Surfing

 Kevin Cody

Hennessey’s / WPA Paddleboard World Championships Awards [PHOTOS]

Hennessey’s / WPA Paddleboard World Championships Awards [PHOTOS]

Australian paddlers upset local favorites to dominate the Hennessey’s/World Paddling Association World Championships Saturday morning, September 17,  in Hermosa Beach.  Over 150 paddlers competed in the traditional and SUP divisions. The race was followed by an awards luau at Hennessey’s Tavern on Pier Plaza. Photos by Kevin Cody

 Kevin Cody

Australians dominate Hennessey’s/WPA World Paddleboarding Championships

Australians dominate Hennessey’s/WPA World Paddleboarding Championships

Australian paddlers upset local favorites to dominate the Hennessey’s/World Paddling Association World Championships Saturday morning in Hermosa Beach. The $15,000 purse, seven mile race attracted over 150 competitors and thousands of spectators, who packed the Hermosa pier. In the most anticipated match-up, Australian lifeguard Jamie Mitchell narrowly defeated Los Angeles County Lifeguard and Lanakila Outrigger […]

 Kevin Cody

Hennessey’s-WPA World Paddle Championships 2011 [RESULTS]

Hennessey’s-WPA World Paddle Championships 2011 [RESULTS]

Complete results from the 2011 Hennessey’s-WPA World Paddle Championships

 Kevin Cody

Hennessey World Championship Paddleboard Races in Hermosa Beach

Over 100 of the world’s top ranked stand-up and prone paddlers, including Redondo Beach’s Danny Ching and Australia’s Jamie Mitchell, will compete in the 2011 Hennessey’s-WPA World SUP and Paddleboard Championships on Saturday, September 17 at the Hermosa Beach pier. Ching and Mitchell have gone head to head in stand-up competitions on two occasions, with […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Surf forecast

It looks like we’ll see a really nice swell on Thursday, which will just taper off slowly through the weekend. By then, a storm off the coast of Mexico will have had a chance of developing into a tropical storm. Thursday morning should be good, assuming that long interval SW roars into town. This energy […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Dr. Brad wins 2011 Catalina Classic

Dr. Brad wins 2011 Catalina Classic

After missing last year’s Catalina Classic because he broke a leg surfing, and finishing sixth in 2009, Brad Thomas knew this might be his last chance to have his name engraved on the Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race Perpetual Trophy. Thomas is 43 and his wife Jill, whom he met four years ago at a Catalina […]

 Kevin Cody

Surfer Sparky Hudson returns to Hermosa Beach

Surfboard shaper Hap Jacobs walked up to Sparky Hudson at the barbecue thrown in Sparky’s honor last month said, “Out of all the people I expected to make it past 60 you would be last on my list.” The barbecue was at the Hermosa Beach walk street home where Sparky grew up and where his […]

 Mike Purpus

Terrible surf, great surfing at ISF 50th Anniversary contest

It was a stormy two foot, sloppy, onshore windy drizzly morning for the 50th Anniversary International Surf Festival Surf Contest on the south side of the Hermosa Beach Pier on Saturday. “I almost called it off.  But then I noticed there was enough surf to survive the high tide and started the contest,” director John […]