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

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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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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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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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—  Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview  —

Ivy Thomas | Golden Slider | Fran Miller | Handsome Citizens
I V Y 
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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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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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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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L O L I T A  M I G N O T
The enchanted life of a quintessential Sea Gypsy.

A ‘surf story’ about growing up on the Ocean
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11357411_916308428412404_77828531_n 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 a
 glimpse into her Byron Hinterland life…

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For graceful and stylish sliders,
gliders and other riders..
and stories of Salty Characters
Get Stoked on these tales of the Sea

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J u k e b o x
— RICHARD CLAPTON —
CAPRICORN DANCER
one of Clapton’s major hits recorded over his impressive career, was used on the soundtrack to Highway One, a long-forgotten classic surf movie featuring surfers riding waves along Australia’s East Coast.

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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
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Cait.Miers.Pink.SkyC 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.

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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,
and
 we’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…

— NOT SO ORDINARY CITIZENS INTERVIEW —

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