and commitment. Knees bent and ready to absorb the shore dump, Coco Ho stamps the end of her ride with an exclamation point.
Claire Bevilacqua at Trestles. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Claire Bevilacqua - Photo: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com July 3, 2012 - This post will be short and sweet. We miss Claire and wish she was here. Today, tomorrow and always, she will be one of our all-time favorites.
Day in, day out you can find Lulu Erkeneff ripping her local left. Surf photo by Mark Simon - http://simonphotography.smugmug.com Lulu Erkeneff - Photo: Mark Simon / simonphotography.smugmug.com June 30, 2012 - Day in, day out you can find Lulu Erkeneff ripping this local left. Earlier today, Lulu put in some solid rail work at one of California's most competitive surf spots.
Danny Dean, Oceanside, California. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com Danny Dean - Photo: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com June 25, 2012 - It's always wise to check for stingrays during the summer, but the influx in Oceanside this year is simply ridiculous. You're usually in the clear when the only parts of you in saltwater are a couple of toes. In the Summer of 2012 however, there are so many out there that it's worth it to check back and make sure they're not following you onto the sand. Danny Dean, Oceanside, California.
Nikki Viesins hucking spray in onshore Oceanside. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Nikki Viesins - Photo: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com June 23, 2012 - Some of Nikki Viesins' turns were so similar to Sally Fitzgibbons that I did a few double-takes yesterday. On a messy onshore day where many of the locals left the water shaking their heads at how bad it was, Nikki shredded wave after wave to the beach. I wish she would visit North County more often.
Frothy waves require both power and finesse. Kaleigh Gilchrist surfing in South Orange County. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com Kaleigh Gilchrist - Photo: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com June 21, 2012 - I dig watching power surfers and Kaleigh Gilchrist is no exception. This particularly windy day featured tricky, frothy rights and with textbook style, Kaleigh applied both power and finesse on wave after wave.
Alexa, Kelsey and Mallory walk up the beach after an exhausting session of non-stop paddling, currents and closeout sets. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com. Alexa Frantz, Kelsey Harris & Mallory Eberlin - Photo: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com June 11, 2012 - These three surfers had just finished a completely solo session and were back at the car when a complete stranger walks up and says, "My friend has this boat. Do you want to go wakeboarding with us?" After an incredibly awkward minute of silence, the guy bailed but once again I was left bewildered at the lame lines I hear on Jettygirl shoots. I'm pretty sure that bikinis are just bikinis, not invitations.
World Champion Lindsay Steinriede at home in California. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Lindsay Steinriede - Photo: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com June 10, 2012 - Far from the prying eyes of a hundred media cameras, the current ASP Women's Longboard World Champion, Lindsay Steinriede, makes her way to the water's edge at a break that's always been dear to her heart.
Alexa Frantz, La Jolla. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Alexa Frantz - Photo: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com June 8, 2012 - Somewhat of a secret outside of San Diego, Alexa Frantz is definitely on the short list of surfers I like to shoot with. Her choice of beach attire turns heads most everywhere she goes but it's what she does in the water that I appreciate. The powerful regularfoot has a variety of fin-throwing turns and she never plays it safe. Alexa takes the polar-opposite of "3 to the beach" approach and that's one of the reasons why we like her surfing so much.
Singlefin Love. While visiting from Japan, Ryoko Maruyama shows her board some much deserved appreciation before paddling out at a secret reef in Cardiff. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com Ryoko Maruyama - Photo: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com June 6, 2012 - With a quiet gesture that would surely warm the heart of any surfboard shaper, Ryoko Maruyama, shows her board some much deserved appreciation before paddling out at a secret reef in Cardiff. Singlefin love from Japan.
Dana Hills High School star, Danielle Wyman, ripping one off the top in local waters. Surf photo by Mark Simon - http://simonphotography.smugmug.com Danielle Wyman - Photo: Mark Simon / simonphotography.smugmug.com June 5, 2012 - On one of those "sunny-but-still-fullsuit" weather days, 3-time ISF State Champion and Dana Hills High School star, Danielle Wyman, whips a nice turn off the top at her local spot. As a standout at one of Southern California's most competitive surf spots, watch for Danielle to continue to make waves in coming years.
Current women's Pipeline champion, Bianca Valenti, was in town this weekend for the Bud Light Lime Surf Series and enjoyed some warm water sessions far from her home in Marin County. Bianca Valenti - Photo: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com June 4, 2012 - Far from her homebreak in Marin County, current women's Pipeline champ, Bianca Valenti, was in town for the Bud Light Lime Surf Series event in Oceanside held over the weekend. The waves weren't great but I'm sure it was refreshing for Bianca to ditch her fullsuit and booties for a couple of days in a spring suit.
Kassia Meador testing out her early wetsuit designs at Cardiff Reef. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Kassia Meador - Photo: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com May 26, 2012 - A few summers back I had the chance to work with Kassia for a three-day stretch while she was working on some of her early wetsuit designs. A few things stick out in my mind from the sessions ...on the negative side, no sun and a fried wide angle lens; on the bright side, it was the first time I was able to meet the amazing Sofia Mulanovich and of course the extended opportunity to watch Kassia rip on everything from her prized alaia to a pristine singlefin noserider.
On the long rocky walk back after being chased out of a secret spot, Taylor Pitz found a nice place to cool her toes. Taylor Pitz - Photo: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com May 24, 2012 - After being chased from a secret spot last summer, we had to walk for an hour over sharp, rocky terrain. Judging by Taylor's virtual jog over sharp rocks, she'd have no problem walking over hot coals. She probably grew weary of hearing me say, "Ooh, ouch!" a thousand times during the journey. On the way back Taylor discovered a natural pool and took a moment to cool her feet.
Shea Hodges, late afternoon slice. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Shea Hodges - Photo: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com May 23, 2012 - Late afternoon slice by Shea Hodges. The water in San Diego is beginning to warm which suits this Hawaiian goofyfoot fine. While others are breaking out their bikinis, Shea's happily transitioning to a 3/2mm full. Warm and shredding in the sun's last light, Cardiff, California.
Kulia Doherty - surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com Kulia Doherty - Photo: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com May 21, 2012 - It may not look like it but on this summer day the water was freezing. If I recall, Kulia's dad Mike (may he rest in peace) said he'd give her $10 if she braved the sub-60 degree cold for a couple of waves. I wasn't on the beach to see her collect her payday but she earned every cent on the couple of rights she ripped to the beach.
Chloe Buckley off the bottom at Scripps. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Chloe Buckley - Photo: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com May 17, 2012 - A painful example of May and June in California ...cloudy over here, sunny over there. Chloe Buckley eyes a section down the line on one of those overcast-but-warm mornings.
Claire Bevilacqua navigating the jump-off point during a south swell in Oceanside, California. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Claire Bevilacqua - Photo: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com May 16, 2012 - With south swell lines pushing into the jetty a few seasons back, our good friend Claire Bevilacqua makes her way to the jump-off spot.
Hayley Conant, summer surf session at Oceanside Pier, 2007. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com Hayley Conant - Photo: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com May 15, 2012 - This photo was taken in 2008 but we wanted to post it in honor of Hayley Conant, who as of a few hours ago gave birth to her first child. While Hayley might not be surfing anytime soon, her summer will no doubt be an amazing one. Congratulations Hayley!