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Heroisms, tragedies mark 2015 Los Angeles County Lifeguard Medal of Valor awards
 July 31, 2015  Kevin Cody

Heroisms, tragedies mark 2015 Los Angeles County Lifeguard Medal of Valor awards

Los Angeles County lifeguards and three local surfers were recognized for acts of ocean heroism during the past year at the annual Lifeguard Medal of Valor dinner, sponsored by the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce. Australia's Victoria Lifeguard Team attended the dinner.…

Van Hamersveld and Me.
 July 29, 2015  Eddie Solt

Van Hamersveld and Me.

I wasn’t really prepared to do an interview let alone even exist on that Monday. A miscommunication in scheduling further added to my scatteredness as…

Surfing 4a Cure 2015
 July 23, 2015  Special Contributor

Surfing 4a Cure 2015

by Brendan Simmons On July 19, 2015 the Young and Brave foundation hosted the 4th annual Surfing 4a Cure event at Torrance Beach to raise…

Manhattan Beach kid with Down Syndrome holds own in rigorous Junior Lifeguard program
 July 23, 2015  Kevin Cody

Manhattan Beach kid with Down Syndrome holds own in rigorous Junior Lifeguard program

Kirra Troeger became the first Down Syndrome kid to pass the Los Angeles County Junior Lifeguard swim test. Then came the real test …

Shaping the South Bay One Board at a Time

Shaping the South Bay One Board at a Time

Wayne Okamoto has been shaping surfboards for over 30 years. Located in a quiet industrial park just off Manhattan Beach Blvd., Wayne can be found…

 Brad Jacobson

July Gloom at the Manhattan Beach Pier [VIDEO]

The last couple weeks have been tough, small waves and gloomy weather.  Most surfers peaked up when they saw on the surf report that there was a small swell coming.  We ran down to the Manhattan Beach Pier and caught Bobby Kithcart, Noah Collins, Chris Wells, Kyle Brown, Hudson Ritchie and others frothing for some […]

 Eddie Solt

Surf Sleds: Rock’s 1978 Volkswagen Convertible Bug

Surf Sleds: Rock’s 1978 Volkswagen Convertible Bug

All photos by Mark Kawakami With his Becker triple stringer in the passenger seat popping out from the drop top, surfer Rock Donahue, sporting his trademark visor, is a regular checking out the breaks from El Porto to Torrance Beach in his red 1978 Volkswagen Convertible Bug. It’s the only way he’s gotten around since getting […]

 Mike Purpus

Surf community mourns for Bay Cities Surf founder ‘Griff’ Houston

Surf community mourns for Bay  Cities Surf founder ‘Griff’ Houston

Bay Cities Surf Club founding member and former Jacobs Surf Team rider Tommy “Griff” Houston passed away from an apparent heart attack at his Hermosa Beach apartment last Saturday night. He was discovered by his landlord Bob Reinhart, collapsed inside his apartment. He was 67. In the early ‘60s, Houston was a smooth, but radical […]

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