Surfing

 Kevin Cody

Shaper Pat Ryan: Hermosa Beach 2019 Surfer Walk of Fame inductee

Shaper Pat Ryan: Hermosa Beach 2019 Surfer Walk of Fame inductee

When people talk to me about the ‘good old days,’ I tell them, ‘The good old days’ are right now.’” — ET Surf shaper Pat Ryan

 Brad Jacobson

The South Bay Was Either Flat Or Blown Out Most of March; Then This Happened

The South Bay Was Either Flat Or Blown Out Most of March; Then This Happened

Most all of the month of March was like a lamb as far as surfing is concerned, the surf was either small or blown out. Then along comes the first decent swell we’ve seen in months. Let’s enjoy this short lived swell as long as we can. Shot in Hermosa Beach. Surfers include: Noah Collins, […]

 Kevin Cody

Hap Jacobs, last of Hermosa Beach’s Golden Age of Surfing shapers, shapes final surfboard

Hap Jacobs, last of Hermosa Beach’s Golden Age of Surfing  shapers, shapes final surfboard

Hap Jacobs, the last of Hermosa Beach’s legendary shapers from Surfing’s Golden Age, shaped his last surfboard last week.

 Kevin Cody

SB Boardriders/Waterman’s Hermosa Beach contest brings out best in surfers and photographers (2)

SB Boardriders/Waterman’s Hermosa Beach contest brings out best in surfers and photographers (2)

Big, fast waves and clean conditions brought out the best in local surfers at the South Bay Boardriders/Waterman’s contest at the Hermosa Beach Pier on Sunday, March 24.

 Kevin Cody

SB Boardriders/Waterman’s Hermosa Beach contest brings out best in surfers and photographers

SB Boardriders/Waterman’s Hermosa Beach contest brings out best in surfers and photographers

Big, fast waves and clean conditions brought out the best in local surfers at the South Bay Boardriders/Waterman’s contest on Sunday, March 24 at the Hermosa Beach Pier.Photographers Steve Gaffney and Brad Jacobson showed just how good it was.

 Brad Jacobson

Can a Kite Surfer tow a Foil Boarder? (Video)

Can a Kite Surfer tow a Foil Boarder? (Video)

We thought we had heard it all until our friend Bo Bridges called us on a windy afternoon telling us that he was going to attempt to attach himself to his friend John Sedberry, a seasoned kite surfer, and have John tow him on his foil board. We’re always up for a good time so […]

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach doesn’t disappoint SB Boardriders/Waterman’s surf contestants

Hermosa Beach doesn’t disappoint SB Boardriders/Waterman’s surf contestants

Concerns that Hermosa Beach surf is too small for contests were disproved in dramatic fashion on Sunday. The nearly 200 entrants in the South Bay Boardriders/Waterman’s contest, held on the south side of the Hermosa Beach pier, arrived to find a four-foot swell that built to eight feet as the day progressed.

 Mike Purpus

Carroll, Barahona, Saltzman in Blue Mango

Carroll, Barahona, Saltzman in Blue Mango

by Mike Purpus At 71, Corky Carroll is still the coolest surfer around. The three-time International Surfing Champion, his lovely wife Raquel, Blue Mango Surfboards founder Joel Saltzman, and old friends John Joseph, Joey Lombardo and I had lunch at the HT Grill in Redondo Beach last month. I hadn’t seen Corky for 19 years, […]