Eddie Solt

SBSSA Team Challenge High School Surf Contest

SBSSA Team Challenge High School Surf Contest

Mira Costa remains unbeaten as the surf team wins the SBSSA Team challenge held at the Hemosa Beach Pier last Saturday.

 Eddie Solt

SBBC Event #2 Presented by Dive N’ Surf [VIDEO+PICS]

Ryan Boyles of IfilmUsurf.com captures and edits a killer video of SBBC event #2 presented by Dive N Surf.

 Eddie Solt

Spyder: Best men’s clothing

Spyder: Best men’s clothing

“New products are always in and we’re about fresh new clothes,” Spyder Surf manager, local ripper, and team rider Chris Broman said.

 Eddie Solt

Spyder: Best surf shop

Spyder: Best surf shop

“I had a vision and plan of where I wanted to be in five years,” Spyder Surf founder Dennis Jarvis said. “I wanted to continue the surfing lifestyle and feed myself.”

 Eddie Solt

Jose Barahona: Best underground surfboard shaper

Jose Barahona: Best underground surfboard shaper

Barahona is very easy going and listens to the customer before opening his mouth. He’s been in the industry for over 30 years and can shape every type of board.

 Eddie Solt

Tyler Surfboards: Best shop shaper

Tyler Surfboards: Best shop shaper

In addition to being a master in all surfboard building disciplines, Tyler Hatzikian is his own best test pilot. “There are not many shapers who ride their designs and push them to their full potential in the water,” he said.

 Eddie Solt

Spyder: Best snowboard, ski shop

Spyder: Best snowboard, ski shop

When snowboarding first became popular in America during the early ‘80s, Spyder Surf owner Dennis Jarvis almost missed the boat.

“We were approached by Jake Burton, owner of Burton Snowboards, to carry snowboards in and I said no.”

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Spyder: Best skateboard shop

Spyder: Best skateboard shop

“Our skate team has won every team competition it has entered the last six years,” he said. “One of our team, Mason Silva, just signed with the Berrics,” said Spyder founder Dennis Jarvis.

 Eddie Solt

Dive N’ Surf: Best dive shop

Dive N’ Surf: Best dive shop

2014 was an epic year for Dive N’ Surf. The nation’s oldest Dive Shop celebrated a grand reopening of it remodeled store as well as the unveiling of founding twins Bill and Bob Meistrell statues at the Seaside Lagoon

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SBBC Event #2 Surf Contest Presented by Dive N’ Surf

SBBC Event #2 Surf Contest Presented by Dive N’ Surf

With waves either being too big or completely flat postponing contests the entire season, the South Bay Boardriders Surf Club gets blessed with fun waves and perfect conditions. Competition was fierce with some major upsets through out the divisions.

 Eddie Solt

The DRIP: Episode 1, Mike Siordia [VIDEO]

“The Drip” is a new webisode series dedicated to showcasing local LA surfers from average joes to the pros. For episode one, we sat down to talk to local longboard star Mike Siordia on what really drives his surfing fancy.

 Eddie Solt

First Place Mira Costa Defeats Second Place Palos Verdes High in Close Surf Contest

First Place Mira Costa Defeats Second Place Palos Verdes High in Close Surf Contest

On Wednesday, February 25th, Mira Costa beat Palos Verdes in a close meet held at 26th Street in Manhattan Beach. Two to four feet waves were greeted by a brisk offshore wind for excellent conditions.

 Eddie Solt

RIP David “Big Wave Dave” Hamilton Elliott, Local Surfer

RIP David “Big Wave Dave” Hamilton Elliott, Local Surfer

Despite battling pancreatic cancer, lifelong surfer and local surf icon David “Big Wave Dave” Hamilton Elliot made the pilgrimage to the one place he’d always wanted to visit, the North Shore.

 Eddie Solt

High School Surf Contest: PV beats South & El Segundo squeaks by Peninsula [VIDEO+PHOTOS]

Palos Verdes High defeated South High and El Segundo High beat Peninsula High on Thursday, February 19th, in offshore conditions at Torrance Beach. The waves were in the three to five foot range and a little walled with the occasional corner.

 Eddie Solt

Local Charger and LA County Lifeguard Scott Bredesen in Puerto Escondido [VIDEO]

Local Charger and LA County Lifeguard Scott Bredesen in Puerto Escondido [VIDEO]

Local charger and LA County lifeguard Scott Bredesen has been on the prowl for big waves and big barrels for quite some time now. Here’s a quick clip of Bredesen tackling Puerto Escondido.

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