What does 3 years of surfing look like on Mademoiselle of the Sea surfer and film photographer Jordy Todd?
Jordy has been one of the most wholesome, feel-good connections that we’ve been lucky enough to make in the ocean. Her incredible energy oozes with confidence, sweet humour and a sense of complete, wild, freedom -- and we honestly can’t get enough!
A film photographer with a talent for the feminine and graceful, Jordy showcases the exact gifts that she aims to capture within only a few short years of getting on her first surfboard, a complete and utter shock to us the first time we saw her surf!
So, naturally, we’ve made her an honorary Mademoiselle of the Sea and brought her to an early morning shoot to showcase her smooth essence and easy footwork in the morning light.
She wore our Artha One Piece Malva, talked about dancing through the waves, the feeling of the morning sunrise on her cheeks and absolutely captivated us the entire time.
Watch her in Smooth Assembles Vol. 2 for undeniable, sweet vibes below:
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Posted on 03/03/2021
This is the beginning of a little series of visuals showcasing our Mademoiselles of the Sea’s and adventures!
Volume 1 introduces you to Laure Mayer, creator and designer of Lore of the Sea, her world, her passion and her vison of female surfing.
All images and edit by John Wiley from John Wiley Visuals
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Posted on the 15/08/20
“Early birds get the worms”
To tell you the truth, we had a pretty terrible surfing season here on the East Coast of Australia. Spring + Summer became the longest ‘onshore/no swell’ stretch I’ve seen for a years. That day, again, looked pretty average on the forecast: onshore winds, not much swell, short wave period.
The New Collection had just landed and I was dying to test the new styles and start creating imagery of it. I messaged a few girlfriends and managed to convince them to meet up before sunrise (it didn’t take much really), hoping for the best.
Early birds get the worms they say. Our before-dawn wake up was rewarded by an empty peak, almost glassy, where Roisin, Lucy, Jordy, Tarryn and myself shared plenty of fun waves.
Clementine Bourke came along and shot these beautiful images capturing the magic of that morning.
Posted on the 12/01/2020
The beauty of living in Byron Bay is that you don’t need to travel anywhere to meet friends from all over the world.
Just before our trip to Mexico (story coming up soon!), we got to share some super fun peelers with Lola Mignot from Mexico/France and Millie Nabeshima from California/Japan - yep, this town is pretty multicultural! -.
With the change of seasons the air has become a bit more crisp but the water remains so warm that it’s enjoyable to surf in our bikinis and surfsuits.
Let me introduce these two beautiful Mademoiselles of the Sea we shared the day with:
Lola Mignot, semi french, semi mexican, living in the famous spot of Sayulita, Mexico. She comes to Australia regularly, usually around the Byron Bay Surf Festival & Noosa Festival to take part in the competitions.
Lola is one of the most stylish longboarders we’ve met - there isn’t much more to say, her surfing just flows gracefully.
Millie Nabeshima, born and raised by her Japanese family in the heart of California has been living in Byron Bay for the past few months. She is the cutest surfer out there, a super-tanned ballerina with a constant smile on her face. You’ll see her in the ocean pretty much every day as she barely takes a day off surfing!
Here are a few shots of that day taken by Jemma Scott
Based in the beautiful town of Biarritz in the south west of France, Cecilia Thibier is a very talented self-taught photographer. Seven years ago, she decided to quit her highly regarded job as a journalist in Paris to move to the coast, following her heart and her passion : surfing, women and photography all together.
Cecilia is one of those amazing humans that doesn’t think twice when making a decision, she’s a go-getter filled with the most positive energy we’ve ever seen.
Her and her little family travel the world every year to escape the French winter and chase waves. This year, they decided to come live the Australian dream in Byron Bay in search of perfect longboarding waves and talented lady loggers.
We went to Noosa for the legendary yearly Noosa Surf festival.
This festival has got to be the oldest “classic” longboarding festival that has ever existed showcasing single fin logging, old mal surfing in many different categories. A full week of traditional surfing mixing amateur and professional surfers.
For those who don’t know, Noosa is that iconique headland north of Brisbane. A little surfer town that holds some of the best point breaks in Australia. Several little bays with amazing rolling rights that occasionally connect and offer the longest rides.
I met Anais Pierquet, French longboarder living in Bali, up there. We got lucky to score 3 days of good swell during the festival.
Not only did we get amazing waves, but we also got to surf with a whole bunch of incredible surfers. The line up on those days of swell was better than any longboard single fin video you can watch. All these amazing girls and guys were out there ripping right next to us being the biggest inspirations.
All photos by Tracey @letmesea
Published on the 28/03/2019
Indian summer slides 'n' rides in a place we cherish, in the SW of France...
This video features, in order of appearance, Maribel KF, Laure Mayer, Ambre Victoire, Lucie Curutchet, Renata Gonzales Vargas (38 weeks pregnant in the video) and Alice Vedrine.
A film by BIRD film company (@wearebird)
Published on the 15/10/2018
A short video by Keita Ikawa presenting the first Mademoiselle of the Sea and lady slider surfing in her Australian home Byron Bay.
"Testing prototypes in the water is my favorite part of the job"
Published on the 15/08/2016