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

Ford Sin Límites with Lucía Martiño

Sin Límites – Champion Spanish Surfer, Lucía Martiño, Takes Three New Friends Surfing. Presented by Ford Motor Company.

 

We love those clips that reach out and grab your heart. After sharing a photo earlier today, we clicked a link on Lucía’s Instagram and it brought us to this gem of a video. Spanish surfing champion, Lucía Martiño, takes three new friends surfing in this short film presented by Ford Motor Company. As they drive, the surfers share stories of physical challenges like glaucoma and cerebral palsy. Later in the clip the trio of friends are on the shoreline waiting to go surfing and Lucía brings them three new surfboards for their surf session.
 
“I think it’s good motivation for them to keep getting in the water everyday. The great thing about surfboards is that each has its own story, and the surprise comes once they’re in the water and they see how their stories change.” – Lucía Martiño
 
We hope you enjoy this heart-warming video. It certainly inspired us today.
 
Note: If you don’t speak Spanish, click the “CC” box on the YouTube player to activate subtitles.
Filmmaker’s Description
En el surf, como en la carretera, podemos dejar atrás nuestros problemas y sentirnos libres. Cuéntanos tu historia y gana una tabla de surf: www.fordsinlimites.com
Agradecimientos
Play & Train y Free Surfers School

Presented By
Ford España
Surfer
Lucía Martiño – @lucia_martino

 
Ford Sin Limites with Lucía Martiño

Tatiana Weston-Webb stars in Wish You Were Here, a film by Body Glove Entertainment and Body Glove Girl

Tatiana Weston-Webb in Tahiti – “Wish You Were Here”

 

Wish You Were Here – Tati in Tahiti from Body Glove on Vimeo.

 

Description
Professional surfer, Tatiana Weston-Webb, travels to a remote island in Tahiti with pro surfers Anthony Walsh, Tika Smith, and brother Troy Weston-Webb. On an island in the middle of nowhere, Tatiana finds empty waves, crystal clear water, and a love for how simple life can be. Wish you were here…
 
A Film By
Body Glove Entertainment
 
Surfers
Tatiana Weston-Webb, Anthony Walsh, Moorea “Tika” Smith, Troy Weston-Webb
 
Cinematography
Scott Smith, Greg Browning, Anthony Walsh, Brent Bielmann
 
Edit:
Scott Smith
 
Music By
“Wake Me Up” – Fademan & Oleg K Featuring Lime Kid
“Time” – Kasket Club
“Violent Young” – The Analog Affair
 

Frame grabs of Tatiana Weston-Webb in Wish You Were Here, a film by Body Glove Entertainment
 

Single Wave Thursday featuring Kassia Meador on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

Kassia Meador – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.


One thing I’ve noticed about many of my favorite surfers is how they can jump on just about any type of equipment and skillfully ride waves without missing a beat. Longboard stylist, Kassia Meador, is one of those multi-faceted surfers who can surf anything from a high-performance thruster, to a retro-styled twin fin, to a traditional single fin log. I’m not sure if she still rides them, but a number of years back, Kassia began riding a thin, finless, wooden board known as an Alaia.


If you’ve ever seen someone surf an Alaia, you’ll quickly realize that it is a completely different way to ride waves. I’ve seen many people give it a go, only to return to the sand deflated that they either couldn’t catch a wave or the ones they did catch resulted in wipeout after wipeout. For those who push through the initial challenges, however, the reward is a feeling of unadulterated speed, glide, slide, and freedom. On this particular wave in Encinitas a few years back, Kassia Meador glides into a fun, lined-up, glassy left. It’s really fun to watch the nuances that come into play on finless boards—case in point, the subtle drifting Kassia employs as she heads into her 360-degree spin. Landing a floater on an Alaia is no easy task, but Kassia effortlessly pulls one off to finish her ride.


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.


Surfer: Kassia Meador – @kassiameador
Film: Chris Grant – @chrisgrantphoto
Sound: Audio provided by abcopen at freesound.org

 

 

Holly Beck Obermeyer featured in Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine's Single Wave Thursday. Surf photo by Chris Grant.

Holly Beck Obermeyer – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

Holly Beck Obermeyer featured in Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine's Single Wave Thursday. Surf photo by Chris Grant.
Holly Beck Obermeyer – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.
Women’s Surf Movies on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

Holly Beck has so many of the qualities I look up to in another human being. She’s intelligent, resourceful, organized, goal-oriented and so much more …all wrapped up in a truly down-to-earth and fun-loving personality. On this day in 2009 she took out a new Rusty “Dwart” surfboard and in a crew of some of the top surfers in the world, literally blew the roof off the session as seen in this lightning-fast whip off the section.

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: Ashley Lloyd Thompson | 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:
Holly Beck | Explore. Connect. Inspire.
Surf With Amigas – Women’s Surf and Yoga Retreats
Holly Beck on Facebook
Surf With Amigas on Facebook
Holly Beck on Instagram – @hollybeck27
Surf With Amigas on Instagram – @surfwithamigas
Rusty Surfboards
Body Glove
Sector 9 Skateboards



Sector Nine Peru Skateboard
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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



Billabong Pent Up Sweater
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Single Wave Thursday featuring Kassia Meador on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

Kassia Meador – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

Single Wave Thursday featuring Kassia Meador on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

Kassia Meador – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.
Women’s Surf Movies on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

One thing I’ve noticed about many of my favorite surfers is how they can jump on just about any type of equipment and skillfully ride waves without missing a beat. Longboard stylist, Kassia Meador, is one of those multi-faceted surfers who can surf anything from a high-performance thruster, to a retro-styled twin fin, to a traditional single fin log. I’m not sure if she still rides them, but a number of years back, Kassia began riding a thin, finless, wooden board known as an Alaia.

If you’ve ever seen someone surf an Alaia, you’ll quickly realize that it is a completely different way to ride waves. I’ve seen many people give it a go, only to return to the sand deflated that they either couldn’t catch a wave or the ones they did catch resulted in wipeout after wipeout. For those who push through the initial challenges, however, the reward is a feeling of unadulterated speed, glide, slide, and freedom. On this particular wave in Encinitas a few years back, Kassia Meador glides into a fun, lined-up, glassy left. It’s really fun to watch the nuances that come into play on finless boards—case in point, the subtle drifting Kassia employs as she heads into her 360-degree spin. Landing a floater on an Alaia is no easy task, but Kassia effortlessly pulls one off to finish her ride.

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: 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:
Kassia Meador – official
Kassia Meador on Instagram – @kassiameador
Kassia Meador on Twitter
Wegener Surfboards



Roxy Fit For Waves Surf Legging
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Single Wave Thursday featuring Amee Donohoe on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. One ride, no music, just surfing.

Amee Donohoe – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

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

Amee Donohoe – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

One of the most underrated surfers I’ve ever met is Australia’s Amee Donohoe. Intelligent, hilarious, and truly one of a kind. This is the last wave I ever saw her surf before she left the tour. A magic, spray-painted, red board under the feet of an uber-talented human being—it doesn’t get any better.

If I may take a slight diversion today… as you all well know, the Roxy Pro Gold Coast ended a few days ago and announcers, media types, and social media outlets rightfully lit up with praise of the women’s performances. While the current crew of World Tour surfers are taking surfing to the next level, my hope is that we never forget those who have come before. Without the benefits of modern equipment, air awareness training, instantaneous video feedback, cameras following their every move, and social media chatter of every type, the surfers of the past pushed the envelope of what was possible then and laid the foundation of what’s possible now. The surfers of today, talented as they may be, are not the starting point but simply the next step in the rich fabric of surfing’s history. Let’s heartily applaud the present, but in equal portions let’s respect and appreciate the past.

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.

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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: 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:
Amee Donohoe Surf Coaching
Central Coast Surf Academy
Amee Donohoe on Twitter



FCS II Performer PC Carbon Medium Tri Fins
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FCS II Performer PC Carbon Medium Tri Fins – Part of the new FCS system featuring quick, keyless installation. Designed to deliver a combination of speed and maneuverability that’s works ideally in anything from beach breaks to point breaks. Performance core material and carbon fiber. Resin transfer moulding creates a lightweight fin with a smooth flex feel. Base is 4.37 inches. Depth is 4.55 inches. Area is 14.81 inches. Sweep is 33.7 degrees.

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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



Billabong Salty Dayz Spring Suit
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Billabong Salty Dayz Spring Suit – 2mm long sleeve spring wetsuit. Front zip with mixed print panels.

If the water is cooler in your area, try the Billabong 302 EZ Chest Zip Full Suit. For warmer climates, try pairing a Billabong Salty Dayz Vest with your favorite bikini bottoms.

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Tammy Lee Smith pulling into a Newport Beach barrel. Single Wave Thursday on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Tammy-Lee Smith – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

Tammy Lee Smith pulling into a Newport Beach barrel. Single Wave Thursday on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Tammy-Lee Smith – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

Six years ago this month I had the opportunity to meet one of South Africa’s best surfers, Tammy-Lee Smith, to this day one of the best barrel riders I’ve ever seen. It was so great getting to hear Tammy’s stories of life in Africa. Tammy’s deep love of her homeland and its people are things I’ll never forget about her. On this day in Newport Beach, she scored a bunch of clean semi-closeout barrels. This wave, however, had better shape and when she air dropped into it, I knew it would be a keeper.

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: 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:
Tammy-Lee Smith on Facebook
Tammy-Lee Smith on Instagram
Tammy-Lee Smith on Twitter



FCS II Performer PC Carbon Medium Tri Fins
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FCS II Performer PC Carbon Medium Tri Fins – Part of the new FCS system featuring quick, keyless installation. Designed to deliver a combination of speed and maneuverability that’s works ideally in anything from beach breaks to point breaks. Performance core material and carbon fiber. Resin transfer moulding creates a lightweight fin with a smooth flex feel. Base is 4.37 inches. Depth is 4.55 inches. Area is 14.81 inches. Sweep is 33.7 degrees.

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Single Wave Thursday featuring Tia Blanco on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

Tia Blanco – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

Single Wave Thursday featuring Tia Blanco on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

Tia Blanco – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

There’s nothing quite like clean rail work and San Clemente’s Tia Blanco puts her rails to good use on this fun left during the 2013 Surfing America USA Championships. Tia weaves a perfect blend of style and power as she unloads an explosive, carving hack on the inside section. After checking out her Single Wave Thursday below, be sure and click on over to another clip featuring Tia pulling into a nice barrel in Tahiti.

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: 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:
Tia Blanco – official site
Tia Blanco on Instagram
Tia Blanco on Facebook
Tia Blanco on Twitter
Reef Girls
J7 Surfboards
Daphne’s California Greek
Sticky Bumps
Tonic Haircare
DFS Movement



Reef Winter Moon Boot
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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
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