VERY rarely do we have ideal surf conditions for an afternoon surf session in Manhattan Beach. Everything came together for this nice lunch time surprise of waves. Surfers include: Kelly and Dane Zaun, Karsten Wanke, Tommy Ostendorf, Rod Brewster and others. This was shot by Brad Jacobson of the Mad Video Lab in the El […]
by Brad Jacobson from the Mad Video Lab We’ve been “frothing” for surf. Summer time in the South Bay region of Los Angeles can be tough for surfers. Catalina Island blocks most south (summer) swells from reaching us here. Word spread quick that there was a swell and EVERYONE with any type of floatation device […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]