Single Wave Thursday featuring Pauline Ado on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. One ride, no music, just surfing.

Pauline Ado – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

Single Wave Thursday featuring Pauline Ado on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. One ride, no music, just surfing.

Pauline Ado – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

Right before hopping a plane to return home to France, I had the opportunity to meet up with Pauline Ado for a quick early morning session. Her clean, powerful style was a fantastic match to the fun, bending rights that were breaking that day. On this particular wave, Pauline displays perfect flow and technique as she drives into four solid turns down the line. We love watching surfers who move water and Pauline is throwing buckets of spray on every turn. Stoked on this ride!

Film: Chris Grant | Sound: Pacific Ocean and a trusty Canon camera
* 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: Tory Gilkerson | Claire Bevilacqua | Kaleigh Gilchrist | Courtney Conlogue | Justine Dupont | Silvana Lima | Courtney Conlogue | Erin Ashley | Brittani Nicholl | Alexa Frantz | Lindsay Steinriede

Additional Resources:
Pauline Ado – official site
Pauline Ado on Instagram
Pauline Ado on Facebook
Pauline Ado on Twitter



Rip Curl Love N Surf Cross Back Bikini Top
Shop for your favorite brands in the Surf Store:

Rip Curl Love N Surf Cross Back Bikini Top – Triangle bikini top with cross back. Adjustable tie closure.

Rip Curl Love N Surf Hipster Bikini Bottom – Low rise bikini bottoms with ruched detail at sides. Moderate coverage bikini.

More in the Store >>



* Like, tweet, post, pin, comment or whatever. Waves are meant to be shared.

Surf Photo Friday featuring Mele Saili and Hayden Lane surfing Cardiff Reef - Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

Surf Photo Friday – Mele Saili and Hayden Lane, Cardiff Reef

Surf Photo Friday featuring Mele Saili and Hayden Lane surfing Cardiff Reef - Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

Surf Photo Friday – Mele Saili and Hayden Lane, Cardiff Reef

Ever since they hit the market with their video lookbooks, we’ve been fans of SEEA’s products and their riders. One of their “Seeababes” is Mele Saili and from the first time I saw her groovy, laid back vibe, I hoped we’d one day get the chance to shoot some surf photos. A few weeks before Christmas we finally had the opportunity to schedule a short morning session at Cardiff Reef.

In the spirit of honesty, although these photos give the impression of an empty lineup, relaxing paddle-outs, and unencumbered rides, nothing could be further from the truth. Riderless SUP’s and dozens of beginning surfers going left on rights made the lineup less than ideal for surf photos. Nevertheless, Mele made the most of every wave that snuck through the crowds and her flawless style on the nose made me forget about the mayhem throughout the rest of the break. Toward the end of the session, Mele and her friend, surfboard shaper Hayden Lane, shared a ride I won’t soon forget with a double noseride across the inside reef. It was the perfect ending to a wonderful shoot.

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.

Mele Saili, Cardiff, California. Chris Grant photo.

Mele Saili heads out for a surf session. Chris Grant photo. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Mele Saili paddles out at Cardiff Reef for a morning surf session. Chris Grant photo, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

Mele Saili surfing Cardiff Reef. Chris Grant surf photo. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

Hayden Lane cross-steps at Cardiff Reef. Chris Grant surf photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Mele Saili backside nose ride while Hayden Lane paddles out at Cardiff Reef. Chris Grant surf photo. Jettygirl.com

Mele Saili, Cardiff Reef, California. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl.

Mele Saili and Hayden Lane, double noserides at Cardiff Reef. Chris Grant surf photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Mele Saili noseride at Cardiff Reef. Chris Grant photo. Jettygirl.com/blog

Pelican flying over Cardiff Reef. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Mele Saili noseriding at Cardiff Reef. Chris Grant surf photo on Jettygirl Surf Mag.

Mele Saili surfs Cardiff Reef. Chris Grant surf photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Hayden Lane nose ride at Cardiff Reef. Chris Grant surf photo.

Mele Saili, Cardiff Reef. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl.com

Noseride by Mele Saili at Cardiff Reef. Chris Grant surf photo, Jettygirl.com


Previous Surf Photo Fridays | 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:
Mele Saili’s blog – Artist, Surfer
Mele Saili on Instagram
Seea
Josh Hall Surfboards
Josh Hall Surfboards on Instagram
JoneSeaWetsuits on Instagram
Hayden Lane on Instagram



Nixon Monarch Watch
Shop for your favorite brands in the Surf Store:

Nixon Monarch Watch – 3-hand Japanese quartz movement, 20mm stainless steel band, and double locking clasp closure.

More in the Store >>



* Like, tweet, post, pin, comment or whatever. Waves are meant to be shared.

Single Wave Thursday featuring Tori Gilkerson. One ride, no music, just surfing. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Tory Gilkerson – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

Single Wave Thursday featuring Tori Gilkerson. One ride, no music, just surfing. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Tory Gilkerson – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

This past weekend I sat with Tory Gilkerson for about sixteen hours judging a Scholastic Surf Series surf contest at La Jolla Shores. The small conditions that greeted us on Saturday morning were soon replaced with the increased size and power of the widely publicized swell that was beginning to march into our coastline. By the time the contest tents were being pulled down, we had decided to meet up for a Monday morning surf before she headed into work. While the name spots were overrun with spectacular crowds, we hung closer to home and hit up one of our local spots.

Of the few dozen waves Tory caught that morning, this left was one of my favorites. It’s difficult to tell through the super wide angle lens of a GoPro, but this wave was absolutely perfect …ruler edged, light offshore, and not a drop of water out of place. While I didn’t have a score sheet handy, I quickly jotted down a 10 in my mind as she continued down the line with another noseride along the inside sandbar.

Film: Chris Grant | Sound: Pacific Ocean and a trusty Canon camera
* 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: Claire Bevilacqua | Kaleigh Gilchrist | Courtney Conlogue | Justine Dupont | Silvana Lima | Courtney Conlogue | Erin Ashley | Brittani Nicholl | Alexa Frantz | Lindsay Steinriede

Additional Resources:
Tory Gilkerson on Instagram
Tory Gilkerson on Facebook page
Hawaiian Pro Designs
Select Surf Studio
Eidon Swim
Zeal Optics



Sanuk Gilded Girl T-Strap Sandal
Shop for your favorite brands in the Surf Store:

Sanuk Gilded Girl T-Strap Sandal – Faux leather t-strap sandal with metal stud details. Partially recycled outsole.

More in the Store >>



* Like, tweet, post, pin, comment or whatever. Waves are meant to be shared.

Single Wave Thursday featuring Claire Bevilacqua. One ride, no music, just surfing. Bevo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Claire Bevilacqua – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

Single Wave Thursday featuring Claire Bevilacqua. One ride, no music, just surfing. Bevo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Claire Bevilacqua – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

If there is one surfer who we’ve covered a bunch over the years, it’s Western Australia’s Claire Bevilacqua. The clean-eating, earth-loving, barrel-charging regularfoot is gifted with extraordinary amounts of pure energy. While she’s still driven to pull into freakishly shallow barrels at home and to loft ever higher airs, Claire has now dedicated herself to training the next generation of Western Australia’s competitive surfers through The Claire Bevilacqua Surf Academy.

On this particular day during one of her annual trips to California back in 2009, Claire makes sense of a crowded Lowers lineup with a clean right that she punctuates with a couple of layback hacks before driving into a big wrap on the inside. The footage is old “standard def” but Claire’s surfing, like her life, is HD all the time. Bevo is one of our favorite human beings and our fingers are crossed that she’ll be visiting California again sometime soon.

Film: Chris Grant | Sound: Pacific Ocean and a trusty Canon camera
* There’s no HD on this one but to get the best quality, 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) and select 480p.

Previous Single Wave Thursdays: Kaleigh Gilchrist | Courtney Conlogue | Justine Dupont | Silvana Lima | Courtney Conlogue | Erin Ashley | Brittani Nicholl | Alexa Frantz | Lindsay Steinriede

Additional Resources:
The Claire Bevilacqua Surf Academy
Claire Bevilacqua official Facebook page
Claire Bevilacqua on Twitter
Claire Bevilacqua on Instagram



Nixon Monarch Watch
Shop for your favorite brands in the Surf Store:

Nixon Monarch Watch – 3-hand Japanese quartz movement, 20mm stainless steel band, and double locking clasp closure.

More in the Store >>



* Like, tweet, post, pin, comment or whatever. Waves are meant to be shared.

Single Wave Thursday featuring Kaleigh Gilchrist. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Kaleigh Gilchrist – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

Single Wave Thursday featuring Kaleigh Gilchrist. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Kaleigh Gilchrist – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

Our paths cross for maybe an hour or so once a year, but it’s always a pleasure to meet up with Newport Beach’s Kaleigh Gilchrist. Whether she’s throwing massive spray into the air or drilling a shot into the goal for the national champion USC Women’s Water Polo team, Kaleigh’s approach is pure power. On this particular day the lineup was packed full of trick surfing and aerial set-up turns, but when Kaleigh paddled out, her approach was noticed immediately. After her first wave featured a critical layback snap, I heard some dudes on the beach asking “Who’s that girl?” and after coming into the beach following her own spectacular five-hour session, Claire Bevilacqua told me, “Your friend with the curly hair is ripping out there!”

Shredder, scholar, athlete, and this week’s Single Wave Thursday subject, Kaleigh Gilchrist. (My apologies for the crooked horizon. Kaleigh surfs so fast that I couldn’t adjust my tripod in time to get things lined up correctly.)

Film: Chris Grant | Sound: Pacific Ocean and a trusty Canon camera
* 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: Courtney Conlogue | Justine Dupont | Silvana Lima | Courtney Conlogue | Erin Ashley | Brittani Nicholl | Alexa Frantz | Lindsay Steinriede

Additional Resources:
Kaleigh Gilchrist on Facebook
Kaleigh Gilchrist on Instagram
Kaleigh Gilchrist on Twitter
O’neill
Lost Surfboards
USC Women’s Water Polo



Billabong Morning Catch Pullover Sweater
Shop for your favorite brands in the Surf Store:

O’neill Tarpan Tank – Relaxed fit tank top with Sea Waves Sun Rays screenprint on front. 100% cotton.

More in the Store >>



* Like, tweet, post, pin, comment or whatever. Waves are meant to be shared.

Single Wave Thursday featuring Courtney Conlogue. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

Courtney Conlogue – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

Single Wave Thursday featuring Courtney Conlogue. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

Courtney Conlogue – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

There are only seventeen surfers on the prestigious ASP Women’s World Tour and lucky for us, world ranked #4, Courtney Conlogue, lives only an hour up the road from the Jettygirl office. While we don’t get up to Orange County all that much, Courtney enjoys surfing some of our local breaks as is the case in the video below. On a morning that was actually a bit onshore and bumpy, Courtney consistently picked out the glassier gems where she proceeded to throw multiple hooks down the line. On this particular wave, as whitewater explodes on the outermost jetty, Courtney rifles off a couple of clean snaps before winding up for a massive fan off the closeout.

If you’re like us and enjoy taking notes on how to improve your own surfing, one of the most important keys to Courtney’s world class top turns is her commitment to the rail on her bottom turns. Leaning around sections will get you down the line but to throw eight feet of spray, it requires the type of leverage that results from deep, powerful arcs off the bottom. Try it next time you paddle out and see the difference a solid bottom turn will make. You may not be headed to the World Tour, but making it rain on your friends is pretty fun too! Thank you for the lessons, Courtney!

Film: Chris Grant | Sound: Pacific Ocean and a trusty Canon camera
* 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: Justine Dupont | Silvana Lima | Courtney Conlogue | Erin Ashley | Brittani Nicholl | Alexa Frantz | Lindsay Steinriede

Additional Resources:
Courtney Conlogue – official Facebook page
Courtney Conlogue on Instagram
Courtney Conlogue on Twitter
Boarding For Breast Cancer
SURFAID International
Stamps Surfboards
Billabong
Swatch
Rockstar Energy Drink



Billabong Morning Catch Pullover Sweater
Shop for your favorite brands in the Surf Store:

Billabong Morning Catch Pullover Sweater – Knit pullover sweater with long, open knit sleeves. Crew neck with jacquard pattern.

More in the Store >>



* Like, tweet, post, pin, comment or whatever. Waves are meant to be shared.

Single Wave Thursday with Justine Dupont. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Justine Dupont – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

Single Wave Thursday with Justine Dupont. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Justine Dupont – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

Our “massive” travel budget sometimes allows us to venture far from our local spots …in this case, three dollars of gas and a short bike ride got me in front of one of my favorite surfers, Justine Dupont. Justine had been in Oceanside competing in the Supergirl Pro and although we were in contact throughout, we never connected on a shoot until this quick morning session as she and Pauline Ado were heading to the airport for the flight home to France.

For those of you who may not know Justine, she’s definitely one of the most talented surfers I’ve ever had the opportunity to meet. Not only can she throw shortboard airs and rotations, she’s also a world class longboarder (ranked #3 on the ASP), and she charges truly massive waves as you can see here at Belharra, France and at this gnarly, wedging right at Aileens in Ireland. I can’t wait until she returns to California next summer, but in the meantime, here’s Justine in our latest Single Wave Thursday. One ride, no music, just surfing.

Film: Chris Grant | Sound: Pacific Ocean and my trusty Canon
* 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: Silvana Lima | Courtney Conlogue | Erin Ashley | Brittani Nicholl | Alexa Frantz | Lindsay Steinriede

Additional Resources:
Justine Dupont – official site
Justine Dupont on Instagram
Justine Dupont on Facebook
Justine Dupont on Twitter



Billabong Up N Away Bandeau Top
Billabong Up N’ Away Bandeau Top – Mixed print strapless top with sweetheart neckline.
*Exclusive Special Offer for Jettygirl Readers – 25% Off Site-wide*. Use Code: Jetty25Gift (*Regular Price only. Other exclusions apply.)

More in The Store >>



* Like, tweet, post, pin, comment or whatever. Waves are meant to be shared.

Zeufy Tuesdays - Part One of a Four-Part Series. Heather Hudson celebrates the life of Zeuf Hesson in Hope More, a short film.

Zeufy Tuesdays, Part One – Zeuf Hesson Shares a Special Message with Loved Ones and the World in “Hope More,” a Short Film by Heather Hudson

Zeufy Tuesdays - Part One of a Four-Part Series. Heather Hudson celebrates the life of Zeuf Hesson in Hope More, a short film.

Zeufy Tuesdays: Part One in a Four-Part Series Each Tuesday Celebrating the Life of Zeuf Hesson

My Friend Zeuf – by Heather Hudson

Our paths crossed over 7 years ago when I was in the process of creating my first surf documentary, “The Women and the Waves.” I had asked Ashley Lloyd to be in the film and I had planned to meet her at Linda Benson’s Roxy Jam Contest in Cardiff, California. (As a first time filmmaker, I wanted to give Ashley a few of my co-producer’s films on DVD, to show her that we were legitmate!) When I finally found Ashley in the crowd, she was running off to surf in her heat. That is when she introduced me to Zeuf, who was with her and watching her bags. We immediately struck up a conversation and eventually exchanged our phone numbers. It was from that moment that our friendship began. And very soon after that I knew that I wanted her in my film. She asked, “Are you sure?” I said, “Yes!” I was very sure. She was my soul surfer & sister!

Looking back now, I can’t help but cherish my memories of this amazing, beautiful, loving, caring soul that is Zeuf. I knew nothing about her when we met, and learned so much as time passed. She had the biggest most caring heart. She would do anything to help anyone at anytime. She was loved by so many because she made every person feel special. Even though she struggled with cancer through all of those years, she never complained. She managed to LIVE with GRACE. She had a really funny sense of HUMOR and a SPARKLE in her eyes. How fortunate I am to have had her in my LIFE.

Hope More from Heather Hudson on Vimeo.

HOPE MORE – A Short Film by Heather Hudson

Description:
About a year ago, I told Zeuf that I wanted to make a short film while we were on our annual surf trip down to Mexico. She paused a moment and said, “Make a film about HOPE.” I replied, “Okay, I can do that.”

Fast forward to June, 2013, “HOPE” was finished. I sent it to her, she loved it and was really stoked. Others seemed to like it too, and I was stoked!

As her health declined since then, I kept thinking that I had MORE of her message from the trip. So, here is the second installment: “HOPE MORE.”

Dedicated to her husband, Frosty Hesson, their family, and to those who loved and were touched by Zeuf.

Here’s to Zeuf!
Forever and Always in my heart.
xo
Heather Hudson

Film/Edit:
Heather Hudson, Graciegirl LLC

Music:
“The Cove” – Performed by Land N Sea.

“Believe” Artwork:
Jeannette Prince, Cardiff Town Cards

Zeuf Hesson shares a message of hope with her loved ones and the world. Frame Grabs from Hope More, a short film by Heather Hudson.



Heather Hudson, film producer. Graciegirl LLCAbout the Filmmaker…
Heather Hudson is a film producer living in Santa Barbara, California, where she is a community volunteer, a wife and mother of two sons. In 2007, she started her film production company, Graciegirl LLC, and created the groundbreaking documentary surf film, “The Women and the Waves,” with co-producer and mentor, Peck Euwer of Swell Pictures Inc., Santa Barbara. For 15 years Heather has supported and volunteered for “Heal the Ocean,” a successful Santa Barbara-based non-profit citizen’s action group committed to ending ocean pollution. In 2012, she was named to the Heal the Ocean Board of Directors where she heads up fundraising and events.


Thumbnail image for Heather Hudson's new short film, HopeAdditional Resources:
Heather Hudson on Vimeo
The Women and the Waves
Cardiff Town Cards by Jeannette Prince
Making Mavericks: The Memoir of a Surfing Legend – by Frosty Hesson

8 Women, 8 Days. Take 2.Additional Graciegirl Films Featuring Zeuf:
8 Women, 8 Days. Take 2
8 Women, 8 Days. A Lifetime of Memories. The Slideshow.
HOPE. A Short Film by Heather Hudson



* Like, tweet, post, comment or whatever. Waves are meant to be shared.

Surf Photo Friday with Malia Ward and Chris Ward. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Surf Photo Friday – Malia Ward, Chris Ward, and a Surf Photographer’s Second Worst Nightmare

Malia Ward drives off the bottom on a sunny California day. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Surf Photo Friday – Malia Ward, Chris Ward, and a Surf Photographer’s Second Worst Nightmare

After juggling schedules that never seemed to jive, we finally set up a morning to shoot some photos. A quick call to Malia’s mom, Jacqueline, to verify we were on and I was into my car and driving north. Upon exiting the freeway, I was feeling that familiar blend of excitement and anticipation that comes on when working with somebody new. Although usually on time, I felt quite proud of myself for arriving several minutes early. However, the feeling vanished with one glance at the back seat of my parked car.

Although there are some bad things that can happen when shooting from the water…being run over, getting pinned against the reef, etc., the biggest nightmare equipment-wise is having a water housing flooded with saltwater. I never give flooding much thought though, because SPL water housings are so well-built. On this day, however, I was guilty of the second biggest nightmare–I had left my housing on the couch at home.

What would I do? What could I say? Here I am meeting someone for the first time to shoot water shots and I had left a most important piece of equipment an hour away. As my feelings of preparedness gave way to complete embarrassment, Jacqueline and Malia arrived at the beach lot. Taking a “rip the bandage off quickly” approach, I told them of my blunder right after we had exchanged introductions. Although I was feeling like a complete numskull, they showed me nothing but kindness and understanding and we were soon laughing about the mishap. As luck would have it, the tide was way too high for the break which provided ample time to retrieve the water housing.

When we met up later in the day, the tide had dropped, the surf was still glassy and Malia was shredding. It’s going to be fun watching Malia’s development as a surfer. She is absolutely fearless, surfs for hours on end, and works a crowded break with the ease of a seasoned veteran. As this particular session was winding down, Malia’s dad, Chris Ward, paddled out and basically turned every wave into a live surf movie. The nightmarish start to the morning had come full-circle and transformed into a dream day complete with sunny skies, clean waves, and new friends.

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.

Midday barrel for Malia Ward. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Malia Ward paddles out for some fun winter waves in Southern California. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Malia Ward, layback snap in Southern California. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Malia Ward setting up for a barrel. Surf photo by Chris Grant.

Small wave punt by Chris Ward. Surf photo by Chris Grant.

An empty wave slips through the lineup. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Malia Ward dives into shallow water. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

A glimpse of Malia Ward through the lip. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Malia Ward, layback snap at her local beach break. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Malia Ward in a thick-lipped barrel. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Chris Ward frontside air. Surf photo by Chris Grant.

Photos: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com


Bonus Material: 24 seconds from the session with Malia and Chris Ward


Previous Surf Photo Fridays | 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:
Malia Ward on Facebook
Malia Ward on Instagram
Jacqueline Miller on Instagram
Chris Ward on Instagram
Cyber Shield Wetsuits
Lost Surfboards
Tonic Haircare
SPL Water Housings



Rip Curl Magic Fringe Sweater
Rip Curl Magic Fringe Sweater – Poncho-style v-neck sweater with fringe at arms. Semi-sheer, loose-fit.

More in The Store >>



* Like, tweet, post, pin, comment or whatever. Waves are meant to be shared.

Surf Photo Friday - Chloe Buckley and the Tiny $500 Wave

Surf Photo Friday – Chloe Buckley & the Tiny Five Hundred Dollar Wave

Surfer girl Chloe Buckley walks across the low tide sand in Oceanside, California. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Surf Photo Friday – Chloe Buckley & the Tiny Five Hundred Dollar Wave

“Chloe, I have a totally random thing to run by you. Mission Fed is having a $500 photo contest where you go somewhere you enjoy in San Diego and have your picture taken while holding their logo. I just printed out and laminated a little sign and was thinking it might be fun to take it into the surf for some water shots.”

“I’m sooooo down!”

As often happens, the moment the ocean caught word of our photo ideas, the surf went flat–dead flat. As the deadline approached, a morning surf check in Oceanside revealed some glassy, almost-rideable ankle slappers. Although we misfired on our first few attempts (pictured below), Chloe and I got in sync for a couple of almost 1-footers and in the end, we scored enough photos that it was actually difficult choosing which image she would submit as her contest entry.

A few days later, Mission Fed chose Chloe’s photo as the contest-winning entry. She received congratulations from a Mission Fed Senior Vice President, a certificate, and a cool $500 for her tiny, winning wave. Most important to me than winning though was getting the opportunity to shoot with a great friend and an amazing human being. That type of prize is truly priceless.

Chloe Buckley paddles into the lineup with a Mission Federal sign between her teeth. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Chloe Buckley surfs a little closeout wave. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com

Chloe Buckley wipes out on a tiny wave while holding a Mission Fed sign in her mouth. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Chloe Buckley making sure our sign didn't spring a leak. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Chloe Buckley surfing the largest wave on the tiniest of days while holding a Mission Fed sign. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Chloe Buckley surfs a tiny wave in Oceanside. Surf photo by Chris Grant. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Chloe Buckley, all smiles after a unorthodox but classic surf session. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com

A pelican glides across the water in Oceanside. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Chloe Buckley throws a frontside snap with a Mission Fed sign in her mouth. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Chloe Buckley rides the $500 winning wave. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Smiling female surfer, Chloe Buckley, holds a Mission Fed sign up in the air. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

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.

Photos: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com

Previous Surf Photo Fridays | 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:
Chloe Buckley on Facebook
Mission Federal Credit Union



Nixon the Time Teller Acetate Watch
Nixon The Timeteller Acetate Watch – Classic slim watch with 100 meter acetate case. Stainless steel buckle. Custom 3-hand Japanese quartz movement.

More in The Store >>



* Like, tweet, post, pin, comment or whatever. Waves are meant to be shared.

Tory Gilkerson's Snapshots from China during the Swatch Girls Pro China

Tory Gilkerson’s Snapshots from China during the Swatch Girls Pro

Tory Gilkerson's Snapshots from China - surfing in China at the Swatch Girls Pro China. Featured on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.
line of blue and gray

Monday, November 18, 2013

“We just got in and I am so stoked! It’s beautiful and tropical and we have an amazing view from the hotel. We may not get to surf today as there’s only a little swell. It should be three to four feet for the contest though.”
Tory Gilkerson boards a bus in China then jumps for joy at the amazing view from her hotel on Hainan Island, China. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.
line of blue and gray

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

“Today we got to free surf before the event that starts tomorrow. The surf was super fun and offshore with 3 to 5 foot waves. It was fun to practice with all the girls and get ready for the event. We also had an opening ceremony last night. They put on an amazing show with dance performers and speakers for us. It was an awesome experience and I am so excited to see the event unfold tomorrow.”
Tory Gilkerson hangs ten in China shortly before the beginning of the Swatch Girls Pro China opening ceremony. Featured on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.
line of blue and gray

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tory Gilkerson © Poullenot - full image size at swatchgirlspro.com“Today was so sick! I am so stoked to have won the first round heat and move straight into Round Three. The conditions cleaned up and provided us with some 4 to 5 foot glassy surf all day. The wave is a left hand point break that hits a couple of steep sections and is super fun. [ Photo: Swatch/Poullenot - click image to jump to full size at swatchgirlspro.com ]
Tory Gilkerson is stoked on the conditions for Day One of the Swatch Girls Pro China.Tory Gilkerson, post heat interview after her Round One win at the Swatch Girls Pro China. Featured on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.
Tory Gilkerson on video at the Swatch Girls Pro China.line of blue and gray

Friday, November 22, 2013

“I had an amazing day at the contest yesterday. I had a super fun Round Three heat with one of the Brazilian girls and won to move to Round Four. I was edged out in Round Five by one of the French girls. Overall it was a very fun contest and the camaraderie amongst the American girls is great, we all hung together and rooted each other on. I am excited to go explore this tropical paradise and find some new waves! This beachfront hotel is amazing and there’s a fun little beach break right in front. The food is great–we get buffet style breakfast and dinner and they really try to give us some American food options, thankfully ;) .”
Tory Gilkerson reflects on the Swatch Girls Pro China
line of blue and gray

Saturday, November 23, 2013

“Today we went up into a temple in the mountains and it was beautiful. We took a rattly ski lift up the mountain that was so scary, then hiked down and saw some beautiful Buddhist temples and statues. We went to a tourist attraction and turned into the attraction ourselves. After taking a photo with this lady, several Chinese tourists lined up to take photos with Karina and me.”
Tory Gilkerson and Karina Rozunko become tourist attractions in China. Tory and Mike Stidham visit a Buddhist temple in the mountains. Featured on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.
line of blue and gray

Sunday, November 24, 2013

“To finish off the trip, I had an awesome time with my bud, Karina Rozunko, surfing a secret spot in China!”
Tory Gilkerson and Karina Rozunko surf a secret spot in China. Featured on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.
line of blue and gray

Tory Gilkerson, San Onofre. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf MagazineNotes from the jetty…
Tory Gilkerson is on Hainan Island, China getting ready to compete in the upcoming Swatch Girls Pro that is scheduled for November 20-24. The 20-year-old goofyfoot was the 3x USA Under-18 Longboard Champion and recently starred in Birdman Media’s all-women longboard film, “Say No More” which debuted earlier this year. We often run into her while surfing Oceanside Harbor so we asked the talented surfer if she’d want to share some of her experiences in China this year. We hope you check back often as this page will be continuously updated as her journey unfolds. We wish the best of luck to Tory and all the women competing in China for the World Title this year.


Additional Resources:
Tory Gilkerson on Facebook
Tory Gilkerson on Instagram
Hawaiian Pro Designs
Eidon
Zeal Optics
Swatch Girls Pro China – official site
Swatch Girls Pro China on Facebook



Nixon the Time Teller Acetate Watch
Nixon The Timeteller Acetate Watch – Classic slim watch with 100 meter acetate case. Stainless steel buckle. Custom 3-hand Japanese quartz movement.

More in The Store >>



* Like, tweet, post, pin, comment or whatever. Waves are meant to be shared.

Surf Photo Friday - A Special Surf Session with Ashley Lloyd Thompson, Julie Cox, Alex Thompson, Chris Cuevas and Sheri Crummer

Surf Photo Friday – A Special Surf Session with Ashley Lloyd Thompson, Julie Cox, Alex Thompson, Chris Cuevas & Sheri Crummer

Ashley Lloyd Thompson and Julie Cox head for an early morning surf. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Surf Photo Friday – A Special Surf Session with Ashley Lloyd Thompson, Julie Cox, Alex Thompson & Sheri Crummer

Several months ago I received a call from my good friend, Julie Cox, that she was heading up to meet Ashley Lloyd for a surf. Caught by surprise that another one of my favorite human beings was in Southern California, I grabbed my camera gear and jumped on the northbound side of the 5 Freeway. Ashley was down here with her husband, Alex, visiting with some members of Alex’s family. Legendary personality, Sheri Crummer, also dropped by for some waves and it was an honor to meet her for the first time.

Not knowing how the surf was, we were pleasantly surprised to find fun, offshore conditions up and down the beach. It was a blessing to have such a diverse crew of styles …Julie’s timeless elegance, Ashley’s switchstance cutbacks, Alex and Chris’ classically drawn lines, and Sheri’s youthful exuberance were on display for three hours of California wintertime goodness.

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.

Julie Cox drops into a nice right. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Ashley Lloyd Thompson bottom turn. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com

Jule Cox knee paddles out into the lineup for some fun waves. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com

Julie Cox hangs five on her favorite Jule Collection surfboard. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Ashley Lloyd's backside slice on a clean right. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Crowd of surfers waiting for the next set of waves. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com

Sheri Crummer threads through the crowds. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Glassy, unridden wave. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Alex Thompson carves a cutback on a small inside wave. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com

Chris Cuevas and Alex Thompson switch surfboards. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Chris Cuevas leans into a peeling, little right. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Future waverider. Photo by Chris Grant.

Alex Thompson, old-school style in the hook. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com

Ashley Lloyd Thompson hits the lip backside. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Sheri Crummer hangs five on a glassy inside right. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Shorebreak dredger. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Elegance in the shore break, Julie Cox. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

Good friends, Julie Cox and Ashley Lloyd Thompson, say goodbye after a fun surf session. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Photos: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com

Previous Surf Photo Fridays | 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:
Ashley Lloyd Surfboards
Ashley Lloyd Thompson on Facebook
The Shapes – official band page featuring Alex Thompson, Ashley Lloyd and bandmates
The Shapes on Facebook
Ashley Lloyd on Instagram
Julie Cox Surfing
Julie Cox on Instagram
Jule Collection Surfboards on Facebook
Mollusk Surf Shop
Sheri Crummer Photography on Facebook
Seasister.com – photography by Sheri Crummer



Xcel Infiniti X2 4/3mm Fullsuit
Xcel Infiniti X2 4/3mm Fullsuit – The amazing Xcel Infinity X2 has been added to the women’s line this year. Seamless body for maximum range of motion in a cold water wetsuit.

More in The Store >>



* Like, tweet, post, pin, comment or whatever. Waves are meant to be shared.