Surfing

 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 […]

 Mike Purpus

Hermosa tests hotdoggers

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.

 Brad Jacobson

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

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 South Bay surf community had something to dust off their surfboards for, waist to occasionally over head waves. Surfers include: Luca Luhrsen, Alex Fry, Chris Wells, Colin Weinberg, Luke Petty […]

 Kevin Cody

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

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.

 Mike Purpus

Surf Fest surf stokes locals

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 the same day in Huntington Beach. But the stoke was just as high. “I love this contest,” Christian Steutzman said of the International Surf Festival surf contest. He had reason […]

 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 […]