Surf Photo Friday featuring Mary Bagalso, Claire Bevilacqua, Crystal da Silva, Malia Fuertes, Prue Jeffries, Kyla Langen, Kim Mayer, Kassia Meador and Summer Romero on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Surf Photo Friday – The Session That Changed Everything

Surf Photo Friday featuring Mary Bagalso, Claire Bevilacqua, Crystal da Silva, Malia Fuertes, Prue Jeffries, Kyla Langen, Kim Mayer, Kassia Meador and Summer Romero on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Surf Photo Friday - The Session That Changed Everything Truth be told these photos are from two days, July 21 and 22, 2005, yet in my memory they've become one and the same surf session. A month or so earlier I had picked up my first SLR camera since owning an old Canon AE-1 back in high school. A good friend of mine and great surfer in his own rite, Shane Sebastian, met me down at Oceanside Harbor for a quick photo shoot before the wind picked up. Between his waves I noticed an entire crew of female surfers, some I recognized from the magazines, others unknown to me---riding the nose, hitting the lip, and basically dominating the lineup. My friend had long since gone home, but I stayed behind to document every turn I could of quite a diverse group of individuals---Mary Bagalso, Claire Bevilacqua, Crystal "CJ" da Silva, Malia Fuertes, Prue Jeffries, Kyla Langen, Kim Mayer, Kassia Meador, and Summer Romero. In the days following this session, strangers became friends and we met up as often as possible to shoot photos, trade waves, and talk about the state of women's surfing. Later that year both US-based surf magazines, Surf Life for Women and SG Magazine closed their doors at seemingly the same time which came as a horrible blow to the surf community. You can read about it more in depth here, but the magazine closures led directly to the creation of Jettygirl, the very site you're visiting today. When I'm old and gray and looking out over the lineup at Oceanside Harbor one day, I'll always have great memories of this spot, these surfers, and the session that changed everything. 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.
Mary Bagalso, Oceanside cutback, July 2005. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Claire Bevilacqua, layback snap in Oceanside, July 2005. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Crystal da Silva backside bank in Oceanside, July 2005. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Malia Fuertes, Oceanside floater, July 2005. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Prue Jeffries, Oceanside, July 2005. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Kyla Langen off the lip in Oceanside, July 2005. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Kim Mayer, frontside snap in Oceanside, July 2005. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Kassia Meador drives off the bottom in Oceanside, July 2005. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Summer Romero, Oceanside, July 2005. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.
Previous Surf Photo Fridays | Justine Dupont and Pauline Ado in California | Role Models, Why They Still Matter | Surfing New Jersey's Polar Vortex Swells with the K Twins | Mele Saili and Hayden Lane, Cardiff Reef | Jill Manos Surfs the Freezing Water of Nova Scotia, Canada | Malia Ward, Chris Ward, & a Surf Photographer's Second Worst Nightmare | Chloe Buckley & the Tiny Five Hundred Dollar Wave | A Special Surf Session with Ashley Lloyd Thompson, Julie Cox, Alex Thompson, Chris Cuevas & Sheri Crummer | Kelly Nicely & the Pelican Session | Mary Osborne & Her Beloved 9'10" Cooperfish Single Fin | Kelia Moniz, Megan Godinez, Geodee Clark & Bruna Schmitz | Kamalehua Keohokapu | Claire Bevilacqua | Lulu Erkeneff | Alexa Frantz |Rebecca Woods | Silvana Lima | Alessa Quizon
Additional Resources: Claire Bevilacqua on Instagram Crystal "CJ" da Silva on Instagram Kyla Langen on Instagram Kassia Meador on Instagram Summer Romero on Instagram
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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
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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
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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
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[/one_third][one_third_last]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 >>