Jimmy Miller teams score sun, family friendly waves 

Matty Gallas and nephew Van ride tandem during the 15th Annual Jimmy Miller surf contest last Sunday at 42nd Street in Manhattan Beach. Photos by Steve Gaffney. (SteveGaffney.com)


Alex Gray proves it’s possible to look even when groveling for waves.

Jake Rosenberg spins his Wave Storm around after a reverse fin take-off.


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 award went to Peter, Curren and Landon Gentry. Other top finishers were:

First place team: Team 16th Street, Hermosa Beach: Matt Walls, Kieren Walls, Shane Mosely, Rachel Tominga, Karsten Wanke.

2nd Place: Team 22nd street Hermosa + Friends: Dickie O’Reilly, Brad Bush, Clyde Bush, Charlie Meils, Paul Meils with subs through the day of Danny Glober and Curren Gentry.

Spyder Surfboard Best Wave: Karsten Wanke.

Rip Curl Best Performance by a Girl Grom: Maggie Griffin.

Sector 9 Best Performance by Boy Grom: Carson Stone.

ET Surfboard Beach Lounger Award:  Brynn Barry birthday crew.

Trilogy Spa Best Performance by a Female: Charlie Meils .

Spy Optics Best Wipeout: Hunter Sleeis.

JMMF Pure Surfing Experience Award: Charlie Speiser.


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