Eddie Solt

Out Front: Highlights of Local Surf Star Dane Zaun’s El Nino

Out Front: Highlights of Local Surf Star Dane Zaun’s El Nino

Dane Zaun avoids chasing the elusive swells of this El Nino winter and sticks to running out front of his South Bay pad with friends. Cinematography & Edit – Tyler Haft Additional Cinematography – Brendan Calder | Greg Browning | John DeTemple | Scott Smith

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LIFE LESSONS: Local Little League coach believes in a bigger picture

LIFE LESSONS: Local Little League coach  believes in a bigger picture

by Ed Solt All photos by Rick Parker Donning white baseball pants and cleats, a traditional look for Little League coaches, which departs from the thankfully discontinued ultra-short, form-fitting, bike-brand era of “coaches shorts,” Shawn O’Brien brings an old school philosophy of working hard to achieve a goal. In his first year as coach for […]

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LA Beer Week: Naja’s hosts Battle of the Guilds Thursday night

LA Beer Week: Naja’s hosts Battle of the Guilds Thursday night

By Ed Solt Fire up your hoppy taste buds and grease up that Strand cruiser. It’s time for the Battle of the Guilds. Naja’s Place is the chosen battlefield as the three major California Brewers’ Guilds — San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego — square off Thursday night in a challenge to brew the […]

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Tonight at E.T. Surf: Matt Biolos and Mason Ho of Lost Surfboards

Tonight at E.T. Surf: Matt Biolos and Mason Ho of Lost Surfboards
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BEER BROS: South Bay is Brewing for LA Beer Week

BEER BROS: South Bay is Brewing for LA Beer Week

by Ed Solt The 8th Annual LA Beer Week launches June 18, igniting local hop spots in celebration of South Bay beer culture. LA Beer Week, called LABW8 in brewery shorthand, is organized by the LA County Brewers Guild and starts properly with the Kickoff Festival at LA Center Studios all day Saturday featuring 80 […]

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Winter Wonderland: 2015-2016 El Nino with Noah Collins [SURF VIDEO]

Winter Wonderland: 2015-2016 El Nino with Noah Collins [SURF VIDEO]

Noah Collins surfing at home in LA during this winter’s El Niño while traveling to Hawaii and Nicaragua in between swells at home. Filmed by: Gage Hingeley, Brad Jacobson, Scott Smith, Greg Browning, Sam Moody, and Kevin Jansen.

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14th Annual Surfer’s Stomp at Suzy’s Bar & Grill

14th Annual Surfer’s Stomp at Suzy’s Bar & Grill

by Ed Solt There’s something about catching a wave that inspires music. Vocals are not necessary, as the kinesthetic energy translates very well to the hyperactive twang and dripping notes of a guitar swelling with reverb and the animalist back beat of a deranged drummer. This sound is called “Surf Music” and it has been […]

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The return of “The Endless Summer”

Director Bruce Brown and his classic film celebrate its 50th year at the South Bay Film and Music Festival by Ed Solt It’s hard not to see the South Bay’s presence in Bruce Brown’s “The Endless Summer”, the groundbreaking 1966 film that introduced authentic surf culture to the masses. During the opening sequence introducing “the […]

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South High’s Parker Browning lives up to a family surf legacy

South High’s Parker Browning  lives up to a family surf legacy

All photos courtesy the Browning family by Ed Solt Parker Browning is part of a surf legacy if he so chooses. His father is Greg Browning. The senior Browning was the South Bay’s part of the “Momentum Generation,” a crew of surfers that included young guns Kelly Slater, Shane Dorian and Rob Machado who were […]

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Summer Calendar 2016: Redondo Beach Chalk Art Festival

14th Annual Redondo Beach Pier Chalk Art Festival Sunday, September 11 Last year more than 177 artists, young and old, turned Redondo Beach Pier and the Waterfront into a concrete canvas. Noon to 4 p.m. The all-ages event is free and open to the public with awards going to the best pieces in the age […]

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Summer Calendar 2016: The South Bay Greek Festival

The South Bay Greek Festival July 15 to 17 St.Katherine Greek Orthodox Church For over 50 years, St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Redondo Beach has offered a taste of Greek culture. The three-day family friendly festival will feature Greek activities, cultural dancing, a DJ spinning Greek music, and live Greek music. Enter a raffle […]

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Summer Calendar 2016: Redondo Beach Historical Museum

Redondo Beach Historical Museum Redondo Beach used to be home to the world’s largest indoor saltwater pool, with room for 1,000 swimmers. In 1908, the legendary George Freeth gave surf lessons in front of the plunge. Redondo Beach streets are named after precious stones and early century tycoons? Learn about these and other historical aspects […]

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Summer Calendar 2016: Riviera Village Summer Festival

Riviera Village Summer Festival   Saturday, Sunday June 25, Sunday June 26 The 38th Annual Riviera Village Summer Festival features over 300 arts and crafts booths, carnival rides, a petting zoo, and a food court offering International fare. Jamming in the Sierra Nevada Beer Garden sponsored Beer Garden this year are local bands Singing Joe […]

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Summer Calender 2016: Ruby’s Classic Car Show

Summer Calender 2016: Ruby’s Classic Car Show

Ruby’s Classic Car Show Friday,  April to October Local star surfer Shawn O’Brien pulls out his moonlight white 1959 Chevy wagon out of the garage into the driveway. After wiping it down, he buckles up his son and his daughter, ages six and three, onto the emerald green tuck and roll backseat. “I’ve been going […]

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Summer Calendar 2016: Armed Forces Day Parade, Concert, and Exhibit

Armed Forces Day Parade Saturday, May 21 The Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration and Parade celebrate its 57th year. The parade starts on Torrance Boulevard, at Crenshaw Boulevard at 1:30 p.m. and travels west to Madrona Avenue. Military exhibits including aircraft, vehicles, and support craft will be on display in the Del Amo Fashion Square […]

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