by Randy Angel The most prestigious domestic beach volleyball tournament the AVP Manhattan Beach Open presented by Acer – kicked off Thursday with qualifying rounds and ceremony where the 2014 male and female winners were presented bronze plaques that will be added to the Walk of Fame on the pier. Honored were Manhattan Beach’s Kerri […]
by Randy Angel The most prestigious beach volleyball tournament in the United States continues its tradition this week when the AVP Manhattan Beach Open, presented by Acer, includes four days of festivities including featuring matches showcasing the next generation of stars, current top players and legends of the past. Action at the 56th Manhattan Beach […]
Beach Volleyball: AVPFirst, a new youth development program, will be holding events alongside the Manhattan Beach Open. The Manhattan Beach Junior Invitational will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 11-12 at the Manhattan Beach Pier. A clinic for boys and girls will be held Saturday, Aug. 15 from 5:30-8 p.m. For more information, visit AVPFirst.com. […]
by Randy Angel Seasoned professional beach volleyball players Priscilla Piantadosi-Lima and Kristen Batt-Rohr were shocked Sunday when the top-seeded team lost twice to a pair of 18-year-old Canadians at the National Volleyball League West Coast Championships held in Hermosa Beach. It was quite a weekend for twin sisters Megan and Nicole McNamara, of Delta, British […]
by Randy Angel Worldwide, the bond between lifeguards has created a special fraternity among its members, so it is commonplace for many siblings and offspring to continue a family’s legacy in the noble profession. That tradition is alive and well as evidenced at last weekend’s 54th annual International Surf Festival where many of the top […]
Beach Volleyball: Olympic silver medalist Mike Dodd will be holding a beach volleyball camp for boys and girls ages 8-17. Held at Rosecrans Ave. in Manhattan Beach, the camp runs Monday through Thursday from 2:30 – 5 p.m. beginning Aug. 10. Cost is $220 or $60/day. For more information and to register, visit doddvolleyballschool.com. […]
Nearly 200 paddlers competed in the Velzy Stevens Paddleboard Championships Sunday morning, during the International Surf Festival. The 1.5 mile race starts in the water at the end of the Manhattan Beach pier and finishes on the south side of the Hermosa Beach pier.
Max First, winner of last year’s Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race, had a seemingly insurmountable, 400 yard lead at the halfway point in the Riviera Mexican Grill Round the R10 Paddleboard Race Saturday morning.
by Randy Angel Lifeguard Kevin Fink had a weekend he will not soon forget. The 19-year-old from San Pedro was all smiles Sunday morning after racing to the finish line on the north side of the Manhattan Beach Pier. He had just won his second championship in three years in the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim, […]
by Randy Angel Mira Costa High School dominated the field at the Dick Fitzgerald 2-mile Run Saturday morning in which a former Mustang standout and a budding hopeful took home top honors. A generation apart, the male and female winners were prime examples of what has made the race so popular as part of the […]
by Randy Angel Despite fielding what is thought to be its youngest squad, the Life Saving Victoria team of Australia retained its claim to the 24th biannual Wieland Shield with an impressive win over the California lifeguards in competition held in Hermosa Beach. Although California won the Surf Teams and Surf Rescue Relay-Mixed competition, the […]
by Randy Angel Many of the world’s best lifeguards will display their athletic and lifesavings skills at the Hermosa Beach Pier this weekend when teams from California and Australia compete for the coveted Wieland Shield as part of the 54th International Surf Festival. The 24th edition of the biannual lifeguard competition pits defending champion Victorian […]
by Randy Angel Professional beach volleyball players will be competing for a prize purse of $75,000 when the National Volleyball League holds the West Coast Championships Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 6-8 on the north side of the Hermosa Beach Pier. The tournament includes a 16-team draw per gender and will feature Southern California professional players […]