Brad Jacobson

Finally waves in the South Bay? It’s true. A fun surf swell hit in early September

Finally waves in the South Bay? It’s true. A fun surf swell hit in early September

Please excuse us for getting so excited but it’s been a while since we’ve seen waves over waist high here in the South Bay. The South Bay surf community had something to dust off their surfboards for, waist to occasionally over head waves. Surfers include: Luca Luhrsen, Alex Fry, Chris Wells, Colin Weinberg, Luke Petty […]

 Brad Jacobson

Swell Stories: Powerful swell brings well overhead surf to the South Bay

Swell Stories: Powerful swell brings well overhead surf to the South Bay

In this episode of “Swell Stories” we cover the swell that hit the South Bay early January . Typical South Bay swell with 1 good wave for every 10 but it was great to see waves with punch again! Surfers include: Alex Gray , Andy Prunauer, Angelo Luhrsen,Easton Jones, Cheyne Magnusson, Matt Meistrell, Noah Collins, […]

 Ryan McDonald

Sink or swim: Mira Costa alumnus Matt Warshaw’s online Encyclopedia of Surfing provides a one-of-a-kind look at the sport. Can it survive?

Sink or swim: Mira Costa alumnus Matt Warshaw’s online Encyclopedia of Surfing provides a one-of-a-kind look at the sport. Can it survive?

by Ryan McDonald Last year, the Oxford English Dictionary added the term “tandem surfing” to its store of more than half a million words. As is practice at the OED, which tracks not only the meaning of words but also their etymology and their usage, the editors sought the earliest possible appearance of the term […]

 Brad Jacobson

Big walled out surf hits the South Bay beaches (video)

Big walled out surf hits the South Bay beaches (video)

Anyone who knows the South Bay understands that early winter big swells have no shape. The sand just hasn’t moved since last winter so the waves come in, hit flat sand and wall up. This November 28th swell was no exception. Our local talent was still out there charging into the head high plus surf. […]

 Judy Rae

Beach surf – Scare and Tear at haunted pier

Beach surf – Scare and Tear  at haunted pier

The Scare and Tear was founded in 2005 by Charlie Ninegar to honor Mira Costa High schoolmate Adam Frand

 Brad Jacobson

A Celebration of Empty Waves (video)

A Celebration of Empty Waves (video)

Memorizing waves rolling through the South Bay region of Los Angeles throughout the 2015-2016 winter. While these beauties don’t roll through our community often, when they do it makes you stop and stare. All images were shot in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach. Produced by Civic Couch for the Easy Reader.

 Easy Reader Staff

Endless Session, Day 403: Surfing through Sunrise

Endless Session, Day 403: Surfing through Sunrise

  by Morgan Sliff The man floating next to me, Moe, said “Turn around.”  I knew what was behind me, as I had been locked in a trance all morning, even missing waves here and there to stare into the horizon.  It’s a kind of beauty that brings the world to a halt.  “How can […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Endless Session, Day 337: Cheers

Endless Session, Day 337: Cheers

by Morgan Sliff I’m really giving this everything I have. Back when I made the commitment to surf every day for a year, I had an inkling that it would be difficult.  I thought I’d definitely make it to day 100, then see how I felt from there.  100 came and went, then halfway, then […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Endless Session, Day 236: Expression Session

Endless Session, Day 236: Expression Session

by Morgan Sliff Today I was floating. Not just from a previous long night of craft beer and arduous time change, but because today my surfboard and I were kindred spirits, and together we glided across the ocean’s surface like we had just been handed sweet freedom. Topaz was twice as big but Sapphire had […]

 Judy Rae

Beach Sports – Gaffney’s Groms

Beach Sports – Gaffney’s Groms

A group of fellow surfing dads founded South Bay Boardriders Club