Beach Magazine

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Local photography legend John Post wins the first-ever GigaPan Award for his photo of the Manhattan Beach Pier. The Mars rover-based GigaPan may have an edge over traditional panoramic photography.…

Parsley, sage, rosemary and time

Parsley, sage, rosemary and time

There’s a new option for dining in downtown Los Angeles, my pinstriped brethren, in much part thanks to Hermosa Beach resident Sean Krajewski, 28. He and his three “partners” (the group resists typical corporate nomenclature) are creating what is quickly turning into a chain of sandwich shops known as Mendocino Farms.…

Diane’s Beachwear: From Manhattan to everywhere

Diane’s Beachwear: From Manhattan to everywhere

Brilliant colors and splashes of light set the mood for this season’s…

Surf kite coach Matt Sweeting

Surf kite coach Matt Sweeting

The South Bay is spoiled when it comes to kitesurfing. We have Torrance Beach, El Porto and Marina Del Rey for the advanced and surf inclined rider. And yes, kitesurfing is as easy as it looks, providing you have the proper equipment and instruction. …

South Bay Board Riders Club

South Bay Board Riders Club

A.M.I. Hermosa Historical Society Punk Art show

A.M.I. Hermosa Historical Society Punk Art show

Artist Ramond Pettibon and Black Flag and Circle Jerks singer Keith Morris…

Fun, free and fancy spring

Fun, free and fancy spring

The sun is out and spring fashions are in full bloom, leaving…

Dan Rather: Journalism needs a spine transplant

Dan Rather: Journalism needs a spine transplant

Dan Rather is the Jay Leno of journalism, and not just because of his one-line Ratherisms. Money and honor don’t motivate him. Embarrassment doesn’t deter him. He simply appears determined to protect his title as the “hardest working man in broadcast journalism.” …

Arrest costs Hermosa Beach $175,000

Arrest costs Hermosa Beach $175,000

The city of Hermosa Beach has agreed to pay $175,000 to a…

The Junior Lifeguard coming of age ritual

The Junior Lifeguard coming of age ritual

by Kevin Cody At the end of the summer an evening demonstration was held for the parents. It was cold, gray, windy and getting dark. Ugly, overhead surf pounded the shore. We shivered shirtless in our Spartan red trunks with the JG patches sewn on by our moms. If I had been the parent of one of those 10-year-old JGs I’d have yanked him off the beach. Rudy yelled run. We ran. He yelled buoy swim. We swam through the surf to the orange buoys that bobbed in and out of sight off the end of the pier. He yelled rescue and we dolphined out through the surf dragging our red rescue cans. We strapped the rubber cans around our theatrically flailing partners and towed them back toward shore. When we reached the impact zone we pushed our victims over the falls to mess with them and scare their parents. …

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