Eddie Solt

4th Annual Hey Turkey Day: The South Bay stuffed with Stoke [PHOTOS]

All photos by Anthony Hernandez @atonyh07 By Ed Solt On the night before Thanksgiving, November 23rd, local South Bay artists took to Hermosa Design on Cypress and 6th to celebrate all things South Bay in its 4th annual “Hey Turkey Day” Art Show. “It’s the much-anticipated event of the year. Turkey Jon was a regular […]

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Bay Boys’ perch deconstructed

Bay Boys’ perch deconstructed

by Ed Solt Situated for over thirty years at the tip of Lunada Bay’s point, the patio of the so-called Bay Boys has been the gateway for an exclusive stoke —  one of the most exclusive in the world. The city of Palos Verdes Estates razed last Monday what some called a “fort,” the hangout […]

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Beer Bros: ‘Tis the season: Select Beer’s wintery selections and Hoppy Happenins’

Beer Bros: ‘Tis the season: Select  Beer’s wintery selections and Hoppy Happenins’

by Ed Solt   Is it a coincidence winter seasonal beers tend to be stronger? Although we like to think so while we grabbing a deliciously potent DIPA six pack on the way to the in-laws, it’s not necessarily true. “Although winter, seasonal beers are typically stronger and have more spice, there’s really no overshadowing […]

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Pat Parker’s Triple Crown: Torrance Surfer goes big with his own wave of surf art

Pat Parker’s Triple Crown: Torrance Surfer goes big with his own wave of surf art

by Ed Solt Artist Pat Parker’s surfing background is the catalyst to his creative resin. His waveriding lifestyle influences every brush stroke, creating perspectives and feelings only a surfer knows. Yet what makes Parker a superb artist is his ability to translate to canvas his surf-centric vision to those who may or may not have […]

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SBSSA: Redondo beats Peninsula in its first contest of season [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

SBSSA: Redondo beats Peninsula in its first contest of season [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

Photos by Saul Zaragoza Surf was in the four to six foot range with sets scraping the bottom of the Hermosa Beach Pier last Friday, as Redondo Union High toppled Peninsula High 117-53.  “It was way bigger and more walled than expected,” said Richard O’Reilly, South Bay Scholastic Surfing Association Director. “Judges were awarding points […]

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Here comes Hey Turkey Day: Local art show, Local artists, Celebrating Local Culture

Here comes Hey Turkey Day: Local art show, Local artists, Celebrating Local Culture

by Ed Solt Four years ago on the night before Thanksgiving, Danny Inez, founder of M1sk, a clothing company propagating South Californian nativism, put together a little art show featuring local artists celebrating local culture. Hermosa Beach Strand icon “Turkey John,” the proposer of many swimming dates instigated by his slogan “Hey turkey!” to decades […]

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Universal ukuleleist Jack Tracy plays Java Man

Universal ukuleleist Jack Tracy plays Java Man

by Ed Solt The Ukulele is an ageless instrument transcending cultures and economic boundaries. Local uke player Jack Tracy’s mission statement is synonymous with this essence, fittingly the official instrument of “the Aloha State,” Hawaii. On any given day in the South Bay, Tracy can be heard strumming his signature covers or crooning an original […]

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HIGH SCHOOL SURF: PV wins in Battle of Torrance Beach, Purcell-led Costa beats Penn

HIGH SCHOOL SURF: PV wins in Battle of Torrance Beach, Purcell-led Costa beats Penn

by Ed Solt In the South Bay Scholastic Surfing Association, no teams are as equally matched as South High and Palos Verdes High.  It’s been a back and forth battle between two the surf teams since PV High reopened a decade ago. Last year, fired up by a sneaker-set from freshmen Parker Browning during the […]

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Hippy Tree: Dos Dias at Middles [SURF VIDEO]

Hippy Tree: Dos Dias at Middles [SURF VIDEO]

A couple sessions at Middle Trestles featuring Hippy Tree tribesman Tommy Witt and Brian “Loafer” Anderson. Witt, a World-class surfer, has roots in Hermosa Beach. His father, Tom Sr. grew up surfing the South Bay. His great Uncle was taught how to surf and was an early disciple of George Freeth, the man who introduced […]

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Beer Bros: Strand’s Lucky #7 Anniversary Party this Weekend and other Hoppy Happenins’

Beer Bros: Strand’s Lucky #7 Anniversary Party this Weekend and other Hoppy Happenins’

by Ed Solt In an ode to Strand Brewing Company’s origin story, I borrowed my parent’s Chrysler minivan to meet up with owners Joel Elliot and Rich Marcello at their new state-of-the-art 36,000 square foot brewery near downtown Torrance. For those who aren’t familiar, Strand Brewing Co.’s lore (often documented in Easy Reader editor Mark […]

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Tom Servais’ Book Signing and Legends Socks Launch at Spyder

Tom Servais’ Book Signing and Legends Socks Launch at Spyder

South Bay based lifestyle brand Legends is proud to partner with celebrated surf photographer Tom Servais on an exclusive capsule collection of fashion and athletic socks. The Legends x Tom Servais Collection is the latest collaboration in Legends’ ongoing “Artist Series,” which teams up with local artists, illustrators, photographers and brands from its neighborhood headquarters […]

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Making America Grateful again: Cubensis hosts a post-election party at Saint Rocke

Making America Grateful again: Cubensis hosts a post-election party at Saint Rocke

by Ed Solt Formed during the Reagan Administration and given blessings from Mr. Jerry Garcia himself, Cubensis is not your typical tribute band. Those generally tend towards Civil War reenactment-like fakery with time period correctness. Cubensis players don’t dress in the stereotypical ‘60s hippie garb with flowers in their hair flashing peace signs. There’s no […]

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2016 Spyder Surf Scare and Tear Spooks the MB Pier

2016 Spyder Surf Scare and Tear Spooks the MB Pier

by Ed Solt A haunting happened on the south side of the Manhattan Beach Pier in chest to high head surf on Sunday. Good corners and glassy conditions with light wind kept the spooks and goblins at bay all day at 2016’s Spyder Surf Scare and Tear Halloween surf contest. “The Scare and Tear was […]

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SBSSA Kick Off Surf Classic: Purcell, Williams and Neal Repeat

SBSSA Kick Off Surf Classic: Purcell, Williams and Neal Repeat

by Eddie Solt All photos courtesy of SBSSA The conditions could not have been much more ideal last Saturday for the South Bay Scholastic Kick Off Classic. A chest to head high combo swell, bringing warm water, greeted 42nd Street in El Porto. Sunny conditions and Santa Ana light offshore 80-degree winds prevailed all the way to the […]

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Beer Bros: Local Breweries take top honors at the nation’s biggest Beer Fest, and other hoppy happenins’

Beer Bros: Local Breweries take top honors at the nation’s biggest Beer Fest, and other hoppy happenins’

By Ed Solt Craft Beer culture’s most prestigious and largest competition in the world, the Great American Beer Festival, congregated at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver from October 5 to 9 with a record 7,227 competition entries. The GABF’s judging panel of 264 beer experts from 12 countries award gold, silver, and bronze medals […]

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