Surfing

 Mike Purpus

Santa rewards Ratopia surfers with fun waves

by Mike Purpus Every Saturday before Christmas, Nick Weber presents the Ratopia Surf Classic at Torrance Beach. The contest was founded in 2005 to raise funds for 22-year-old local surfer Denny Bales, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Since the contest’s ounding, it has raised $150,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Every year Santa […]

 Kevin Cody

Webber’s duel barrel race in South Redondo Beach surf

Webber’s duel barrel race in South Redondo Beach surf

Pat Webber had a shaky start on a double overhead wave in South Redondo on the day after Christmas. But he made up for it.

 Kevin Cody

Surfing Santa makes an early holiday delivery to the South Bay

Surfing Santa makes an early holiday delivery to the South Bay

Surfing Santa visited the South Bay last week to bring an early holiday season present of some of the best December waves in recent memory.

 Mike Purpus

Big days at the Hermosa pier

Big days at the Hermosa pier

by Mike Purpus During a recent big storm swell, the south side of the Hermosa Beach pier had the best ridable waves in the South Bay. Photos taken by Brad Jacobson confirmed it. But surfers had such a difficult time paddling out that some were rumored to have jumped off the pier If true, it […]

 Kevin Cody

Afternoon session at the SB Boardriders/Jack’s Showdown surf in El Porto

Afternoon session at the SB Boardriders/Jack’s Showdown surf in El Porto

Even when the tide dropped and the wind shifted onshore, the SB Boardriders/Jack’s Showdown contest on Dec. 8 in El Porto still provided showcase opportunities for the nearly 200 contestants, as seen in these afternoon photos by Steve Gaffney.

 Brad Jacobson

Meet Morgan Sliff, Surfer and Burrito Connoisseur (video)

Meet Morgan Sliff, Surfer and Burrito Connoisseur (video)

In this episode of “On the Couch”, we get off the couch and chase down our guest, Morgan Sliff. We knew exactly where to find her, in the water surfing. We pulled her out to find out more about her surfing streak, growing up in Hermosa, salsa dancing at the Lighthouse and more. This video […]

 Kevin Cody

El Porto delivers for SBBC Jack’s Showdown Surf Contest

El Porto delivers for SBBC Jack’s Showdown Surf Contest

Just how good the surf was last Saturday for the South Bay Boardriders/Jack’s Showdown is apparent in the contest photos by Steve Gaffney.

 Kevin Cody

El Porto delivers perfect conditions for SB Boardriders/Jack’s Surf contest

El Porto delivers perfect conditions for SB Boardriders/Jack’s Surf contest

Former U.S. surfing champion Mike Purpus said the season opening South Bay Boardriders/Jack’s Surf contest “looked like Rincon, on a good day.” Purpus has been known to exaggerate, but he wasn’t on Saturday at 45th Street in Manhattan Beach.