Summer Time. A collection of surf photos from our favorite season at JettyGirl.

As we embark on another season of sunshine, we feel that there's no better way to celebrate summer than to showcase a few photos from our favorite time of year. Our goal here (more or less) is to post an image or two every few days so check back often to see what's new. We wish you all the best of times this summer and for those of you on the globe who are entering winter right now, I hope these will keep you stoked as you're pulling on your fullsuits. Enjoy! Leila Hurst, Newport Beach. Surf photo by Chris Grant, JettyGirl.com. Leila Hurst - Photo: Chris Grant / JettyGirl.com August 9 - A clean turn on a glassy wave will always be a timeless move. Leila Hurst recently moved from the warmth of Hawaii to the every-once-in-a-while sunny skies of California. The highly ranked Pro Jr is a most welcome addition to our shores and I'm hopeful that you'll be seeing more of the stylish regularfoot in JettyGirl in coming weeks and months.
Claire Bevilacqua barreled in Newport Beach, surf photo by Chris Grant of JettyGirl Online Surf Magazine. Claire Bevilacqua - Photo: Chris Grant / JettyGirl.com August 8 - This Western Australian loves to punt airs but even more, she relishes the chance to pull in. I wish I could she Claire in action at Backdoor this winter but for now, some thin-lipped Newport barrels need to suffice. A terror in the air and an absolute maestro in the green room, Claire Bevilacqua.
Alana Blanchard and Leila Hurst in Newport Beach, photo by Chris Grant, JettyGirl.com Alana Blanchard and Leila Hurst - Photo: Chris Grant / JettyGirl.com August 7 - Yes, this is summer. Our brief season of warm water arrived then disappeared before our June gloom fullsuits ever had a chance to completely dry out. This August morning was gray and drizzling but even the dullest of mornings brightens up when you're among friends. Longtime friends Alana Blanchard and Leila Hurst run to greet each other in Newport Beach.
Jasset Umbel, late afternoon Lowers. Surf photo by Chris Grant, JettyGirl Online Surf Magazine. Jasset Umbel - Photo: Chris Grant / JettyGirl.com July 29 - The Trestles area responds differently to each swell. While Lowers can seem like top-to-bottom paradise, some swell directions call for a more lateral approach. Florida's Jasset Umbel spends quite a bit of time at the famous pointbreak and knows when to hit the gas pedal to get speed for the sections setting up down the line. Jasset takes the high line on a beautiful, sunny afternoon.
Kelly Nicely with 4-Eyed Clyde...before Clyde's last ride. Photo by Chris Grant of JettyGirl.com Kelly Nicely - Photo: Chris Grant / JettyGirl.com July 22 - Four-Eyed Clyde's last ride. Tonight I met up with Kelly Nicely who had just returned from France after competing in the Roxy Pro. While she usually just sells her boards in Europe to save in airline fees, Four-Eyed Clyde was so special to her that she paid $300 to get the board back to California. Exactly one hour after this photo was taken, Four-Eyed Clyde was broken in two pieces by a shallow, double-up. Rest in Peace Clyde 🙁
Shea Hodges, evening surf. Surfing photo by Chris Grant of JettyGirl.com Shea Hodges - Photo: Chris Grant / JettyGirl.com July 14 - Tonight I had the opportunity to meet up with a good friend who happens to be one of the best surfers I've ever seen, Hawaii's Shea Hodges. We don't get to shoot as much as when she lived up here in Oceanside but I'm always stoked when we can meet up. Our evening session was small, really small, but as she always does, Shea took apart the mini-lefts running across the inside bank. Looking forward to many more sessions with the stylish Hawaiian throughout the summer...
Marissa Shaw rotating at Lowers. Surf photo by Chris Grant, JettyGirl Online Surf Magazine. Marissa Shaw - Photo: Chris Grant / JettyGirl.com July 13 - A few years ago I was shooting with Claire Bevilacqua at one of Southern California's busiest point breaks. On this particular day, many of America's top female amateur surfers were splitting peaks with Claire. When she exited the water she asked me the name of the young regularfoot who launched airs on every wave. It was none other than San Clemente's Marissa Shaw. Fast forward to last week at the same spot and there was Marissa, punting at every opportunity and even tweaking it into rotations when the opportunity presented itself. A shredding surfer, gnarly athlete, busy lifeguard and dedicated college student, there's pretty much nothing Marissa Shaw can't do.
Alexa Frantz surf photo by Chris Grant of JettyGirl Online Surf Magazine. Alexa Frantz - Photo: Chris Grant / JettyGirl.com July 12 - Summer is in full force but still some gray days remain. I don't know anybody that loves bikinis as much as Alexa Frantz. It could be freezing ...as shown here by the dudes in the fullsuits ...and there will be Alexa, throwing buckets like it's the hottest day of summer. There's no doubt that Alexa turns heads as she walks down the beach carrying her hot pink boards but it's the manner in which she hucks spray that I appreciate. Her heart of gold? ...that's pretty cool too!
Ornella Pellizzari visiting San Diego from Argentina. Surf photo by Chris Grant, JettyGirl.com Ornella Pellizzari - Photo: Chris Grant / JettyGirl.com July 9 - Overhead, nasty onshores, and river-like currents...all part of Oceanside during a south swell. It was refreshing to see a pro surfer paddle out in WAY less than ideal conditions, all the while smiling and laughing while taking off on ugly bombs. There weren't many hittable sections but this right had one and Argentina's Ornella Pellizzari launched into a nice backside air. So stoked that Ornella will be in town for a while 🙂
Stephanie Schechter surf photo by Chris Grant, JettyGirl Surf Magazine. Stephanie Schechter - Photo: Chris Grant / JettyGirl.com July 5 - It's always interesting to meet new surfers and discover their unique personalities. My wife and I often joke that I have both the gift of perception and misperception in equal parts. I love guessing with each new person I meet how their on-land style will translate once they hit the water. Stephanie Schechter is a case in point. My assumption was that her larger than life, gregarious personality on land would translate into an energetic style of waveriding. In contrast, Stephanie's surfing style is about as calm, cool and collected as can be. Stephanie, relaxed on the nose in Oceanside.
Julie Cox, late afternoon surf session. Surfboard by Dane Perlee with artwork by Thomas Campbell. Surf photo by Chris Grant, JettyGirl.com. Julie Cox - Photo: Chris Grant / JettyGirl.com July 3 - I've always loved this shot of Julie Cox...the late afternoon hues, the sunlight bouncing off her wetsuit and the beautiful surfboard shaped by Dane Perlee and painted by Thomas Campbell. As Julie dedicates more of her daylight hours to the California Surf Museum where she serves as Operations Manager, I'm sure she appreciates those extra hours of sunlight that each summer afternoon brings.
Heather Jordan. Surf photo by Chris Grant, JettyGirl Online Surf Magazine. Heather Jordan - Photo: Chris Grant / JettyGirl.com July 2 - While not a fan of the marine layer, I do like those mornings that are "bright" gray if that makes sense. In the half-dozen years I've known Heather Jordan, one thing's for certain, I have absolutely no idea when or where our paths will cross but I'm always stoked when they do. On this morning Heather ventured far from her homebreak and ended up getting some of the best waves of the day. Intelligent and hard-working, Heather will be making her way up to UCLA this fall...meeting up with fellow Bruins, Taylor Pitz and Chandler Parr in what looks to be a formidable surf team in the women's division.
Kyla Langen surf photo by Chris Grant, JettyGirl Surf Magazine. Kyla Langen - Photo: Chris Grant / JettyGirl.com July 1 - Brains, beauty, soul, and the versatility to charge barrels and draw flawless arcs, my friend Kyla Langen enjoying her favorite local spot. Preparation is key in early summer as the tricky and changing water temps could find you in a fullsuit in the morning and a bikini just a few hours later.
Jenna Balester at Huntington Beach Pier. Surf photo by Chris Grant, JettyGirl Online Surf Magazine. Jenna Balester - Photo: Chris Grant / JettyGirl.com June 29 - Intimate knowledge of your local break pays off when faced with summertime crowds. While the masses were being swept up the coast in Huntington Beach's Colorado River-like current, Jenna Balester out-positioned the pack and scored one of the better rights of the morning...delivering a beautiful backhand turn on a special quad shaped by her dad, Tom Balester.
Brittani Nicholl surf photo by Chris Grant, JettyGirl.com Brittani Nicholl - Photo: Chris Grant / JettyGirl.com June 22 - Even at California's most crowded summertime pointbreak there are occasional moments of solitude. Photo-friendly lighting is long gone by lunch hour but that doesn't mean the waves are done. Brittani Nicholl paddled out for some midday fun and I was lucky enough to join her and her mom for one last session before they left for home last summer. Unfortunately, Brittani like so many of my Australian friends, won't be coming to America this summer thanks to the ridiculous decision to "upgrade" the US Open to a World Tour event this year. Since the same family of companies basically controls both events, my vote is to return the US Open to its former WQS status and make real progress by adding a Women's World Tour event to the Hurley Pro at Lowers in September. Sadly though, I don't get a vote...
Claire Bevilacqua in color. Surf photo by Chris Grant, JettyGirl.com. Claire Bevilacqua - Photo: Chris Grant / JettyGirl.com June 21 - In a world of desaturated images, cell phone one-click recipes, bogus light leaks and every other type of digital treatment (some of which were applied here), pure color sometimes takes a back seat to its trendy counterparts. Unlike photos though, colorful personalities like Claire's never fade into the background. Reaching out to feel the arc she's created, Claire paints another masterpiece.

2011 NSSA National Interscholastic Championships Presented by Nike 6.0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTICS GO OFF IN EXCELLENT SURF CONDITIONS AT SALT CREEK! Mira Costa College, San Clemente High School, Huntington Beach High School and Shorecliffs Middle School take team gold! (Huntington Beach, Ca - June 20, 2011) - The 2011 National Interscholastic Championships presented by Nike 6.0 witnessed a phenomenal marathon three days of performance surfing from the top college, high school and middle school surfers from around the country. The Interscholastics were blessed with a building southwest swell which pumped in excellent 4-5 foot surf at Salt Creek. 17 college teams, 12 high schools and 9 middle schools combined for nearly 370 competitors in the Interscholastic Championships. Team spirit was at an all-time high as hungry surfers competed passionately for the gold for their nationally ranked schools. In an exciting battle for first in the College Championships, Mira Costa edged out the defending 12-time National Champion UC Santa Barbara by a score of 107-106. The victory gave its Mira Costa‚s third National Championship and first since 2004. Running neck and neck with Santa Barbara going into the final rounds, Mira Costa‚s rise to the top of the podium was attributed to Brent Reilly‚s victory in the College Mens and Dayton Silva who was performing double duty placing in both the Mens and Longboard finals. Reilly, who won a National High School Mens title surfing for Carlsbad High in 2008, was on a dominating level at Salt Creek. His polished and explosive frontside attack was a perfect fit for the steep Salt Creek lefthanders. UC Santa Barbara‚s Lipoa Kahaleuahi successfully defended her 2010 National College Womens title and Troy Mothershead broke through for his first National Interscholastic Longboard title bringing his career National title count up to four. Mothershead had won an Explorer title in 2006 and an Explorer and Open title in 2007 and will now add an Interscholastic title to his resume. Top ranked San Clemente High School marched to their eleventh National title in a decisive 111-103 victory over Edison High School. Both San Clemente and Edison came out of the gates with tremendous momentum in the first two rounds jumping to a huge points advantage over the rest of their opponents. San Clemente led throughout the contest but Edison was still in the game until the semifinals when they lost their remaining Mens team competitors. San Clemente‚s Breyden Taylor battled hard with runner-up Blake Davis in the hotly contested High School Men‚s final. Taylor sealed it when he detonated on a heat high 7.5 wave score which was enough to edge Davis for the win and take home his first career National title. Taylor has become one of the standout surfers this season clinching his first NSSA conference in the Southwest Explorer Juniors division. He will be one of the leading contenders for a National title when that tier of the 2011 National Championships continues in Huntington Beach June 26-July 3. Laguna Beach‚s Taylor Pitz claimed her first National Championship in the High School Womens. Pitz, who was also a Southwest Conference Champion this season, will eye another title in the prestigious Open Womens category when the Nationals hits southside of the HB Pier next week. Huntington Beach‚s Tony Bartovich took the Longboard title. In the National Junior Varsity competition, Huntington Beach took a close 53-51 decision over Edison. This was HB‚s first trip to the winners podium at the National Interscholastic Championships since their Varsity team‚s victory in 1998. Edison‚s Dylan Aragon took the Junior Varsity Mens title while Huntington Beach‚s Paige Ortiz and Taylor McDole claimed victories in Junior Varsity Womens and Longboard respectively. Shorecliffs Middle School secured their ninth National title and sixth in a row. Their domination of the Nationals with another talented group of surfers shined as they jumped out to an overwhelming lead after round 2. They won the event with a massive point spread in a 136-74 victory over Dwyer. In a stacked Middle School Boys final, Shorecliffs team member Colt Ward took the National Middle School Boys title over last year‚s champ Kanoa Igarashi. Aviara Oaks team member Kylie Loveland claimed her first National title winning the Middle School Girls division and Shorecliffs‚ Mason Shaw won the Longboard. CBS SPORTS ALT GAMES EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE For the first time, the NSSA College Surfing Championships will be featured on national television as part of CBS Sports Network‚s coverage of The Alt Games. Highlights from the College Surfing Championships will be part of a special one-hour CBS Sports Spectacular airing on CBS on Saturday, June 25 (2:00-3:00 PM, ET). Following the CBS Sports show, more surfing action will be featured on CBS Sports Network on Saturday, June 25 (6:00-7:00 PM, ET) and Sunday, June 26 (3:00-5:00 PM, ET). For full programming information, log on to www.cbssportsnetwork.com. The 2011 NSSA National Interscholastic Championships is presented by Nike 6.0 and proud to have support from Huntington Surf and Sport, Surfing Magazine, Sex Wax, CBS Sports and Laguna Art College. The NSSA is a member of Surfing America, the ISA-recognized National Governing Body for Surfing in the United States. The NSSA National Interscholastic Championships is the sixth of seven events in the 2011 NSSA Championship Series. The 2011 Championship Series events include the Interscholastic State Championships at Huntington Beach Pier March 5-7 (completed), the Hawaii Championships at Kewalo Basin, Oahu, HI March 15-20 (completed); the East Coast Championships at New Smyrna Beach Inlet, FL April 7-10 (completed); the NSSA Jr. Championships at Huntington Beach Pier, CA April 9 (completed); the West Coast Championships at Huntington Beach Pier, CA May 18-22 (completed); the National Interscholastic Championships at Salt Creek, Ca June 16-18 and the National Championships at Huntington Beach Pier, CA June 26-July 3. THE SCOREBOARD - RESULTS 2011 NSSA NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS SALT CREEK, DANA POINT, CA NATIONAL COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIPS COLLEGE TEAM 1. Mira Costa 107 2. UC Santa Barbara 106 3. University of North Carolina Wilmington 87 4. San Diego State University 84 5. Point Loma Gold 81 6. Saddleback 67 7. Florida Tech 58 8. University of North Florida 56 9. CSU San Marcos 52 10. University of San Diego 51 11. USC 48 12. Flagler 46 13. University of Central Florida 44 14. CSU Long Beach 41 =15. Point Loma Green 23 UC San Diego 23 17. Daytona COLLEGE MENS 1. Brent Reilly-Mira Costa 14.33 2. Dough Van Mierlo-SDSU 11.57 3. Ben Powell-UNCW 9.93 4. Dayton Silva-Mira Costa 9.16 5. Sebastian Moreno-Florida Tech 8.37 6. Theo Lewitt-UCSB 5.84 COLLEGE WOMENS 1. Lipoa Kahaleuahi-UCSB 10.33 2. Kaleigh Gilchrist-USC 9.80 3. Amy Nicholl-UCF 9.16 4. Marissa Shaw-SDSU 8.77 5. Erika Cook-CSULB 8.33 6. Leilani Pickett-UNCW 7.10 COLLEGE LONGBOARD 1. Troy Mothershead-Point Loma 14.83 2. Kevin Osborne-UCSB 12.63 3. Dennis White-Saddleback 8.57 4. Dayton Silva-Mira Costa 8.33 5. Mick Rodgers-CSUSM 6.54 6. Drake Courie-UNCW 5.74 NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (VARSITY) CHAMPIONSHIPS HIGH SCHOOL TEAM 1. San Clemente 111 2. Edison 103 3. Newport Harbor 90 4. Huntington Beach 64 5. Malibu 57 6. Laguna Beach 55 7. Kamehameha 50 8. Mira Costa 45 9. Jupiter 41 10. Melbourne 38 11. Palos Verdes 17 12. Marina 11 HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY MENS 1. Breyden Taylor-San Clemente 11.50 2. Blake Davis-Newport Harbor 11.16 2. Ezekiel Lau-Kamehameha 9.73 4. Derek Peters-Huntington Beach 9.60 5. Trevor Thornton-San Clemente 6.83 6. Tanner Rozunko-San Clemente 6.24 HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY WOMENS 1. Taylor Pitz-Laguna Beach 12.50 2. Shelby Detmers-Newport Harbor 3. Jasset Umbel-Jupiter 8.17 4. Emily Ruppert-Melbourne 5. Anise Guzman-Edison 6. Emmy Lombard-San Clemente HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY LONGBOARD 1. Tony Bartovich-Huntington Beach 10.57 2. Shaun Thompson-Edison 10.54 3. Fisher Grant-Melbourne 10.27 4. Kelly Zaun-Mira Costa 9.43 5. Eli Gillis-San Clemente 8.97 6. Kris Williams-Laguna Beach 5.90 NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (JUNIOR VARSITY) CHAMPIONSHIPS HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY TEAM 1. Huntington Beach 53 2. Edison 51 3. Marina 14 HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY MENS 1. Dylan Aragon-Edison 11.97 2. Cameron Faris-Huntington Beach 10.10 3. Dane McCrystal-Huntington Beach 8.17 4. Jordan Robinson-Edison 8.10 5. Tony Morelli-Edison 6.63 6. Taylor McDole-Huntington Beach 6.10 HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY WOMENS 1. Paige Ortiz-Huntington Beach 5.53 2. Torrey Miethke-Edison 2.97 3. Haley Handy-Huntington Beach 1.37 4. Brittany Gingrich-Edison 0.40 HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY LONGBOARD 1. Taylor McDole-Huntington Beach 6.94 2. Nathan Thompson-Edison 5.50 3. Nico Emmer-Marina 2.30 NATIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAM 1. Shorecliffs A 136 2. Dwyer 74 3. Aviara Oaks 68 4. Marco Forster 49 5. Shorecliffs "B" 47 6. Thurston 42 7. Kamehameha 40 8. Sowers 28 9. Bernice Ayer 26 MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS 1. Colt Ward-Shorecliffs 13.34 2. Kanoa Igarashi-Dwyer 10.24 3. Daniel Tieman-Shorecliffs 8.13 4. Imaikalani DeVault-Kamehameha 7.66 5. Griffin Colapinto-Shorecliffs 6.53 6. Mitchell Arterburn-Aviara Oaks MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS 1. Kylie Loveland-Aviara Oaks 11.83 2. Tia Blanco-Shorecliffs 11.03 3. Sawyer Gilley-Aviara Oaks 6.40 4. Kirra Connolly-Shorecliffs 5.96 5. Mackie Albertson-Sowers 2.77 6. Kawai DeVault-Kamehameha 1.87 MIDDLE SCHOOL LONGBOARD 1. Mason Shaw-Shorecliffs 11.40 2. Kyle Perez-Marco Forster 9.60 3. Rio Donaldson-Bernice Ayer 8.07 4. Dylan Cox-Shorecliffs 6.76 5. Jordan Collins-Aviara Oaks 5.50 6. Kahiamaikalani Walker-Kamehameha 4.84 NSSA OFFICIAL SPONSORS Apparel & Footwear Sponsor: Nike 6.0 Surf Shop Sponsor: Huntington Surf & Sport Wax Sponsor: Sex Wax Print Media Sponsor: Surfing Magazine Broadcast Partner: CBS College Sports Network Water and Energy Drink Sponsor: Vitamin Water Restaurant Sponsor: Daphne's California Greek Partner: 5 Points Plaza Graphic Design College: Laguna College Member Organization: SurfingAmerica.org ### NSSA PO Box 495 Huntington Beach, CA 92648 http://www.nssa.org