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
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Kelly Nicely & The Pelican Session - Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

Surf Photo Friday – Kelly Nicely and the Pelican Session

Pelican feeding frenzy in Oceanside, California. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Surf Photo Friday - Kelly Nicely and the Pelican Session When it comes to favorite animals, birds in particular, the choice nearest my heart is the pelican. The awkward bird glides along waves with a grace that's without rival, but when she dives for a meal, she does so with the elegance of a falling sack of potatoes. One morning not long ago while driving up and over the bridge that parallels the San Luis Rey, I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw what looked to be a hundred surfers bobbing up and down in the water at South Jetty. As I drove closer I realized just how much I need glasses--there wasn't a single surfer in the lineup, but the break was packed with several hundred pelicans. I didn't have any particular plans to shoot that morning but upon seeing the frenzy in the water, I knew it was time for a swim. The waves were pretty tiny so I called one of my best friends, North Carolina's Kelly Nicely, who I knew owned a beautiful, bright yellow Takayama single fin that would work perfectly in the shin-high peelers. I was curious if the birds would hang out there with us if we paddled out amongst them. Sadly, by the time we got all our gear together, the feeding frenzy had subsided and most of the flock had flown away. Undeterred, Kelly paddled out in front of the remaining pelicans posted up on the jetty and scored a few noserides before we called it a day. I'm not sure if it's the timeless single fin, my favorite birds, or hanging with my good friend, but whatever the reason, this session is one I'll always remember. Pelican feeding frenzy in Oceanside, California. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Checking the surf with Kelly Nicely. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com Pelican taking off from the jetty in Oceanside. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Kelly Nicely and her yellow Donald Takayama single fin surfboard. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine Kelly Nicely and her longboard toes. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com Paddling into a wave with Kelly Nicely. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com Kelly Nicely sets up the inside section with some classic cross-stepping. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine Little right peelers in Oceanside. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com Kelly Nicely cross-stepping in Oceanside. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. North Carolina's Kelly Nicely is one of the best noseriders on the planet. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine Paddling out with Kelly Nicely. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com Kelly Nicely waits for a set wave in Oceanside. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com Kelly Nicely's backside noseride. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Kelly Nicely walking across wet sand in Oceanside. Photo by Chris Grant, JettyGirl Online Surf Magazine Reflections of North Carolina's Kelly Nicely. Photos by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com Kelly Nicely's yellow Donald Takayama single fin. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine Wary pelican eyes the photographer. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Photos: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com
Previous Surf Photo Fridays | 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: Kelly Nicely on Instagram Kelly Nicely on Facebook Hawaiian Pro Designs Noah Ka Oi - Takayama boards, fins, and apparel
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Jettygirl's "Say No More" Surf DVD Giveaway. A women's longboard surf film by Taylor Larison and Birdman Media.

“Say No More” Surf Movie DVD Giveaway. Enter today to win the new women’s longboard surf film by Birdman Media.

"Say No More" Surf Movie Giveaway on Jettygirl.com This week, Birdman Media is teaming up with Jettygirl to give away three DVD copies of Say No More, a women's longboard surf film by Taylor Larison. Scroll down for the entry form and enter the giveaway using any or all of the methods listed. No purchase necessary to play. The Say No More Surf Movie Giveaway begins Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 5pm PST and ends Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 5pm PST. The three randomly selected winners will be notified via email within 48 hours of the closing deadline. Official Terms and Conditions are linked on the entry form below. Best of luck to you! And if you don't win this week, check back for more giveaways on Jettygirl throughout the year. Jettygirl's "Say No More" Surf DVD Giveaway. A women's longboard surf film by Taylor Larison and Birdman Media. Enter today for your chance to win one of three DVDs from Birdman Media. Deadline to enter is Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 5pm PST.

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About "Say No More" - A Women's Longboard Surf Film by Taylor Larison of Birdman Media Birdman Media presents, "Say No More," an all-women's longboard surf film showcasing some of Southern California's finest female wave riders gliding through their favorite breaks. Starring: Lindsay Steinriede-Engle, Makala Smith, Erin Ashley, Tory Gilkerson, Karina Rozunko, and Stephanie Vigiano. Jettygirl's take on the film... We met Taylor Larison on the beach months ago as he was filming early footage for Say No More and he was so amped on the project. Despite the huge population of women surfers that grace virtually every break on the planet nowadays, female-focused surf films are still pretty rare. Say No More premiered in Carlsbad on July 26 and it's easy to see why the theatre was packed. From Erin Ashley's timeless noserides to Lindsay Steinriede-Engle's powerful carves, we found every surfer's segment unique and entertaining. With a mixture of eclectic tunes and footage from some of Southern California's most famous surf spots, Say No More is a surf film well worth having in your DVD or digital collection. If you don't happen to win the Say No More DVD Giveaway, head over to Birdman Media and purchase a copy. At only $10 for a DVD (shipping included), it's an absolute steal! For digital downloads, head to TheSurfNetwork.com to rent or buy the film. www.birdmanmedia.com | instagram.com/birdmanmedia | www.facebook.com/BirdManMedia
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