Beach Magazine

Fast and finless: Riding a finless board is like driving a car that slides through corners

Fast and finless: Riding a finless board is like driving a car that slides through corners

Tom Blake’s decision in 1935 to attach a metal, speedboat’s keel to the bottom of his hollow, wooden surfboard has been regarded ever since as a major advancement in modern surfing. The keel made it possible for surfers to turn without having to drag a foot, and kept the tail from spinning out on steep waves.…

California Cool

California Cool

Although based in the Bay Area, photographer and writer Russell Abraham said he has always been fond of Southern California architecture. …

Calendar

Calendar

November 18 Yes! It’s the Yetti! Manhattan Beach author Dennis Komick offers…

Out on 101

Out on 101

Terry McDermott spent three and a half years in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia pursuing the story of the 9-11 hijackers: who they were and why they did it. This was a ridiculously difficult task. He found himself in places like Karachi, Pakistan asking the hijackers’ friends and families questions almost nobody wanted to hear. [Read More]

{pages} girls’ picks

{pages} girls’ picks

This week we are raving about Jonathan Franzen’s new novel Freedom. People are talking about this book for good reason. It’s a big, dense, rich story of a dysfunctional American family that is slowly unraveling. …

Local Designer Walter Mendez Paints The Town Black

Local Designer Walter Mendez Paints The Town Black

Lurking quietly in the alleys of Hermosa Beach, our Dark Lady is vibrant yet subtle, sexy yet demure. Wreathed in black with bursts of red, she haunts the midnight crowd, searching for a choice way to satisfy her appetite.…

Stories of California Dreaming

Stories of California Dreaming

Each home designed by architect Grant Kirkpatrick begins with a story. Perhaps it’s the story of a successful, yet overextended, entrepreneur seeking a relaxing beach retreat away from his hectic, professional life.…

Cooking by the books

Cooking by the books

Pamela Salzman has turned her passion for food, nutrition and a healthy lifestyle into a business. Her popular, in-home cooking classes fill up as soon as the email goes out. …

Maison Riz

Maison Riz

Our server Rico had made such good suggestions so far that we decided to trust him to select the next item. He threw us a curve ball by bringing something called Cajun pork chop sushi. This was not, thankfully, raw pork over vinegared rice, but a scallop roll, topped with ahi tuna that had been dusted with mild Cajun spices and then torched.…

The scary dream god

The scary dream god

In junior high, the Manhattan Beach resident and New York Times bestselling author of the wildly successful tweener series, Pendragon, convinced his teachers to let him make videos instead of writing essays for assignments. …