Paul Teetor

The old man and the little mermaid

The old man and the little mermaid

“You’re on your own, just you and the ocean.” – Dwight Crum Pier to Pier announcer Dick Douglas by Paul Teetor        She’s the youngest person ever to swim in the two-mile Dwight Crum Pier to Pier race. He was the oldest person in Sunday’s race. In an after-race photo, he looked like a proud grandfather […]

 Special Contributor

Gillis Bodysurfing gives back at annual Surf Festival contest

Gillis Bodysurfing gives back at annual Surf Festival contest

by Martha Farah Over 100 men and nearly 50 women from throughout California and Hawaii competed in the International Surf Festival body surfing contest Saturday morning at the Manhattan Beach pier. Jason Napolitan, of Manhattan Beach, placed first in the men’s 19-39 division, followed by Adam Warren of San Diego and Alex Merteska of Los […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Beach Sports – South Bay Dozen

Beach Sports – South Bay Dozen

Ocean competition

 Morgan Sliff

Beach Art – “Walking through foam”

Beach Art – “Walking through foam”

Surfboards as art

 Judy Rae

Swimmers Merril, Clausen take top two spots in Rock 2 Rock

Swimmers Merril, Clausen take top two spots in Rock 2 Rock

by Nathan Freedman Six-time UC San Diego All American Swimmer Alex Merril and former USC swimmer Scott Clausen finished first and second in the 22nd Annual Rock 2 Rock Paddleboard Race on Sunday. Pro surfer Kelly Zaun, of Manhattan Beach, was third. The 22-mile race begins in Two Harbors at the Catalina Isthmus and finishes […]

 Kevin Cody

South Bay Paddle season opens

South Bay Paddle season opens

Three-time Catalina Classic winner Max First and six-time UC San Diego All American swimmer Alex Merril engaged in a friendly duel during the eight-mile Oceans Prone paddleboard race last Sunday. This Saturday, June 8, the second annual South Bay Paddle will start at 6:30 a.m. at the Hermosa Beach pier. The 15-mile in-and-back course runs south to Palos Verdes, then out to the R10 buoy and back to the Hermosa pier.

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, golf, paddling, running, swimming, volleyball and more

Baseball: Beach City Baseball Academy will be holding Fall Prospect Tryouts on Sunday, June 2 and Saturday, June 15. Players born May 1, 2010 through Apr. 30, 2013 meet at 2:30 p.m. Players born May 1, 2007 through April 30, 2010 meet at 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Ryan Lopes. ryanlopes10@gmail.com or call 310-322-3985. […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, paddling, rugby, swimming, volleyball and more

Rugby: Former Mira Costa rugby standout Justin Johnson won his second consecutive College Rugby National Championship as flanker and defensive captain of the Life University Running Eagles who defeated the Califor­nia Bears 29-26. Johnson has also been named to the Junior Falcons which are part of the United States national rugby team.   Baseball: Beach […]

 Ryan McDonald

BeachLife brings Big Wave Awards to South Bay

BeachLife brings Big Wave Awards to South Bay

by Ryan McDonald The sun was sinking behind surfer Alex Gray, illuminating the Beach Cities and Palos Verdes Peninsula surf breaks, where Gray has scored some pretty sizeable waves. But some far bigger waves were about to unfold right behind him, inside Redondo Beach’s Seaside Lagoon. Gray had the honor of presenting the men’s biggest […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports:

Beach Cities Sports:

Beach Volleyball: Manhattan Beach’s Alix Klineman and partner April Ross won the first AVP tournament of the season as the top seeds captured the Huntington Beach Open in a thrilling 18-21, 21-12, 17-15 duel with 14th-seeded Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan. On the men’s side, top-seeded Jake Gibb and Taylor Crabb (Redondo Beach) were crowned […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Bodybuilding, paddleboarding, running and more

Beach Cities Sports: Bodybuilding, paddleboarding, running and more

Football: Former Mira Costa High School and University of Hawaii football standout Jahlani Tavai was the 43rd overall pick in the NFL draft last Friday. Tavai was selected by the Detroit Lions who used the 11th pick of the second round. Tavai stands just under 6 feet 3, weighs 250 pounds and had more than […]

 Kevin Cody

South Bay Boardriders Big Wave Challenge award night in Hermosa Beach

South Bay Boardriders Big Wave Challenge award night in Hermosa Beach

The 2019 Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame Weekend begins Friday evening, May 26,  with a reception for 2019 Walk of Fame inductees Pat Ryan, Liz Benavidez, Ronnie Garner and the Beach Boys.

 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

 Randy Angel

Beach Sports: Basketball, golf, paddling, running, surfing, swimming and more

Track Meet: The 5th Annual Mini Mustang Youth Track Meet takes place Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Kids from kindergarten through 8th grade are invited to try out various track and field events. There will also be a free adult open mile race. Proceeds benefit the Mira Costa Track Team. Visit miracostatrack.org/mini-mustang-meet.   Flag Football: Prank […]

 Randy Angel

Youth sailors compete in Ken Hoover Memorial Regatta

Youth sailors compete in Ken Hoover Memorial Regatta

From King Harbor Yacht Club King Harbor Yacht Club played host this past weekend to the final event of the Carrie Series of “Optimist” youth sailing regattas, with 60 young sailors wrapping up this annual six-event competition. Sixteen sailors represented King Harbor, with rookie sailors competing on a racecourse inside the breakwater. The “Champion Fleet,” […]

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