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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C I T I Z E N S
O F   T H E   S L I D E
—  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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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.
C I T I Z E N S 
 O F   T H E   S L I D E
—  NOT SO ORDINARY
CITIZENS INTERVIEW  —

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— t u e s d a y  t u n e s —
T I N Y  D A N C E R
is a song by ELTON JOHN
with lyrics by writing partner Bernie Taupin.
“We came to California in the fall of 1970 and it seemed like sunshine just radiated from the populace,” Taupin says. “I guess I was trying to capture the spirit of that time…

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J U K E B O X
T H E  D O O R S 
” I LOOKED AT YOU ”

doors1whiskyagogoThe Doors began their run as the house band at The Whisky a Go Go opening for every group to play there from May 23 to August 21, 1966. They typically performed two sets per night.
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The Adventures of Jared Mell showcases the carefree Californian spirit. Exploring that famous stretch of Coastline, North of LA — the Pacific Coast Highway. Jared’s outlook on laid-back living, cruising The Big Sur in his van, waking up to ocean views & empty waves, no destination, no rules, just the open road and you….

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M A K A L A
H A R M O N Y 

 S M I T H 
aka @shredsista is currently
on Australian shores from California.
The latest inspiring lady slider
to grace #CitizensoftheSlide. 

We stole a moment of her travel time for a quick
chat and a glimpse into her life…

 —  NOT SO ORDINARY
CITIZENS INTERVIEW  —

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This is
M I C K  R O D G E R S
aka @mrrodgers_neighborhood

Mick resides in Encinitas, California and has been captured by local photographers, as well as featuring in several videos carving up waves in his ‘neighborhood’ & rolling around in his vintage Chevrolet utility.
We have been entranced by his super fluid style for many moons now. We had some questions for him…

  C I T I Z E N S
O F  T H E  S L I D E
NOT SO ORDINARY CITIZENS INTERVIEW  

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Four brilliant artists made
T H E   D O O R S
one of America’s most iconic and influential rock bands.
M o o n l i g h t  D r i v e
was written by Morrison, during his halcyon days on a rooftop in Venice Beach L.A, California in 1965. Later, when he happened upon friend and future band member Ray Manzarek, he uttered the memorable lines,

“Let’s swim to the moon, let’s climb through the tide,  penetrate the evening that the city sleeps to hide.”

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 T U E S D A Y  T U N E S  
‘For What It’s Worth’ by
 BUFFALO  SPRINGFIELD  
was inspired by an event that took place during the early stages of the psychedelic era in 1966,  the year in which the band started playing as the house band at the Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.

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A S H L E Y  L L O Y D 
Surfer/Shaper/Musician 

Ashley Lloyd is a woman surfer who not only brings grace, beauty and style to the line-up she is also one of few women who shapes surfboards and who owns her own shaping business.

With equal artistic brilliance she also adds these other talents to her personal achievements list: Surf Instructor, Artist, and talented Guitarist/Musician.
In the male-dominated surfing/surfboard shaping world its great to see Ashley carving her own path from the kelp-infested waters of Santa Cruz….☟
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