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

The Beach Boys: 2019 Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame inductees

The Beach Boys: 2019 Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame inductees

As much as any surfer on the Hermosa Beach Surfers Walk of Fame, the Beach Boys helped stoke surfing. They will be inducted in the Hermosa Beach Surfers Walk of Fame on Saturday, April 27.

 Kevin Cody

Pro surfer Ronnie Garner: 2019 Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame inductee

Pro surfer Ronnie Garner: 2019 Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame inductee

2019 Hermosa Walk of Fame inductee Ronnie Garner had a powerful, Hawaiian style bottom turn, but he also loved nose riding.

 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

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach About Town

Surfer’s Walk of Fame The induction ceremony for Hermosa’s Surfer’s Walk of Fame will take place this Saturday at 11 a.m. on Pier Plaza. This year’s inductees include Liz Benavidez, Ron Garner, Pat Ryan, and the Beach Boys. The induction ceremony will be immediately followed by Spyder Surf Fest, which will feature games, raffles, and […]

 Kevin Cody

Risen Christ celebrated during Hermosa Beach Easter Sunrise services

Risen Christ celebrated during Hermosa Beach Easter Sunrise services

An estimated 1,000 parishoners turned out for Our Lady of Guadalupe’s annual Easter Sunrise Mass on the beach, just south of the Hermosa pier. A similar  number of worshipers greeted the Easter sunrise during services hosted by Hope Chapel on Pier Plaza.

 Mark McDermott

The Transcendence of Willie

The Transcendence of Willie

How an outlaw country singer overcame death, taxes, and the music industry to become an enduring part of American culture

 Randy Angel

Beach tennis honors one of their own with Jesse Yaneva tourney

Beach tennis honors one of their own with Jesse Yaneva tourney

by Randy Angel With so many sports and activities taking place in the South Bay year round, beach tennis can often be overlooked except by cyclists and pedestrians traveling on the Strand. Yet the sport continues to grow locally and across the globe thanks to the International Tennis Federation, the governing body of the sport. […]

 Judy Rae

Changing face for Sea Sprite Motel in Hermosa Beach

Changing face for Sea Sprite Motel in Hermosa Beach

by Ryan McDonald Hermosa Beach’s Sea Sprite Motel, which has provided affordable lodging right on the beach for decades, is undergoing a remodel, the first visible changes since it came under new management last year. The renovations are mostly cosmetic and do not increase the hotel’s occupancy or number of rooms. The most visible change […]

 Ryan McDonald

Council okays deal for Hermosa Beach summer concerts

by Ryan McDonald The Hermosa Beach City Council Tuesday night approved an agreement that will maintain free concerts on the beach in August. The council voted to award a contract to 5B Artists and Media, a Southern California-based talent management and event production group whose roster of represented artists includes Hermosa punk rockers Pennywise. Under […]

 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.

 Ryan McDonald

Foster youth nonprofit takes Hermosa Beach foundation’s ‘Quick Pitch’ contest

Foster youth nonprofit takes Hermosa Beach foundation’s ‘Quick Pitch’ contest

by Ryan McDonald Robert Smith was nervous sitting in the audience at Hermosa’s Second Story Theatre last Thursday night. But it wasn’t a play or a performance that was getting to him: it was a series of people making a case for their respective philanthropic organizations. Smith, a Hermosa resident and board member of the […]

 Ryan McDonald

Uncertainty over grant for South Bay stormwater project

Uncertainty over grant for South Bay stormwater project

by Ryan McDonald The Hermosa Beach City Council’s decision last week not to pursue a large regional stormwater project under the Greenbelt or beneath South Park has left the future of a $3.1 million grant the Beach Cities received to address the issue in limbo. Officials with the State Water Resources Control Board said this […]

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach About Town

‘Forced from Home’ exhibit St. Cross Episcopal Church will host an interactive exhibit this weekend intended to simulate the experience of being uprooted from home and crossing borders to escape. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the church’s Parker Hall, with each session lasting 45 minutes. It will begin with an […]

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