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
Sanuk Gilded Girl T-Strap Sandal – Faux leather t-strap sandal with metal stud details. Partially recycled outsole.
* Like, tweet, post, pin, comment or whatever. Waves are meant to be shared.