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 […]

 Brad Jacobson

Video: 2018 Hotdoggers Surf Contest in Hermosa Beach

Video: 2018 Hotdoggers Surf Contest in Hermosa Beach

The third annual Hotdoggers Championships took place in Hermosa Beach on Saturday September 29th and we were there to capture the fun. The waves were toe to ankle high but it didn’t seem to stop the competitors from having a blast!

 Brad Jacobson

From Both Sides, Surfing the Manhattan Beach Pier

From Both Sides, Surfing the Manhattan Beach Pier

Surfing in Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach in July is more know for volleyball than surfing but a fun south swell made it’s way in on July 25th. Surfers include Juliano Uzuelli, Chad Parks, Alex Fry and others. Video produced by Civic Couch. 

 Ryan McDonald

Surfing in the Material World

Surfing in the Material World

The Founders’ Cup brought perfect waves and thousands of fans to the WSL Surf Ranch. Will it change surfing as we know it? by Ryan McDonald Joel Parkinson, a square-jawed Australian and surfing’s 2012 world champion, was sitting in the water, waiting for a wave. And waiting. In the ocean, waves tend to come in […]

 Ryan McDonald

Live from the WSL Founders’ Cup

Live from the WSL Founders’ Cup

Saturday marks the beginning of the WSL Founder’s Cup of Surfing, held at the Surf Ranch, a revolutionary wave pool created by 11-time world champion Kelly Slater, in Lemoore, Calif, about 35 miles outside of Fresno.

 Kevin Cody

SB Boardriders claim West Coast title at Huntington Beach contest

SB Boardriders claim West Coast title at Huntington Beach contest

by Dickie O’Reilly and Kevin Cody A South Bay Boardriders Club goal when it was founded in 2008 was to resurrect the South Bay’s reputation as a center of California surfing, a position it owned during surfing’s Golden Years, but had relinquished to Huntington Beach. That year, the club’s application to the Malibu Surfrider contest […]

 Brad Jacobson

Swell Stories 2: Misleading Swell brings big but wonky surf to the South Bay.

Swell Stories 2: Misleading Swell brings big but wonky surf to the South Bay.

Welcome back to Swell Stories powered by Manhattan Beach Toyota and the Easy Reader Newspaper. This episode features two back to back swells that made their way into the South Bay bringing large surf but wonky conditions. The video was produced by Civic Couch.  

 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, […]

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