All photos by Mark Kawakami In the thick of the bar scene on Hermosa Beach’s Pier Plaza, it’s easy to get distracted by the beats of electronic fuzz and chirps, high heels, and designer drab. Even with the beach and the Strand a mere 100 feet away, a pseudo-club scene emerges late nights. On the […]
JAKE CHANDLER HOMESCHOOL 9 YEARS OLD 4′ 3″ Sponsors: MISSION SURF BOARDS, WAXTRAK AND RIDERSHACK What do you eat in the morning to fire you up to go surf? ICE CREAM (I WISH) What’s your favorite color and why? BLUE BECAUSE IT IS THE COLOR OF THE OCEAN Where do you surf locally? Where is your […]
Local South Bay surfers dominate the Western Surfing Championships at “Churches” in San Clemente, CA.
A quick Q&A with South Bay hotshot Hudson Ritchie.
by Eddie Solt “As crazy as it sounds, I am most at peace and happy 40 feet underwater in a cage diving with four great whites circling around me” With her love of the ocean and long her flowing auburn hair, 26 year old certified Dive Master Tessa Ptacek fits the image as the quintessential […]
Lurking outside of Gasser Lounge in Redondo Beach is a very welcoming 1973 E100 Econoline modified in the style of the pinnacle of 70s vanning kustom culture. Gasser Lounge owner Mike “Mikey B” Bouchard bought his hard-to-find uncut shorty van (originally deemed the “white whale”) two years ago after a long search and has transformed it into “the Creep Machine.”
During a morning surf session on the southside of the Hermosa Beach Pier, it’s hard not to smell breakfast cooking from the lineup. If you happen to be surfing on an empty stomach, the sweet smell that permeates the sea air causes a conflict: do I go in to eat or do I catch one more set wave?
Hudson Ritchie’s been one of the hottest longboarders around for the last couple of years and still has yet to shave. One thing for sure, he shaved through the foam up at Malibu during the first south swell of the season. Music by the Allman Brothers Band Video filmed/edited by Cory Gehr (corygehrphoto.com)
After a very interesting year, the South Bay Boardrider’s Club awards it’s division winners and acknowledges the volunteers.
BeachSports BeachSports Surf & Beach Camps is celebrating its 20th year. The camp was founded by LA County Lifeguards. Separate camps focus on surfing, boogie boarding, beach volleyball and junior lifeguard skills. Camps are located at lifeguard tower Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Vista del Mar. BeachSports.org. CampSurf CampSurf offers surf instruction year round […]
Summer is for stand-up Stand-up paddling begins with a gently sloping learning curve in the protected waters of King Harbor or the calm summer water off local beaches. But the curve quickly steepens for paddlers who choose to surf or to enter any of the year round races in Southern California. Fortunately, the South Bay […]
PCH Skate Camps PCH Skate Camps, an affiliate of Body Glove Camps, provide beginner to intermediate level skate and safety instruction focusing on basic ollies and turns, flip tricks, grinds and vert skating. A variety of ramps, rails and fun boxes are positioned differently each day. All campers are required to wear full pads. Private […]
Young Joey Samuelian
Hawaiian food hits the spot in the category of amazing after surf grinds. The Surf Hut in Torrance, a South Bay institution since 1972, offers Hawaiian plate lunches and well portioned breakfasts like “the Loco Moco.”
Local Torrance Beach surfer Candace Stalder keeps a 1965 Ford Country Squire in the family as her daily driver.