Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, beach tennis, surfing, volleyball, yoga and more
Surfing: The Jimmy Surf Fiesta ‘18, sponsored by Fresh Brothers, takes place Sunday, Oct. 14 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 42nd Street in Manhattan Beach. All ages and surfing skills welcome. House raffle, auction and awards will be presented. Sign up at JimmyMillerFoundation.org.
Volleyball: National High School Coach of the Year Tommy Chaffins is having clinics starting up for beginning to intermediate boys and girls in 3rd through 8th grades. Clinics are held at Redondo Union High School on Mondays and/or Wednesdays 6:30-8:15 p.m. For more information visit tommychaffinsvballclinics.com.
Beach Volleyball: Elite Beach Volleyball hosts Fall Ball Clinics on Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Oct. 30 from 4-6 p.m. at Marine Avenue in Manhattan Beach. Cost is $75 per clinic with discounts on five or more. Cost is $40. Visit elitebeachvolleyball.com for more information.
The Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame Committee is excited to announce the Class of 2018 – Jenny Johnson Jordan, Mike Lambert and Sean Scott. Also honored will be one of the most colorful and outspoken players to play the game, Steve Obradovich. The event is Saturday, Nov. 3 at the CBVA Beach Hall of Fame, 720 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Doors open at 5 p.m. for a social hour. Ceremony starts and 7:00pm.
Basketball: The Dave Miller Basketball Academy is offering a unique basketball experience for young players across the South Bay, using the same drills and terminology that Miller taught in the NBA, college, high school and with elite youth teams. Goals worked on are physical, mental, and emotional. Open to boys and girls ages 6-12, training is held Sunday evenings at Aviation Sports Complex. (424) 200-0697.
Celebrating its 38th season, the Hermosa Beach Youth Basketball League is holding sign-ups and tryouts for its winter season. Open to boys and girls in kindergarten through 8th grade, mandatory tryouts will be held Saturday, Oct. 13 (boys) and Sunday, Oct. 14 (girls) at the Hermosa Beach Community Center Gym, 710 Pier Ave. Fees are $190 for first player in family, $175 for second and $160 for third. Registration available online only at hbyb.net. For more information, including tryouts times, visit hbyb.net.
Yoga: Yoga on the Octagon at the Redondo Beach Pier is free for all levels. Held Wednesdays 6 – 7 p.m., 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach (west end of the pier behind Tony’s). Bring a yoga mat, towel and water. Redondopier.com.
Shade Hotel Redondo Beach offers free, all-level yoga on the Aquadeck, Mondays and Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 a.m., weather permitting. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing. Mats are available on a first come, first serve basis. Shade Hotel, 655 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. Call (310) 921-8940 to reserve your spot. rb.shadehotel.com.
Beach Tennis: The Beach Tennis Association will be holding a Halloween Tournament at 14th Street and The Strand in Hermosa Beach Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Men’s and Women’s Doubles Advanced/over 40 and Open compete on Saturday followed by a Men’s/Women’s Doubles Round Robin Format (no partners needed) tournament on Sunday. On Nov. 3-4, the BTA US Championship will be held in Hermosa Beach. For more information and to register, visit beachtennisassociation.net.
Fundraising: A King of the Court style volleyball tournament and silent auction will take place Saturday, Nov. 3 at VIBE Volleyball Lab, 110 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo. Age divisions include 12-14, 15-18 and 18 and over. Entry fee of $80 includes a T-shirt and donation to benefit former Redondo boys volleyball head coach Duncan Avery and his family. Avery’s daughter Kalea, 6, and son Noah, 4, underwent surgeries only weeks apart to have brain tumors removed and are undergoing intensive chemotherapy and radiation therapy. To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/fight-like-the-averys.