SurfSister.com.au - Surf Sister Blog SurfSister.com.au - Online Surfing Magazine For Women. Get familiar with today's female surfers at SurfSister.com.au Online Surf Magazine. SurfSister is focused on delivering inspirational photography, high performance surf video clips and in-depth interviews with professional surfers, artists, free thinkers and legends of the sport. http://surfsister.com.au/index.php/blog 2015-02-28T04:56:05+00:00 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management Shooting With Maddy 2013-11-11T19:03:54+00:00 2013-11-11T19:03:54+00:00 http://surfsister.com.au/index.php/blog/632-shooting-with-maddy <div class="feed-description"><p><img class="caption" src="images/blog/image.jpg" border="0" alt="maddy phillips surfsister.com.au" title="Maddy photo by Alex Benaud" /></p> <p>"I'd like to introduce Maddy Phillips from the Sunshine Coast, Australia. She's a brand ambassador for <a href="http://www.surfkiniaustralia.com/" target="_blank">Surfkini </a>and <a href="http://saltgypsy.com/" target="_blank">SaltGypsy</a> through surfing and traveling. Shooting with Maddy is so good because we are both laid back and keen to shoot whenever it suits, she's an awesome chick and great surfer! Yew!"</p> <p>Words of Alex Benaud.</p> <p>"Aloha, names Maddy or Madz :) 19 years old and I live on the beautiful sunshine coast in a little rad surfy town called Noosa Heads.</p> <p>Can't keep me out of the water for too long otherwise ill go crazy! Been surfing for around 10 years and every moment spent in the water is a moment I never want to forget. I've been traveling as a surf guide for the last year teaching and surf guiding in the Maldives and Mexico for a company called Tropicsurf. And its been incredible!</p> <p>My sponsors Saltgypsy and Surfkini Australia have watched my amazing travels unfold and have supported me the whole way, thanks girls! Definite more travel for uncrowded perfection is what I will always be chasing!"</p> <p> {gallery}contributorstuff/maddybyalex{/gallery}</p> <p>Photographs by Alex Benaud.</p> <p><img src="images/image-6.jpeg" border="0" alt="Alex Benaud surfsister.com.au" width="152" height="152" align="left" style="padding: 10px;" /></p> <!-- br--> <p>Alex Benaud on the Sunshine Coast</p> <!-- br--> <p style="text-align: left;">Just graduated high school on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. Alex got into photography about 1 year ago and is an emerging surf photographer. Alex was recently featured in 18 seconds magazine with two double page spreads, with plans to study and hopefully travel. Alex has been mostly involved around the surf scene in regards to photography but is slowly exploring modelling and architecture shots.</p> <p>alexbenaud@gmail.com</p></div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img class="caption" src="images/blog/image.jpg" border="0" alt="maddy phillips surfsister.com.au" title="Maddy photo by Alex Benaud" /></p> <p>"I'd like to introduce Maddy Phillips from the Sunshine Coast, Australia. She's a brand ambassador for <a href="http://www.surfkiniaustralia.com/" target="_blank">Surfkini </a>and <a href="http://saltgypsy.com/" target="_blank">SaltGypsy</a> through surfing and traveling. Shooting with Maddy is so good because we are both laid back and keen to shoot whenever it suits, she's an awesome chick and great surfer! Yew!"</p> <p>Words of Alex Benaud.</p> <p>"Aloha, names Maddy or Madz :) 19 years old and I live on the beautiful sunshine coast in a little rad surfy town called Noosa Heads.</p> <p>Can't keep me out of the water for too long otherwise ill go crazy! Been surfing for around 10 years and every moment spent in the water is a moment I never want to forget. I've been traveling as a surf guide for the last year teaching and surf guiding in the Maldives and Mexico for a company called Tropicsurf. And its been incredible!</p> <p>My sponsors Saltgypsy and Surfkini Australia have watched my amazing travels unfold and have supported me the whole way, thanks girls! Definite more travel for uncrowded perfection is what I will always be chasing!"</p> <p> {gallery}contributorstuff/maddybyalex{/gallery}</p> <p>Photographs by Alex Benaud.</p> <p><img src="images/image-6.jpeg" border="0" alt="Alex Benaud surfsister.com.au" width="152" height="152" align="left" style="padding: 10px;" /></p> <!-- br--> <p>Alex Benaud on the Sunshine Coast</p> <!-- br--> <p style="text-align: left;">Just graduated high school on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. Alex got into photography about 1 year ago and is an emerging surf photographer. Alex was recently featured in 18 seconds magazine with two double page spreads, with plans to study and hopefully travel. Alex has been mostly involved around the surf scene in regards to photography but is slowly exploring modelling and architecture shots.</p> <p>alexbenaud@gmail.com</p></div> Bluesphere Photography: Kirra 2013-06-25T18:29:50+00:00 2013-06-25T18:29:50+00:00 http://surfsister.com.au/index.php/blog/616-bluesphere-photography-kirra Admin kurthensonsurfing@yahoo.com.au <div class="feed-description"><p><img class="caption" src="images/bluespherephotography_6447.jpg" border="0" alt="bluesphere photography surfsister.com.au" title="Photograph by Shellie Bankier, Bluesphere Phototgraphy" width="620" height="382" /><img src="images/img_0102 self portrait shelli bankier web.jpg" border="0" alt="Shelli Bankier surfsister.com.au" width="152" height="152" align="left" style="padding: 10px;" /></p> <p> </p> <p>Shelli Bankier of Bluesphere Photography based in Burleigh</p> <p>My photographic work of the Ocean steps away from commercial surf photography. With my photography I aim to capture those beautiful moments that we experience out in the ocean, those moments that give peace to your heart and beauty to your soul. I have always felt a strong affinity and passionate love for the Ocean, of the beauty and freedom that the Ocean so inspires...</p> <p><a href="http://www.bluespherephotography.com/" target="_blank">Bluesphere Photography </a></p> <p> </p></div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img class="caption" src="images/bluespherephotography_6447.jpg" border="0" alt="bluesphere photography surfsister.com.au" title="Photograph by Shellie Bankier, Bluesphere Phototgraphy" width="620" height="382" /><img src="images/img_0102 self portrait shelli bankier web.jpg" border="0" alt="Shelli Bankier surfsister.com.au" width="152" height="152" align="left" style="padding: 10px;" /></p> <p> </p> <p>Shelli Bankier of Bluesphere Photography based in Burleigh</p> <p>My photographic work of the Ocean steps away from commercial surf photography. With my photography I aim to capture those beautiful moments that we experience out in the ocean, those moments that give peace to your heart and beauty to your soul. I have always felt a strong affinity and passionate love for the Ocean, of the beauty and freedom that the Ocean so inspires...</p> <p><a href="http://www.bluespherephotography.com/" target="_blank">Bluesphere Photography </a></p> <p> </p></div> Aussie Surfer Girls Wanted 2013-06-06T19:46:17+00:00 2013-06-06T19:46:17+00:00 http://surfsister.com.au/index.php/blog/613-aussie-surfer-girls-wanted Narani narani@surfsister.com.au <div class="feed-description"><p><img class="caption" src="images/image004.jpg" border="0" alt="Mark Wright surfsister.com.au" title="Mark Wright pictured in front of an English Flag" width="301" height="406" /></p> <p>A new British TV show which will see the presenter, Mark Wright travelling the globe and living with communities very different to the one he grew up in in metropolitan Essex and we are looking for Aussie surfer girls who live for the waves who might be able to teach him a thing or two about surfing and the Aussie surfer lifestyle. So SurfSister is putting a shout out for Aussie surfer girls to apply to be part of the show.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>We are looking for surfing-mad, party-loving Aussie chicks to share of week of their lives with pommie celebrity Mark Wright from The Only Way is Essex for a new Brit TV show</strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"> <br />THERE ALSO NEEDS TO BE A PARTY OR CELEBRATION HAPPENING SO THAT MARK CAN LEND A HELPING HAND – INTERESTED?</h2> <p style="text-align: center;">GET IN TOUCH NOW!<br />Find an application form and more info at party@mavericktv.co.uk</p></div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img class="caption" src="images/image004.jpg" border="0" alt="Mark Wright surfsister.com.au" title="Mark Wright pictured in front of an English Flag" width="301" height="406" /></p> <p>A new British TV show which will see the presenter, Mark Wright travelling the globe and living with communities very different to the one he grew up in in metropolitan Essex and we are looking for Aussie surfer girls who live for the waves who might be able to teach him a thing or two about surfing and the Aussie surfer lifestyle. So SurfSister is putting a shout out for Aussie surfer girls to apply to be part of the show.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>We are looking for surfing-mad, party-loving Aussie chicks to share of week of their lives with pommie celebrity Mark Wright from The Only Way is Essex for a new Brit TV show</strong></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"> <br />THERE ALSO NEEDS TO BE A PARTY OR CELEBRATION HAPPENING SO THAT MARK CAN LEND A HELPING HAND – INTERESTED?</h2> <p style="text-align: center;">GET IN TOUCH NOW!<br />Find an application form and more info at party@mavericktv.co.uk</p></div> Sylvia Earle 'Ambassador for the World's Ocean's' 2013-05-28T16:28:32+00:00 2013-05-28T16:28:32+00:00 http://surfsister.com.au/index.php/blog/610-sylvia-earle-ambassador-for-the-world-s-ocean-s Admin kurthensonsurfing@yahoo.com.au <div class="feed-description"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/43DuLcBFxoY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><p>Like many surfers I feel like it is my personal obligation to look after and respect the Worlds oceans and seas because it is my playground. Sylvia Earle is truly an inspiration to the whole of humankind, man, woman, child…she is fighting to save our planet and is known as the 'Ambassador for the World's Oceans'.</p> <p>Formerly chief scientist of NOAA, Sylvia Earle is the founder of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, Inc., founder of Mission Blue and SEAlliance, and chair of the Advisory Councils of the Harte Research Institute and the Ocean in Google Earth. She has a B.S. degree from Florida State University, M.S. and PhD. from Duke University, and 22 honorary degrees. She has authored more than 190 scientific, technical, and popular publications; lectured in more than 80 countries; and appeared in hundreds of radio and television productions.</p> <p>Sylvia has led more than a hundred expeditions and logged more than 7,000 hours underwater, including leading the first team of women aquanauts during the Tektite Project in 1970; participating in ten saturation dives, most recently in July 2012; and setting a record for solo diving in 1,000-meter depth. Her research concerns marine ecosystems with special reference to exploration, conservation, and the development and use of new technologies for access and effective operations in the deep sea and other remote environments.</p> <p>Sylvia is a very educated water women with one simple message, "I hope for your help to explore and protect the wild ocean in ways that will restore the health and, in so doing, secure hope for humankind. Health to the ocean means health for us."</p> <p>Her special focus is on developing a global network of areas on the land and in the ocean to safeguard the living systems that provide the underpinnings of global processes, from maintaining biodiversity and yielding basic life support services to providing stability and resiliency in response to accelerating climate change. "Mission Blue" has manifested as a direct response from Sylvia's 2009 TED Prize wish, where she urged people “to use all means at your disposal — films, expeditions, the web, new submarines — to create a campaign to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas; Hope Spots large enough to save and restore the blue heart of the planet.”<br /><br /></p><img src="images/blog/GP01KIV_0-555x348.jpg" alt="coral in the sea surfsister.com.au" /><img src="images/blog/smiling-in-the-sub-555x338.jpg" alt="smiling in the sub surfsister.com.au" /> <p>For more info on Sylvia Earle and the wonderful people making a difference <a href="http://www.thesealliance.org/" target="_blank">click here</a></p></div> <div class="feed-description"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/43DuLcBFxoY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><p>Like many surfers I feel like it is my personal obligation to look after and respect the Worlds oceans and seas because it is my playground. Sylvia Earle is truly an inspiration to the whole of humankind, man, woman, child…she is fighting to save our planet and is known as the 'Ambassador for the World's Oceans'.</p> <p>Formerly chief scientist of NOAA, Sylvia Earle is the founder of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, Inc., founder of Mission Blue and SEAlliance, and chair of the Advisory Councils of the Harte Research Institute and the Ocean in Google Earth. She has a B.S. degree from Florida State University, M.S. and PhD. from Duke University, and 22 honorary degrees. She has authored more than 190 scientific, technical, and popular publications; lectured in more than 80 countries; and appeared in hundreds of radio and television productions.</p> <p>Sylvia has led more than a hundred expeditions and logged more than 7,000 hours underwater, including leading the first team of women aquanauts during the Tektite Project in 1970; participating in ten saturation dives, most recently in July 2012; and setting a record for solo diving in 1,000-meter depth. Her research concerns marine ecosystems with special reference to exploration, conservation, and the development and use of new technologies for access and effective operations in the deep sea and other remote environments.</p> <p>Sylvia is a very educated water women with one simple message, "I hope for your help to explore and protect the wild ocean in ways that will restore the health and, in so doing, secure hope for humankind. Health to the ocean means health for us."</p> <p>Her special focus is on developing a global network of areas on the land and in the ocean to safeguard the living systems that provide the underpinnings of global processes, from maintaining biodiversity and yielding basic life support services to providing stability and resiliency in response to accelerating climate change. "Mission Blue" has manifested as a direct response from Sylvia's 2009 TED Prize wish, where she urged people “to use all means at your disposal — films, expeditions, the web, new submarines — to create a campaign to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas; Hope Spots large enough to save and restore the blue heart of the planet.”<br /><br /></p><img src="images/blog/GP01KIV_0-555x348.jpg" alt="coral in the sea surfsister.com.au" /><img src="images/blog/smiling-in-the-sub-555x338.jpg" alt="smiling in the sub surfsister.com.au" /> <p>For more info on Sylvia Earle and the wonderful people making a difference <a href="http://www.thesealliance.org/" target="_blank">click here</a></p></div> Sisters Of The Sea 2013-05-15T21:06:18+00:00 2013-05-15T21:06:18+00:00 http://surfsister.com.au/index.php/blog/607-sisters-of-the-sea <div class="feed-description"><p><img class="caption" src="images/blog/GirlSurfShoot-2.jpg" border="0" alt="long boards by ming surfsister.com.au" title="Log Love photograph by Ming" /></p> <p>There’s a bunch of chicks I know who have one thing in common. They all love to surf. This bunch especially. And they’re also especially good at it too. Meet Molly O’Neill, Maddie Gross, Tarryn Wilson, Leana Rack, Kath Moore and Libby Caskey. The ocean brings them together and the waves unite them.</p> <p>It's not unusual to see more women in the line up in Byron than men on some days. You'll see them sliding around on glassy little peelers off the point at The Pass, looking like they're walking on water.</p> <p>We tried to capture a little slice of their day, for you to have a peek inside the world of a typical Byron girl. Full of life, smiles, love, laughter and a few big logs.</p> <p>{gallery}blog/mingcontrubtion1{/gallery}</p> <p><img src="images/contributorstuff/Waidroka3-130.jpg" border="0" alt="ming nomchong surfsister.com.au" width="152" height="152" align="left" style="padding: 10px;" /></p> <!-- br--> <p>Words and Photographs by Ming Nomchong</p> <p>Specialising in lifestyle, travel and anything that has to do with the sea, surf and sun, Ming Nomchong is a freelance photographer based in Byron Bay, Australia.</p> <p>Ming's untiring passion for creating beautifully captivating images sees Ming constantly traveling the world to shoot. But her favourite place in the world where she keeps coming back to over and over again, has and will always be, the magical Byron Bay.</p> <p>ming@mingnomchong.com <a href="http://www.mingnomchong.com/" target="_blank">www.mingnomchong.com</a> <a href="http://thedrifter.me/" target="_blank">thedrifter.me</a></p></div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img class="caption" src="images/blog/GirlSurfShoot-2.jpg" border="0" alt="long boards by ming surfsister.com.au" title="Log Love photograph by Ming" /></p> <p>There’s a bunch of chicks I know who have one thing in common. They all love to surf. This bunch especially. And they’re also especially good at it too. Meet Molly O’Neill, Maddie Gross, Tarryn Wilson, Leana Rack, Kath Moore and Libby Caskey. The ocean brings them together and the waves unite them.</p> <p>It's not unusual to see more women in the line up in Byron than men on some days. You'll see them sliding around on glassy little peelers off the point at The Pass, looking like they're walking on water.</p> <p>We tried to capture a little slice of their day, for you to have a peek inside the world of a typical Byron girl. Full of life, smiles, love, laughter and a few big logs.</p> <p>{gallery}blog/mingcontrubtion1{/gallery}</p> <p><img src="images/contributorstuff/Waidroka3-130.jpg" border="0" alt="ming nomchong surfsister.com.au" width="152" height="152" align="left" style="padding: 10px;" /></p> <!-- br--> <p>Words and Photographs by Ming Nomchong</p> <p>Specialising in lifestyle, travel and anything that has to do with the sea, surf and sun, Ming Nomchong is a freelance photographer based in Byron Bay, Australia.</p> <p>Ming's untiring passion for creating beautifully captivating images sees Ming constantly traveling the world to shoot. But her favourite place in the world where she keeps coming back to over and over again, has and will always be, the magical Byron Bay.</p> <p>ming@mingnomchong.com <a href="http://www.mingnomchong.com/" target="_blank">www.mingnomchong.com</a> <a href="http://thedrifter.me/" target="_blank">thedrifter.me</a></p></div> Photographs By Caitlin Miers 2013-04-29T18:50:25+00:00 2013-04-29T18:50:25+00:00 http://surfsister.com.au/index.php/blog/602-photographs-by-caitlin-miers <div class="feed-description"><p><img class="caption" src="images/contributorstuff/catlin-image.jpg" border="0" alt="caitlin miers surfsister.com.au" title="Photographs by Caitlin Miers" /></p> <p>Introducing Caitlin Miers,</p> <p>"I'm a 20 year old student studying photography at RMIT in Melbourne and I'm a huge fan of the work you've been doing on your site! My dream is to one day be a surf photographer and focus on shooting girls surfing. I'm also in the middle of planning a Girls Surf Photography Doco focusing on combining healthy eating and surfing with a few young groms from down on the Mornington Peninsula. Here are some of my recent images, enjoy!"</p> <p>Caitlin's <a href="http://caitmiers.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">blog</a></p></div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img class="caption" src="images/contributorstuff/catlin-image.jpg" border="0" alt="caitlin miers surfsister.com.au" title="Photographs by Caitlin Miers" /></p> <p>Introducing Caitlin Miers,</p> <p>"I'm a 20 year old student studying photography at RMIT in Melbourne and I'm a huge fan of the work you've been doing on your site! My dream is to one day be a surf photographer and focus on shooting girls surfing. I'm also in the middle of planning a Girls Surf Photography Doco focusing on combining healthy eating and surfing with a few young groms from down on the Mornington Peninsula. Here are some of my recent images, enjoy!"</p> <p>Caitlin's <a href="http://caitmiers.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">blog</a></p></div> Beautiful Beaches 2013-04-10T20:34:51+00:00 2013-04-10T20:34:51+00:00 http://surfsister.com.au/index.php/blog/599-beautiful-beaches Admin kurthensonsurfing@yahoo.com.au <div class="feed-description"><p><img class="caption" src="images/blog/DSC_8206.jpg" border="0" alt="emma wise surfsister.com.au" title="the colour purple photo by emma Wise" /></p> <p>Emma Wise has shared these beautiful photographs of beaches taken in the Mid North Coast of NSW. Emma is a self-taught photographer interested in shooting landscape, sports and surfing. Check out her<a href="http://emmawise.tumblr.com/" target="_blank"> blog</a> here.</p> <p> </p> <p>{gallery}contributorstuff/emmawisebeaches{/gallery}</p></div> <div class="feed-description"><p><img class="caption" src="images/blog/DSC_8206.jpg" border="0" alt="emma wise surfsister.com.au" title="the colour purple photo by emma Wise" /></p> <p>Emma Wise has shared these beautiful photographs of beaches taken in the Mid North Coast of NSW. Emma is a self-taught photographer interested in shooting landscape, sports and surfing. Check out her<a href="http://emmawise.tumblr.com/" target="_blank"> blog</a> here.</p> <p> </p> <p>{gallery}contributorstuff/emmawisebeaches{/gallery}</p></div> Sally Fitzgibbons V's Laura Enever 2013-03-21T21:50:46+00:00 2013-03-21T21:50:46+00:00 http://surfsister.com.au/index.php/blog/591-sally-fitzgibbons-v-s-laura-enever Admin kurthensonsurfing@yahoo.com.au <div class="feed-description"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/KcBhtjS1y8o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><p>In a heated ASP World Tour battle during the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, Australian surfers Sally Fitzgibbons and Laura Enever fight for the score resulting in an interference call. As Enever drops in going left, Fitzgibbons goes right crossing paths with the competition and described the physical maneuver to be, "like a rugby check." A second interference call was made on Laura Enever on a different wave against Hawaiian Alana Blanchard, the winner of the three-man squabble.</p> <p>Round 3, Heat 3 Results: Alana Blanchard (12.83), Sally Fitzgibbons (6.94), Laura Enever (1.25)</p> <p>Footage coutesy of the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro 2013.</p></div> <div class="feed-description"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/KcBhtjS1y8o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><p>In a heated ASP World Tour battle during the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, Australian surfers Sally Fitzgibbons and Laura Enever fight for the score resulting in an interference call. As Enever drops in going left, Fitzgibbons goes right crossing paths with the competition and described the physical maneuver to be, "like a rugby check." A second interference call was made on Laura Enever on a different wave against Hawaiian Alana Blanchard, the winner of the three-man squabble.</p> <p>Round 3, Heat 3 Results: Alana Blanchard (12.83), Sally Fitzgibbons (6.94), Laura Enever (1.25)</p> <p>Footage coutesy of the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro 2013.</p></div> Dimity Stoyle 2013-03-06T17:55:32+00:00 2013-03-06T17:55:32+00:00 http://surfsister.com.au/index.php/blog/586-dimity-stoyle Admin kurthensonsurfing@yahoo.com.au <div class="feed-description"><p>Here is a fun little film of Dimity Stoyle (of the Sunshine Coast) when she came to Byron Bay Surf Festival 2012. The surfing clips are from her film 'Riding Hearts'. Music from 'Riding Hearts': Embrace by Oliver Tank (featuring Fawn Myers) and Gasoline by Alpine.</p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/eWJEfxHEVy0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> <div class="feed-description"><p>Here is a fun little film of Dimity Stoyle (of the Sunshine Coast) when she came to Byron Bay Surf Festival 2012. The surfing clips are from her film 'Riding Hearts'. Music from 'Riding Hearts': Embrace by Oliver Tank (featuring Fawn Myers) and Gasoline by Alpine.</p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/eWJEfxHEVy0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div>