Brad Jacobson

Surfer Spotlight: Chasing Big Barrels With Matt Mohagen

Surfer Spotlight: Chasing Big Barrels With Matt Mohagen

By Brad Jacobson (Mad Video Lab) Surfer Spotlight. In this episode of “Surfer Spotlight” we present Matt Mohagen, big barrel hunter. Matty Mo!!! Matt charges big waves and rides them better than most. Watch him stand straight up in the barrel, acting like it’s his living room. Watching him surf is inspiring so sit back, […]

 Brad Jacobson

Surfing in the South Bay with Matt Pagan

Surfing in the South Bay with Matt Pagan

by Brad Jacobson Matt Pagan and I have chased swells across the South Bay region of Los Angeles for the past 6+ years. He’s an incredible surfer with one of those smiles that light up a room. I’ve never seen him get negative or act like he’s having a bad day. I’m sure he’s had […]

 Brad Jacobson

Noah Collins, One Of The Best Surfers in LA Both In and Out Of The Water

Noah Collins, One Of The Best Surfers in LA Both In and Out Of The Water

by Brad Jacobson (Mad Video Lab) This guy’s surfing absolutely rips! Noah Collins destroys waves on his backhand, carves with incredible style of his frontside, has a great aerial game and loves the barrels. But that’s not his best quality. This guy is a true joy to be around. Personality, stylish looks and contagious smile […]

 Brad Jacobson

Surfers in the South Bay rejoice over a pumping long January swell

Surfers in the South Bay rejoice over a pumping long January swell

The surf swell that hit the South Bay in late January brought an almost week long run of waves. This is the story of that swell in this episode of Swell Stories produced by Civic Couch. This swell had a combination of waves from bombing beach break closeout barrels to long shouldered waves perfect for […]

 Easy Reader Staff

ES sports – El Segundo surf team

ES sports – El Segundo surf team

readies for winter

 Mike Purpus

Beach sports – Revenge of the Bay Cities Surf Club

Beach sports – Revenge of the Bay Cities Surf Club

Is bad blood from the ‘60s keeping Bay Cities out of the Malibu invitational?

 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 […]

 Ryan McDonald

Ten for 10: Depth and dedication help Mira Costa surfers ride a decade-long streak of success

Ten for 10: Depth and dedication help Mira Costa surfers ride a decade-long streak of success

by Ryan McDonald There was a time last fall when Dickie O’Reilly thought it would be a typical South Bay high school surf season. Then the storms came. “We started in early October, and we went through until Christmas Break without any hiccups at all,” said O’Reilly, league director of the South Bay Scholastic Surfing […]

 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, […]

 Brad Jacobson

Talking Surfing, Skating and Life with Sarah Foley (video)

Talking Surfing, Skating and Life with Sarah Foley (video)

Surfer, skater, pancake lover and singer. Meet Sarah Foley in this episode of “Off the Couch” hosted by Brad Jacobson. Brad and Sarah cruise by car and skateboard through Manhattan Beach sharing stories about growing up in the South Bay and the adventures of life. Sarah grew up in Manhattan Beach and still resides there. 

 Brad Jacobson

Another Big Surf Swell Hits The South Bay (video)

Another Big Surf Swell Hits The South Bay (video)

In this episode of Swell Stories we follow another big swell which hit the South Bay a few days after our last “Swell Stories” episode. We’re pretty happy with the winter so far! Surfers include Matt Mohagen, Chad Parks, Damien Fahrenfort and others.

 Brad Jacobson

Swell Stories: A happy beginning of the New Year for South Bay Surfers (video)

Swell Stories: A happy beginning of the New Year for South Bay Surfers (video)

In this episode we feature a swell which hit the South Bay January 6th bringing in overhead plus sized barrels. LA surfers were given a nice start to the New Year! Surfers include Damien Fahrenfort, Pat Webber, Andre Anorga, Conor Beatty, Chris Wells and others.

 Brad Jacobson

Meet Morgan Sliff, Surfer and Burrito Connoisseur (video)

Meet Morgan Sliff, Surfer and Burrito Connoisseur (video)

In this episode of “On the Couch”, we get off the couch and chase down our guest, Morgan Sliff. We knew exactly where to find her, in the water surfing. We pulled her out to find out more about her surfing streak, growing up in Hermosa, salsa dancing at the Lighthouse and more. This video […]

 Brad Jacobson

Swell Stories: Insane Surf Hits the South Bay on Black Friday (video)

Swell Stories: Insane Surf Hits the South Bay on Black Friday (video)

Swell Stories: Insane Surf Hits the South Bay on Black Friday An insane swell hit the South Bay on Black Friday, November 23rd. This wind swell pushed head high to well overhead barrels into the South Bay. Surfers include: Alex Fry, Andy Prunauer, Ryan Boyd, Teddy Navarro, Parker Browning, Greg Browning, Chris Wells, Sam Neiger, […]

 Brad Jacobson

Chasing Waves Episode 2 Surfing in Manhattan Beach (video)

Chasing Waves Episode 2 Surfing in Manhattan Beach (video)

Surfing in Manhattan Beach in October Here’s episode 2 of our series “Chasing Waves” covering October 8-14. Not much size but there were plenty of fun waves! This weeks episode was shot in Manhattan Beach. Surfers include Hunter Jones Tyler Hatzikian Brian Bradfield, Kelly Zaun Chris Wells Megan Seth Tucker O’Shia Kris Hall Wagner De […]

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