Surfing

El Porto delivers perfect conditions for SB Boardriders/Jack’s Surf contest
 December 9, 2018  Kevin Cody

El Porto delivers perfect conditions for SB Boardriders/Jack’s Surf contest

Former U.S. surfing champion Mike Purpus said the season opening South Bay Boardriders/Jack’s Surf contest “looked like Rincon, on a good day.” Purpus has been known to exaggerate, but he wasn’t on Saturday at 45th Street in Manhattan Beach.…

Swell Stories: Insane Surf Hits the South Bay on Black Friday (video)
 November 26, 2018  Brad Jacobson

Swell Stories: Insane Surf Hits the South Bay on Black Friday (video)

Swell Stories: Insane Surf Hits the South Bay on Black Friday An insane swell hit the South Bay on Black Friday, November 23rd. This wind…

South Bay Boardriders host paddleboard races
 November 22, 2018  Kevin Cody

South Bay Boardriders host paddleboard races

In 2018, SBBC collaborated with Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race committee members Matt Walls and  Scott Rusher, and the City of Hermosa Beach to found the South Bay Paddle, a 15 mile race from the Hermosa Beach Pier, south four miles to the Palos Verdes Beach Club, four miles out to sea to the R10 buoy, and back to the Hermosa Beach pier. …

Redondo High’s Hughes joins  new generation of chargers
 November 21, 2018  Mike Purpus

Redondo High’s Hughes joins new generation of chargers

by Mike Purpus Ryan Hughes started boogie boarding before he could walk, then skim boarded and at 11 got his first surfboard. The fair-haired, freckle-faced,…

South Bay Boardriders Club: 2018 Report
 November 20, 2018  Kevin Cody

South Bay Boardriders Club: 2018 Report

  South Bay Boardriders President’s Report           South Bay Boardriders hosts Big Wave Challenge             South…

 Kevin Cody

South Bay Boardriders Club offers more than surf contests

South Bay Boardriders Club offers more than surf contests

This past year, our 9-year-old, all volunteer club launched nearly a dozen new activities in support of our mission “to introduce families, youth, and our community to all aspects of ocean activities, and to being guardians of our local shoreline.”  

 Kevin Cody

South Bay Boardriders host Big Wave Challenge

South Bay Boardriders host Big Wave Challenge

The South Bay Boardriders Club established the Big Wave Challenge in 2011 to recognize a select group of surfers who chase big waves.  Waves must be at least “Triple Overhead” and caught between Indicator in Palos Verdes and Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo.

 Kevin Cody

South Bay Boardriders helps guard shoreline

South Bay Boardriders helps guard shoreline

Part of the South Bay Boardriders Club mission is to be “Guardians of the Shoreline.” This includes beach clean-ups and fundraisers traditionally associated with ocean-based, non-profit groups. But in addition, we set an example of contemporary sustainability.

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