Surfer girl, Tia Blanco, sitting on her longboard and looking toward the sunset. Frame grab from Justin Jung's surf film, A Short Escape, playing on Jettygirl Surf Magazine

Tia Blanco in “A Short Escape” – a Surf Film by Justin Jung with Music by Catherine Clark

  Although the vast majority of us ride surfboards shaped by someone else--hopefully your local shaper whenever possible--it's still fun to get yourself covered in foam by making an attempt at shaping your own surfboard at least once in your surfing life. If you can't get time in your own shaper's bay, a perfect alternative is to head to Shaper Studios where they have all the tools necessary to make your dream board a reality. In this video by the talented Justin Jung, Tia scores some time away from the competitive scene and enjoys a relaxing session at home on a self-shaped longboard, all backed by a wonderful track by Catherine Clark.
Film Description "After a long season of travels and shortboard competitions, it was nice to unwind at home and have some fun on my self shaped longboard. I will never forget days like these. Huge thanks to Justin Jung for putting this edit together. Also, thank you to Catherine Clark for the amazing song." - Tia Blanco
Film/Edit By Justin Jung
Surfer Tia Blanco - @tiablanco
Music Catherine Clark - "A Different Sun"
Surfer girl, Tia Blanco, sitting on her longboard and looking toward the sunset. Frame grab from Justin Jung's surf film,  A Short Escape, playing on Jettygirl Surf Magazine Tia Blanco leaps from her newly shaped surfboard. Frame grab from Justin Jung's surf film,  A Short Escape, playing on Jettygirl Surf Magazine Floral inlay on Tia Blanco's self-shaped single fin longboard. Frame grab from Justin Jung's surf film,  A Short Escape, playing on Jettygirl Surf Magazine Surfer girl, Tia Blanco, cross-steps her longboard as she surfs on a clean, summer wave. Frame grab from Justin Jung's surf film,  A Short Escape, playing on Jettygirl Surf Magazine California surfer, Tia Blanco, relaxes on her longboard under the warm summer sun. Frame grab from Justin Jung's surf film,  A Short Escape, playing on Jettygirl Surf Magazine
Leila X Sophia: Our Journey - Leila and Sophia Hurst on JettyGirl Surf Mag

Leila X Sophia: Our Journey

LEILAxSOPHIA: Our Journey from Leila Hurst on Vimeo.  
Although Leila Hurst and I seem to pop into each other's lives only for brief periods of time over the years, I always cherish those moments and the memorable surf sessions that happen as a result of our paths crossing. One such meeting was four years ago when her sister, Sophia, went surfing for the first time. I've been blessed with many great memories while running JettyGirl, but watching Leila and Sophia ride a wave together tops the list of tearjerking moments. We chronicled the day in Surfing With My Sister so feel free to give it a click after watching Leila X Sophia. - Chris Grant
Film Description "Every person in this world is given a different set of challenges. Meet my sister Sophia. Her life in particular has been full of challenges. She was born with a walking disability known as Spina Bifida and has endured 29 surgeries in the 27 years of her life. She watched me grow up as an athlete winning surfing competitions from a young age. We had nothing in common- making it hard to relate to each other. What connected us was the fact that we were sisters. But we both shared challenges. Hers being mostly physically and overcoming them mentally and mine being internally with insecurity, society's expectations of women and the pressure to be perfect.
Four years ago Sophia and I got connected with an organization that gives paraplegic, quadriplegic, and people with Spina Bifida a chance to experience the feeling of riding a wave. This event changed our lives forever. As sisters and as a family, we learned that we shared struggles and we began to encourage one another to overcome them."
This is what the meaning of life is. - Leila Hurst
Film/Edit By Gage Hingeley
Surfer Leila Hurst - @leilahurst
Music Quinn Erwin
Leila and Sophia Hurst
Holly Wawn surf film by Beau Mitchell and Chad Bolth

Holly Wawn – Filmed by Beau Mitchell & Chad Bolth

 

new and improved from holly wawn on Vimeo.

 
Description We love finding new clips! After seeing Holly Wawn's backside hooks, we're definitely fans of her surfing. Her commitment to the rail is especially refreshing. This girl has power! In this short edit, Holly is filmed surfing at home, on location in the Mentawai Islands, and in California.   Film/Edit By Beau Mitchell & Chad Bolth   Surfer Holly Wawn - @hollywawn   Music "Hanging Around" - The Stranglers
  Holly Wawn surf film by Beau Mitchell and Chad Bolth 
Felicity Palmateer in Single Wave Thursday on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. One ride, no music, just surfing.

Felicity Palmateer – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

Felicity Palmateer in Single Wave Thursday on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. One ride, no music, just surfing. Felicity Palmateer - Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing. Last summer I was down at the beach for a shoot with some surfers from South America who were here to compete in the Supergirl Pro. I was set up on the right but out of the corner of my eye, I caught sight of Australian surfer, Felicity Palmateer, ripping a left. Having met her the previous summer, I was stoked to see another familiar face in the lineup. After paddling back out, she spun around and caught this fun wave, punctuating it with an explosive hit off the closeout section. Curiously, she proned to the beach after the wave, followed closely behind by Alessa Quizon. How I missed the entire session of two amazing goofyfoots is beyond me, but to be fair, the rights were firing with Silvana Lima and Courtney Conlogue trading frontside snaps on 150-yard walls. A few minutes after Felicity and Alessa had left the beach, I saw Courtney ramble across the rocks and start booking it up the trail. The rest of the afternoon I wondered why they had all bailed at the same time, but social media would later reveal that a Billabong wetsuit shoot was going down with Megan Villa a few miles north of where we were. Pro surfing---a nice job if you can get it. Thank you for stopping by for another installment of Single Wave Thursday. As always, thank you for your support of Jettygirl. None of this would be possible without you, our dear readers. Film: Chris Grant | Sound: Audio provided by abcopen at freesound.org * To change the resolution to HD, click the little icon to the right of the clock on the YouTube player (you must hit the play arrow first to see the icons). Previous Single Wave Thursdays: Tammy-Lee Smith | Tia Blanco | Pauline Ado | Tory Gilkerson | Claire Bevilacqua | Kaleigh Gilchrist | Courtney Conlogue | Justine Dupont | Silvana Lima | Courtney Conlogue | Erin Ashley | Brittani Nicholl | Alexa Frantz | Lindsay Steinriede
Additional Resources: Felicity Palmateer Tumblr Felicity Palmateer's Etsy Shop Felicity Palmateer on Facebook Felicity Palmateer on Instagram - @flickpalmateer Felicity Palmateer on Twitter Megan Villa Photography Billabong Australia
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