Surfing

Jimmy Miller teams score sun, family friendly waves 
 October 18, 2019  Kevin Cody

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…

Hermosa tests hotdoggers
 October 10, 2019  Mike Purpus

Hermosa tests hotdoggers

The Fourth Annual Subaru Pacific Hotdogger Surfing Championships drew 50 of the top-rated longboard surfers from around the world to the south side of the Hermosa Beach Pier on Saturday. The sun was out and so were plenty of fast, glassy, 3-foot tubes to ride.…

Finally waves in the South Bay? It’s true. A fun surf swell hit in early September
 September 10, 2019  Brad Jacobson

Finally waves in the South Bay? It’s true. A fun surf swell hit in early September

Please excuse us for getting so excited but it’s been a while since we’ve seen waves over waist high here in the South Bay. The…

First, Lansdown duel to finish in 32 Mile Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race
 August 28, 2019  Kevin Cody

First, Lansdown duel to finish in 32 Mile Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race

Los Angeles County Lifeguard and 2014, 2015 and 2017 Catalina Classic winner Max First fended off Australian lifeguard and 2018 Catalina Classic winner Lansie Landsdown to claim his fourth Classic title.…

Surf Fest surf stokes locals
 August 9, 2019  Mike Purpus

Surf Fest surf stokes locals

by Mike Purpus Neither the surf nor the surfing at the Hermosa Beach pier on Saturday matched that of the Van US Open, taking place…

 Judy Rae

Swimmers Merril, Clausen take top two spots in Rock 2 Rock

Swimmers Merril, Clausen take top two spots in Rock 2 Rock

by Nathan Freedman Six-time UC San Diego All American Swimmer Alex Merril and former USC swimmer Scott Clausen finished first and second in the 22nd Annual Rock 2 Rock Paddleboard Race on Sunday. Pro surfer Kelly Zaun, of Manhattan Beach, was third. The 22-mile race begins in Two Harbors at the Catalina Isthmus and finishes […]

 Mike Purpus

Breakwater: the early days Longboards, no wetsuits and already hierarchical

Breakwater: the early days  Longboards, no wetsuits and already hierarchical

Photos by Leroy Grannis by Mike Purpus The first time I rode the Redondo Breakwater was the winter of ‘62. I was a 12-year old-grom. I paddled down from 30th Street in Hermosa. A lifeguard truck spotted me at 26th Street and followed me the rest of the way. The Breakwater was a WPA (Works […]

 Ryan McDonald

Ten for 10: Depth and dedication help Mira Costa surfers ride a decade-long streak of success

Ten for 10: Depth and dedication help Mira Costa surfers ride a decade-long streak of success

by Ryan McDonald There was a time last fall when Dickie O’Reilly thought it would be a typical South Bay high school surf season. Then the storms came. “We started in early October, and we went through until Christmas Break without any hiccups at all,” said O’Reilly, league director of the South Bay Scholastic Surfing […]

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