Surfing

Neptune tower it was and Neptune tower it is again, for now
 August 16, 2018  Kevin Cody

Neptune tower it was and Neptune tower it is again, for now

The lifeguard tower on the border of Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach was recently renamed Neptune, it's long time name, until last winter when the County changed it's name to !st Street.…

Stutzman steps up to claim ISF longboard title in Manhattan Beach
 August 8, 2018  Mike Purpus

Stutzman steps up to claim ISF longboard title in Manhattan Beach

A new format for the International Surf Festival Surfboard contest was complimented by a powerful, head high swell at the Manhattan Beach pier on Saturday. Contest director John “JJ” Joseph did away with the conventional age and shortboard divisions in favor of an open longboard contest. …

First stops to jump off R10 Buoy, then continues on to win R10 race
 August 8, 2018  Kevin Cody

First stops to jump off R10 Buoy, then continues on to win R10 race

Lifeguard Max First took an early lead in the Riviera Mexican Grill R10 Paddleboard race and appeared certain to win the race, which he has won three of the past four years, including last year. Then he got off his board at the R10 buoy.…

From Both Sides, Surfing the Manhattan Beach Pier
 August 2, 2018  Brad Jacobson

From Both Sides, Surfing the Manhattan Beach Pier

Manhattan Beach in July is more know for volleyball than surfing but a fun south swell made it’s way in on July 25th. Surfers include…

Surfers Alex Gray, Jeff Miller discuss surf champion Irons’ ‘Kissed by God’
 July 29, 2018  Kevin Cody

Surfers Alex Gray, Jeff Miller discuss surf champion Irons’ ‘Kissed by God’

Surfers Gray and Jeff Miller discussed their “unfortunate common bond” Thursday night following a sold-out screening of “Andy Irons: Kissed by God.”…

 Kevin Cody

Holloway cancels South Bay’s Ortega UFC featherweight title in Vegas

Holloway cancels South Bay’s Ortega UFC featherweight title in Vegas

Saturday night in the octagon of the 20,000 seat, Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena, Redondo Beach Breakwater surfer Brian Ortega will fight for the UFC 226 featherweight title against Hawaiian title holder Max Holloway.

 Kevin Cody

South Bay, San Diego Paddleboard rivalry resumes during rough Rock 2 Rock Race

South Bay, San Diego Paddleboard rivalry resumes during rough Rock 2 Rock Race

The South Bay, San Diego paddleboard rivalry went badly for the South Bay on Sunday at the Rock 2 Rock Paddleboard Race. The first three prone paddleboard finishers were all from San Diego. Geoff Paige was first in 4:29:50, followed by his training partner Jon Loren in 4:35:24 and Alex Mercell in 4:39: 48. The 22 mile, open ocean race started at Two Harbors and ended at Cabrillo Beach.

 Kevin Cody

Former Los Angeles Lifeguard Amy Appelhans Gubser swims across Santa Monica Bay

Former Los Angeles Lifeguard Amy Appelhans Gubser swims across Santa Monica Bay

Former LA County Lifguard Amy Appelhans Gubser entered the water at Pirate’s Cove, on Point Dume and swam through the night to Rocky Point, in Palos Verdes. The north and south points of the Santa Monica Bay are separated by 28 statute miles of rich, open ocean.

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