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South Bay Boardriders helps struggling surf families

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Redondo High Surf Coach Duncan Avery expresses his appreciation for the report he and his family received from the surf community when his two children were both diagnosed with cancer. Looking on is Jeff Miller of the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation. Photo by Kevin Cody

by Tom Horton

The South Bay Boardriders Club lends a financial hand to surfers in our community whose lives are upended by unexpected tragedies. Though the contributions are not large, they can at least help keep the lights on in someone’s home.

This year, SBBC rallied behind the “Fight Like the Averys” fundraising effort. Redondo High surf coach Duncan Avery and his wife Nohea are facing enormous medical expenses from treatments for their six year old daughter Kalea, and four year old son Noah. Last summer, the sister and brother were diagnosed with brain cancer, just weeks apart.  

SBBC commissioned artist Steve Carranza to create surfboard art for a raffle held at the premiere of “Andy Irons: Kissed by God” movie at the Hermosa Community Theater in July. In August, the club hosted a sold-out night at The Comedy Magic Club dedicated to the Fight Like the Averys initiative. The evening raised over $13,000. SBBC

Steve Carranza’s surfboard portrait of Andy Irons was raffled off at the “Kissed by God” screening at the Hermosa Beach Community Theater in August. The artwork was commissioned by the South Bay Boardriders Club to raise funds for Redondo surf team coach Duncan Avery’s two children. Photo by Kevin Cody

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