Though the Manhattan Beach Conservancy was founded in 2006 to “to recognize, preserve, and revitalize the historic architectural and cultural resources of Manhattan Beach,” its members don’t want to be stuck in the past.…
“What makes this contest different from the others," Spyder founder Dennis Jarvis said of South Bay Quiksilver Triple Crown of Retro Surfing on Saturday, "is that the boards are older, they’re dinged up. You have to surf a board from the '80s. They’re totally different to ride than the boards nowadays, ‘cause this was the experimental phase of surfing. So when you see the guys out here, some are kinda bogging down and some are really rippin.' "…
Check out Surf Photographer and Drop Zone Advocate Brad Jacobson’s recent issue of Civic Couch. Jacobson captures the beat of local wave junkies in their natural habitat of the sand bars and breaks in our domain, the southern-most corner pocket of the Santa Monica Bay.
Duck and Cover and pray to get to the other side, young “Tiger Beat,” Josh Gilberts, lock and loaded shoots through the pinwheel.
As Mike Love of the Beach Boys once sang, “Tach it up, Tach it up, buddy gonna shut you down,” Jacobson adjusts the shutter speed as Tyler Hatzikian accelerates through the section and shuts down the competition.
Chris Wells, aka “Wellzy,” is hot potatoes in the South Bay right now. He has the knack of being in the right place…at the right time. Here he is jumping into the fryer and coming out hotter than a steak french fry.
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