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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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 
T H O M A S  
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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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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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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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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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— Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview —

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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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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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S I B E L L A  C O U R T
is an Interior Stylist,  Product Designer,  Historian,  an Author of several Publications,  a Globetrotter.
She is a Creative Inspirer,  Gypsy Collector,  self proclaimed Pirate as well as many other slash this and that’s — simply a girl of countless talents.
Her love for Byron Bay and a desire to learn to surf,  bought her to this very stylish collaboration with McTavish Surfboards.

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A long-time love for the bevy of SEEA-lady gliders
has led us to find out more about these graceful Seea creatures..
Featured Citizens of the Slide interviews on our log blog:
↱ LOLA MIGNOT + MAKALA HARMONY SMITH ↰
Enjoy this watery gift created
by NATHAN OLDFIELD in Noosa.
≫ a short film BRIMMING WITH  S λ Ç R ξ Ð  PURPOSE ☍◇

D A W N
W O L F D R E A M E R

her name is mystical and wild, conjuring up the image of a spirit on the roam; free to stray.

Chrystal Dawn Fitzgerald has wandered all over this Earth. Originally from the Big Island of Hawaii, she now lives in Byron Bay, the easternmost point of mainland Australia. ☟

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J A L A N  J A L A N
K A W A N  K A W A N

translation [Indonesian ➵ English]

‘When I Walk With My Friends’

Possibly the best 3 minutes of my life I have given, to the time sucking sport of pushing the Play button.
K A S S I A  M E A D O R
&   H E R   F R I E N D S 

 The soul, fun and simple pleasures in life oozes from these frames, shot by DEUS.
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C E L E B R A T I N G
the brilliance behind the lens of these talented photographers.
Take a meander through a tiny tasty selection of

O C E A N
images on Handsome Citizens Instagram..

Photo by Stella Crick

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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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A Balinese child in costume awaits the start of a ritual ceremony to welcome "Nyepi", Bali's Day of Silence and the Hindu New Year, at Monumen Nasional in Jakarta Don’t go surfing on Nyepi. Let the Sea God Baruna have his solo session, and be stoked you’re in Bali, with all the tomorrows to go surfing. 

Tomorrow, 31st March 2014, is Nyepi Day here in Bali, the celebration of the Balinese New Year.
There are strict rules that are enforced on the Island where people may not leave their homes/villas/hotels, (even to surf or go to the beach) make noise, use electricity including lights, no work is carried out, shops are not open, the airport is closed for 24 hours, Bali seems to be empty.

But many surfers and beach lovers will be asking : Can you surf or go to the beach on Nyepi Day…?  
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