Surf Photo Friday featuring Stephanie Schechter in Panama - Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Surf photo by Janet Schechter.

Surf Photo Friday – Stephanie Schechter, Family Surf Trip to Panamá

Surf Photo Friday featuring Stephanie Schechter in Panama - Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Surf photo by Janet Schechter. Surf Photo Friday - Stephanie Schechter, Family Surf Trip to Panamá Photos by Janet, Jason, and Stephanie Schechter Panamá. Not the first place that comes to mind when thinking of a surf trip destination… But that may be one great reason to choose to go there. While Panamá is known to have good waves and fabulous weather, it is definitely considered an off-the-beaten-path country for surf trips. This is precisely why my family chose to travel there last week for a seven-day trip of surfing, fun, and relaxation. I had just finished final exams for winter quarter at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and my brother had just finished his finals at UCLA. Instead of going on "MTV Spring Break!" style trips with friends to places like Florida or Cabo, our parents were kind enough to invite us to share some quality time on a surf trip to Panamá! We flew directly from LAX to La Ciudad de Panamá, and the flight was only six hours, a quick hop in comparison to flying to somewhere like Asia, which has flights in the 12-14 hour range. We spent the night in a hotel near the airport in the beautiful capital city, and then set off in our rental car, stacked sky high with our board bags, to Playa Venao. We were told the drive would be four and a half hours, but of course, it ended up being around five and a half, not including the amount of time we spent taking wrong turns! Finally, we arrived at beautiful Playa Venao. We found the house we were staying in, nestled in the jungle overlooking Playa Venao. It was adorably named La Casa Mango, after the several mango trees providing shade for the house in the 80-90 degree Panamanian heat. We went to see the waves, and our jaws dropped. In front of us were perfect sandbar beach break peelers with only a few people in the water! There were peaks dotting the entire stretch of beach, and while some waves closed out, most were head high, open-faced walls, perfect for riding any type of board. We spent the week surfing and having fun at Playa Venao, while the offshore breeze cooled us off and perfected the waves. We found a wonderful cove for snorkeling, with crystal clear waters and plenty of fish! Although the trip was only one week long, we spent our time well, by not only surfing and snorkeling, but also doing yoga, walking through the jungle, relaxing in hammocks, and more! There was wildlife galore, including monkeys, exotic reptiles, and LOTS of insects. This trip was one I will certainly always remember, celebrating a successful quarter at UCSB, surfing with my family, and learning about the wonderful culture of Panamá! Backbend in Panama, Stephanie Schechter, yoga reflection. Photo by Janet Schechter on Surf Photo Friday on Jettygirl. Backside nose ride by Stephanie Schechter in Panama. Surf Photo Friday on Jettygirl. Scenes from a Panama surf trip with Stephanie Schechter. Surf Photo Friday on Jettygirl. Stephanie Schechter scored some fun waves in Panama. Surf Photo Friday on Jettygirl. Photo © Janet Schechter photo. Stephanie Schecther, nose ride surf photo by Janet Schechter. Surf Photo Friday 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 Janet Schechter; snorkel photo by Jason Schechter; scenic photos by Stephanie Schechter. Previous Surf Photo Fridays | 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: Stephanie Schechter on Instagram - @stephanieschechter Stephanie Schechter's interview on Liquid Salt Kevin Connelly Surfboards Swell.com
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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
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Surf Photo Friday featuring Prue Jeffries on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

Surf Photo Friday – Prue Jeffries on a Donald Takayama Quad

Surf Photo Friday featuring Prue Jeffries on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine Surf Photo Friday - Prue Jeffries on a Donald Takayama Quad In my experience it's best to whisper the words "photo shoot" when making plans with a surfer. Speaking the phrase out loud seems to be an open invitation for onshore winds, fog, and extreme tides to join the party. When you roll up to the beach bright and early and discover those unwanted guests have already set up shop, you're faced with two choices---shine it and be bummed all day or go for a surf despite the less-than-optimal conditions. We always opt for the latter. Agreeing to meet at a local beach break in Encinitas, Prue Jeffries and I were greeted with exactly the type of conditions that make you question why you got out of bed. This day would have been a win-win regardless of whether we scored epic waves or not though, because my Australian friend is one of my favorite people in the world. If you're ever lucky enough to strike up a conversation with Prue, you're in for a treat as she's super smart, well-read, and can have a multi-layered discussion on virtually any topic. Of all the surfers I've worked with over the years, meeting up with her has caused me more sunburns than I can count due to our 3-hour, post-surf, parking lot talks. A beautiful soul, an ultra-stylish goofyfoot, and a great friend...who better to showcase on Surf Photo Friday than Prue Jeffries, shown below riding one of her cherished Donald Takayama quads. Prue Jeffries with her beloved Donald Takayama quad. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Prue Jeffries, fins out in Encinitas. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Prue Jeffries carves a turn on her Donald Takayama quad. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Prue Jeffries and her beloved Donald Takayama quad. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Prue Jeffries, shorebreak floater. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Prue Jeffries hooks a nice turn off the foam in Encinitas. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Prue Jeffries, layback snap off the foam. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Prue Jeffries heads home after a surf at D Street in Encinitas. 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. Every little bit helps.
Previous Surf Photo Fridays | 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: Prue Jeffries on Liquid Salt in 2010 Prue Jeffries on Breezy Mama in 2009 Hawaiian Pro Designs on Facebook Hawaiian Pro Designs on Instagram Hawaiian Pro Designs Noah Ka Oi - Hawaiian Pro Designs surfboards, fins, and apparel
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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. ) 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
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Surf Photo Friday featuring Sara Taylor. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Surf Photo Friday – Sara Taylor Sequence

Surf Photo Friday featuring Sara Taylor. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Surf Photo Friday - Sara Taylor Sequence In my dream I'm walking through a forest that suddenly opens up to a rugged-looking beach. Although it's basically deserted, to my right I notice a big pile of floatable objects ...doors, pieces of wood, an old barrel, and a couple of dinged-up surfboards from the 1980's. On the other side of the pile, I can hear that comforting sound of surf wax being applied to a board. As I move closer to take a look, a girl in a beanie tosses me the bar as she sprints by carrying a freshly waxed upright bass. It's Sara Taylor. Although it could have been the late night chips-and-salsa, I think the dream originated from seeing Sara's Instagram earlier in the day ...tiny drinking fountains, dead squirrels, broken bones, snapped surfboards, turkeys, ancient TV's, and a donkey with a mohawk. Her eclectic tastes and style walk in perfect lockstep with her creative and electric surfing. If you sketched a surf move on a piece of paper and handed it to her, she could probably make it a reality. I don't get to shoot with her often as she's busy filming surf/skate projects with her core group of underground limit-pushers, but I was really happy that our paths crossed once last summer. For one special hour at my favorite summertime break, Sara lit up the place with fins-free surfing and big lip blasts like the one pictured below. If you ever see her out in the lineup, don't blink when she's up and riding because you might just miss a turn you've never seen before. Sara Taylor smashes the lip at Trestles. Image 1 of 8. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine Sara Taylor smashes the lip at Trestles. Image 2 of 8. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine Sara Taylor smashes the lip at Trestles. Image 3 of 8. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine Sara Taylor smashes the lip at Trestles. Image 4 of 8. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine Sara Taylor smashes the lip at Trestles. Image 5 of 8. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine Sara Taylor smashes the lip at Trestles. Image 6 of 8. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine Sara Taylor smashes the lip at Trestles. Image 7 of 8. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine Sara Taylor smashes the lip at Trestles. Image 8 of 8. 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. Every little bit helps.
Bonus Footage: Sara Taylor Videos
Previous Surf Photo Fridays | 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: Sara Taylor on Instagram - @sara_tay Sara Taylor on Facebook Huntington Surf & Sport Pesce Surfboards on Facebook Leashless Films by Hayley Gordon
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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
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Georgia Fish - An Indonesian Sojourn. A digital short by Shane Fletcher.

Georgia Fish in AN INDONESIAN SOJOURN, a Digital Short by Shane Fletcher

An Indonesian Sojourn || Georgia Fish from Shane Fletcher on Vimeo.

Georgia Fish - An Indonesian Sojourn. A Digital Short by Shane Fletcher If we were to guess, we bet that the largest percentage of the surfing population would choose fun, glassy surf over wild, death-defying monster waves. We certainly would and that's the exact reason why we enjoyed Georgia Fish's clip so much. The scenery, the local smiles, the warm water and absolute playground quality of surf spots Georgia surfs makes us want to book the next trip to Sumbawa. The smooth, carving style of the Australian regular-foot and clean editing by Shane Fletcher combine to create quite a nice 4 minute diversion from work. Click play and enjoy. Description via Shane Fletcher's Vimeo Channel: A digital short featuring Georgia Fish wandering the roads of Sumbawa: a week outside the mundane and void of western pressures. Film/Edit: Shane Fletcher - https://vimeo.com/shanefletcher Frame grabs from Georgia Fish, An Indonesian Sojourn, a short surf film by Shane Fletcher.
Additional Resources: Georgia Fish - official site Georgia Fish on Facebook Georgia Fish on Instagram Shane Fletcher on Vimeo
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Surf Photo Friday featuring Margaret Seelie and Ashley Lloyd on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

Surf Photo Friday – Get Stoked on Lady Shapers

Surf Photo Friday featuring Margaret Seelie and Ashley Lloyd on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine Surf Photo Friday - Get Stoked on Lady Shapers | Words and Photos by Margaret Seelie As a kid, my bedroom in Ohio was plastered with Roxy ads depicting chicks in bikinis shredding on shortboards. When I arrived on the West Coast in 2009, I was twenty-seven, and ready to start surfing. After wrestling with the Pacific for a few months on a rented foam board, I couldn't fathom how the shortboarders of my youth surfed those tiny boards. I started watching longboarders finesse across the faces of waist-high waves, and for the first time I knew what kind of surfer I wanted to be. Looping the film Dear & Yonder almost constantly in my apartment in San Francisco I also discovered surfboard shaping. I started checking out boards, finding shapers I liked, and asking surf shops if they carried any boards that were shaped by women. It wasn't until 2013 that I saw one of Ashley Lloyd Thompson's surfboards at Mollusk Surf Shop. Looking up at that towering turquoise board, it was the most immaculate surfboard I had ever seen, and I wanted to know everything about it. A few months later, I had the good fortune of running into Ashley at Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz. She was carrying one of her boards down the beach, and I stopped her to gush about how much I love "Ashley's boards" (not recognizing her). She took my compliments graciously, introduced herself, and invited me to check out her shaping room sometime. Since then, she has been showing me how she shapes, and she introduced me to Tom from Screwball Industries who sometimes lets me watch him glass boards. I google "female surfboard shaper" often, which is how I recently found Teena McIlveen, an inspiring glasser in Australia. Teena goes by the moniker, The Lady of Many Colours, because she mixes psychedelic tints into her resins that create awesome tie-dye patterns on the boards she glasses. I imagine there are more women out there in the surfboard industry, and I look forward to the day when I look up "women making surfboards" and hundreds of names appear. Until then, please join me in getting stoked on lady shapers! Margaret Seelie and Ashley Lloyd shape a surfboard. Ashley Lloyd Surfboards. Photos by Margaret Seelie on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.Margaret Seelie's quote about the future of women surfboard shapers. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.Ashley Lloyd with Margaret Seelie's new surfboard. Photo by Margaret Seelie. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Photos courtesy of Margaret Seelie 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. Also, a special thank you to Margaret for allowing us to share her story and photos for this week's feature.
Previous Surf Photo Fridays | 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: Margaret Seelie on Flickr Margaret Seelie's writings Margaret Seelie on Instagram - @travel_pants Margaret Seelie on Facebook Margaret Seelie on Twitter Ashley Lloyd Surfboards Ashley Lloyd on Instagram Ashley Lloyd Thompson on Facebook The Shapes - official band site The Shapes on Instagram
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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 Shop for your favorite brands in the Surf Store: 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. More in the Store >>
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Camilla Kemp - Surfin' Between Storms. Film by Sebastian Linda. Music by Rainbirds. Women's surf video on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Camilla Kemp – Surfin’ Between Storms. A Short Film by Sebastian Linda.

Camilla Kemp - Surfin´ Between Storms from Sebastian Linda on Vimeo.

Camilla Kemp - Surfin' Between Storms. A Short Film by Sebastian Linda Description via Sebastian Linda's Vimeo Channel: In December 2013 I traveled to Portugal to film a surf video with Camilla Kemp, athlete of the year in Cascais, Portugal. We had four awesome days before the arrival of Xaver, a hurricane that caused havoc in Britain and roughend up the sea at Camilla Kemp's favorite surf sites on the Portuguese coast. Despite mixed weather conditions and not so perfect waves, we captured good surf and had tons of fun with Camilla's friends and family. Film/Edit: Sebastian Linda - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sebastian-Linda-Cinematographie/236987166380010 Music: "Blueprint" by Rainbirds Camilla Kemp - Surfin' Between Storms. Film by Sebastian Linda. Music by Rainbirds. Women's surf video on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.
Additional Resources: Camilla Kemp Sebastian Linda on Facebook Sebastian Linda on Vimeo Sebastian Linda - Audiovisual Artist Katharina Franck
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Surf Photo Friday featuring Mary Bagalso, Claire Bevilacqua, Crystal da Silva, Malia Fuertes, Prue Jeffries, Kyla Langen, Kim Mayer, Kassia Meador and Summer Romero on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Surf Photo Friday – The Session That Changed Everything

Surf Photo Friday featuring Mary Bagalso, Claire Bevilacqua, Crystal da Silva, Malia Fuertes, Prue Jeffries, Kyla Langen, Kim Mayer, Kassia Meador and Summer Romero on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Surf Photo Friday - The Session That Changed Everything Truth be told these photos are from two days, July 21 and 22, 2005, yet in my memory they've become one and the same surf session. A month or so earlier I had picked up my first SLR camera since owning an old Canon AE-1 back in high school. A good friend of mine and great surfer in his own rite, Shane Sebastian, met me down at Oceanside Harbor for a quick photo shoot before the wind picked up. Between his waves I noticed an entire crew of female surfers, some I recognized from the magazines, others unknown to me---riding the nose, hitting the lip, and basically dominating the lineup. My friend had long since gone home, but I stayed behind to document every turn I could of quite a diverse group of individuals---Mary Bagalso, Claire Bevilacqua, Crystal "CJ" da Silva, Malia Fuertes, Prue Jeffries, Kyla Langen, Kim Mayer, Kassia Meador, and Summer Romero. In the days following this session, strangers became friends and we met up as often as possible to shoot photos, trade waves, and talk about the state of women's surfing. Later that year both US-based surf magazines, Surf Life for Women and SG Magazine closed their doors at seemingly the same time which came as a horrible blow to the surf community. You can read about it more in depth here, but the magazine closures led directly to the creation of Jettygirl, the very site you're visiting today. When I'm old and gray and looking out over the lineup at Oceanside Harbor one day, I'll always have great memories of this spot, these surfers, and the session that changed everything. 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.
Mary Bagalso, Oceanside cutback, July 2005. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Claire Bevilacqua, layback snap in Oceanside, July 2005. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Crystal da Silva backside bank in Oceanside, July 2005. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Malia Fuertes, Oceanside floater, July 2005. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Prue Jeffries, Oceanside, July 2005. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Kyla Langen off the lip in Oceanside, July 2005. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Kim Mayer, frontside snap in Oceanside, July 2005. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Kassia Meador drives off the bottom in Oceanside, July 2005. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Summer Romero, Oceanside, July 2005. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.
Previous Surf Photo Fridays | 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: Claire Bevilacqua on Instagram Crystal "CJ" da Silva on Instagram Kyla Langen on Instagram Kassia Meador on Instagram Summer Romero on Instagram
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Surf Photo Friday featuring Pauline Ado and Justine Dupont on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.

Surf Photo Friday – Justine Dupont and Pauline Ado in California

Surf Photo Friday featuring Pauline Ado and Justine Dupont on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Justine Dupont, early morning surf session. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl. Surf Photo Friday - Justine Dupont and Pauline Ado in California One of our favorite things about surfing is how the love of riding waves brings so many of us together regardless of country, culture or language. On the last morning that French surfers Justine Dupont and Pauline Ado spent in California, we made plans for a quick session before they jumped on the freeway to catch a flight from LAX later that afternoon. We were greeted by a bit of drizzle and zero sun, but we were also blessed with uncrowded, glassy rights. It was such a pleasure to watch Pauline and Justine's different approaches to the same lineup. A surf coach could write a "how-to" textbook after watching Pauline surf. Her combination of speed, power, flow, and clean rail work left no doubt why she continues to be an annual threat on the Women's ASP World Tour. Justine Dupont took the the polar opposite approach. Where Pauline would go top to bottom as the wave lined up, Justine would routinely skip a section or two to build up crazy amounts of speed before launching a big air or fin-throw. Her surfing is electric and futuristic. After an hour of shredding, the surfers headed up the trail and out of sight ...until next summer when we hope to do it all again. 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.
Justine Dupont fin throw. Chris Grant surf photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Pauline Ado, frontside carve. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Justine Dupont, frontside air. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Justine Dupont, frontside air. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Pauline Ado throws spray on a nice frontside snap. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Pauline Ado throwing spray. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Justine Dupont frontside rotation. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Justine Dupont above the lip. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine Justine Dupont throws her fins. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Pauline Ado, frontside snap. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Frontside snap by Justine Dupont. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Justine Dupont heading home. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Pauline Ado and Justine Dupont leave the beach after their final surf session in California. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Pauline Ado and Justine Dupont heading home to France. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Pauline Ado and Justine Dupont heading home to France. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.
Previous Surf Photo Fridays | 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
Bonus Material: Pauline Ado and Justine Dupont Videos
Additional Resources: Justine Dupont - official site Justine Dupont on Instagram Justine Dupont on Facebook Justine Dupont on Twitter Pauline Ado - official site Pauline Ado on Instagram Pauline Ado on Facebook Pauline Ado on Twitter
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