I have a wonderful group of surf amigas locally who I am fortunate to be able to surf with and take pictures of daily. A couple of months ago they had a little feature in Surf Girl magazine and I was stoked to be their photographer for a fun (if not slightly overcast) morning at Oceanside Harbor. So awesome to see my work in print and to have a 3 page spread in this incredible girls surf mag.
Im excited to be an official parter of San Diego Surf Ladies. That’s right amigas……you now get a smoking deal on surf photography sessions all year round. If you’re already a part of SDSL just log in on the website and check out all the awesome partner offers available to you, and be sure to check out http://www.sandiegosurfphotos.com for some examples of my work. Just drop me an email email@example.com or through my social media @sandiegosurfphotos and be sure to mention SDSL for your $50 discount when booking your photo session!
If you’re a female surfer in San Diego and you’re not yet a member of San Diego Surf Ladies, then what the hell are you waiting for….. Here’s a little bit about this awesome non profit organization and why you should join:
The San Diego Surf Ladies is an all women’s surf club founded February, 2004 by Jennifer (James) Simmonson to create a supportive surfing community for women surfers in the San Diego area. SDSL has provided many social surfing activities for its members including: a monthly Waikiki surf session geared for those that are relatively new to the sport, or prefer gentler waves, a monthly Shredders session which is geared for those that shortboard, a monthly Shaka session for all skill levels, annual Christmas, Anniversary and end of Summer parties, and all kinds of fun events in between. But SDSL members don’t just stay local. Members have traveled together to places like Baja, Mexico, Costa Rica, Australia, and Hawaii seeking great waves and sharing the stoke.
SDSL also provides unique opportunities for improving our skills and becoming better surfers. Sport sessions give members an opportunity to work on surfing skills in a supportive environment, through professionally coached surf sessions, core strength and fitness workout sessions, and video monitoring and analysis.
And finally, as members of a larger San Diego surfing community, SDSL values supporting and giving back by providing volunteer support through our adopted beach at Cardiff Reef, participating in the Boys to Men 100 Wave Challenge and other local community surfing events and beach clean-ups.
Some of San Diego Surf Ladies’ goals are:http://www.sandiegosurfladies.com/AboutUs
Create a positive community among San Diego female surfers
Learn from and support each other
Help protect coastal resources
Have informal surf sessions for fun
Organize social events, and plan mini-trips to Baja, OC, LA, or Ventura
Bring Pros and Industry people in to speak to our members
SDSL is a dynamic and diverse sisterhood, and encourages women of all ages and levels to develop surfing skills, have fun, and share the stoke. Join us for fun, community, and waves!
Be sure to visit www.sandiegosurfladies.com and I look forward to capturing your next session! – Ashleigh
There’s more rain in our forecast! I love the rain, especially since California is always in need of a good soaking. Rain in So Cal also has its downsides – crazy drivers, dirty pollutants and trash in the ocean and on the beaches and more potholes for me to navigate on my way to work (sigh)
There’s more rain in for forecast this week as we’re in another atmospheric river weather event right now. If you’ve not yet followed It’s been providing us with some drought relief and our mountains with stacks of snow over the past weeks and looks set to continue in the forecast for a little while longer. I really enjoy reading the report by Nathan Todd Cool over on the Swellwatch on Surfer – really interesting stuff. Take a look here for a rundown of the latest So Cal surf forecast https://forecasts.surfer.com https://forecasts.surfer.com
In anticipation of another solid few days of no surfing and no photos, I suited up and headed out for a morning session with some of my favorite girl crew. Some small waves at Grandview which were super fun. Condition stayed beautifully clean all morning and we were joined by a pod of playful dolphins.
Here’s to some sunnier days and more swell, and more photography sessions real soon – Ashleigh
It’s been a pretty wintery winter here in San Diego which has firmly put the brakes on a fair few days of surf photography. Instead of despairing at the dirty water, driving rain and blown out conditions I’ve taken some time to meet up and shoot with the awesome lady shredder behind an Encinitas emerging apparel company – Her Waves.
Femininity with an adventurous edge. Surf inspired clothing designed for women by women “http://www.herwaves.com
HER WAVES is a female run, female driven company that fusions together a love of surfing, skateboarding and community friendships – forget the butt shots, social stigmas and high end fashion that so often engulfs the world of women’s board sports . If you ‘love to hate’ major surf labels, struggle to find your niche when it comes to wardrobe choices and want something a little sassy and unique – look no further than HER WAVES. Their line of tees and tanks (coming soon) are printed on eco-conscious, luxuriously soft materials and come in a variety of beautiful designs and colors that will compliment every outfit in your closet. Working closely with other female artists, skaters, surfers and women who are passionate about their sport and lifestyle – I’m excited to see this awesome little company grow over the coming months.
As a photographer and small business owner I understand that high quality, professional images for your company (no matter how big or small) is at the heart of great branding and advertising for your product. I spent some time the past week with Jennifer from HER WAVES learning about her brand, her love of surfing/skateboarding and the passions that drive her company. She’s an incredible and talented visionary and I am super excited to work with her in creating content for her website and social pages!
I get asked so often for prints, of not just surfers but of waves and images of our beautiful coastline here in San Diego. I’m currently piecing together a wonderful collection of some of my favorite images from around the county which will be available to purchase in a variety of prints, with an exciting collection of prints on aluminum, canvas, wood and much more! I can’t wait to share with you all.
FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY GIFT CERTIFICATES AT JUST $105 (USUALLY $150). OFFER EXPIRES 1/12/19
Take advantage of this limited time offer and some of your best surfing photos to your collection to start off 2019 just right! If your New Years resolution is surf more, surf better and catch more waves….be sure to catch those moments on camera! For a limited time you can purchase our popular Gift Certificates for 30% OFF. Grab one for yourself, use it whenever you please and bring your friends along with you to capture your waves on the next awesome day. Gift one to a friend or famility member – the perfect gift for the surfer who ‘has it all’. We’ll mail our your certificate, ready for you to use on the next awesome swell day. You can find our more about our photo sessions and purchase yours HERE.
Offer expires 1/12/19. No limit on number of certificates purchased. Gift Certificates have no cash value. All photo session bookings subject to availability. Certificate must be presented upon redemption.
Last week we saw some solid swell here in San Diego . Monday 17th was really big with long period NW swell rolling in. On Tuesday things shaped top a little more with a lower swell period and some really big waves at every beach along the coast. I headed to Blacks on both days, but on Tuesday I took the trail down on the to beach to get a different angle capture some shots from the sand. Here’s a couple of my favorite moments. Be sure too head over and check out my full gallery HERE with all my shots from ‘Big Tuesday’. I can’t wait for some more swells like this over the winter!
Hey guys and girls – sorry it took a little while. I’m super excited to be able to give you the opportunity to get your San Diego Surf Photos Gift Certificates online with ease. The beautiful printed voucher will be mailed out to you. If you’d prefer an e-voucher instead just be sure to pop a note on your order!
They are a great gift for any surfer….and lets be honest, they’re the hardest people to buy for. Whether its for birthday, Christmas, a thank you or any other occasion you really can’t go wrong! >>see my previous post for the the deets about the vouchers<<
To purchase yours, of head over to https://www.sandiegosurfphotos.com/Gift-Certificates
Last posting day for the holidays: 12/20/19
*All voucher purchases after this date in time of Christmas will be sent as an e-voucher for you to print out!
So you guys asked and here they are….we now have surf photo shoot gift certificates available to purchase just in time for the holidays! If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the surfer in your life – you’re going to get some serious gift giving bonus points with one of these.
What your get….
- 1.5 hr personal surf photo shoot
- Up to 4 people – so your recipient can also bring their surfing buddies along too
- All of the photos from the session (wipeouts included) no restriction on number of shots in your gallery
- Photos provided in a personal gallery – HD digital downloads
- We come to your chosen surf spot – anywhere in San Diego County
- Beautiful printed gift certificate
If you’d like to get your hands on one of these in time for the holidays, please email us
For you last minute shoppers who may miss the last posing dates for the Christmas period or want to send your gift certificate digitally, we also offer an e-voucher if you’d prefer!
Happy Holidays – Ashleigh
I really appreciate the huge amount of support I have received and for each and every one of you who’s taken time to follow my social media, attend my photos sessions, buy your shots and pass on the word to your fellow surfers. So…here’s newest addition to my growing website. Enjoy – Ashleigh x
Hey – thanks for visiting my new blog. Today I am celebrating 2 years of San Diego surf photos!! Wow, where did the time go? After thousands of shutter clicks, and many hours spent at the beach taking photos I thought it about time that I put some of my accomplishments, favorite shots, ramblings and such things down on ‘paper’. I always have so much to share with you all!