Luiza Campos, Malibu - Golden State Series by LF Productions

Luiza Campos Surfs Malibu in The Golden State Series

The Golden State Series: Malibu from L/F productions on Vimeo.

 

Brazilian-born surfer, Luiza Campos, is one of our favorite photographers and while checking out some of her work online, we stumbled upon a surf session of hers in Malibu, California. This short film is part of Luiza and her husband, Stephan Figueiredo’s Golden State Series and touches on what most of us know we’ll be facing when we surf the iconic point break—-fun, peeling waves but out-of-this-world crowds.

 

Film Description
Continuing our ‘The Golden State Series’, we capture Luiza Campos during a sunny California afternoon riding the wave that gave birth to surfing on the west coast – Malibu.
This wave has it’s bittersweet moments. Flawless in every way, yet unbearably crowded. You can spend hours out there before you catch a one, and most likely you will be sharing it with five other people you have never seen before. But, there is always that one ride that makes it worth the effort.
As the world continues to get smaller and more people continue to flood to the same places, it’s hard not to let your mind wander to somewhere far away, where maybe there is another undiscovered Malibu with no one around.
Within the chaos and with much patience, Luiza finds her space amongst a sea full of strangers.

 

Surfer
Luiza Campos – @luizadmcampos
Film
Stephan Figueiredo – @stephanfigueiredo
Edit
Luiza Campos – @luizadmcampos
Production
LF Productions
Music
M83 – “Waves, Waves, Waves”

 

Luiza Campos frame grabs from The Golden State Series - Malibu by L/F Productions

 

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

Intimasea by Nathan Oldfield for Seea 2015 Collection

Intimasea, a Short Surf Film by Nathan Oldfield

Intimasea by Nathan Oldfield from The Seea on Vimeo.

 

“A wave is a special gift from the earth and when we get to feel it expressed through our bodies, through our minds, and through our spirits in a very feminine way, it brightens the water and it brightens the lineup. It uplifts the whole community of surfing and reminds surfers–men and women alike, that women are different …that we are the dancers of the ocean.” – Leah Dawson
Description
“Intimasea” is a short film by Australian photographer Nathan Oldfield that celebrates the beauty and grace of women’s longboard surfing, and dreamy high of playing in the waves with your friends.

Featuring Seeababe ambassadors: Leah Dawson, Lola Mignot, Hallie Rohr, Karina Rozunko, Mele Saili and Makala Smith wearing the Seea 2015 collection.

To find out more about Seea, please visit theseea.com
 
Film/Edit By
Nathan Oldfield – nathanoldfield.com
 
Surfers
Leah DawsonLola Mignot – Hallie Rohr – Karina RozunkoMele SailiMakala Smith
 
Music
“Christmas Lights” – The Motifs
“I Need All The Friends I Can Get” – Camera Obscura

 
Frame grabs from Intimasea, a short surf film by Nathan Oldfield for Seea
 

 

Single Wave Thursday featuring Ashley Lloyd Thompson on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Ashley Lloyd Thompson – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

Single Wave Thursday featuring Ashley Lloyd Thompson on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.
Ashley Lloyd Thompson – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.
Women’s Surf Movies on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

One of my favorite Jettygirl days was the one I spent with surfer/shaper/musician, Ashley Lloyd Thompson, at her home in Santa Cruz, California. Watching the ultra-smooth surfing styles of Ashley and her husband, Alex, was a refreshing change of pace. If filming the two of them drawing clean lines in the water wasn’t reward enough, I was blessed even more with a home-grown salad and an impromptu live music performance after the session. It was an epic day through and through!

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
* 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: Kassia Meador | Amee Donohoe | Felicity Palmateer | 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:
Ashley Lloyd Surfboards – official
The Shapes – official band site
Ashley Lloyd Thompson on Instagram
The Shapes on Facebook



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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
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Josh Hall Surfboards on Instagram
JoneSeaWetsuits on Instagram
Hayden Lane on Instagram



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Surf Photo Friday with Mary Osborne and Her Beloved Cooperfish

Surf Photo Friday – Mary Osborne and Her Beloved 9’10” Cooperfish Single Fin Surfboard

Mary Osborne trims her Cooperfish surfboard on a lined up, glassy wave. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Mary Osborne and Gene Cooper with Mary's new Cooperfish singlefin surfboard.Pictured: Gene Cooper and Mary Osborne with “Greeny”, Mary’s new 9’10” Cooperfish Single Fin. Credit: Mary Osborne Collection

By Mary Osborne

I have fantasized about having a Cooperfish surfboard from the very beginning. I was about 16 years old when I saw my first Cooperfish longboard up in a surf shop in Santa Barbara. The board I saw was extremely sexy, sleek, shiny, classic and far too expensive for a teenager with only babysitting money. My brothers and a few friends rode Cooperfish boards so I was very familiar with them and always lusted for one through my beginning years of surfing. In fact, I lusted for almost 15 years before I got my first board from Gene. Gene and I would occasionally run into each other out the water, parking lot, or at a surfing event. For years we would always talk about him building me a board, but it wasn’t until 2013 when I finally convinced Gene to do it.

It all started when I borrowed a friend’s Cooperfish out a Rincon one afternoon because I was bored with my current quiver of longboards. I wanted something more classic, heavy and a “looker” – ya know, something people look at and go “Wow!” Rincon was about 3-4 feet, uncrowded with perfect longboard sliders. I was having the time of my life on that borrowed board. I had nose rides for days and the board paddled so fast and easy. Overall, there was just a different feel to this board I borrowed. It felt like magic under my feet. Immediately after my session I called Gene. The conversation went something like this… “Gene, it’s Mary. It’s come to that time where you need, in fact you must, make me a board. I am in love with this board I just borrowed at Rincon and I must have one just like it in my quiver.” Gene laughed and agreed to make me one.

The following day, I took that very same board I rode at Rincon into Gene’s shaping room. He copied a few things from it while magically blending his special skills to make a new unique board he knew I would love. Luckily for me, Gene was on a deadline for a surfboard show in San Clemente and was already shaping about 4-5 boards for this event, so there was no turning back for him. It was a green light… and soon I was to have a new Cooperfish in my quiver.

During the shaping process I was in between my surf travels and was able to sneak in and watch Gene perform his magic. His shaping room was full of classic masterpieces and colorful resins splattered on the floor. The smell of resin was like roses to my nose. His one of kind designs were everywhere and I was frothing to order more. My heart skipped a beat when I saw my sexy new Cooperfish directly in the center of the room. Gene had used a light green tint with a special rice paper inlay for the design. I was in love…

Due to the surfboard show, it took about 2 months after the board was completed until I could get my hands on it. My first session was at Rincon and it was a memorable one. The waves were a little bit bigger than expected, actually a lot bigger. A random sneaker Northwest swell filled in the day I took “Greeny” (I named the board) out. It was well overhead with sucking up barrels and a very heavy current. It was actually super challenging for my new 9’10” heavy single fin. The Queen of the Coast was doing her thing while giving me a ride of a lifetime. I managed to take a few waves on the head, went swimming a couple of times, and got slammed on the suck ups when I pearled on the take off. Not really my plan for session one on Greeny. However, once I figured out the Cooper, it was a dream come true. I slid into a couple of inside beauties that were a blast. She rode like a true gem!

I can’t thank Gene enough for finally making me one of his boards. It is a big honor to have his handcrafted work of art in my quiver. “THANK YOU!!”

Mary Osborne knee paddling her Cooperfish surfboard in Ventura, California. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Mary Osborne noserides her Cooperfish surfboard. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com

Cooperfish grab rail by Mary Osborne. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com

Mary Osborne glides effortlessly up and over a glassy wave. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Surf Mag.

Mary Osborne, timeless surf style in Ventura, California. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Cross-stepping with Mary Osborne. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com

Brandon Blake and Mary Osborne, surfers in love. Ventura, California. Photos by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com

Brandon Blake noseriding California Street. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Mary Osborne cross-stepping on her new Cooperfish surfboard. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com

Down the line trim by Mary Osborne. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com

Mary Osborne and Brandon Blake carry their longboards after going surfing in Ventura, California. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Final notes from Chris Grant…
While this stretch of California lies dormant for most of the summer months, a couple of small waves occasionally sneak into the various bends in the coastline. I had never officially met Mary Osborne before this session, but smiles and laughs came so easily that it felt as if I was meeting an old friend. Our schedules only jived for a mid-afternoon surf so the lighting was harsh and there was a bit of onshore wind …none of which mattered because Mary rode the tiny waves with such style, I completely forgot about the quality of the conditions. While in the water Mary introduced me to her open-ocean paddling boyfriend, Brandon, who rips on all types of surfboards as well. If I wouldn’t have known better, I would have already thought the two were married because they seem so great together. Fast forward from this summer day to a few weeks ago and they’ve decided to make it official. Hearty congratulations on your engagement, Mary and Brandon! Stoked for you both!

Photos: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com | Cooperfish photos courtesy of Mary Osborne’s personal collection

Previous Photo Fridays | Kelia Moniz, Megan Godinez, Geodee Clark & Bruna Schmitz | Kamalehua Keohokapu | Claire Bevilacqua | Alexa Frantz |Rebecca Woods | Silvana Lima | Alessa Quizon

Additional Resources:
Mary Osborne – official site (includes surf camp and retreat information)
Mary Osborne on Facebook
Mary Osborne on Instagram
Cooperfish Surfboards
Gene Cooper on Facebook



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Julie Cox surfing at night at First Point Malibu. Surf photo by Chris Grant.

Throwback Thursday with Julie Cox and an Explosion of Light

Julie Cox surfing at night at First Point Malibu. Surf photo by Chris Grant.

Rolling back seven years and as we were driving back down the coast from one of Julie’s favorite secret spots, we passed Malibu and saw a few lines breaking on a glassy, moonless night. I had just picked up my first flash housing and unfortunately, my novice skills resulted in a backscatter of lights on all the photos. Mistakes aside, it’s Throwback Thursday so here you go. Julie Cox, First Point Malibu.

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Additional Resources:
Throwback Thursday with Alana Blanchard and a Baby Opossum
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OCEANA. LONGBOARD LOVE. Surf Video by Buji Brownlegs & Coast Thru Life.

[ Jettygirl note: We don’t know where this video was shot and frankly it doesn’t matter. What does matter is that it made us smile …a huge smile simply because surfing is awesome. No matter what equipment you’re riding, surfing is amazing. According to FB, the following surfers were spotted in the video: Yutaka Kishida, Nina M. Santamaria, Marco Portugal, Marie Aquino, Junior Aloha Ventura, Jefferson Carillo Ganuelas, Ellana Pfeiffer, Eliza Pfeiffer, Lorraine Lapus, Jeff Ortega, Mia Sebastian, Carla Suiza, Kim Jones, Jericho Rosales, Mysa Berkova, Marvin Bryan Verar, Yuzuru Shinjo, Akimoto Shohei, Borabora Hwang, Dodong Lee, Text Back, Norman Vincent Dalora, Nikki Arce Dela Paz, Buji Brownlegs and a special appearance by Lorenzo Kiddo Cosio’s beloved board. ]

Oceana : Longboard Love – by Buji Brownlegs

A simple vid we put together for those who appreciate whatever the ocean gives. Whether on perfect head high peelers or 1 foot lumps, longboarding is just pure joy.

Keep an open mind and give it a try.

Audio: Time to Wander by Gypsy and the Cat.

Special thanks to Jeff Ganuelas of Moonshine and Saltwater for the water footage on that unforgettable day and to Angel Villanueva for the additional surf clip.

Like us @ facebook.com/coastthrulife or drop by coastthrulife.blogspot.com/

Thanks for watching.

Leah Dawson and Lauren Hill: Ladies at the Pass (surf video clip)

Early one morning last week I logged onto Facebook and happened upon this little video clip of Leah Dawson and Lauren Hill catching a few waves at the Pass. Like all of Leah’s videos, it made me smile and I thought it might do the same for you.

Check out LeahDawson.com and MerSeaBeaucoup.com for more waves from the girls. Special thank you to Leah Dawson for giving JettyGirl permission to run her video. Shot on GoPro HD Cameras.

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