— 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.
B E H I N D the H U S T L E
Tracee Annetts | The Handsome Collective Owners Collective asked me to share my daily habits, how I coffee worship, maintaining a work-life-balance and what do I actually DO?
From my home in Byron Bay, here’s my
Behind the Hustle… Continue Reading →
C R A I G P A R R Y & M I G A L O O by Tracee Annetts – photography by Craig Parry CRAIG is an international, multi award winning nature photographer based in Byron Bay, Australia. Recently Craig captured everyones attention with images of MIGALOO the rare albino humpback whale on his annual migration up the East Coast of Australia, past Byron Bay. Craig shares details with us of the awe-inspiring moments with Migaloo.
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—
Above 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. C I T I Z E N S O F T H E S L I D E
— NOT SO ORDINARY
CITIZENS INTERVIEW —
We’re somewhat besotted with Joni Mitchell, so we loved loved loved these Interviews on this multi-talented artistic force.
The now 70 year old, talks about her ‘Woodstock Experience’ and is extremely candid with Jian Ghomeshi, the amiable interviewer. Incredibly interesting, sharp as a tack; and clearly still enjoying a durrie or two. The sheer force of her presence is mesmerising..
C I T I Z E N S O F T H E S L I D E
— Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview —
HC: 6 things to know about A L E S S I A
M A R I E T T I
Who: Alessia Marietti, I am me… remember you can never be a better version of yourself because you are the only you.. I’m 16 years old.
From: Originally I’m from Argentina, Corsica and Italy but honestly, I say that I am from the World as I do not feel like I belong anywhere, I feel like I’m from Everywhere. I was born and grew up in Bali my whole life, so let’s say Bali is home.Continue Reading →
J O S I E
P R E N D E R G A S T “She’s got a rad classic style that is all her own”
From Byron Bay, an Ambassador for McTavish Surfboards and Volcom now with Billabong; a lover of life; she’s happy if others are happy; would dearly love to someday in the future, open an Orphanage in the Philippines.
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Spotlight on R O I S I N
C A R O L A N
the first Australian homegrown talent to feature on
#CitizensoftheSlide We stole a moment of Roisin’s time for a quick
chat and aglimpseinto her Byron Hinterland life…
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—NOT SO ORDINARY CITIZENS INTERVIEW—
“SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL”
written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards,
Ranked at No. 32 in their list of ‘The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time’ by Rolling Stone Magazine. It is sung by Jagger as a first-person narrative from the point of view of Lucifer…
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…
C A I T M I E R S + H A Y D E N O ‘ N E I L L are two of our favourite photographers on Instagram, both capturing us with their tropical island vibes, lush greens, turquoise blue waters and skies of dusky pink hues.
From Florida USA
A M A N D A
G I B E R S O N has been in our sights for sometime now. We loved this photo on Amanda’s Instagram gallery,
andwe’re seeing a whole lot more of her now as an Akela Surf ambassador. We caught up with Amanda to chat travel, boards and the other photo on Instagram
that had people paying attention…
M I C K R O D G E R S
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…
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O F T H E S L I D E NOT SO ORDINARY CITIZENS INTERVIEW—
Meet E M I L Y P E T T I T T designer of the luxe bohemian handbags
under her label G E R O N I M O B O Y
This girl swallows sunshine before her green smoothie breakfast; she signs off her emails with Peace, Love & Candy Canes; she is sweetness assured with a side of cheekiness and an exuberant enjoyment for life; the kind of girl that you hope to label “keeper”.