Jettygirl Time Machine – July 30, 2007 – Surf Session with Bec Woods, Kyla Langen, Kim Mayer, Kassia Meador, Rochelle Ballard, Lyndsay Noyes, Violet Kimble, Sarah Beardmore, Megan Abubo, and Claire Bevilacqua
We’ve decided it’s time to unlock the video vault and showcase some of the sessions that have gone down in front of our lenses over the years. The video size may be small and standard definition (*glorious 480p, haha) but the spirit of the sessions back then were most definitely high-def, vibrant and in full color.
If it hadn’t have been for two individuals, Kyla Langen and Kassia Meador, Jettygirl would never have become a reality. At the time, Kyla was living in Carlsbad while Kassia Meador had recently moved to Oceanside. These two homes would become the focal points as some of the best female surfers in the world would stop by and visit during the summers. Each morning I’d wake up to pre-social media text messages and phone calls about how the waves were and where the session was going to happen.
It could just be the Oceanside area itself, but I see less and less of these surf sessions where groups of women get together and push the limits at one particular break. All of these surfers were complete individuals but there was enough cohesiveness as a group for people on the beach to feel the energy of women’s (shortboard) surfing being pushed forward one ride at a time, even on a junky summer day like the one in this clip.
Well, enough chatter on my part. I hope you enjoy the first of many Jettygirl Time Machine surf sessions …good rides, wipeouts, smiles, and everything else that makes an average day at the beach something special.
Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com
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