El Niño 2016

Wind swell, sandbars challenge Dive N’ Surf/SB Boardriders contestants in Manhattan Beach
 May 2, 2016  Kevin Cody

Wind swell, sandbars challenge Dive N’ Surf/SB Boardriders contestants in Manhattan Beach

Nearly 300 surfers tackled big, bumpy wind swells and inside sandbars that set up slab-like sections on the reforms during the Dive N’ Surf South Bay Boardriders contest at 45th Street in Manhattan Beach. Photographer Steve Gaffney’s photos shows the results.…

Women stand out in windy Surf Concepts/SB Boardriders contest in Manhattan Beach
 April 17, 2016  Kevin Cody

Women stand out in windy Surf Concepts/SB Boardriders contest in Manhattan Beach

When the South Bay Boardriders Surf Series began six years ago, organizers were criticized for not having enough women competitors. The club responded by adding women’s divisions and the women responded by ratcheting up their numbers and level of competition each year.…

El Nino 2016 gives Becker SBBC a break in Manhattan Beach
 April 8, 2016  Kevin Cody

El Nino 2016 gives Becker SBBC a break in Manhattan Beach

Photographer Steve Gaffney captures the action and the fun during the Becker/South Bay Boardriders contest at 26th Street in Manhattan Beach on Saturday, April 2016. …

Deadly week in Redondo Beach waters; two die, MMA fighter hospitalized
 March 1, 2016  David Mendez

Deadly week in Redondo Beach waters; two die, MMA fighter hospitalized

  by David Mendez Two people died and a third nearly drowned in the span of four days off of the waters of Redondo Beach…

Swell, wind, tide line up perfectly an “all-time” El Niño day for surfers
 February 7, 2016  Eddie Solt

Swell, wind, tide line up perfectly an “all-time” El Niño day for surfers

  by Ed Solt all photos by Brad Jacobson of CivicCouch.com After a week in which the ocean reminded them that she still can get…

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa surf in December: Video by MartyCam

Hermosa surf in December: Video by MartyCam

The surf has been so good this month, thanks to El Nino, that it’s easy to forget how good it was last December, as shown in this video by Marty Tueling and Vince Ray.

 Kevin Cody

Looking down on Hermosa surf by Ryan Banas

Looking down on Hermosa surf by Ryan Banas

Last week’s El Nino 2016 swell in Hermosa Beach looked as beautiful from the sky as it did from the water. Video and photos by Ryan Banas

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Barreled in Hermosa Beach. Video by John DeTemple

Barreled in Hermosa Beach. Video by John DeTemple

Filmmaker John De Temple, of d.inc design, captures the Tuesday, January 12 swell at 16th Street in Hermosa Beach, a day local surfers are calling one of the best days of surf  in Hermosa Beach, ever. For more of De Temple’s films and photography visit dincdesign.com.

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