Surfing

Chasing El Nino(full version), Surfing the 2015-2016 Season in the South Bay by Civic Couch

Chasing El Nino(full version), Surfing the 2015-2016 Season in the South Bay by Civic Couch

This is the full video released and produced by Civic Couch in association with the Easy Reader.   This is the South Bay. This stretch…

‘White Lightning’ carries away last of the Hermosa Beach Surfin’ Kerwin Brothers.
 January 5, 2017  Special Contributor

‘White Lightning’ carries away last of the Hermosa Beach Surfin’ Kerwin Brothers.

Legendary Hermosa Beach surfer and paddler Jim Kerwin has passed away at the age of 95 . He was the last of the Surfin' Kerwin brothers and the last surviving member of the pre WWII Hermosa Beach Surfing Club. …

PCH. Matt Pagan’s Surfari from the past year [SURF VIDEO]
 January 4, 2017  Eddie Solt

PCH. Matt Pagan’s Surfari from the past year [SURF VIDEO]

Filmed and edited by Mike Pagan and Gage Hingeley A few sessions from baja to central CA throughout this past year. Edited to ‘Dear Lover’…

Beach 2016 Surfing: Big waves, in and out of the water
 December 29, 2016  Eddie Solt

Beach 2016 Surfing: Big waves, in and out of the water

by Ed Solt After a lackluster XXL swell-starved 2015 winter season, El Nino brought back The South Bay Big Wave Challenge in 2016. “Catching the…

“Team Chris” and friends attack a Hermosa Beach Swell
 December 23, 2016  Brad Jacobson

“Team Chris” and friends attack a Hermosa Beach Swell

“Team Chris”, consisting of Chris Frohoff, Chris Brown and Chris Wells, along with their non-Chris friends attacked a fun windswell in Hermosa Beach on November…

 Eddie Solt

RATOPIA 2016: Hot action thaws surfers in epic contest

RATOPIA 2016: Hot action thaws surfers in epic contest

  by Ed Solt All photos by Shawn O’Brien Onshore winds clocking in at 30 mph chilled the beach to 40 degrees all morning at Saturday’s 11th Annual Ratopia Classic at Torrance Beach. Surfers paddled out in three to four foot whitecap-ridden surf. “Me and the other judges, Chris Wells and Shawn O’Brien, were frozen […]

 Mike Purpus

Redondo Beach’s Don Swift plans swift return to surfing, with help from friends

Redondo Beach’s Don Swift plans swift return to surfing, with  help from  friends

Everyday, Don Swift sat in his spot, 40 yards southwest of the end of the Topaz jetty waiting for the next set wave. He had been out there for as long as I could remember, at least 30 years. He always got the wave of the day, facing into the bowl and coming off the bottom with a smooth turn into the top part of the curl with style and grace. But Don has been missing in the lineup since October 14 when he was diagnosed with a malignant tumor attached to his brain.

 Eddie Solt

Strike mission to Puerto: Big wave surfer Scotty Bredesen credits Joe Bark with ‘having my back’

Strike mission to Puerto: Big wave surfer Scotty Bredesen credits Joe Bark with ‘having my back’

by Ed Solt Scotty Bredesen has the waterman lifestyle on lockdown. He puts in the hours wearing the red trunks of an LA County Lifeguard all summer long to save up for his big wave exploits. This season, his yearly winter trip was to Puerto Escondido, Mexico’s premier big wave break. “It was a very […]

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