Surfing

 Kevin Cody

South Bay Paddle season opens

South Bay Paddle season opens

Three-time Catalina Classic winner Max First and six-time UC San Diego All American swimmer Alex Merril engaged in a friendly duel during the eight-mile Oceans Prone paddleboard race last Sunday. This Saturday, June 8, the second annual South Bay Paddle will start at 6:30 a.m. at the Hermosa Beach pier. The 15-mile in-and-back course runs south to Palos Verdes, then out to the R10 buoy and back to the Hermosa pier.

 Ryan McDonald

BeachLife brings Big Wave Awards to South Bay

BeachLife brings Big Wave Awards to South Bay

by Ryan McDonald The sun was sinking behind surfer Alex Gray, illuminating the Beach Cities and Palos Verdes Peninsula surf breaks, where Gray has scored some pretty sizeable waves. But some far bigger waves were about to unfold right behind him, inside Redondo Beach’s Seaside Lagoon. Gray had the honor of presenting the men’s biggest […]

 Kevin Cody

HB Walk of Fame inductsshaper, singers, pro surfers

HB Walk of Fame inductsshaper, singers, pro surfers

by Kevin Cody “I might as well address the elephant in the room,” surfboard shaper Pat Ryan said at the start of his Hermosa Beach Surfer’s Walk of Fame induction talk. Listening with anticipation were over 500 people who attended the 2019 induction ceremony Saturday morning on Pier Plaza. “You’re all probably wondering why it […]

 Kevin Cody

Surf League, Boardridersrecognize surfer scholars

by Kevin Cody The South Bay Scholastic Surfing Association (SBSSA) celebrated what many believe was the best winter surf season in over a decade with an awards presentation last Friday evening at the Hermosa Beach Community Center. The high school surf league includes 12 schools, from San Pedro to Santa Monica. Mira Costa High finished […]

 Kevin Cody

Jeff Jones wins South Bay Boardriders Big Wave Challenge

Jeff Jones wins South Bay Boardriders Big Wave Challenge

Jeff Jones has long been recognized as the best unrecognized surfer in the South Bay. He lost that title Friday evening when he won the South Bay Boardriders 2019 Big Wave Challenge Award.

 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.