FLORA CHRISTIN
‘THE GIRL WITH THE PINK BOARD’

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Flora Christin | Pink board by Folklore Surf | photo Jordan Godley | Citizens of the Slide

—  Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview  —
by Tracee Annetts – photo top: Aryo Pamungkas
above: Jordan Godley

FLORA CHRISTIN is a 26-year-old Indonesian longboard surfer.
With enough grace to the mile, you’d guess she’d been born to it.
Yet it was just last year she took up the sport!
She now has a surfboard sponsorship with Folklore Surf and other brands have followed suit.
Flora will be competing in the Asian Surf Champions Tour in Japan this year, as Indonesia’s first female longboard surfer. 

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B O B  M C T A V I S H 
B Y R O N  L I F E

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—  Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview  —

Arcadia | Bob McTavish [L] & Wayne Lynch [R] supplied by John Witzig. Possum Creek 1969 Life in Byron Bay in the 60s & 70s had become a hub for early surf culture; a haven for the musically talented, alternative ‘country soul’ surfing community as portrayed in Alby Falzon’s Morning of the Earth; and also the beginnings of MO [Multiple Occupancy]
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S E A B O N E S | BYRON BAY

At the beach end of Fletcher Street, Byron Bay you’ll discover a salty island-vibe aesthetic in the newly opened Sea Bones women’s coastal concept store.

Seabones | Byron Bay | The Handsome Collective

Sea Bones is a joint venture / collaborative dream child of local renowned Photographer Ming Nomchong and women’s sustainable ocean wear designer Danny Clayton of Salt Gypsy.

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BEHIND THE SHOOT
‘M O O D’

A SHORT SURF FILM
by
F R A N  M I L L E R

MOOD by FRAN MILLER | DRONE by HUNTER JOHNSTONFran Miller has recently submitted ‘MOOD’ to be judged in the Action category of The Surfing World Short Film Competition
— REELERS 2017 —
presented by Corona.

It has been received very favourably by the public, at just day one of submission, it has been ranking as the ‘most watched’ in the Action category & continuing to hold the position after entries have closed, thus far.

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 F R A N  M I L L E R  
‘M O O D’ 
A SHORT SURF FILM [An entrant in REELERS 2017] 

SHOWCASING THREE OF THE WORLDS TALENTED & UP COMING FEMALE LONGBOARDERS ROISIN CAROLAN, IVY THOMAS AND HALLIE ROHR. 

Fran Miller Short Film 'Mood' featuring Hallie Rohr Fran Miller Short Film 'Mood' featuring Roisin Carolan Corona presents REELERS 2017, the Surfing World short film competition, a global search for the freshest talent in surf movie making today.

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C R A I G  P A R R Y
P H O T O G R A P H E R
A NEW GALLERY OPENING IN BYRON BAY
by Tracee Annetts – photography by Craig Parry

CELEBRATING BYRON’S NATURAL BEAUTY

Byron Bay | Craig Parry Photography | Handsome Citizens

Byron Bay’s dynamic arts scene is abuzz with the opening of the new gallery in town, by Internationally acclaimed nature photographer and local boy, Craig Parry.

Craig will celebrate the opening of his new Byron Bay Gallery, with a Launch Night
on Friday January 20th | 6 – 9pm
at Gallery Shop 7 / 8 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay.
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LeRoy “GRANNY” Grannis
VINTAGE SURF PHOTOGRAPHER
The New York Times dubbed him “The Godfather of Surf Photography.”


Leroy Grannis Vintage Surf Photography San Onofre 1963A surfer from an early age, it wasn’t until his late thirties that Grannis took up photography as a hobby, and for a decade or so became one of the most iconic lens man of the times – giving him a nod into the International Surfing Hall of Fame in 1966… 
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T H E  O T H E R
S I D E
O F  S H A R K S

—  Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview  —

Matt Draper Photography | Sean Samer | Handsome Citizens S E A N  S A M E R 
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Great White photography by Matt Draper / by Tracee Annetts  

NORTHERN NSW SHARK CONTROVERSY

The current escalation of recent shark attacks on surfers and swimmers, resulting in injury and death in the past few years in Northern NSW has the public in fear of utilizing our glorious coastline.
This controversial and passionate topic, has people on both sides of the argument in heated debate as to whether shark nets will be a solution or instead a human laid death trap to marine life.

Matt Draper Photography | Sean Samer | Handsome Citizens
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—  Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview  —

Ivy Thomas | Golden Slider | Fran Miller | Handsome Citizens
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by Tracee Annetts – photography by Fran Miller

“The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun.”
So they say. 

When Ivy Thomas and her Gold Coast posse including mate and fellow surfer/Photographer Fran Miller hit the waves together, it’s guaranteed to be non-stop smiles. 
We’ve seen a lot of awe-inspiring ocean images of Ivy taken by the legendary Fran Miller and other talented photographers in the area and wanted to find out what’s keeping Gold Coast-based Ivy stoked in and out of the water.

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—  Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview  —

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Karina on Van Life: “It’s a sense of freedom, to get up and leave wherever & whenever you please. You learn to travel light, bring what you need, not things that are precious, but sacred.”
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—  Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview  —

Prima Donna by Fran Miller | Interview by Handsome CitizensF R A N
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by Tracee Annetts – photography by Fran Miller

 Fran on why she loves capturing the Ocean —
“The scope and power of the ocean leaves nothing but the truth to be visible, as it overwhelms all trivialities.”
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To date we have had the pleasure of a talented bunch
of female Sea Gypsies who’ve featured in our
Citizens Of The Slide Interviews.
And until now no Sea Pirates to add some testosterone
to the mix. Enter Wisp aka
— CHRISTIAN  BARKER —
all burly and bearded. Something we noticed
from his recent McTavish
“Dedicated to the Craft” film is that he has soul, and is passionate about his surfing..

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NOT SO ORDINARY CITIZENS INTERVIEW  

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The
A N C I E N T
ART of WAVE RIDING
with its Polynesian origins are thriving in the heart of Josie Prendergast.

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Her graceful footsteps hypnotise as they make their way lightly to the nose. Reminiscent of a sacred dance, caressing the tip of her McTavish underfoot, as the beauty of Wategos slides past in the background.
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C O N N E R  H A T S
have made their way onto the heads and galleries of some very talented surfing / creative individuals on Instagram. On a recent girl’s Eco-surf adventure to Tonga, Chrystal Fitzgerald, Lauren L. Hill and  Ming Nomchong had a very sweet selection of Conner Hats packed for their journey.

Conner Hats in Tonga By Ming Nomchong Photo We are chatting to WILL CONNER, whose father Bill started crafting leather hats in the late 60’s in Florida USA.
He then immigrated to Australia and set up an iconic Australian company named BC hats. These are still made today in the Conner’s hometown of Byron Bay.

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GARANCE DORÉ
+
CISCO GORROW

on B A L I

Cisco_INBEDSTORE_10Above photo by Daniella Rech of Cisco in her Luxury Bali Villa Red Door

Garance is interviewing an Australian friend; Cisco Gorrow on her must see places to go and see in Bali. Cisco; a talented slashie : a model / certified Raw Food chef / Yoga teacher / + studying to be a health coach; originates from Germany, but her heart has a home in Bali, especially since she and her husband George Gorrow [Ksubi] have built a house there… Continue Reading →

S O R M A R I E
N I E V E S 

 A talented Longboard rider, is the essence
of beauty, grace and style.
Take a look at her surfing images and you will see why she is a huge source of inspiration for us.
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—  NOT SO ORDINARY
CITIZENS INTERVIEW  —

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—  Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview  —

IMG_4209Lore, Mademoiselle of the Sea
is a unique label and creative project by
L A U R E  M Y R
the designer of surf skins & swimsuits for women seeking a stylish hassle-free salt water experience.

The label is the epitome of French chic, with elegance, style and originality at the heart of her designs.

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We last spoke with Josie in December 2014; since then some life changing moments have transpired for this uber graceful wave dancer.

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