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.

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Slide Into Savings Cyber Monday surf shop discounts and coupon codes

Slide Into Savings – Cyber Monday Surf Shop Specials, Discounts and Coupon Codes

Slide Into Savings Cyber Monday surf shop discounts and coupon codes

We hope you had a fun Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. It’s super early “Cyber Monday” on the West Coast, but we’re posting late at night so our East Coast friends won’t miss out on any deals. Wherever you are in the country, here are some discounts, special offers, and coupon codes if you’re in the mood to save a few dollars while you shop.

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Boom Boom Brazil – 20-50% Off all this week. In-store and via Facebook link. Worldwide shipping.
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Surf Sistas Costa Rica 2014 Surf & Yoga Retreats – 20% Discount if booked between 11/29/13 and 12/02/13. Enter code: BLACK FRIDAY
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Single Wave Thursday with Alexa Frantz. One ride, no music, just ocean.

San Diego surfer, Alexa Frantz, throws down a nice frontside snap and receives some applause from Tonic Haircare’s Lauren Otonicar. Single Wave Thursday on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. One ride, no music, just ocean.

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Leila Hurst Surfing at Home in Hawaii. Surf Video Clip by Joel Guy.

This video of Leila Hurst is appropriately named “untitled” by her filmer, Joel Guy. We don’t know the spots where the video was shot and wouldn’t name them even if we did… Leila Hurst, enjoying some free time in her home state of Hawaii.

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Surfing With My Sister – Leila & Sophia Hurst Ride Waves, Share Laughs & Shed Tears with Life Roll On


Jettygirl’s NO RED TAPE Product Giveaway! Prizes from Billabong, Tonic Haircare, Girls4Sport, Calavera Swimwear, Rail Grabber, Sticky Bumps, SeaHippie & More.

Jettygirl's NO RED TAPE Product Giveaway
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The Backstory
On January 1, 2012 Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine will be kicking off our sixth year of publication. Although we have a small contingent of advertisers, the single greatest source of our survival and growth has always been you, our loyal readers. With the generosity of the companies listed above, Jettygirl is happy to end the year with a special product giveaway.


The Prizes
Our list of prizes will be expanding throughout the month but this is what we’re giving away so far:
• A Billabong Synergy 3/2mm Full Wetsuit
• The entire Tonic line including the Tonic Haircare line, tote, stickers and Tonic “booty” shorts
• Boardshorts and tops from Girls4Sport
• Bikini from Calavera Swimwear
Rail Grabber surfboard carrier designed by the legendary Linda Benson
• Alana Blanchard Sticky Bumps traction pad
• Handmade jewelry by SeaHippie
• iTunes gift cards

*Please note that all prizes are not available in all sizes. Equal priced substitute prizes may be necessary in some cases.



The Details
Jettygirl’s NO RED TAPE Product Giveaway takes place from November 24 to December 24, 2011. The drawing will take place on Christmas Day. All winners will be notified via email the following week for delivery details. No purchase necessary. Please fill out the form below to enter…one entry per person please. Type “Giveaway” in the Subject field and in the Message field please let us know how you heard about Jettygirl.


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Jettygirl’s NO RED TAPE Product Giveaway! Prizes from Billabong, Tonic, Girls4Sport, Sticky Bumps, SeaHippie & More.

Jettygirl's NO RED TAPE Product Giveaway
Billabong  Tonic Haircare  Girls4Sport  Calavera Swimwear  Rail Grabber  Sticky Bumps  SeaHippie


The Backstory
On January 1, 2012 Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine will be kicking off our sixth year of publication. Although we have a small contingent of advertisers, the single greatest source of our survival and growth has always been you, our loyal readers. With the generosity of the companies listed above, Jettygirl is happy to end the year with a special product giveaway.


The Prizes
Our list of prizes will be expanding throughout the month but this is what we’re giving away so far:
• A Billabong Synergy 3/2mm Full Wetsuit
• The entire Tonic line including the Tonic Haircare line, tote, stickers and Tonic “booty” shorts
• Boardshorts and tops from Girls4Sport
• Bikini from Calavera Swimwear
Rail Grabber surfboard carrier designed by the legendary Linda Benson
• Alana Blanchard Sticky Bumps traction pad
• Handmade jewelry by SeaHippie
• iTunes gift cards


The Details
Jettygirl’s NO RED TAPE Product Giveaway takes place from November 24 to December 24, 2011. The drawing will take place on Christmas Day. All winners will be notified via email the following week for delivery details. No purchase necessary. Please fill out the form below to enter…one entry per person please. Type “Giveaway” in the Subject field and in the Message field please let us know how you heard about Jettygirl.

Mailing Address:

JettyGirl Online Surf Magazine
PO Box 3446
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Thank You For Your Support of Jettygirl!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your past, present and future support. Jettygirl sprouted from a tiny idea in 2005 and has grown into a well-known and respected surf publication the world over. We couldn’t have done any of it without your support, words of encouragement and overflowing generosity. Thank you! If you would like to help Jettygirl promote women’s surfing in 2012, please consider a “Pay Whatever You Like” subscription below. Whether you donate 25 cents or 25 dollars, every penny goes toward keeping this grassroots project moving forward into the future.

Supporting JettyGirl Online Surf Magazine with a pay whatever you like subscription

Dollars and Cents …Supporting JettyGirl with a “Pay Whatever You Like” Subscription
Even a Labor of Love Needs a Funding Source

JettyGirl readers often ask us how they can help support our mission. We’re a totally free site and will continue to remain so, but we do have operating costs. If you’d like to help out, please use the “Donate” button to the left. You can enter any amount you desire …whether it’s 25 cents or 25 dollars, we’ll use every penny to continue promoting women’s surfing.

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Surfing With My Sister. Leila & Sophia Hurst Ride Waves, Share Laughs & Shed Tears with Life Rolls On at La Jolla Shores.

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On a Friday afternoon a few weeks ago, I logged onto Facebook and the first post I saw was from Leila Hurst who mentioned that she’d be attending the Life Rolls On event with her sister Sophia the following day. After a bit of schedule reshuffling I grabbed some camera gear and made my way down to La Jolla Shores. I had some knowledge of Life Rolls On but had never attended one of their events and didn’t really know what to expect.

As I walked up to the Life Rolls On tents, a few thoughts struck me immediately. First, there are a lot of colored jerseys. To ensure the safety of each surfer, a team of volunteers is assigned to each participant. Although it isn’t necessarily a contest, I could sense some friendly competition between the volunteers as to which team cheered and hooted the loudest for their surfer. Another thing that became abundantly clear to me…the best barrel, the loftiest air, the hugest frontside hack…the type of turns you think you’ll remember forever instantly become insignificant compared to the world-changing smiles that each Life Rolls On participant has on their face as they exit the water. I loved everything about They Will Surf Again…the enthusiasm, the overwhelming joy, the thunderous applause and the deep emotions that affected both participants and volunteers. I saw this firsthand when Leila Hurst burst into tears during Sophia’s first ride.

“Going into the event all I could think of was how happy and excited my sister was to be a part of it,” explained Leila. “I didn’t expect an emotional experience but once my sister hit the water and was laying on the board with all the love and support around her, it all hit me. I was balling like never before. Tears filled with happiness and joy. It was an incredible feeling …a feeling I had never experienced before. For a second there I felt like a proud mother which was funny because she’s my older sister. Ha ha.”

Pre-heat preparations with Natalie McPeek, Sophia Hurst and Leila Hurst. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.comLeila Hurst, Sophia Hurst and Natalie McPeek make their way to the water's edge. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.Leila and Sophia Hurst. Photo by Chris Grant, jettygirl.comSurrounded by Life Rolls On volunteers, Sophia Hurst, all smiles and ready to go surfing. Photo by Chris Grant of Jettygirl Surf Magazine.
All smiles at Life Rolls On's They Will Surf Again event, Leila Hurst, Sophia Hurst and good friend, Natalie McPeek. Photo by Chris Grant of Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.At They Will Surf Again events, each participant is surrounded by Life Rolls On volunteers from the outside peaks all the way to the beach. Sophia Hurst. Photo by Chris Grant, jettygirl.comHeartwarming wave of the day shared between sisters, Leila and Sophia Hurst. Surf photo by Chris Grant of Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.Overwhelmed with joy at her sister's first ride, Leila Hurst sheds some tears. Photo by Chris Grant of Jettygirl Surf Magazine.Lauren Otonicar of Tonic Haircare, Natalie McPeek and Leila Hurst watching as Sophia finishes her ride on the inside section. Surf photo by Chris Grant, jettygirl.com

About halfway through Sophia’s surf session, the volunteers encouraged Leila to ride some waves with her sister. (After their first ride this photographer had a knot in his throat as well.)

“The volunteers talked me into riding a couple of waves with my sister and I have never been so nervous in my life,” shared Leila. “I thought I was going to screw up and have Sophia fall of the board. I was so worried she would get held under if we pearled but we managed to pull it off and it was an unforgettable feeling. We rode a couple waves to shore while everyone’s faces filled with Joy! I can honestly say that this past weekend being a part of Life Rolls On was the best weekend of my life …better then any surf trip. It was amazing!”

Natalie McPeek cheers for her lifelong friend, Sophia Hurst at Life Rolls On's They Will Surf Again event in La Jolla, California. Surf photo by Chris Grant, jettygirl.comWhile Leila and Lauren Otonicar of Tonic Haircare were in the water assisting Sophia, the biggest applause of all was coming from Sophia’s good friend, Natalie McPeek, who jumped up and down in waist-deep water, threw her arms in the air, and cheered loudly for every ride…all while somehow keeping a very unprotected camera dry.

“We all grew up together on the North Shore of Kauai and Sophia was my best friend from the start. We were 2 years old and having so much fun everyday. As we got older I started surfing and Leila joined in as well and it has been heart-aching not having Sophia out there with us.” Natalie continued, “Watching and cheering her on was the biggest blessing for Leila and I. We wanted so badly our whole lives for Sophia to share what we grew up loving our whole lives. I love Sophia like a sister and feel so blessed to have gotten to share that day with them.”

After spending the morning watching Leila and Sophia ride waves, I wanted to get Sophia’s take on her special day and the experience of surfing with the Life Rolls On crew.

Jettygirl: Tell us about your decision to go surfing at the Life Rolls On event. Was it spur of the moment or something you’ve been thinking about for a while?
Sophia Hurst: I guess it’s a little of both. My sister called me about a week and a half before the event and I pretty much immediately jumped at the opportunity, but I’ve known about the Life Rolls On Foundation since I was about 16 when Jesse Billauer spoke at a youth rally I went to. I had wanted to get involved since then, but was a little too shy to talk to the people I needed to talk to in order to get involved at that point so this was the perfect opportunity!

Jettygirl: The stories of each participant were as varied as all the personalities involved that day. As Life Rolls On deals specifically with spinal cord injuries, would you like to share a bit about your story?
Sophia: I was actually born with my “DIFability” as I refer to it. I have a birth defect called Spina Bifida. Basically what happened, is that when my mom was pregnant with me, the skin around my spine didn’t close completely so I was born with a hole at the base of my spine. It’s kinda weird because the hole is on my spine so you would think I’d be paralyzed from that point down, but I’m actually only paralyzed from just above my ankles down.

Jettygirl: Having never surfed before, were you nervous before your heat was scheduled to go out? What was going through your mind in the moments before you hit the water?
Sophia: I actually have surfed a little bit before, but never in water that deep and definitely not on waves that big. Up until this event, the only person I had ever surfed with was my dad, and that was on pretty small waves in water where I knew I could stand up if I wiped out.

Jettygirl: Most beginning surfers head to the whitewater but you charged straight to where the outside sets were breaking. I myself would have been freaking at that point but you looked really calm. Tell us about your first ride.
Sophia: I was a little nervous about going out so far into the water, but when I saw how many people were going out with me, I knew they would make sure I was safe. In fact, at one point I even told them I wanted them to let me wipe out so I could experience what that really feels like. They looked at me like I was crazy for a minute, but I got one good wipe out and I thought it was actually pretty awesome!

With the aid of a Life Rolls On volunteer, Sophia Hurst rides a nice left at La Jolla Shores. Surf photo by Chris Grant of Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.While Sophia rides a wave on the outside, Leila Hurst and Natalie McPeek cheer on the inside. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.Leila Hurst and her sister, Sophia Hurst, ride a wave together with Life Rolls On. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.Sophia Hurst, all smiles after her last ride at They Will Surf Again. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com

Jettygirl: It must have been really special to ride a wave with your sister. Her tears of joy while you were riding your first wave spoke volumes of her feelings for you. How important was it to have Leila there to share the experience with you?
Sophia: I’ll be honest, at the beginning of this whole thing I was more excited by the opportunity to meet Jesse, but at some point I realized that this was way more about bonding with my sister. I spent a lot of time in and out of the hospital around the time that she really started getting big in the surfing world, so we never really got the opportunity to share her passion. I didn’t even realize she was crying until I was already way out in the water and the people helping me pointed it out. At first I kinda laughed it off but when I saw her I realized how special it was and I got a little choked up too. As for actually getting to surf with her, that was without a doubt the highlight of the day. I will remember that for the rest of my life.

Jettygirl: Finally, with the thousands of people with spinal cord injuries who may have never considered trying something like surfing, do you have any words of encouragement for them?
Sophia: In the words of Walt Disney, “If you dream it, you can do it.” Follow your dreams and if someone tells you you can’t do something, use that as fuel to prove them wrong and make them eat their words!

Life Rolls On volunteers celebrate with Leila and Sophia Hurst after her heat. Photo by Chris Grant of Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.


Words & Photos: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com

Additional Resources:

Life Rolls On Foundation - liferollson.org

Life Rolls On
Leila Hurst
Tonic Haircare

Special Thanks: to Lauren Otonicar and Tonic Haircare for their support of this JettyGirl.com feature!