Surfing

The South Bay Was Either Flat Or Blown Out Most of March; Then This Happened
 April 8, 2019  Brad Jacobson

The South Bay Was Either Flat Or Blown Out Most of March; Then This Happened

Most all of the month of March was like a lamb as far as surfing is concerned, the surf was either small or blown out.…

Hap Jacobs, last of Hermosa Beach’s Golden Age of Surfing  shapers, shapes final surfboard
 April 7, 2019  Kevin Cody

Hap Jacobs, last of Hermosa Beach’s Golden Age of Surfing shapers, shapes final surfboard

Hap Jacobs, the last of Hermosa Beach's legendary shapers from Surfing's Golden Age, shaped his last surfboard last week. …

SB Boardriders/Waterman’s Hermosa Beach contest brings out best in surfers and photographers (2)
 March 27, 2019  Kevin Cody

SB Boardriders/Waterman’s Hermosa Beach contest brings out best in surfers and photographers (2)

Big, fast waves and clean conditions brought out the best in local surfers at the South Bay Boardriders/Waterman's contest at the Hermosa Beach Pier on Sunday, March 24.…

SB Boardriders/Waterman’s Hermosa Beach contest brings out best in surfers and photographers
 March 27, 2019  Kevin Cody

SB Boardriders/Waterman’s Hermosa Beach contest brings out best in surfers and photographers

Big, fast waves and clean conditions brought out the best in local surfers at the South Bay Boardriders/Waterman's contest on Sunday, March 24 at the Hermosa Beach Pier.Photographers Steve Gaffney and Brad Jacobson showed just how good it was.…

Can a Kite Surfer tow a Foil Boarder? (Video)

Can a Kite Surfer tow a Foil Boarder? (Video)

We thought we had heard it all until our friend Bo Bridges called us on a windy afternoon telling us that he was going to…

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach doesn’t disappoint SB Boardriders/Waterman’s surf contestants

Hermosa Beach doesn’t disappoint SB Boardriders/Waterman’s surf contestants

Concerns that Hermosa Beach surf is too small for contests were disproved in dramatic fashion on Sunday. The nearly 200 entrants in the South Bay Boardriders/Waterman’s contest, held on the south side of the Hermosa Beach pier, arrived to find a four-foot swell that built to eight feet as the day progressed.

 Mike Purpus

Carroll, Barahona, Saltzman in Blue Mango

Carroll, Barahona, Saltzman in Blue Mango

by Mike Purpus At 71, Corky Carroll is still the coolest surfer around. The three-time International Surfing Champion, his lovely wife Raquel, Blue Mango Surfboards founder Joel Saltzman, and old friends John Joseph, Joey Lombardo and I had lunch at the HT Grill in Redondo Beach last month. I hadn’t seen Corky for 19 years, […]

 Kevin Cody

Meza sisters show no fear at SB Boardriders/Dive N’ Surf contest in Manhattan Beach

Meza sisters show no fear at SB Boardriders/Dive N’ Surf contest in Manhattan Beach

If the 2019 South Bay Big Wave Challenge was based on size of the surfer relative to the size of wave, then sisters Landon and Teagan Meza would be top contenders. (The award is presented by the South Bay Boardriders Club to the surfer who catches the biggest wave of the winter).

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