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
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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
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