IRINA LIAKH | SURFING SOUND WAVES
V E N I C E B E A C H
Things to know about I R I N A L I A K H
LIVES: Venice Beach, California
PASSION: Founder and curator of SURFING SOUND WAVESa platform for online music discovery. And SOULFIRE, a blog of inspiring stories about artists, social entrepreneurs, activists and fundraising for causes I’m passionate about.
— 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.
BEHIND THE SHOOT
‘M O O D’ A SHORT SURF FILM by F R A N M I L L E R
Fran 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.
We’re chatting to Fran about what inspired her film ‘Mood’, her choice of tunes & mermaid muses. Continue Reading →
LeRoy “GRANNY” Grannis
VINTAGE SURF PHOTOGRAPHER
The New York Times dubbed him “The Godfather of Surf Photography.” A 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… Continue Reading →
C I T I Z E N S O F T H E S L I D E — Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview — I V Y T H O M A S ≫≫ GOLDEN SLIDER ≫≫ 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.
UNITED BY T H E S E A ≫≫ HANDSOME COLLECTIVE
BALI TO BYRON BAY ≫≫ Interview with SEEA by Rhea Cortado – photography by Carly Brown
The paradox of photos living in the Internet clouds is that they are simultaneously disposable and immortal. We rediscovered these images of Tracee Annetts aka Handsome Collective photographed by Carly Brown two years ago in Bali, and the dreamy mood felt no less refreshing. Fascinated by social media’s ability to connect people across oceans and time, we caught up with Tracee to talk more about how Instagram was a lifeline to the outside world while living in Bali, and sparked face-to-face encounters with new friends.
C I T I Z E N S O F T H E S L I D E — Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview —
Lore, 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.
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.
≫ C I T I Z E N S O F T H E S L I D E — Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview —
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…
C I T I Z E N S
O F T H E S L I D E
—NOT SO ORDINARY CITIZENS INTERVIEW—
J u k e b o x
— RICHARD CLAPTON —
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.
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….
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…