El Niño 2016

 Easy Reader Staff

The year of the committed surfer

The year of the committed surfer

El Nino arrives, Mike Balzer presides, Costa glides, Dane Zaun flies, Steve Buchan revives, John Balk survives, and Morgan Sliff rides, rides, rides by Ed Solt We remember days of epic surf. Doldrums tend to be forgotten. Who can really recall going out at the Hermosa Beach pier on a blown-out, one-foot day? We’re stoked […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Storied Swell: Biggest Swell in 31 years SLAMS the South Bay

Storied Swell: Biggest Swell in 31 years SLAMS the South Bay

The biggest swell since ‘83 leaves behind a new chapter in South Bay surf history

 Kevin Cody

Decade in review: Surfing’s long, cold winter

The local surf industry’s assimilation by the global economy, and its accompanying economic undertow; and the pressure on domestic board shapers to abandon their hand tools for milling machines to fend off foreign imports has not left South Bay surfers with warm feelings for the first decade of the new millennium.