Kevin Cody

Jimmy Miller teams score sun, family friendly waves 

Jimmy Miller teams score sun, family friendly waves 

    The 15th Annual Jimmy Miller Memorial Surf Fiesta, on Sunday at 42nd Street in Manhattan Beach, drew over 180 surfers for a team surf contest in small, family-friendly waves. Funds from entry fees, T-shirts, raffles, and a silent auction will go to JMMF ocean therapy programs. Sub Bum Best Performance by a Family […]

 David Mendez

Redondo goes for the gold with Ocean Fest event

Redondo goes for the gold with Ocean Fest event

U.S. Olympic team open water swimmer Jordan Wilimovski emerges from the water on his way to winning the 5K swim. Wilimovski said he hopes Redondo hosts the open water swim in 2028 when Los Angeles hosts the Olympics. Photo by Kevin Codyby David Mendez Ever-dominant Hermosa Beach swimmer Ryan Bullock continued his roll of victories […]

 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?

 Mike Purpus

Hermosa tests hotdoggers

Hermosa tests hotdoggers

The Fourth Annual Subaru Pacific Hotdogger Surfing Championships drew 50 of the top-rated longboard surfers from around the world to the south side of the Hermosa Beach Pier on Saturday. The sun was out and so were plenty of fast, glassy, 3-foot tubes to ride.

 Ryan McDonald

Surf heritage – Hotdogger contest returns to Hermosa Pier

Surf heritage – Hotdogger contest returns to Hermosa Pier

Shortly after coming in sixth in a 1965 contest held at the challenging venue of Sunset Beach, surfer Mike Doyle was asked by an announcer whether he preferred the waves of Hawaii’s North Shore, or the less threatening waves of Southern California. Doyle, who learned to surf at the Manhattan Beach Pier, said he liked […]

 Judy Rae

Beach kids – SB Boardriders

Beach kids – SB Boardriders

Grom-O-Rama

 Judy Rae

Beach sports – First wins fourth

Beach sports – First wins fourth

Los Angeles County Lifeguard Max First, of Manhattan Beach, and Australian lifeguard Lachie Lansdown led a field of nearly 100 paddlers in the 41st Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race on Sunday, August 25. The two exchanged leads while setting a record pace from the start at Two Harbors on Catalina Island to the R10 buoy, four […]

 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 […]

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