Brad Jacobson

Rockefeller Redondo is adding an outdoor entertainment area that you should see (video)

Rockefeller Redondo is adding an outdoor entertainment area that you should see (video)

The Rockefeller Gastropub in Redondo Beach is adding an outdoor entertainment area which could include: live music, a beer garden, corn hole, parties and more.  Rockefeller owner Chris Bredesen gives the Mad Video Lab’s Brad Jacobson a tour. 

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A Fun Surf Afternoon In El Porto (video)

A Fun Surf Afternoon In El Porto (video)

VERY rarely do we have ideal surf conditions for an afternoon surf session in Manhattan Beach.  Everything came together for this nice lunch time surprise of waves. Surfers include: Kelly and Dane Zaun, Karsten Wanke, Tommy Ostendorf, Rod Brewster and others.  This was shot by Brad Jacobson of the Mad Video Lab in the El […]

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We finally have SURF in the South Bay

We finally have SURF in the South Bay

by Brad Jacobson from the Mad Video Lab We’ve been “frothing” for surf. Summer time in the South Bay region of Los Angeles can be tough for surfers. Catalina Island blocks most south (summer) swells from reaching us here. Word spread quick that there was a swell and EVERYONE with any type of floatation device […]

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Old School Manhattan Beach (Video)

Old School Manhattan Beach (Video)

Manhattan Beach’s downtown area has changed a lot through the years. Do you remember the Hibachi, the La Mar Theatre, Manhattan Coolers, La Paz, Ocean Liquor, Zeppys Pizza etc? Yeah, Manhattan Beach has some great places now but there was something special about these past places. Derek Levy and Brad Jacobson take you on a […]

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Hermosa Beach’s CRAZY Past and Present (video)

Hermosa Beach’s CRAZY Past and Present (video)

Hermosa Beach past and present. You probably know it as a great place to go out for a few drinks and a good meal but there’s more to it than that. Join Brad Jacobson and Derek Levy as they take a walk through the famous Hermosa Beach Promenade to share some of its past.

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Black Lives Matter, a Video Interview to Help Us Understand the Protest

Black Lives Matter, a Video Interview to Help Us Understand the Protest

by Brad Jacobson of the Mad Video Lab There has been a lot of talk recently about  Cedric Jones, who spoke at a Black Lives Matter protest in Manhattan Beach. Words like “dynamic, inspiring, love, motivational and educational” were used to describe his speech. 

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Manhattan Beach Mayor Answers Your Questions

Manhattan Beach Mayor Answers Your Questions

by Brad Jacobson from the Mad Video Lab: Manhattan Beach Mayor Richard Montgomery joined me in the Mad Video Lab (filmed May 31,2020) to discuss your questions about everything going on in Manhattan Beach. I asked the Mad Video Lab followers on our Facebook and Instagram accounts @madvideolab to submit questions for me to ask […]

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Surfer Spotlight: Chasing Big Barrels With Matt Mohagen

Surfer Spotlight: Chasing Big Barrels With Matt Mohagen

By Brad Jacobson (Mad Video Lab) Surfer Spotlight. In this episode of “Surfer Spotlight” we present Matt Mohagen, big barrel hunter. Matty Mo!!! Matt charges big waves and rides them better than most. Watch him stand straight up in the barrel, acting like it’s his living room. Watching him surf is inspiring so sit back, […]

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Surfing in the South Bay with Matt Pagan

Surfing in the South Bay with Matt Pagan

by Brad Jacobson Matt Pagan and I have chased swells across the South Bay region of Los Angeles for the past 6+ years. He’s an incredible surfer with one of those smiles that light up a room. I’ve never seen him get negative or act like he’s having a bad day. I’m sure he’s had […]

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Noah Collins, One Of The Best Surfers in LA Both In and Out Of The Water

Noah Collins, One Of The Best Surfers in LA Both In and Out Of The Water

by Brad Jacobson (Mad Video Lab) This guy’s surfing absolutely rips! Noah Collins destroys waves on his backhand, carves with incredible style of his frontside, has a great aerial game and loves the barrels. But that’s not his best quality. This guy is a true joy to be around. Personality, stylish looks and contagious smile […]

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Surfers in the South Bay rejoice over a pumping long January swell

Surfers in the South Bay rejoice over a pumping long January swell

The surf swell that hit the South Bay in late January brought an almost week long run of waves. This is the story of that swell in this episode of Swell Stories produced by Civic Couch. This swell had a combination of waves from bombing beach break closeout barrels to long shouldered waves perfect for […]

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Have you been to Hobo Bridge in Manhattan Beach?

Have you been to Hobo Bridge in Manhattan Beach?

Who’s been here? In this episode we take a tour of what is know as Hobo Bridge in Manhattan Beach. Manhattan Beach Police reported that transients have been spotted under the bridge, often referred to by locals as “hobo bridge,” but there have been no reports of crime linked to the area and its transient […]

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Finally waves in the South Bay? It’s true. A fun surf swell hit in early September

Finally waves in the South Bay? It’s true. A fun surf swell hit in early September

Please excuse us for getting so excited but it’s been a while since we’ve seen waves over waist high here in the South Bay. The South Bay surf community had something to dust off their surfboards for, waist to occasionally over head waves. Surfers include: Luca Luhrsen, Alex Fry, Chris Wells, Colin Weinberg, Luke Petty […]

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Off The Couch: Vera Jimenez KTLA’s on air meteorologist

Off The Couch: Vera Jimenez KTLA’s on air meteorologist

Ride along with Brad and special guest, Los Angeles’s favorite on air meteorologist, Vera Jiminez. Vera talks about making fish lips, zip lining, what’s in her bedroom and more. They drive through Manhattan Beach and end up at The Fish Shop, in Hermosa Beach. This video was produced by Civic Couch. 

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Best Things To Do in the South Bay for a Girls Weekend (video)

Best Things To Do in the South Bay for a Girls Weekend (video)

Surfing, volleyball, rooftop pools, dive bars and everything in between. Here’s some of our favorite things to do in the South Bay for your next girls weekend. Check out our new video with Lauren Wilson of ReadySetPTO featuring the best things to do for a girls weekend in the South Bay. We visit Hermosa Beach, […]

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