Surfing

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame inducts shaper Pat Ryan, former pros Liz Benavidez and Ron Garner and The Beach Boys

Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame  inducts shaper Pat Ryan, former pros Liz Benavidez and Ron Garner and The Beach Boys

“I might as well address the elephant in the room,” surfboard shaper Pat Ryan said at the start of his Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame induction talk. Listening with anticipation were over 500 people who attended the 2019 induction ceremony Saturday morning on Pier Plaza.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame 2019: a shaper, two pro surfers and The Beach Boys

Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame 2019: a shaper, two pro surfers and The Beach Boys

Surfboard shaper Pat Ryan, former pro surfers Liz Benavidez and Ronnie Garner, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Beach Boys will be inducted in the Hermosa Beach Surfer’s Walk of Fame on Saturday. The inductions will be held on the Hermosa Beach Pier at 11 a.m.

 Kevin Cody

South Bay Boardriders Big Wave Challenge award night in Hermosa Beach

South Bay Boardriders Big Wave Challenge award night in Hermosa Beach

The 2019 Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame Weekend begins Friday evening, May 26,  with a reception for 2019 Walk of Fame inductees Pat Ryan, Liz Benavidez, Ronnie Garner and the Beach Boys.

 Kevin Cody

Spyder Surf Fest brings music, fashion, surfers to Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza

Spyder Surf Fest brings music, fashion, surfers to Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza

The 13th Annual Spyder Surf Fest will showcase local musicians, fashions and surf industry vendors on Saturday, April 27, following the Surfer Walk of Fame inductions.

 Kevin Cody

The Beach Boys: 2019 Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame inductees

The Beach Boys: 2019 Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame inductees

As much as any surfer on the Hermosa Beach Surfers Walk of Fame, the Beach Boys helped stoke surfing. They will be inducted in the Hermosa Beach Surfers Walk of Fame on Saturday, April 27.

 Kevin Cody

‘Chasing Lions’ looks back on Redondo, Hermosa, Manhattan winter surf

‘Chasing Lions’ looks back on Redondo, Hermosa, Manhattan winter surf

In “Chasing Lions” Jacobson weaves in a semi fictionalized account of former pro surfer Chris Wells and his companion Natalie Soderstrom starting off the winter hopefully with the two January swells, only to be disappointed when winter goes out like a lamb.

 Kevin Cody

Pro surfer Ronnie Garner: 2019 Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame inductee

Pro surfer Ronnie Garner: 2019 Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame inductee

2019 Hermosa Walk of Fame inductee Ronnie Garner had a powerful, Hawaiian style bottom turn, but he also loved nose riding.

 Kevin Cody

Pro surfer Liz Benavidez: 2019 Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame inductee

Pro surfer Liz Benavidez: 2019 Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame inductee

“I wanted to be one of the boys. So I grabbed a board nobody was using and a pair of my brothers trunks. I was one of the first girls to wear trunks instead of a bathing suit.” — 2019 Hermosa Surfer Walk of Fame indicutee Liz Benavidez