Eddie Solt

Hippy Tree Presents: A Moment Longer featuring Tommy Witt [VIDEO]

Hippy Tree Presents: A Moment Longer featuring Tommy Witt [VIDEO]

Last spring Tommy Witt and filmmaker Evan Adamson took a trip to visit their amigo Benny Geren down south, where they were welcomed with warm waves, friendly faces, and spring vibes. After getting lost in the fun, time flew by and they were left wishing the trip had lasted just a moment longer… HippyTree, the […]

 Eddie Solt

BEER BROS: Two years of horror, Phantom Carriage celebrates 730 days of killing it

BEER BROS: Two years of horror, Phantom Carriage celebrates 730 days of killing it

by Ed Solt There’s no other brewery experience quite like enjoying a sour in Phantom Carriage taproom. Originally from the Czech republic, Phantom Carriage founder Martin Svab’s love for old world gothic as well as his delight for old horror films is felt at his Carson brewery. His main executioner, Tori Stiles, brings to life […]

 Eddie Solt

Alaskan Surf Adventure with Alex Gray and Anthony Walsh [VIDEO]

Alaskan Surf Adventure with Alex Gray and Anthony Walsh [VIDEO]

The Aleutian Islands are a chain of islands that extend west from southern Alaska; they’re known for their extreme weather and nasty seas—the Pacific to the south; the Bering to the north. Alex Gray and Anthony Walsh didn’t just travel here to surf though. The particular island that we were exploring is home to the […]

 Eddie Solt

Pier Aid: Local Punk Rockers bring awareness to the Waterfront and win [VIDEO+PHOTOS]

Pier Aid: Local Punk Rockers bring awareness to the Waterfront and win [VIDEO+PHOTOS]

from Seamus O’Blivion: Greetings Pier Aid Punks, I want to thank him, Ken Thun, Jake and Chelsea Todesco and The Boogie first for making this fever dream a reality. Two months in the planning, without you, it wouldn’t have happened. I also must thank fellow mayoral candidate Michael Ian Sachs, his amazing band Jak Frost, Culo, […]

 Eddie Solt

BEER BROS: Absolution’s Bart Bullington, Rock ‘n’ Roll & real green beer

BEER BROS: Absolution’s Bart Bullington,  Rock ‘n’ Roll & real green beer

by Ed Solt For some reason, when I picture Absolution Brewing Company an Eddie Van Halen screeching solo is played in the background while a high kicking David Lee Roth is tossing and catching pint glasses working the bar like he worked the Forum, circa 1980. My abstract thought is not too far from reality. […]

 Eddie Solt

Best of the Beach 2017, Best Auto Repair Domestic: Ocean Tire

Best of the Beach 2017, Best Auto Repair Domestic: Ocean Tire

The key to Ocean Tire’s success is honest work by knowledgeable, well-trained mechanics using the industry’s top-of-the-line parts. Located just up from the beach, Ocean Tire has gained a following from loyal repeat customers — some who’ve been going to Ocean Tire for the last 18 years. “We do full service on all makes and […]

 Eddie Solt

Best of the Beach 2017, Best Surf Shop Shaper: Tyler Hatzikian of Tyler Surfboards

Best of the Beach 2017, Best Surf Shop Shaper: Tyler Hatzikian of Tyler Surfboards

Tyler Hatzikian of Tyler Surfboards is known worldwide for advancing traditional designs. Over the past three decades, his prized surfboards, which he shapes, colors, pinlines, glasses and finishes have become among the most respected in surf history. “I am very fortunate to have started building surfboards at a young age,” Hatzikian said. “I’m also fortunate […]

 Eddie Solt

Best of the Beach 2017, Best Men’s Clothing: Spyder Surfboards

Best of the Beach 2017, Best Men’s Clothing: Spyder Surfboards

  It’s a no-brainer a Surf Shop would win best Men’s Clothing Shop in Southern California. Spyder Surfboard has yet to relinquish the crown in BOB ten year old history. With a Spyder Surf location now opened in downtown Manhattan Beach (the first in the area in ten years), owner Dennis Jarvis is not slowing […]

 Eddie Solt

Best of the Beach 2017, Best Kids Camp: CampSurf

Best of the Beach 2017, Best Kids Camp: CampSurf

For 20 years, CampSurf has been sharing the stoke and instilling a love for the ocean in local kids. Campsurf’s CPR and first aid certified professional surf instructors are all experienced surfers and waterman have taught the proper techniques and safety to thousands of students. “They each bring their own surf culture and stoke to […]

 Eddie Solt

Best of the Beach 2017, Best Carpet: Carpet Pro Inc.

Best of the Beach 2017, Best Carpet: Carpet Pro Inc.

Carpet Pro Inc has proudly served the South Bay with quality flooring solutions since 1993. Fully insured and licensed, the family owned company is committed to providing the highest quality products with top notch service. “We only use qualified and trained workers–not just someone hired off the street for the day. Our floors and carpets […]

 Eddie Solt

Best of the Beach 2017, Best Foreign Auto Repair: Lexology

Best of the Beach 2017, Best Foreign Auto Repair: Lexology

Specializing in only Lexus and Toyota, Lexology’s mechanics are all AES certified who worked previously at the dealerships. “We are all former certified Lexus masters before becoming independent–over 40 combined years experience,” said co-owner Michael Badawy. “We only use factory parts and we are 25-35 percent less money than if you walked into the dealership.” […]

 Eddie Solt

Best of the Beach 2017, Best Car Wash: Rock N’ Roll Car Wash

Best of the Beach 2017, Best Car Wash: Rock N’ Roll Car Wash

Besides rocking music playing over the loudspeakers, Rock ‘n Roll Car Wash’s team also contributes to the fun and upbeat atmosphere, while providing a wide range of quality car wash and detailing services for any budget and every vehicle. “Our locals love that we use 60 percent recycled water as well as contribute a lot […]

 Eddie Solt

Best of the Beach 2017, Best Window and Door: Cook’s Doors and Windows

Best of the Beach 2017, Best Window and Door: Cook’s Doors and Windows

Serving the South Bay since 1923, Cooks Doors and Windows carries a broad range of top quality products from the most trusted manufacturers. As Los Angeles’ premier provider of interior and exterior doors, replacement windows, and molding, Cooks Doors and Windows caters to architects, builders, and homeowners. “For three generations, the Cook family has delivered […]

 Eddie Solt

Best of the Beach 2017, Best Tile: Classic Tile

Best of the Beach 2017, Best Tile: Classic Tile

For over 35 years, Classic Tile and Design has made the kitchen, bathroom and hardscape dreams of their customers a reality. Artistic, ceramic, glass, metal and stone tile, Classic Tile and Design has it all. “We take pride in having the best selection and customer service,” said Tina Erickson, owner. “We have lower end, high […]

 Eddie Solt

Best of the Beach 2017, Best Surf Shop: Spyder Surfboards

Best of the Beach 2017, Best Surf Shop: Spyder Surfboards

Dennis Jarvis devotees voted his Spyder Surf the place to pick up your newest stick, freshest trunks, and hottest surf brand T-shirt — -including local brands such as Hippy Tree, M1sk, and South Bay Bubble. “We have the best staff, best products, and best prices. We are proud to be a family run non corporate […]

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