Surf Photo Friday featuring New Jersey's K Twins, Jess and Casey Kwiecinski with Surf Photos by Laurie Glasser Photography on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

Surf Photo Friday – Surfing New Jersey’s Polar Vortex Swells with the K Twins

Surf Photo Friday featuring New Jersey's K Twins, Jess and Casey Kwiecinski with Surf Photos by Laurie Glasser Photography on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine Surf Photo Friday - Surfing New Jersey's Polar Vortex Swells with the K Twins, Casey and Jessica Kwiecinski Trading in last winter’s bikinis and suntans in Puerto Rico for this winter’s frostbite and polar vortex in New Jersey seemed like a crazy idea at first. However, the epic east coast swells of this winter made it clear that we chose wisely! In one of the coldest New Jersey winters in memory, dawn patrols usually start with shoveling snow and the digging out of cars. After suiting up, we trek across the snow-covered sand and into the Atlantic – the very cold and dark Atlantic. The water is a whole different kind of cold and some mornings, the ocean is steaming. This "ocean smoke" is the result of the 38-degree water meeting the 2-degree air. It lends a dreamlike quality to the experience but suddenly you awake with the chill of the first duck dive! You are home! Everybody knows that New Jersey normally gets some good waves this time of year, but this winter has been close to perfect almost every swell. The overhead barrels were our prize for staying home and laying low. We would just find an empty jetty and take turns catching some of the best waves we've ever surfed. It's safe to say that the majority of spots have shown their potential throughout these past few months and it is well worth the price of admission! It's always good to take a step back from traveling to other places and to realize that sometimes the greatest adventure is right where you began. Peace and love! Casey and Jess. 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 Laurie Glasser Photography for providing images for this week's feature. *In all photos below, Jessica is riding the green-railed board while Casey's surfing a board with pink rails. Jess Kwiecinski, New Jersey barrel during January 2014's polar vortex. Surf photo by Laurie Glasser Photography. K Twins on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Frontside snap by Jessica Kwiecinski during New Jersey's polar vortex. Surf photo by Laurie Glasser Photography. K Twins on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Jessica Kwiecinski pulls into a New Jersey barrel in freezing conditions during the polar vortex. Surf photo by Laurie Glasser Photography. K Twins on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Casey Kwiecinski gets a clean New Jersey barrel courtesy of the January 2014's polar vortex. Surf photo by Laurie Glasser Photography. K Twins on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Casey Kwiecinski throwing water in New Jersey. Surf photo by Laurie Glasser Photography. K Twins on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Casey Kwiecinski, stiff offshore winds courtesy of the recent polar vortex. Surf photo by Laurie Glasser Photography. K Twins on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Casey and Jess Kwiecinski head up the beach after an epic New Jersey Polar Vortex surf. Photo by Laurie Glasser Photography. K Twins on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.Casey and Jess Kwiecinski head up the beach after another epic New Jersey Polar Vortex surf. Photo Credits: Laurie Glasser Photography - laurieglasserphotography.com
Previous Surf Photo Fridays | 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
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Stay Warm… Winter Wetsuits for Women

If you're like most of us who spend a great deal of time in cool to cold water, a quality fullsuit can make the difference between an unforgettable winter session and a too-quick bummer-of-a-surf. We heartily recommend visiting your local surf shop but if they don't carry a complete line of women's wetsuits, this page is here for you. Check below for wetsuits from Body Glove, Rip Curl, West, and Xcel in a full range of colors, sizes, and materials. If you decide to purchase a suit, not only will you score yourself a new wetsuit, you'll also be helping keep Jettygirl moving forward at the same time ...and for that we thank you! If you don't need a wetsuit at the moment, check the Surf Shop for surf wax, sandals, eyewear, and much more. line of blue and gray
icon-body-glove-wetsuitsBody Glove Wetsuits - With sixty years in the wetsuit business, Body Glove continues to offer wetsuits that appeal to a wide audience of ocean enthusiasts. For the ultimate in warmth and comfort, check the Body Glove's Fusion line and if by chance you're surfing really cold water, the Body Glove EXO 7mm is a good call. "My favorite Body Glove women's suit right now is their new release, the "Stellar." Not only does it keep me super warm, it has awesome design details and looks super cute!" - Chandler Parr
[one_third]Body Glove Pro 3 3/2 Fullsuit

Body Glove Pro 3 3/2 Fullsuit

[/one_third][one_third]Body Glove Method 3/2 Fullsuit

Body Glove Method 3/2 Fullsuit

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[/one_third_last] [one_third]Body Glove Vibe 4/3 BZ Fullsuit

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[/one_third][one_third]Body Glove EVX 3mm Fullsuit

Body Glove EVX 3mm Fullsuit

[/one_third][one_third_last]Body Glove Stellar 3/2 BZ Fullsuit

Body Glove Stellar 3/2 BZ Fullsuit

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Body Glove Stellar 4/3 BZ Fullsuit

[/one_third][one_third]Body Glove EVX 7mm Fullsuit

Body Glove EVX 7mm Fullsuit

[/one_third][one_third_last]Body Glove Fusion Neo Zip 3/2 Fullsuit

Body Glove Fusion Neo Zip 3/2 Fullsuit

[/one_third_last] [one_third]Body Glove Fusion Neo Zip 4/3 Fullsuit

Body Glove Fusion Neo Zip 4/3 BZ Fullsuit

[/one_third][one_third]Body Glove EXO 3mm Fullsuit

Body Glove EXO 3mm Fullsuit

[/one_third][one_third_last]Body Glove EXO 7mm Fullsuit

Body Glove EXO 7mm Fullsuit

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icon-ripcurl-2Rip Curl Wetsuits - From the iconic Dawn Patrol line to the state of the art Flash Bomb series, Rip Curl wetsuits are definitely worth a look. Danielle Wyman, Rip Curl team rider. Photo © Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine "My favorite suit from Rip Curl is definitely the Flash Bomb chest zip because it's super light and flexible and is also really warm. It's the best suit I have ever worn!" - Danielle Wyman
[one_third]Rip Curl Omega 3/2 BZ Fullsuit

Rip Curl Omega 3/2 BZ Fullsuit

[/one_third][one_third]Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 3/2 BZ Fullsuit

Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 3/2 BZ Fullsuit

[/one_third][one_third_last]Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 4/3 BZ Fullsuit

Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 4/3 BZ Fullsuit

[/one_third_last] [one_third]Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 5/3 BZ Fullsuit

Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 5/3 BZ Fullsuit

[/one_third][one_third]Rip Curl Flash Bomb 3/2 CZ Fullsuit

Rip Curl Flash Bomb 3/2 CZ Fullsuit

[/one_third][one_third_last]Rip Curl Flash Bomb 4/3 CZ Fullsuit

Rip Curl Flash Bomb 4/3 CZ Fullsuit

[/one_third_last] [one_third]Rip Curl Flash Bomb 5/4 Hooded Fullsuit

Rip Curl Flash Bomb 5/4 Hooded Fullsuit

[/one_third][one_third]Rip Curl Flash Bomb 3mm Hidden Split Toe Booties

Rip Curl Flash Bomb 3mm Hidden Split Toe Booties

[/one_third][one_third_last]Rip Curl Flash Bomb 5mm Hidden Split Toe Booties

Rip Curl Flash Bomb 5mm Hidden Split Toe Booties

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icon-west-wetsuitsWest Wetsuits - Inspired by Western Australia's raw environment, some of West's innovations include the use of bamboo, recycled bottle fabrics, and limestone-based neoprene. West fullsuits include a lifetime warranty on stitching. Skye Burgess throwing spray at Trestles. Photo © Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine "My favourite West suit would have to be the Lotus, it's warm and flexible, and the best part is that it's actually a really comfortable girls fit." - Skye Burgess "West Lotus is one of the best wetsuits I have ever owned. They use limestones as the primary ingredient which is more environmentally friendly. These wetsuits are super stretchy, smooth, flexible, easy to put on, and dry faster." - Crystal "CJ" da Silva
[one_third]West Enforcer 3/2 Fullsuit

West Enforcer 3/2 Fullsuit

[/one_third][one_third]Wests Enforcer 4/3 Fullsuit

West Enforcer 4/3 Fullsuit

[/one_third][one_third_last]West Nitro 2mm S/S Fullsuit

West Nitro 2mm S/S Fullsuit

[/one_third_last] [one_third]West Nitro 3/2 BZ Fullsuit

West Nitro 3/2 BZ Fullsuit

[/one_third][one_third]West Lotus 3/2 BZ Fullsuit

West Lotus 3/2 BZ Fullsuit

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West Lotus 4/3 BZ Fullsuit

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icon-xcelwetsuits-2Xcel Wetsuits - Xcel offers a full range of wetsuits that appeal to all levels of surfers. With a focus on maximum stretch and durability, Xcel fullsuits will help keep you warm and ripping in whatever water temperature you find yourself regularly surfing in. Wintertime offshore winds. Photo © Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine "Soooo amped that the ladies finally have the Xcel Infiniti X2! This winter should be nice 'n' toasty!" - Carla Rowland
[one_third]Xcel GCS 3/2 Fullsuit

Xcel GCS 3/2 Fullsuit

[/one_third][one_third]Xcel Xplorer OS 3/2 Fullsuit

Xcel Xplorer OS 3/2 Fullsuit

[/one_third][one_third_last]Xcel Xplorer OS 4/3 Fullsuit

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[/one_third_last] [one_third]Xcel Explorer OS 5/4 Fullsuit

Xcel Xplorer OS 5/4 Fullsuit

[/one_third][one_third]Xcel Offset 3/2 Fullsuit

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[/one_third][one_third_last]Xcel Offset 4/3 Fullsuit

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[/one_third_last] [one_third]Xcel SLX Offset 5/4 Fullsuit

Xcel SLX Offset 5/4 Fullsuit

[/one_third][one_third]Xcel Infiniti OS 3/2 Fullsuit

Xcel Infiniti OS 3/2 Fullsuit

[/one_third][one_third_last]Xcel Infiniti OS 4/3 Fullsuit

Xcel Infiniti OS 4/3 Fullsuit

[/one_third_last] [one_third]Xcel Infiniti X1 3/2 Fullsuit

Xcel Infiniti X1 3/2 Fullsuit

[/one_third][one_third]Xcel Infiniti X-Zip 3/2mm Fullsuit

Xcel Infiniti X-Zip 3/2 Fullsuit

[/one_third][one_third_last]Xcel Infiniti X-Zip 4/3mm Fullsuit

Xcel Infiniti X-Zip 4/3 Fullsuit

[/one_third_last] [one_third]Xcel Infiniti X2 4/3 Fullsuit

Xcel Infiniti X2 4/3 Fullsuit

[/one_third][one_third]Xcel Infiniti X2 5/4 Hooded Fullsuit

Xcel Infiniti X2 5/4 Hooded Fullsuit

[/one_third][one_third_last]Xcel Infiniti Women's 3mm Split Toe Boot

Xcel Infiniti Women's 3mm Split Toe Boot

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* If you usually surf in warm water, here's an awesome collection of wetsuit vests, jackets, spring suits, booty springs, and long johns in some fantastic colors and styles >>