The groundbreaking for a 12-foot tall bronze statue of surfer Dewey Weber will be held Saturday, May 16 at 9 a.m., at the entrance to the Hermosa Beach Community Center. The statue will be surrounded by a reflective pond with rippling water to suggest waves and drought tolerant plants to suggest a coral reef.
The growing popularity of stand-up paddling has breathed new life into traditional prone paddling, as well. Paddlers and surfers can find a race within driving distance just about every weekend through the summer.
“The year ‘round mainstay is rockfish. Seabass start kicking off in the spring and then we start seeing yellowtail, halibut and barracuda,” Island Diver skipper Taras Poznik said. Poznik, 39, may have has as much experience fishing in the Santa Monica Bay as anyone alive.