Surf Photo Friday featuring New Jersey's K Twins, Jess and Casey Kwiecinski with Surf Photos by Laurie Glasser Photography on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

Surf Photo Friday – Surfing New Jersey’s Polar Vortex Swells with the K Twins

Surf Photo Friday featuring New Jersey's K Twins, Jess and Casey Kwiecinski with Surf Photos by Laurie Glasser Photography on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine Surf Photo Friday - Surfing New Jersey's Polar Vortex Swells with the K Twins, Casey and Jessica Kwiecinski Trading in last winter’s bikinis and suntans in Puerto Rico for this winter’s frostbite and polar vortex in New Jersey seemed like a crazy idea at first. However, the epic east coast swells of this winter made it clear that we chose wisely! In one of the coldest New Jersey winters in memory, dawn patrols usually start with shoveling snow and the digging out of cars. After suiting up, we trek across the snow-covered sand and into the Atlantic – the very cold and dark Atlantic. The water is a whole different kind of cold and some mornings, the ocean is steaming. This "ocean smoke" is the result of the 38-degree water meeting the 2-degree air. It lends a dreamlike quality to the experience but suddenly you awake with the chill of the first duck dive! You are home! Everybody knows that New Jersey normally gets some good waves this time of year, but this winter has been close to perfect almost every swell. The overhead barrels were our prize for staying home and laying low. We would just find an empty jetty and take turns catching some of the best waves we've ever surfed. It's safe to say that the majority of spots have shown their potential throughout these past few months and it is well worth the price of admission! It's always good to take a step back from traveling to other places and to realize that sometimes the greatest adventure is right where you began. Peace and love! Casey and Jess. 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, thank you to Laurie Glasser Photography for providing images for this week's feature. *In all photos below, Jessica is riding the green-railed board while Casey's surfing a board with pink rails. Jess Kwiecinski, New Jersey barrel during January 2014's polar vortex. Surf photo by Laurie Glasser Photography. K Twins on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Frontside snap by Jessica Kwiecinski during New Jersey's polar vortex. Surf photo by Laurie Glasser Photography. K Twins on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Jessica Kwiecinski pulls into a New Jersey barrel in freezing conditions during the polar vortex. Surf photo by Laurie Glasser Photography. K Twins on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Casey Kwiecinski gets a clean New Jersey barrel courtesy of the January 2014's polar vortex. Surf photo by Laurie Glasser Photography. K Twins on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Casey Kwiecinski throwing water in New Jersey. Surf photo by Laurie Glasser Photography. K Twins on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Casey Kwiecinski, stiff offshore winds courtesy of the recent polar vortex. Surf photo by Laurie Glasser Photography. K Twins on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Casey and Jess Kwiecinski head up the beach after an epic New Jersey Polar Vortex surf. Photo by Laurie Glasser Photography. K Twins on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine.Casey and Jess Kwiecinski head up the beach after another epic New Jersey Polar Vortex surf. Photo Credits: Laurie Glasser Photography - laurieglasserphotography.com
Previous Surf Photo Fridays | 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: The K Twins - official site of Casey and Jessica Kwiecinski Casey Kwiecinski on Instagram Jessica Kwiecinski on Instagram K Twins on Twitter Body Glove Cobian Creatures of Leisure Fins Tropicali Restaurants Key 2 Sports Training Brian Wynn Surfboards AJW Surfboards Sun Bum Sunscreen Raen Optics Laurie Glasser Photography
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Surf Photo Friday featuring Mele Saili and Hayden Lane surfing Cardiff Reef - Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine

Surf Photo Friday – Mele Saili and Hayden Lane, Cardiff Reef

Surf Photo Friday featuring Mele Saili and Hayden Lane surfing Cardiff Reef - Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine Surf Photo Friday - Mele Saili and Hayden Lane, Cardiff Reef Ever since they hit the market with their video lookbooks, we've been fans of SEEA's products and their riders. One of their "Seeababes" is Mele Saili and from the first time I saw her groovy, laid back vibe, I hoped we'd one day get the chance to shoot some surf photos. A few weeks before Christmas we finally had the opportunity to schedule a short morning session at Cardiff Reef. In the spirit of honesty, although these photos give the impression of an empty lineup, relaxing paddle-outs, and unencumbered rides, nothing could be further from the truth. Riderless SUP's and dozens of beginning surfers going left on rights made the lineup less than ideal for surf photos. Nevertheless, Mele made the most of every wave that snuck through the crowds and her flawless style on the nose made me forget about the mayhem throughout the rest of the break. Toward the end of the session, Mele and her friend, surfboard shaper Hayden Lane, shared a ride I won't soon forget with a double noseride across the inside reef. It was the perfect ending to a wonderful shoot. 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. Mele Saili, Cardiff, California. Chris Grant photo. Mele Saili heads out for a surf session. Chris Grant photo. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Mele Saili paddles out at Cardiff Reef for a morning surf session. Chris Grant photo, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine Mele Saili surfing Cardiff Reef. Chris Grant surf photo. Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine Hayden Lane cross-steps at Cardiff Reef. Chris Grant surf photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Mele Saili backside nose ride while Hayden Lane paddles out at Cardiff Reef. Chris Grant surf photo. Jettygirl.com Mele Saili, Cardiff Reef, California. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl. Mele Saili and Hayden Lane, double noserides at Cardiff Reef. Chris Grant surf photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Mele Saili noseride at Cardiff Reef. Chris Grant photo. Jettygirl.com/blog Pelican flying over Cardiff Reef. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Mele Saili noseriding at Cardiff Reef. Chris Grant surf photo on Jettygirl Surf Mag. Mele Saili surfs Cardiff Reef. Chris Grant surf photo on Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Hayden Lane nose ride at Cardiff Reef. Chris Grant surf photo. Mele Saili, Cardiff Reef. Chris Grant photo on Jettygirl.com Noseride by Mele Saili at Cardiff Reef. Chris Grant surf photo, Jettygirl.com
Previous Surf Photo Fridays | 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: Mele Saili's blog - Artist, Surfer Mele Saili on Instagram Seea Josh Hall Surfboards Josh Hall Surfboards on Instagram JoneSeaWetsuits on Instagram Hayden Lane on Instagram
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Surf Photo Friday featuring Canadian surfer, Jill Manos

Surf Photo Friday – Jill Manos Surfs the Freezing Water of Nova Scotia, Canada

Surf Photo Friday featuring Canadian surfer, Jill Manos Surf Photo Friday - Jill Manos Surfs the Freezing Water of Nova Scotia, Canada Although we're late to the party, we've quickly grown to love Instagram. It's such a great platform to keep in touch with our readers and to see their surfing lives as presented through their own lenses. A few days ago after seeing one of our own posts claiming "being frozen" or something to that effect, we were tagged by another reader who directed our attention toward an image with the simple caption, "Ice Queen." When we clicked on the photo of Canadian surfer, Jill Manos, the true meaning of cold sent shivers down our spines. Jill fills in the details of her freezing winter session in Nova Scotia, Canada. "Xcel 6/5/4mm, 8mm boots and 7mm gloves. -17°C with wind chill that even freezes saltwater pretty quickly." As we join the ranks of Southern California surfers heading out to our local surf spots tomorrow morning, the photo of Jill's icicle-clad face will be on our phones, ready to show to every surfer who utters the phrase, "It's freezing out here!" 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. Jill Manos surfing Nova Scotia, Canada. Surf photo by Scotty Sherin.Jill Manos noserides a clean right in Nova Scotia, Canada. Photo: Scotty Sherin Jill Manos, Canada surfer covered in ice while wearing freezing wetsuit. Surf photo by Nico Manos."Ice Queen" Photo: Nico Manos
Previous Surf Photo Fridays | 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: Jill Manos on Instagram
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