Surfing

Torrance Beach delivers for Dive N’ Surf/SB Boardriders contest
 January 12, 2020  Kevin Cody

Torrance Beach delivers for Dive N’ Surf/SB Boardriders contest

Following a week of solid surf, the South Bay was forecast to go flat on Saturday, the day scheduled for the Dive N' Surf/South Bay Boardriders Contest at Torrance Beach. So the contest was pushed back a day, and held Sunday. The decision paid off.…

Chill air stokes Ratopia Classic surfers, raises funds for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma research
 December 27, 2019  Kevin Cody

Chill air stokes Ratopia Classic surfers, raises funds for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma research

by Mike Purpus The 15th Annual Ratopia Surf Classic was held in freezing cold offshore winds with fast peeling, 3-foot waves in front of the…

‘Shreddin’ Santa’ brings early winter waves to Jacks/SB Boardriders Manhattan Beach surf contest
 December 15, 2019  Kevin Cody

‘Shreddin’ Santa’ brings early winter waves to Jacks/SB Boardriders Manhattan Beach surf contest

Surfing Santa made a surprise appearance at the Jacks/South Bay Boardriders season opening contest in El Porto on Saturday, bringing with him a bag full of big waves. After watching Santa (Tracey Meistrell) throw spray like a snow making machine, delighted groms began calling him "Shreddin’ Santa."…

A mentor in and out of the water
 November 15, 2019  Mike Purpus

A mentor in and out of the water

    Mike Doyle was as smooth on land as he was surfing by Mike Purpus Editor’s note: Hermosa Surfing Walk of Fame inductee Mike…

Take two waves and call me in the morning: International Surf Therapy Organization brings ocean healing into the mainstream
 November 14, 2019  Ryan McDonald

Take two waves and call me in the morning: International Surf Therapy Organization brings ocean healing into the mainstream

by Ryan McDonald Carly Rogers was told there was “no way” she would be able to pull it off. Jamie Marshall was told, “I don’t…

 Kevin Cody

Skateboarders Alva, Whitehead, Silva, to appear at Third Annual King of the Redondo Harbor Skateboard Championships

Skateboarders Alva, Whitehead, Silva, to appear at Third Annual King of the Redondo Harbor Skateboard Championships

Pro skaters Tony Alva, Cindy Whitehead and Mason Silva will make guest appearances at the Third Annual King of the Harbor Skateboard Championships on Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Redondo Beach pier.

 Kevin Cody

Mike Doyle remembered as Renaissance Waterman at Hermosa Beach paddleout

Mike Doyle remembered as Renaissance Waterman at Hermosa Beach paddleout

Mike Doyle was the greatest waterman of his era,” Chris Bredesen said. Their fellow Jacobs team rider Don Craig concurred. “Mike long boarded, short boarded, tandem boarded, windsurfed, kite surfed, foil surfed and for something to do in winter, he invented the monoski (a precursor to the showboard),” Don Craig said.

 Kevin Cody

Jimmy Miller teams score sun, family friendly waves 

Jimmy Miller teams score sun, family friendly waves 

    The 15th Annual Jimmy Miller Memorial Surf Fiesta, on Sunday at 42nd Street in Manhattan Beach, drew over 180 surfers for a team surf contest in small, family-friendly waves. Funds from entry fees, T-shirts, raffles, and a silent auction will go to JMMF ocean therapy programs. Sub Bum Best Performance by a Family […]

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