Surf Photo Friday featuring Tory Gilkerson on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

Surf Photo Friday – Double Vision Edition with Tory Gilkerson

Surf Photo Friday featuring Tory Gilkerson on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine Surf Photo Friday - Double Vision Edition with Tory Gilkerson One Moment, Two Surf Photos - Photos by Andrew Grant and Chris Grant Many years ago, possibly in the 1980's, one of the three major surf magazines (Surfer, Surfing, or Breakout) at the time ran a feature that showed two photos of the same surf moment taken at the same time. The concept has intrigued me for years and is something I've always wanted to try. A few months back while my son was out of school for Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday, I enlisted his help to give the photo experiment a try. We decided that he'd post up on the beach while I went for a swim. A few days earlier I mentioned our experiment to the super talented longboarder, Tory Gilkerson, who was quick to join in. It seems that more often than not, weather systems attempt to foil any photo plans but that wasn't the case this time---we were greeted with glassy, shoulder-high to overhead surf with bright sunshine and light offshore winds. Tory usually bolts straight for the lefts, but knowing what we were trying to do, she paddled out and scored lengthy backside noserides on right after right. A couple of things stick out in my mind from this session at Oceanside Harbor. First, it's a lot tougher to get simultaneous photos than I would have thought. On Tory's best two waves, my son missed one due to cell phone distractions while I completely blew another one by using the wrong focus point in my camera, basically focusing on a bubble in the water instead of on Tory who was enjoying a lengthy noseride on a flawless left that peeled through the lineup (see video). The second thing that sticks out in my mind is how much smaller the waves look in water shots compared to ones shot from land. It never ceases to amaze me ...I'll swim in after a heart-racing session, load the photos onto the computer, then wonder how in the world I thought it was so heavy out there when the waves appear to be waist-high. Thank you, Tory, for helping out with this trial run. I can't wait to attempt Double Vision, Volume II. Tory Gilkerson enters the water for a surf session at Oceanside Harbor. Andrew Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Tory Gilkerson backside noseride in Oceanside. Double vision 1 of 4. Andrew Grant and Chris Grant photos on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Tory Gilkerson backside noseride in Oceanside. Double vision 2 of 4. Andrew Grant and Chris Grant photos on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Tory Gilkerson wipes out in Oceanside. Double vision 3 of 4. Andrew Grant and Chris Grant photos on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Tory Gilkerson wipes out in Oceanside. Double vision 4 of 4. Andrew Grant and Chris Grant photos on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Tory Gilkerson is all smiles after a solid noseride at Oceanside Harbor. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. 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. Please consider helping out with a "Pay Whatever You Like" subscription to the site. Every little bit helps! Photo Credits: Surf photos by Andrew Grant and Chris Grant. Previous Surf Photo Fridays | Jen Smith and Her Furry Friend, Colin, in Cardiff, California | Stephanie Schechter, Family Surf Trip to Panamá | Prue Jeffries on a Donald Takayama Quad | Sara Taylor Sequence | Get Stoked on Lady Shapers | The Session That Changed Everything | Justine Dupont and Pauline Ado in California | Role Models, Why They Still Matter | Surfing New Jersey's Polar Vortex Swells with the K Twins | Mele Saili and Hayden Lane, Cardiff Reef | Jill Manos Surfs the Freezing Water of Nova Scotia, Canada | Malia Ward, Chris Ward, & a Surf Photographer's Second Worst Nightmare | Chloe Buckley & the Tiny Five Hundred Dollar Wave | A Special Surf Session with Ashley Lloyd Thompson, Julie Cox, Alex Thompson, Chris Cuevas & Sheri Crummer | 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: Tory Gilkerson on Jettygirl's Single Wave Thursday Tory Gilkerson's Snapshots from China during the Swatch Girls Pro Tory Gilkerson on Instagram Tory Gilkerson on Facebook page Hawaiian Pro Designs Select Surf Studio Eidon Swim Zeal Optics
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Single Wave Thursday featuring Tori Gilkerson. One ride, no music, just surfing. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Tory Gilkerson – Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing.

Single Wave Thursday featuring Tori Gilkerson. One ride, no music, just surfing. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Tory Gilkerson - Single Wave Thursday. One Ride, No Music, Just Surfing. This past weekend I sat with Tory Gilkerson for about sixteen hours judging a Scholastic Surf Series surf contest at La Jolla Shores. The small conditions that greeted us on Saturday morning were soon replaced with the increased size and power of the widely publicized swell that was beginning to march into our coastline. By the time the contest tents were being pulled down, we had decided to meet up for a Monday morning surf before she headed into work. While the name spots were overrun with spectacular crowds, we hung closer to home and hit up one of our local spots. Of the few dozen waves Tory caught that morning, this left was one of my favorites. It's difficult to tell through the super wide angle lens of a GoPro, but this wave was absolutely perfect ...ruler edged, light offshore, and not a drop of water out of place. While I didn't have a score sheet handy, I quickly jotted down a 10 in my mind as she continued down the line with another noseride along the inside sandbar. 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: Claire Bevilacqua | Kaleigh Gilchrist | Courtney Conlogue | Justine Dupont | Silvana Lima | Courtney Conlogue | Erin Ashley | Brittani Nicholl | Alexa Frantz | Lindsay Steinriede
Additional Resources: Tory Gilkerson on Instagram Tory Gilkerson on Facebook page Hawaiian Pro Designs Select Surf Studio Eidon Swim Zeal Optics
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Tory Gilkerson's Snapshots from China during the Swatch Girls Pro China

Tory Gilkerson’s Snapshots from China during the Swatch Girls Pro

Tory Gilkerson's Snapshots from China - surfing in China at the Swatch Girls Pro China. Featured on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. line of blue and gray
Monday, November 18, 2013
"We just got in and I am so stoked! It's beautiful and tropical and we have an amazing view from the hotel. We may not get to surf today as there's only a little swell. It should be three to four feet for the contest though." Tory Gilkerson boards a bus in China then jumps for joy at the amazing view from her hotel on Hainan Island, China. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. line of blue and gray
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
"Today we got to free surf before the event that starts tomorrow. The surf was super fun and offshore with 3 to 5 foot waves. It was fun to practice with all the girls and get ready for the event. We also had an opening ceremony last night. They put on an amazing show with dance performers and speakers for us. It was an awesome experience and I am so excited to see the event unfold tomorrow." Tory Gilkerson hangs ten in China shortly before the beginning of the Swatch Girls Pro China opening ceremony. Featured on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. line of blue and gray
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Tory Gilkerson © Poullenot - full image size at swatchgirlspro.com"Today was so sick! I am so stoked to have won the first round heat and move straight into Round Three. The conditions cleaned up and provided us with some 4 to 5 foot glassy surf all day. The wave is a left hand point break that hits a couple of steep sections and is super fun. [ Photo: Swatch/Poullenot - click image to jump to full size at swatchgirlspro.com ] Tory Gilkerson is stoked on the conditions for Day One of the Swatch Girls Pro China.Tory Gilkerson, post heat interview after her Round One win at the Swatch Girls Pro China. Featured on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Tory Gilkerson on video at the Swatch Girls Pro China.line of blue and gray
Friday, November 22, 2013
"I had an amazing day at the contest yesterday. I had a super fun Round Three heat with one of the Brazilian girls and won to move to Round Four. I was edged out in Round Five by one of the French girls. Overall it was a very fun contest and the camaraderie amongst the American girls is great, we all hung together and rooted each other on. I am excited to go explore this tropical paradise and find some new waves! This beachfront hotel is amazing and there's a fun little beach break right in front. The food is great--we get buffet style breakfast and dinner and they really try to give us some American food options, thankfully 😉 ." Tory Gilkerson reflects on the Swatch Girls Pro China line of blue and gray
Saturday, November 23, 2013
"Today we went up into a temple in the mountains and it was beautiful. We took a rattly ski lift up the mountain that was so scary, then hiked down and saw some beautiful Buddhist temples and statues. We went to a tourist attraction and turned into the attraction ourselves. After taking a photo with this lady, several Chinese tourists lined up to take photos with Karina and me." Tory Gilkerson and Karina Rozunko become tourist attractions in China. Tory and Mike Stidham visit a Buddhist temple in the mountains. Featured on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. line of blue and gray
Sunday, November 24, 2013
"To finish off the trip, I had an awesome time with my bud, Karina Rozunko, surfing a secret spot in China!" Tory Gilkerson and Karina Rozunko surf a secret spot in China. Featured on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. line of blue and gray Tory Gilkerson, San Onofre. Photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf MagazineNotes from the jetty... Tory Gilkerson is on Hainan Island, China getting ready to compete in the upcoming Swatch Girls Pro that is scheduled for November 20-24. The 20-year-old goofyfoot was the 3x USA Under-18 Longboard Champion and recently starred in Birdman Media's all-women longboard film, "Say No More" which debuted earlier this year. We often run into her while surfing Oceanside Harbor so we asked the talented surfer if she'd want to share some of her experiences in China this year. We hope you check back often as this page will be continuously updated as her journey unfolds. We wish the best of luck to Tory and all the women competing in China for the World Title this year.
Additional Resources: Tory Gilkerson on Facebook Tory Gilkerson on Instagram Hawaiian Pro Designs Eidon Zeal Optics Swatch Girls Pro China - official site Swatch Girls Pro China on Facebook
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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.

Say No More from Bird Man Media on Vimeo.

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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Lindsay Steinriede filming for Birdman Media's women's longboard film, "Say No More" - surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com

“Say No More” Women’s Longboard Film Premieres on July 26th in Carlsbad, CA

Say No More from Bird Man Media on Vimeo.

On July 26, 2013 a truly rare event is scheduled to go down in Carlsbad, California, when a brand new all-women's longboard surf film premieres at the historic Carlsbad Village Theatre. Birdman Media's "Say No More" stars California surfers Tory Gilkerson, Karina Rozunko, Makala Smith, Lindsay Steinriede-Engle, Erin Ashley, and Stephanie Vigiano. Screenings at 7pm and 9pm. Purchase tickets ahead of time to avoid long lines at the ticket booth. Mark your calendars and come support independent filmmaking and women's longboarding. And now a few words from the surfers themselves... Erin Ashley filming for Birdman Media's women's longboard surf film, "Say No More" - photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com
"While we still seem to be living in a world where we're showing the youth (via ads) that image is more important that substance, it's great to see that someone still believes in the idea that women as athletes can stand on their own. Taylor Larison has gotten together an eclectic group of female longboarders--from high performance to traditional loggers and all are doing their own thing." - Erin Ashley
Tory Gilkerson filming for Birdman Media's all-women surf film, "Say No More" - portrait by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine
"The making of 'Say No More' has been an awesome adventure of surfing good waves with good friends and great support. I am stoked to be a part of the film and can't wait to see the final product!" - Tory Gilkerson
Lindsay Steinriede Engle filming for Birdman Media's new longboard film, "Say No More" - portrait by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com

"We may not have traveled to exotic locations with perfect empty waves and tropical, crystal clear seas, but we have been dedicated to showcasing what we female longboarders do day in and day out for the love of the sport. Outlets and recognition for women's longboarding are so few and far between that I am very grateful to be a part of an all-female longboard film that highlights some of my favorite waves around my hometown and Southern California. - Lindsay Steinriede
Stephanie Vigiano filming with Taylor Larison for the new women's longboard film, "Say No More" - photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com "I am so super excited to be a part of "Say No More!" When Bird told me he was making the film, the first thing I did was say thank you! There aren't enough women's surf films, and hardly any of strictly women's longboarding in this world. I love that he is really trying to help progress the sport and expose unknown surfers to the community. It's been a great experience being in the film and getting to know Bird. I see many more great films being created by BMM in the future!" - Stephanie Vigiano
Purchase tickets for the July 26th Premiere here: 7pm showing - 9pm showing
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